Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Drug addicts--Counseling of; Substance abuse--Treatment; Substance abuse--Alternative treatment;
The field of substance abuse has had a history of relapse. Both In-Patient and Out-Patient Treatment facilities have experienced the "revolving door" effect (Walton, Blow, and Booth, 2001). D.R. Laws found in research he conducted that 80% of the patients treated, relapsed 12 months after treatment and two-thirds of the relapses were within 90 days of treatment (Laws, 1999). The federal government has begun questioning the validity of these programs in light of skyrocketing costs for substance abuse treatment (Craig, 2004). Clinicians have begun to examine the cost effectiveness of their current treatment modalities. This paper will provide an overview of some of these treatment techniques.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2005 Rachel Phillips
Phillips, Rachel, "Providing effective counseling to substance abusers through the use of biopsychosocialspiritual strategies" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1342.