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Improving the retention rate for residential treatment of substance abuse by sequential intervention for social anxiety

Staiger, Petra K.; Kyrios, Michael; Williams, James S.; Kambouropoulos, Nicolas; Howard, Alexandra; Gruenert, Stefan


BACKGROUND Residential drug rehabilitation is often seen as a treatment of last resort for people with severe substance abuse issues. These clients present with more severe symptoms, and frequent psychiatric comorbidities relative to outpatients. Given the complex nature of this client group, a high proportion of clients seeking treatment often do not enter treatment, and of those who do, many exit prematurely. Given the highly social nature of residential drug rehabilitation services, it has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-02-17
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-43


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