Implementing Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Offers guidance on how to integrate evidence-based practices (EBP) for substance abuse treatment (SAT) into clinical practice. It suggests efficient solutions for implementing change based on proven methods. It explains how to assess an organization┐s capacity to identify priorities, implement changes, evaluate progress, and sustain effective programs over the long run. This publication will be of use for any treatment program or agency implementing change or EBP. Over the past two decades, EBP for SAT have shifted dramatically from 28-day, 12-Step-based programs to individualized treatment that addresses a client┐s multiple needs. Providers now implement increasingly specialized interventions, incl. pharmacotherapy, with fewer resources. Illus.
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