Work and identity in substance abuse recovery.

  title={Work and identity in substance abuse recovery.},
  author={J A Room},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={15 1},
  • J A Room
  • Published 1998 in Journal of substance abuse treatment
Reduction in length of stay due to managed care has forced medical model treatment to focus on detoxification and "medically necessary" services at the expense of "wraparound" social services addressing employment, housing, and family problems. Lower staff and infrastructure costs enable social model programs to offer more (nonmedical) services and a longer stay at comparatively lower cost. Among the services they provide are vocational rehabilitation and job-search training, with the view that… CONTINUE READING

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