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An Initial Evaluation of a Comprehensive Continuing Care Intervention for Clients with Substance Use Disorders: My First Year of Recovery (MyFYR)


Substance use disorders (SUD) often have a chronic course, characterized by cycles of abstinence, light use, and heavy use. Wider availability of effective continuing care has been recommended to increase rates of sustained recoveries and limit the severity and duration of relapse episodes that do occur (Dennis & Scott, 2007; McKay, 2010).        Despite the perceived importance of continuing care for SUDs, evidence for the effectiveness of such interventions is actually…