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An argument for choice. An alternative women's treatment program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10349608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current substance abuse treatment strategies tend to be relatively narrow and not empirically based. This is a result of a general failure on the part of practitioners to keep abreast of current research, which would direct them toward more effective models. Substance abuse treatment, usually based on a "one size fits all" philosophy, is often not particularly effective. Substance abuse research is often limited to the measurement of a single outcome--abstinence--and research on alternative models is scarce. This article argues for more flexible models of treatment that are based on research. A substance abuse treatment program that uses an empirically based model is described. The program incorporates broader outcomes research, which is yielding encouraging results. The suppositions that directed the research are discussed.
L M LaFave; L D Echols
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of substance abuse treatment     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0740-5472     ISO Abbreviation:  J Subst Abuse Treat     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-21     Completed Date:  1999-07-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500909     Medline TA:  J Subst Abuse Treat     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholics Anonymous / organization & administration
Community Mental Health Services / organization & administration
Decision Making
Gender Identity
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Program Evaluation / methods*
Self Efficacy*
Social Support
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers / organization & administration*
Substance-Related Disorders / therapy*
Treatment Failure
Women's Health Services / organization & administration*

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