Models of Care for Drug Service Provision encourages a greater understanding of the Models of Care system, and how it can be used in the interest of clients’ health and well-being. It describes the different range of treatment responses that can be offered and illustrates the patient’s journey through this model. It uses a fictitious account of a client with a drug problem to highlight the various technical aspects of treatments and issues that can commonly arise.
"This new book is a wonderful reminder that we are dealing first and foremost with human beings who are complex, vulnerable and who also happen to have a drug problem. Our treatment professionals need to be well informed, up to date and responsive to the needs of clients. They also need to be understanding, tolerant and resourceful. Models of Care for Drug Service Provision assists them by providing a framework within which to work and by helping to bind together the range of professionals and services into a system of care."
— Don Lavoie, National Treatment Agency
"Although this publication is aimed primarily at drug treatment managers and providers, it should also be of use to others who work in some way with adult substance abusers in DATs and elsewhere."
—Care and Health
"lf you come into contact with substance users…this book should make useful bedtime reading."
—Mike Gallant, in Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
Part One: An explanation of models of care. Implementation targets. Four service tiers. Integrated Care Pathways. Assessment. Care planning and co-ordination. Monitoring. Part Two: The patient's journey through models of care.