Best Practices in Substance Use Treatment Compliance
Substance abuse is a widespread problem in the United States, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths and costing nearly half a trillion dollars every year. The National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence identifies addiction as America’s number one health problem. In 2008, an estimated nine percent, or 22.2 million people aged 12 and older were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year. Moreover, addiction accounts for over 25% of all emergency room admissions, half of all traffic fatalities, and more deaths and disabilities than any other cause. Like other diseases, addiction can be overcome with the appropriate treatment and prevention, but the road to recovery is not an easy one.n addition, treatment compliance can be a challenge for consumers, family members, clinicians, and the community as a whole. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of strategies that can be used with individuals in recovery in order to increase the likelihood of treatment compliance and recovery. Authored by Maggie W. Tapp, LCSW, the material in this training covers the stages of recovery and treatment compliance, as well as treatment planning for special populations. Based on content from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this course is appropriate for entry-level health care professionals, as well as those with advanced practice. The detailed guidelines for best practices in substance use treatment compliance, coupled with interactive exercises on how to best apply these concepts, will provide you the necessary tools you need to implement these strategies in your own setting.