NYU Researchers Study Challenges in Transitioning From Residential Substance Abuse Treatment to the Community

Residential “in-patient” treatment for substance abuse is a preferred option for those seeking to recover. However, relapse within the first year following discharge ranges from 37% to 56%. Engagement in aftercare improves this statistic; only about half use outpatient care, and even fewer stick with it. Researchers explored the factors that hinder and help individuals transition from long-term residential substance abuse treatment centers to the community.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/666463/?sc=c125

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