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New directions in substance abuse services: Programmatic innovations in the veterans administration

  • Keith A. Peterson
  • Ralph W. SwindleJr.
  • Rudolf H. Moos
  • John W. Finney
  • Richard T. Suchinsky
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper to describe the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent expansion and enhancement of its substance abuse treatment services. Several treatment innovations are considered from both clinical and administrative perspectives. These services include extended care programs for multiply impaired patients, programs for substance abuse patients with comorbid psychiatry conditions and services designed to improve continuity of care and community re-entry. Emergent themes include a broadening of services to meet the needs of a changing substance abuse population and an emphasis on providing more cost-efficient treatment.

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Veteran Affair Substance Abuse Treatment Veteran Affair Medical Substance Abuse Disorder Fiscal Year 
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© Association of Mental Health Administrators 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith A. Peterson
    • 1
  • Ralph W. SwindleJr.
    • 2
  • Rudolf H. Moos
    • 3
  • John W. Finney
    • 4
  • Richard T. Suchinsky
    • 4
  1. 1.Program Evaluation and Resource Center and HSR&D Center for Health Care EvaluationDepartment of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (152)Menlo Park
  2. 2.Program Evaluation and Resource Center and HSR&D Center for Health Care EvaluationDepartment of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterPalo Alto
  3. 3.Stanford University Medical SchoolUSA
  4. 4.Menetal Health and Behavioral Sciences ServiceDepartment of Veterans Affairs Central OfficeWashington, DC

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