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Table 3 Facilitators to adolescent treatment retention

From: Barriers, facilitators, and disparities in retention for adolescents in treatment for substance use disorders: a qualitative study with treatment providers

THEMES AND SUBTHEMES
Family
 Family involvement
Facility
 Engage families
 Extended hours/walk-ins
 Flexibility in meeting location
 Flexibility with tardiness/missed appointments
 Devoted, motivational, respectful staff/staff-client relationship
 Meeting youth “where they’re at” with their substance use goals
 Food/program incentives
 Sober/pro-social activities
 Communication with youth between sessions
 Other1:Communicate with collaterals/across agencies, recovery coach-case management, external funding/donations, use of evidence-based practices/telehealth, small program
Client
 Motivation
 External motivators
 Other1: Extra-curricular involvement, more severe use/overdose, prior experience with treatment/sober, older age
Policy/Systems
 State’s Medicaid program
 Financial support from state’s substance use agency