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Although I am currently directing an outpatient program, I have spent numerous years directing residential treatment programs and I have put together some useful information for residential providers who are struggling with effectively treating clients who abuse substances.
I have been a treatment provider for over 25 years and have heard story after story about how people felt poorly served by existing substance abuse providers. Typical comments included:
"I was just a number to them, nobody really cared. "
"All they do is herd people in and out to make money."
"The groups were so big, nobody shared anything real."
"The staff just talks at you not with you. "
I would like to share an article that was printed by Time on July 16, 2010 written by Maia Szalavitz.