For many patients at Memorial Hermann Health System’s Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC), the toughest part of recovery is heading home.
The treatment center, part of the large multispecialty health system in Houston, aims to provide a foundation for treatment that their patients can build upon and sustain once they leave. That’s not always easy. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the relapse rate for drug addiction after treatment is 40 to 60 percent.
“When you are dealing with changing behaviors and helping people work through their physical symptoms such as withdrawal, you have to get them to point where they began to make the necessary changes to their life and how they can apply those changes to all aspects of their life,” explains PaRC’s CEO, Matt Feehery.
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Ruthann Adam, who was the clinical program director at the time at Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center, was honored as an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinician in 2009.