Drug addiction is a chronic condition with a high relapse rate. Research shows that residential treatment helps individuals stay in recovery if it’s combined with long-term continuing care — called aftercare. Aftercare can be a 12-step program, structured outpatient sessions led by an addiction counsellor, and individual counselling. Researchers set out to better understand the factors that make it more likely that an individual will participate in an aftercare program after they complete residential treatment, and to examine the recovery outcomes of those who participate in some form of aftercare.
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