Aftercare: Post-Treatment Support for Substance Abusers
The substance abuse treatment process may be thought of as a long continuum emcompassing a number of necessary activities. The list of activities usually includes: 1) intake and assessment; 2) treatment plans; 3) intervention and progress notes; 4) discharge; 5) aftercare and 6) followup. Of these, we single out aftercare as being relatively new in concept and design. This novelty often leads to misunderstanding. Yet aftercare is receiving increasingly more attention by important groups such as the Joint Commission on Accredition of Hospitals (JCAH).
KeywordsDrug Abuse Treatment Veteran Administration Medical Blood Alcohol Content Aftercare Service Post Treatment Care
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