Substance Abuse Counselors Identify Barriers to Treatment

Aug 03, 2019

Kentucky substance abuse counselors identified lack of funding, transportation, bureaucracy, and lack of interagency cooperation as the four key barriers to successful client outcomes in rural and urban communities.This research suggests that substance abuse treatment programs work best when they’re tailored to unique community needs. Especially among rural clients, unique cultural characteristics must be addressed, such as family histories of abuse and community encouragement of substance use.

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