Is the patient ready? Is that even relevant?

If you’ve ever made or overheard the comment “He just wasn’t ready” after witnessing an adverse patient outcome in addiction treatment, a read of the latest research might have you rethinking that.

Researchers studying a number of variables for predicting engagement in treatment have found that the one in which they had the most faith going into the study—treatment readiness—did not show significant results.

Gary A. Enos/Addiction Professional