Importance of providing transitional or recovery support services

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jeanne
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Joined: 06/04/2014 - 12:40
Importance of providing transitional or recovery support services

When will we begin to discuss the importance of providing transitional or recovery support services to our clients when they re-enter their communities?

jeanne
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Joined: 06/04/2014 - 12:40

Thats something that I am beginning to work on with my staff, all within the process of moving toward developing a recovery oriented system of care in our community. It seems like a daunting task getting various community organizations together and organized, but I'm determined to start working on it. We've begun hiring recovery coaches and working on learning how to best use them, but certainly one way we will is on facilitating transitional services for our clients back into the community. Right now it may just be plugging people into AA/NA/Celebrate Recovery meetings, but hopefully one day there will be more.

Raymond
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Joined: 12/13/2012 - 17:28

We've been using recovery coaches for some time. Have eight, training 12 more in next year. Ultimately will have one for every patient who leaves inpatient treatment. Results encouraging with longer periods of remission, sharp declines in ER admissions, legal offenses, increased participation in MAT, OUTPT programs, recovery support groups, etc. And when patients regress, avg time of re-use period is less than 72 hours b/4 return to stabilization. It's the application of chronic disease mgt model to move away from absurd acute care paradigm that currently exists and uses all the resources.