Numerous medical fields are now focusing more heavily on the "quality of life" aspect of treatments and therapies, as it truly is the bottom line of the medical profession. While quality of life has always been a big focus for medical professionals, modern medicine has the ability to provide an even higher quality through medications and therapies.
The drug addiction treatment industry is also shifting its focus toward higher quality of life as well. In the past, detoxification and sobriety was the main focus addiction counselors and drug addiction treatment centers all concentrated on. With the realization that they were lacking attention toward how the patients' quality of life had increased or decreased, steps were taken to put more emphasis on this throughout treatment and post-treatment times.