Changing People Places and Things: A Community Support Intervention

  • Michael Kidorf, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

How do we help patients change “people, places, and things”? This workshop describes a Community Support Intervention (CSI) group that creates partnerships with patients and drug-free family and friends to expand abstinence support and modify social networks. This workshop has three components. The first describes the rationale for formally including family and friends in treatment. The second describes the CSI approach, in which patients and their supports participate together in recovery-oriented community activities, and discuss their experiences in the group setting. The final component presents data on CSI and strategies to adapt it to other outcomes (e.g., retention, service utilization).

*Foundations of MAT

 

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