1st Edition

Integrated Care in Addiction Treatment

By Philip Hemphill Copyright 2022
    162 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    162 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book emphasizes the importance of integrative care among the healthcare professionals involved in addiction treatment and includes a plan for executing and assessing the success of the system.

    Drawing on three decades of experience helping practitioners, managers, administrators, and funders understand and implement this treatment, Dr. Hemphill discusses the history and integration of coordinated care, and details how it works in practice from the medical and business perspectives. He outlines a model that encourages the expansion of detection systems and stresses the importance of behavioral health treatment in addiction treatment centers, which can reduce treatment costs and enhance care management. Resources are included for assessing organizational readiness, monitoring outcomes, and suggestions for continuous improvement to ensure a seamless transition, leading to better outcomes, patient engagement, and worker job satisfaction.

    This book offers innovative solutions that any healthcare professional practicing behavioral health and addiction medicine can utilize to ensure optimal care.

    1. The Ground Floor; 2. History of Integrated Care and Addiction; 3. Overcoming Barriers; 4.Making the Ethical Case; 5. Making the Business Case; 6. Whole Person Care; 7. Care Coordination & Insurance Companies; 8. Communication; 9. Measurement-Based Care; 10. Patient Experience; 11. The Role of Leadership; 12. Coordinated Care on a Spectrum; 13. Considerations for Different Settings; 14. The Payoff


    Philip Hemphill, PhD, has over 30 years of practical experience as a clinician, manager, professor, executive, and consultant implementing integrative care models. He has been a professor at Tulane University School of Social Work and an assistant clinical faculty at Louisiana State University Health Sciences.

    "Dr. Hemphill reveals how addiction treatment pioneered integrated care because of its unique bio-psycho-social-spiritual recovery paradigm. He illuminates the unique ways addiction treatment has been adapted to the modern medical treatments available today. By highlighting these adaptations, he identifies which techniques set addiction treatment apart, explains why these techniques are such powerful tools, and shows how to use these techniques to implement coordinated care models. Those who read this work will walk away empowered by perceiving the existing connectivity hidden within the shadows of the looming silos of our healthcare system’s various specializations. Early intervention and addressing access disparities have never been more critical to healthcare services than now, and this book offers innovative solutions that any healthcare leader can utilize for optimal care."
    Mark S. Gold, MD, distinguished alumni professor, chairman and emeritus eminent scholar, University of Florida & McKnight Brain Institute

    "In this timely and prescient book, Dr. Hemphill has put into actionable form the meaning of ‘we’re all in this together.’ Addiction has crippled individuals, families, and communities for millennia, and modern approaches to addiction have come from seemingly disparate origins that include religious, medical, behavioral, and new age approaches. All of these have contributed in some way to the evolution of a more humane, compassionate, science-driven, and spiritual approach to treating addiction. Dr. Hemphill has outlined, through research and experience, his vision of how truly integrated care for individuals and families with addiction can and should unfold. As an Addiction Psychiatrist who has worked in the trenches for nearly 40 years, I believe that his map pointing to the way out of the quagmire of addiction is one that can be trusted to produce results."
    Alexis Polles, MD, medical director and CEO, Florida Professionals Resource Network