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01/20/2019 – “There has never been a system that demands quality of care for treatment of substance use disorders,” said Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which has collaborated with advocacy groups on treatment quality. “Programs have not had any incentive to actually change their practices or improve what they are doing.”

Even centers that do offer state-of-the-art treatment — and have accreditations and licenses — have many patients who relapse. Noting that about 50 percent of patients relapse even when they are getting medication-assisted treatment, researchers stress that recovery from opioid addiction is hard, there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment path and there’s still a lot to be learned about what will work best to help people in recovery for the long haul.

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