Counselors Are Split On Medication-Assisted Treatment

blank arrows“How do counselors feel about the role medication plays in the treatment setting? Are they resistant? If yes, why?

This was the discussion at an afternoon session of the NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) conference today. The session, titled “SUD Counselors on the Job: A Bi-Directional Workshop on New Data on Job Satisfaction and Utilization of Medication-assisted Treatment,” illustrated data from the National Treatment Center Study (NTCS).

These were longitudinal studies of organizations that were privately funded, publicly funded, alcohol-focused or CTN (Clinical Trials Network) participants. The studies did not look at methadone clinics or detox-only programs.”

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Source: – October 19, 2013