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Case Management for Addiction Is Crucial to a Successful Recovery

Clear Behavioral Health provides many aspects that make up our programs for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. The glue that holds them all together is our case management for addiction. Within hours of enrolling in our program, we pair each client with a case management partner who uniquely complements their personality and specializes in whatever struggles they may be experiencing. A case manager acts as a life coach, career mentor, academic counselor, and liaison between all of our clinical staff. Above all else, they are an ally our clients can count on to help them navigate their way through recovery with the best chance for success.

How Does Case Management for Addiction Work?

We are often asked why we place such a premium on implementing case management for addiction. We believe in the power of smart, compassionate case managers because they are able to help bring  everyone together in support of a client. Case managers handle a variety of different responsibilities that are key to facilitating a smooth recovery.

While the clinical and therapeutic side of addiction and mental disorder treatment is hugely important, the personal motivational aspect provides a great deal of help, too. If an individual isn’t motivated and driven to recover, their chances of success can be hindered. That’s why a great case manager also wears many hats, such as a life coach and mentor, in order to help motivate clients to do their part in recovery.

No matter what your individual needs and circumstances are when you join us at Clear Behavioral Health, our case management for addiction team will help you navigate several areas, leaving you feeling with a real sense of confidence that you have a support system in place. These areas include social, vocational, educational, legal, and family-oriented matters. Our case managers maintain constant communication with our clinicians and group facilitators so that everyone understands where you are in the recovery process and any needs you have that crop up.

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What does a case manager do?

Coordinate care with outside treatment providers

Coordinate care within our clinical team

Provide vocational assistance

Engage with families as their direct and personal point of contact

Communicate with clients outside of regular programming hours

What Specific Services Can Case Managers Provide?

Our case managers provide many specific services, including:

  • Referrals to and coordination of care with outside treatment providers
  • Facilitate appointments throughout the early stages of recovery
  • Help integrate with the 12-step community, including finding a sponsor and appropriate support systems
  • Vocational support and helping to find a job if one is not held
  • Attentive involvement with the client’s life
  • Understand different stages of recovery and where the client falls in the spectrum
  • Facilitate healthy behavioral changes
  • Serve as a contact point for the family so they understand how their loved one is progressing
  • Address and support a client in dealing with negative and disruptive issues outside of the clinical environment, such as dishonesty, stealing, or fighting
  • Help create plans of action and implement them step-by-step

Why Do People Need Case Management for Addiction?

A person who is in treatment for addiction to alcohol or drugs has a lot on their mind and a lot of work to do. If they had to rely on juggling the details and duties a case manager takes on, they would likely get overwhelmed. Certain appointments might not be made or connections might not be established. A person in recovery already has to contend with moments of feeling overwhelmed. A case worker steps in and takes some of the burden off them so everything gets done. Instead of the individual in recovery dealing with a laundry list of tasks to accomplish, they can rest easily knowing that a trained professional is on top of that list.

Case management for addiction workers are skilled and knowledgeable about what their clients need, and often have contacts that the client is not privy to or know shortcuts they don’t. Having a case manager in their corner means they get more done and accomplish goals more quickly. Clients also enjoy the benefit of having someone who knows them they can turn to not only for information but also general support. While family and friends can provide support, having someone neutral in their corner who understands how difficult addiction recovery sometimes is can go a long way.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that “when implemented to its fullest, case management will enhance the scope of addictions treatment and the recovery continuum”. Case management for addiction helps people from all walks of life, including adolescents and older adults. Because about half of all people who struggle with a substance use disorder also have at least one diagnosable mental illness, case workers can offer more than just assistance with addiction. They are also trained to advocate for clients who need help managing their mental health.

Case Management for Addiction in Los Angeles

If you or someone you love is ready to tackle your addiction to alcohol or drugs, Clear Behavioral Health knows how to help. We provide residential rehab, outpatient, and treatment for teens. Our case managers give you extra support so that you get the help you need and stay on top of your recovery goals.

Contact Clear Behavioral Health today and let us answer any questions you have about how we can help you beat a substance use disorder and jumpstart a healthy, new life.

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