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The impact of a vocational counseling based substance abuse intensive outpatient program upon work and well-being: A pilot study

  title={The impact of a vocational counseling based substance abuse intensive outpatient program upon work and well-being: A pilot study},
  author={W. L. Atherton},
Even though recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) involves changes among a number of life domains services have traditionally focused on abstinence from substances. Cursory attention is placed on holistic treatment approaches for persons with SUDs such as vocational counseling services to address employment related concerns. In response to this need the purpose of this study was to explore the influence of an innovative treatment approach for individuals with SUDs. Specifically an… Expand
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