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FRN Research Report May 2014: 2013 Patient Outcomes for Mental Health Disorders

Mental health outcomes

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Mental health disorders and addiction often go hand-in-hand, making both illnesses more severe. Research shows that integrated treatment which addresses mental health and substance use at the same time is the most effective for sustainable recovery (SAMHSA, 2005). Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) offers a nationally recognized integrated treatment program with proven results. The FRN system of care has been called the gold standard in the industry by Dr. Mark McGovern, PhD, a world reknowned expert in the treatment of co-occurring disorders and a member of Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Foundations is also noted for meeting best practice benchmarks in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42.

Based on data from 2013, patients with mental health disorders who were treated at FRN facilities experienced significant improvement in mental health symptoms and used substances fewer days per month. At intake, half of patients […]

FRN Research Report March/April 2014: Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment: 2013 Patient Outcomes for Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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New attitudes about substance abuse are shining a light on the role of treatment centers. Does addiction treatment really work?

Recovery is possible, as this original, third party-verified research will demonstrate.

All treatment programs are not created equal, however. Data from large-scale national studies on treatment programs show that the best treatment facilities work with patients to achieve the following goals (Simpson, 2003):

  • Encourage patient motivation for the treatment process
  • Identify the severity of addiction
  • Offer services that are appropriately intense
  • Ensure engagement in the therapeutic process
  • Provide follow-up support, including referrals to community-based social supports

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FRN Research Report February 2014: Treatment Outcomes for Adults with Substance Use Disorders

Adults post-treatment

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Adults aged 26 and older enter substance abuse treatment with different characteristics than younger populations. These adults are more likely to have medical issues, greater severity of psychological issues and greater severity of alcohol use than younger patients. Additionally, life circumstances for adults 26 and older are different from younger patients. Their life situations at entry to treatment may include greater daily social demands, higher levels of responsibilities and greater financial burdens than younger cohorts.

Research from residential populations at Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) shows positive outcomes for adults. Patients in this population exhibit a high level of motivation and engagement in the treatment process, and six month outcomes demonstrate significant positive change following residential treatment at FRN.

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FRN Research Report January 2014: Treatment Outcomes for Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders

teen and illicity substance abuse

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Young adulthood is a time in life characterized by higher levels of risk-taking behaviors and independence seeking. This can make treatment for young adults particularly challenging. As a result, there are misconceptions about the outcomes for treating young adults for substance use disorders. This population is traditionally associated with higher levels of behavior problems and greater resistance to positive interventions. But how accurate are these beliefs about young adults and their ability to find recovery?

Research from residential populations at Foundations Recovery Network shows positive outcomes for addiction1 and mental health treatment across all age groups, including young adults. While significant differences in attitude and desire exist between young adults and older adults, there are effective ways to engage young adults and encourage greater participation in the recovery process. The results of this study may have implications for the types of programming offered at facilities by further […]

FRN Research Report November 2013: Recovery Outcomes for Opiate Users

Opiate abuse

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Opiate use in America is at epidemic levels. The latest surveys show 4.5 million Americans using prescription painkillers non-medically and 620,000 using heroin (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012). As opiate abuse skyrockets, effective treatment options are crucial.

Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) offers abstinence-based residential treatment for opiate users. Services are built on an integrated system of care that addresses substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.

FRN offers residential and outpatient treatment in California, Georgia and Tennessee. Its treatment programs are considered national models for care: The FRN integrated treatment protocol has been called the gold standard in dual diagnosis treatment by Dr. Mark McGovern of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and is noted for meeting best practice benchmarks in the SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42.

FRN Research Report September 2013: Patient Satisfaction Scores

Patient Satisfaction

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There are good reasons for health care stakeholders to value patient satisfaction scores. Satisfaction data provide important information about the perceived quality of a program or service from the patient’s point of view. Patient satisfaction with services and with perceived progress is a strong predictor of patients’ recovery quality.

Similarly, patients who feel comfortable with their treatment and the treatment team are more likely to fully engage in the therapeutic process. Engagement is also a well-recognized correlate of treatment effectiveness and, therefore, long-term results. Patient satisfaction data also support patient-centered care programs and provide integral information for program quality managers.
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FRN Research Report August 2013: “Would You Recommend Us?” – Recommendation Scores and Patient Confidence

Would you recommend us?

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Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) operates nine addiction treatment centers across three states. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., the company offers residential and outpatient centers in California, Georgia and Tennessee. Alumni from the centers have regular opportunities to offer feedback; their responses show a high recommendation rate.

As part of its commitment to provide evidence-based, integrated treatment, Foundations collects internal and external data to assess its programs and learn ways to improve its services. Patient satisfaction data are regularly collected, including data from a hallmark question: “Would you recommend us?”
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FRN Research Report July 2013: DDCAT Top Rating Shows Ongoing Commitment to Superior Services

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Foundations Recovery Network, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., operates nine addiction treatment programs across a three-state service area: California, Georgia and Tennessee. A recognized leader in Dual Diagnosis addiction treatment, Foundations ensures its patients’ substance abuse problems are treated in conjunction with any co-occurring mental health conditions.
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FRN Research Report June/July 2012: One Year Post-Treatment Outcomes Among Women After Integrated Rehab at Michael’s House

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Women with substance abuse issues have unique concerns that affect their gender. For one, women are more likely to suffer from past emotional trauma or mental health issues (Cohen & Hien, 2006). Environmental concerns, such as childcare, are a factor, and physical differences between men and women also are important. A drug treatment program that addresses a woman’s mental health status along with her addiction can effectively encourage lasting change, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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FRN Research Report April 2012: Treatment Outcomes for Women at The Canyon

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The Canyon Treatment Center treats substance abuse disorders along with mental health issues in Malibu, Calif. The combination of addiction and mental health therapy is proven to be highly effective for recovery. The Canyon, part of Foundations Recovery Network, also specializes in a wide range of unique therapies, including equine and adventure therapies, while also offering traditional trauma and group therapies.

Women who struggle with past traumas, such as physical or sexual abuse, are more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol. As many as 80 percent of women who seek addiction treatment have experienced past abuse (Cohen & Hien, 2006). Women who need help with psychological problems and physical addictions benefit from the combination of therapies offered at The Canyon.
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