Addiction Treatment Services

Addiction is a chronic disease, which causes individuals to seek “reward” from substance-use or other activities whether or not they may cause harm. Addiction treatment has been in the spotlight as payers, policymakers, and health systems struggle to address the opioid crisis and increasing substance-related mortality rates. As a result, the addiction treatment market is shifting—there is expanded coverage for residential treatment, a push towards greater integration and care coordination, and new competitors entering the market—creating new challenges and opportunities for organizations working in addiction treatment.

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Addiction Treatment Best Practices Should Include Pharmacotherapy Plus CBT

Addiction treatment with medication assisted treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or other evidence-based treatment had more benefits for consumers than pharmacotherapy plus usual clinical management or non-specific counseling, according to a meta-analysis of 62 effect sizes generated by 30 randomized clinical trials. CBT and other evidence-based therapies, such as motivational enhancement therapy and contingency… Read

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