Drug Dependence Treatment and Sustained Recovery Management

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"Drug dependence treatment—within an acute care, symptoms-focused paradigm—has fallen short of properly addressing the complex, multifactorial nature of drug dependence that often follows the course of a relapsing and remitting chronic disease. There is disillusionment with the 'admit, treat, and discharge', revolving door cycles of high dropout rates, post-treatment relapse, and readmission rates. As a response to this situation there is a shift towards a more long term perspective of sustained recovery management (White 2007; White and Davidson, 2006) that is much broader and holistic in scope (Bradstreet, 2004) than linear recovery models."

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TreatNet. Drug Dependence Treatment: Sustained Recovery Management. Vienna, Austria: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2008, p. 14.
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