Promoting Treatment Adherence provides health care providers with a comprehensive set of information and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence across a wide range of treatment types and clinical populations. The information is presented in a practical how-to manner, and is intended as a resource that practitioners can draw from to improve skills in promoting treatment adherence. 

Adherence to Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Adherence to Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Adherence to treatment of substance use disorders
Steven J.Lash
Jennifer L.Burden

The Importance of Adherence in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) clearly has been shown to be effective (e.g., Holder, Longabaugh, Miller, & Rebonis, 1991) and to produce cost savings for society and treatment providers (e.g., Holder & Blose, 1992). Furthermore, a number of highly effective treatment approaches for SUD have been developed (for reviews, see Allen & Litten, 1999; Fuller & Hiller-Sturmhofel, 1999). The effectiveness of these approaches, however, is substantially hampered by poor adherence to treatment. In clinical settings, adherence to SUD treatment is typically very poor, and this may explain why naturalistic studies often find only about 40% of clients are abstinent from substance ...

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