Recovery management and recovery-oriented systems of care: Scientific rationale and promising practices
As White points out in this monograph, the addictions treatment field is reaching a tipping point that is revolutionizing the ways in which behavioral health leaders think about people with alcohol and other drug problems, and consequently how services and systems are developed. At its core, this movement represents a shift away from a crisis-oriented, professionally directed, acute-care approach with its emphasis on isolated treatment episodes, to a recovery management approach that provides longterm
supports and recognizes the many pathways to healing. This is what has been missing from the field—a systematic review of the literature to support this transition and the concrete strategies
that will help make the vision of recovery-oriented service systems a reality.
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