The Role of the
Entering an addiction recovery program is often overwhelming for clients and their families. A case manager helps to eliminate stress and confusion by acting as a primary point of contact as they coordinate and manage a client’s care to ensure they are consistently receiving the help they need.
Case managers come to know their clients very well and develop a deep understanding of their needs and strengths. They serve as allies, role models, advocates and guides who work to provide the following services:
- Coordinate care by working with the rest of the Princeton Detox & Recovery Center team to ensure that each client is getting the right combination of addiction services, therapies and programs.
- Serve as a primary point of contact for family members, and guide family members through this potentially difficult time by offering both support and insight.
- Organize recreational activities.
- Plan for aftercare, and help make the transition from medical detox to the next appropriate stage of recovery as seamless as possible.
Recovery is challenging, and it will be the case manager’s top priority to make sure their client stays on the right path. The case manager guides a client while he or she attempts to navigate the addiction treatment process, until he or she is able to navigate the process independently and successfully.