A Qualitative Study of Exodus Graduates: Family-Focused Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

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Abstract: In this article, 21 long-term, poly-substance abusing mothers describe how they successfully completed an 18-month family-focused residential substance abuse treatment program in southern California that helped them retain or regain custody of their children. Their stories and experiences with specific program characteristics and approaches of this rare treatment option are described, in their own voices. Policy implications for child welfare and parental substance abuse treatment are examined in light of these success stories.


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  • Behavioral Health
  • Children 0-5
  • Children 6-19
  • Extended Family
  • Fathers/Partners
  • Parenting
  • Treatment Models