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The Key to Individualized Addiction Treatment is Comprehensive Assessment and Monitoring of Symptoms and Behavioral Change

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Behav. Sci. 2015, 5(4), 477-495; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs5040477
Received: 30 June 2015 / Revised: 19 October 2015 / Accepted: 26 October 2015 / Published: 30 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Addictive Behaviors: Assessment and Treatment)
Modern health services now strive for individualized treatment. This approach has been enabled by the increase in knowledge derived from neuroscience and genomics. Substance use disorders are no exception to individualized treatment even though there are no gene-specific medications yet available. What is available is the ability to quickly and precisely assess and monitor biopsychosocial variables known to vary during addiction recovery and which place addicts at increased risk of relapse. Monitoring a broad spectrum of biopsychosocial health enables providers to address diverse genome-specific changes that might trigger withdrawal from treatment or recovery relapse in time to prevent that from occurring. This paper describes modern measurement tools contained in the NIH Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) and the NIH Toolbox and suggests how they might be applied to support recovery from alcohol and other substance use disorders in both pharmacological and abstinence-oriented modalities of care. View Full-Text
Keywords: addiction; recovery; monitoring; NIH PROMIS; NIH Toolbox; individualized medicine addiction; recovery; monitoring; NIH PROMIS; NIH Toolbox; individualized medicine
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Hilton, T.F.; Pilkonis, P.A. The Key to Individualized Addiction Treatment is Comprehensive Assessment and Monitoring of Symptoms and Behavioral Change. Behav. Sci. 2015, 5, 477-495. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs5040477

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Hilton TF, Pilkonis PA. The Key to Individualized Addiction Treatment is Comprehensive Assessment and Monitoring of Symptoms and Behavioral Change. Behavioral Sciences. 2015; 5(4):477-495. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs5040477

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Hilton, Thomas F.; Pilkonis, Paul A. 2015. "The Key to Individualized Addiction Treatment is Comprehensive Assessment and Monitoring of Symptoms and Behavioral Change" Behav. Sci. 5, no. 4: 477-495. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs5040477

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