Inpatient Treatment and Relapse Prevention
Forty years ago there was only one drug addiction treatment center in the United States. By the late 1980s, there were approximately 9000 treatment programs serving nearly 600,000 addicts at any given time.1 The recent decrease in overall drug use, coupled with our recent economic troubles, has significantly slowed the growth of treatment programs—nevertheless, specialized inpatient or outpatient treatment programs are still widely available.
KeywordsInpatient Treatment Relapse Prevention Cocaine Abuse Cocaine Treatment Outpatient Treatment Program
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