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Early intervention services: A person that is considered for early intervention services would have started experimenting with substances, but has not developed a dependency on the substance.

Inpatient treatment services: A social worker may recommend inpatient treatment to a substance user. The affected person would spend an extended period of time outside of the community away from loved ones in a residential facility.

Community-based treatment: Community-based treatment can be seen as a “revolving door of services”. This type of treatment involves attending regular sessions, the person can maintain his/her employment, have the support of their family and it’s less costly than inpatient treatment.