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Managing Addiction as a Chronic Condition: A Reprint from “Addiciton Science and Clinical Practice”
This article reviews progress in adapting addictio

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By Michael Dennis (au); Christy K. Scott (au)
Year: 2007
Pages: 12
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437902464

This article reviews progress in adapting addiction treatment to respond more fully to the chronic nature of most patients’ problems. After reviewing evidence that the natural history of addiction involves recurrent cycles of relapse and recovery, the article discusses emerging approaches to recovery mgt., including techniques for improving the continuity of care, monitoring during periods of abstinence, and early reintervention; recent devts. in the field related to self-mgt., mutual aid, and other recovery supports; and system-level interventions. It also addresses the importance of adjusting treatment funding and organizational structures to better meet the needs of individuals with a chronic disease. Figures.

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