Substance Use Treatment and Aftercare Models

Njoku, M.G.C (2014) Substance Use Treatment and Aftercare Models. GOUni Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 56-64. ISSN 2550-7265

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Recidivism among individuals who use substances poses a major human and economic loss both at the personal and societal level. Therefore any model of post treatment care with capacity to eliminate or ameliorate recidivism among persons who use substances will be associated with social and economic benefits for the government and the individual. Under modern managed care, private and public sector inpatient alcohol facilities have reduced their services. Thus there is a tremendous need to develop, evaluate and expand lower cost, residential, non-medical, community-based care options for substance abuse patients. This article reviewed varied aftercare services and suggested that the Oxford House Model would benefit Nigerians who have substance use problems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: GOUNI ICT
Date Deposited: 06 May 2018 17:29
Last Modified: 06 May 2018 17:29

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