Saturday, February 20, 2010

Quarterly recovery management check-ups help substance abusing patients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders

Quarterly Recovery Management Checkups seem to help patients who have co-occuring disorders of substance abuse and psychiatric stay on track according to an article in Volume 22, Number 6 issue of NIDA Notes. Here is what it says in part:

Recovery management checkups (RMC) aim to identify and alleviate client problems before they derail recovery and to facilitate rapid readmission to treatment when recovery falters. Quarterly appointments form the core of RMC.

New York State Office Of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is supposedly looking at chronic care models for substance abusers. Current regulations make chronic care difficult to provide. It is interesting that chronic care seems to help substance abusing patients who also have psychiatric disorders.

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