As a chronic, relapsing disorder, addiction patients vary in their clinical picture when presenting for care. Some people are treatment and recovery naïve, while others have a large and beneficial accumulation of information and skills concerning addiction disease management and recovery management. Yet some of those persons have life histories containing long patterns of various episodes of remission, return to symptoms, and recovery – with a long, slow spiral of deterioration in spite of their personal strengths and recovery capital. This presentation will differentiate those that could benefit from the Extended Care phase of residential treatment from the general SUD population, and the major methods of this kind of care will be described.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
• Identify the clinical characteristics of SUD patients that would benefit from adding an Extended Care phase of treatment:
o following their first primary treatment, or
o as the major emphasis of a later episode of care.
• Define the clinical goal of the Extended Care focused treatment model.
• Name and describe the major clinical targets of Extended Care.
• Name and describe the major clinical methods of Extended Care.