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In 2007, an estimated 3.9 million Americans aged 12 or older received treatment for a substance use disorder in the past year. Each year reveals newer and better behavioral, pharmacological, and alternative approaches that advance the addiction treatment field and improve the chances of successful recovery with fewer relapses. This program will look at the current state of addiction treatment, examine recent advancements in the field, consider barriers to treatment and how to overcome them, and discuss strategies for making addiction treatment more accessible by establishing public health framework-based addiction treatment services. (Note: This program is an update to previously aired "Treatment 101" Road to Recovery programs and depicts new and emerging trends within the addiction treatment field.)
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Recovery-oriented systems of care provide a continuum of care for individuals in recovery. Treatment services, including screening and brief interventions, inpatient and outpatient programs, and aftercare and recovery support, are available at every stage of a person's recovery from addiction. However, there are opportunities to enhance such services by facilitating collaboration and synergy throughout the full spectrum of supportive services by establishing a continuum of care that increases the probability of addiction treatment success and helps to reduce the incidence of relapse. This program will look at examples of how services have successfully partnered and will address the gaps in service coordination that still need to be addressed to improve collaboration throughout all systems so that individuals in recovery receive comprehensive care.
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When the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act of 2008 becomes effective in 2010, additional options will become available to those seeking addiction and mental health services. The Act will require group health plans to offer coverage for addiction and mental illness and provide benefits on par with those for all other medical and surgical conditions. This program will examine what impact the Act will have on health care and insurance systems and what it means for individuals and families battling addiction. The show will also explore other issues related to health care's role in recovery, such as proper screening and intervention, prescription drug abuse prevention, and treating co-occurring disorders.
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According to a study by the Bureau of Justice, 32 percent of inmates at the State level and 26 percent of those at the Federal level reported they were using alcohol or drugs at the time of their offense. Reducing substance abuse not only helps to break the cycle of recidivism but can help prevent individuals from entering the justice system in the first place. This program will showcase how treatment and recovery services both within and outside the justice system transform lives, create safer communities, and serve as an effective crime prevention tool.
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A recovery-oriented system of care includes all sectors of society working together to support an individual's recovery. Social services are a critical link in this chain of support; they can help identify addiction, direct individuals to appropriate treatment services, and support those already in recovery. This program will examine ways in which social services effectively delivers assistance-via foster care, housing, job training, medical care, veteran support, for example-to those who need it, including the children and families of those with substance use disorders. The program also will offer tips on how to improve cooperation with other sectors of society.
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Of the 17.4 million current illicit drug users aged 18 or older in 2007, 13.1 million (75.3 percent) were employed either full or part time. Employers often play a critical role in an individual’s successful recovery from substance use disorders. It is important that employers promote healthy work environments while allowing individuals to get the support and treatment they need. This program will look at examples of companies investing in their employees, what it means to nurture a “drug-free workplace,” and what the recently passed Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act of 2008 means for employers.
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