Recovery Monographs Volume Ii: Revolutionizing the Ways That Behavioral Health Leaders Think About People with Substance Use Disorders, Volume 2

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The addictions treatment field is reaching a tipping point that is revolutionizing the ways that behavioral health leaders think about people with alcohol and other drug problemsand how services and systems are developed. Recovery Management / Recovery Oriented Systems of Care contains six monographs by renowned recovery advocate William L. While and colleagues. These monographs provide insight and analysis of the topics important to todays addiction counselors and recovery coaches: recovery-oriented systems of care, recovery management, peer-based recovery services, and treating addiction as a chronic condition that requires ongoing management.
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William White is Emeritus Senior Research Consultant with Chestnut Health Systems and a volunteer consultant with Faces and Voices of Recovery and other recovery advocacy organizations. He has worked in the addictions field since 1969 and is the author of more than 400 articles and 17 books, including the just-released second edition of "Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America"

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AuthorHouse
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Published on
Nov 6, 2015
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Pages
738
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ISBN
9781504905084
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Sociology / General
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