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NCJ Number: 122953 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: National Drug/Alcohol Collaborative Project: Issues in Multiple Substance Abuse
Corporate Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Editor(s): S E Gardner
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Grant Number: H81-DA-0113
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An analysis of treatment effectiveness and drug use patterns among substance abusers in treatment used data from 1,544 clients of 10 treatment and rehabilitation programs and from additional samples at one Pennsylvania program.
Abstract: Information was gathered on 330 items, including demographic characteristics, life history, and lifetime and recent use of 14 substances. Results showed that those who abused only alcohol were older than those who had been multiple substance abusers. Alcohol and marijuana were the two drugs most commonly used to change the effects of other substances. Further research on individuals treated at the Eagleville Residential Combined Treatment Program in Eagleville, Pa. showed that outcomes in combined treatment of alcoholics and heroin users did not differ significantly from those resulting from separate treatment. In addition, heroin addicts who were also problem drinkers had significantly more social and psychological problems than those who were not problem drinkers. Finally, heavy drinking and problem drinking, both before and after admission to treatment for drug abuse, were associated with poorer treatment outcomes. Tables, figures, and 129 references.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug treatment; Services effectiveness
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