The Case Managed Residential Care (CMRC) program, a social rehabilitation model, was implemented in a traditional medical environment as a response to the needs of homeless chem- cally dependent veterans, many of whom were also mentally ill. These veterans were resistant to traditional interventions and were frequently rejected or discharged prematurely by many community resources due to the facilities’ inability to manage them and/or the veterans inability or unwillingness to participate. This paper describes the target population, the objectives of the research demonstration studying die experimental and customary treatments, and the theoretical foundations of treatment. Then it describes some of the key, practical issues involved in implementing the CMRC and draws implications useful for the treatment of this needy and underserved population.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly|
|State||Published - Nov 8 1993|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research demonstration pr.oject is supported by: (1) aNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grant (AA08818); (2) Hines VA Hospital for use of the physical plant and hospital customary services; (3) VA Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences for renovation funds; and (4) the VA Midwest Health Services Research and Development Field Program.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health