Addiction has long been defined as a chronic progressive disorder, but typically treated in an acute or short term model of care. The substance abuse treatment field is currently experiencing a shift from its acute care model to a long term approach.
Best practices include Professional Recovery Coaching, Recovery Management, and Recovery Support Services. This more integrated approach is referred to as Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). It is strengths- based and oriented to an individual’s long term recovery and personal goals.
Recovery Support Services are most successful with community involvement and follow up by a variety of community based, faith based, peer and professional services.