2: Motivation to enter/sustain treatment
Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. Strong motivation can facilitate the treatment process. Sanctions or enticements in the family, employment setting, or criminal justice system can increase significantly both treatment entry and retention rates and the success of drug treatment interventions. Individuals who enter treatment under legal pressure have outcomes as favorable as those who enter treatment voluntarily.
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National Institute of Drug Abuse (2007). 2: Motivation to enter/sustain treatment. In Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/understanding-drug-abuse-addiction/section-iv/2-motivation-to-entersustain-treatment
Explores the consequences of drug abuse on the brain and body and introduces the topics of prevention, and treatment.