Research Models of Care

Much of TRI’s research into models of treatment care stems from a 2000 publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. and others which was the first-known statement that addiction was a chronically relapsing medical disease, very common to other well-known and -understood (and better accepted) chronic diseases such as Type II diabetes, asthma, and hypertension.  Investigators at TRI continue to research and improve upon models of treatment care, including examining medical models in these other chronically relapsing conditions for possible application to treatment for a substance use disorder.

TRI’s research into models of care spans several areas of focus, and includes:

  • Concurrent Recovery Monitoring
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Increasing Use of Contingency Management
  • Behavioral Treatments (including Motivational Interviewing)
  • Recovery Homes
  • Treatment Models for Drug-Involved Offenders
  • Coordinated Care Delivery