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NCJ Number: 152725 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Abuse Treatment: The Implementation of Innovative Approaches
Editor(s): B W Fletcher; J A Inciardi; A M Horton
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 275
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Publication Number: ISBN 0-313-28906-9
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 15 papers describe 15 demonstration projects funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and using innovative clinical approaches to improve drug abuse treatment.
Abstract: The research demonstration initiatives were intended to create new or expanded treatment capacity and to increase the effectiveness and treatment of drug abuse by developing and testing innovative interventions and improvements in standard treatment. The programs included methadone programs, including a mobile treatment program; residential treatment models, including a program for persons with dual diagnoses of drug abuse and mental disorders; case management programs; and multimodality programs that included a modified therapeutic community, outpatient treatment, a day treatment program, and a vocational enhancement program. Implementation issues included the recruitment and assignment of participants, the development and implementation of standardized control and experimental interventions, data collection and management, project monitoring and administration, and the resolution of conflicts between clinical and research requirements. Other issues included the management and administration of subcontracted treatment providers, interactions with bureaucracies, interactions with the community, and unpredictable external events. Figures, tables, descriptions of protocols, chapter reference lists, index, and author biographies
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Drug treatment
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