Consider These Five Key Characteristics of Substance Use Intervention Programs

This month, the National Institute of Justice published a report based on a review and rating by CrimeSolutions of multiple meta-analyses. Substance use disorders, which include substance dependence and abuse, have a tremendous impact on individuals, families, and communities. For patients, trauma-informed care offers the opportunity to engage more fully in their health care, develop a trusting relationship with their provider, and improve long-term health outcomes. This report highlights five guiding statements using trauma-informed best practices for effective substance use intervention on topics such as medicated-assisted treatment, cannabis use disorder, short-term interventions, juvenile drug courts, and strategies for rewarding positive behavior.

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