Study Finds Residential Treatment Programs Most Effective

Author - JD Meints | December 16, 2014

A recent study out of Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Services compared one-year outcomes for residential treatment programs with office-based buprenorphine treatment. The study found that the residential programs creating support systems and strong linkage with a community-based program had much higher success than office-based opioid treatment programs. This research "emphasizes the importance of strong linkage between residential treatment and continuing care," a critical aspect of recovery treatment. Residential programs allow those recovering from addiction to take a more holistic approach that proves more effective than traditional outpatient programs.

Click here to read the full article by Jason Schwartz for Addiction and Recovery News.

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