Professor Carlo DiClemente’s Stages of Change model is feted worldwide for enhancing the understanding and skills which make a substance-abuse treatment provider effective. It helps clinicians develop thoughtful, individually tailored, scientifically grounded treatment plans – here he extends it to policy and programmes.
This article was originally published in Addiction Today journal, March 2005. As we prepare for new - and hopefully more progressive - policies to address addiction treatment, this information is increasingly relevant. > > > >