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NCJ Number: 34376 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATING DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS - A REVIEW AND CRITIQUE OF SOME STUDIES ON PROGRAMS OF THE CONCEPT HOUSE TYPE
Journal: DRUG FORUM  Volume:3  Issue:2  Dated:(WINTER 1974)  Pages:149-153
Author(s): B SUGARMAN
Corporate Author: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
Amityville, NY 11701
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF A STUDY CONDUCTED USING THE RESIDENTS OF PHOENIX HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF POSITIVE CHANGES MADE IN CLIENTS OF RESIDENTIAL DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS.
Abstract: CROSS-SECTIONAL COMPARISONS OF RESIDENTS WHO HAVE SPENT DIFFERING LENGTHS OF TIME IN THE PROGRAM WERE COMBINED WITH LONGITUDINAL STUDIES WITH REPEATED MEASUREMENTS OF SEVEN PSYCHOPATHOLOGY SCALES TO DEMONSTRATE THAT LENGTH OF TIME IN TREATMENT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVEMENT ON ALL SCALES. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY DEMONSTRATE THAT THE PHOENIX HOUSE PROGRAM AND OTHERS OF SIMILAR STRUCTURE AND QUALITY ARE HELPING TO BRING ABOUT POSITIVE CHANGES IN THEIR CLIENTS.
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs; Halfway houses; New York; Program evaluation
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