Continuum of Care refers to the comprehensive, coordinated system of care for individuals with substance use disorders. It is a comprehensive approach to treating addiction that involves multiple stages of care, starting from the initial assessment and intervention, through detoxification, rehabilitation, and recovery.
The Continuum of Care in addiction treatment may include different levels of care such as inpatient or residential treatment, outpatient treatment, aftercare or support services, and long-term follow-up. The goal is to provide patients with a seamless and uninterrupted journey through the healthcare system, reducing the risk of relapse and improving long-term outcomes. By addressing the physical, emotional, and behavioral aspects of addiction, the Continuum of Care in addiction treatment seeks to provide comprehensive and patient-centered care, helping individuals achieve and maintain lasting recovery.