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  • Ann Tucker

National examination: What individuals with SUD want from treatment

Community Catalyst, Faces & Voices of Recovery, and ASAM

In this first national examination of treatment and recovery services outcomes prioritized by people with substance use disorders, nearly 900 people from across the country shared what matters most to them. We found that overall, people prioritized survival and improving their quality of life and placed less priority on completely stopping all drug and alcohol use. As a result of treatment and recovery services they also want to reduce harmful substance use, improve mental health, be able to meet their basic needs, increase self-confidence, and connect to ongoing services. This critical information from patients provides direction for reshaping research, services and policies to meet patients’ needs and to more effectively address the national epidemic of substance use disorders. Read more

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