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Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment


Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment. A sizeable knowledge base, primarily from the medical treatment literature, supports a link between the extent to which patients’ behaviors (e.g., taking medication, executing lifestyle changes)…