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Treatment Modalities and Treatment Settings for Illicit Drug Abuse
Treatment Settings:

The availability of specific treatment modalities can vary depending on the type of treatment setting. And treatment settings can vary regarding the availability of general medical and psychiatric care, the degree of restricted access to substances that are likely to be abused, and the overall milieu and treatment philosophy. Consequently, matching a patient to an appropriate setting is important.[1]



  • (1) American Psychiatric Association. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders. Arlington, VA: APA; 2007 Apr. Report No.: 164.