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Levels of Care

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And similar to the stages of cancer, health care providers measure the severity level of a SUD to help determine the right kind of treatment. The more severe the disorder, the more intense level of care is needed. As a patient moves through treatment, they step down to less intensive levels of care.

 

The American Society of Addiction Medicine describes treatment for substance use disorders as a continuum marked by four broad levels of care and early intervention.

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