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A guide to social return on investment for alcohol and drug treatment commissioners

A guide to social return on investment for alcohol and drug treatment commissioners

Deadweight A measure of the amount of outcome that would have happened even if the activity had not taken place. To account for deadweight in the SROI of alcohol and drug treatment, for example, we model outcomes for people in treatment and compare what their outcomes would have been without treatment (the counterfactual) using NDTMS data and evidence derived from longitudinal, mortality and other peer-reviewed studies. Direct costs Costs that can be attributed to a specific activity, function or output, eg,

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Protocol between Drug Treatment Services and Child Protection for Working with Parents with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues

Protocol between Drug Treatment Services and Child Protection for Working with Parents with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues

Agreement. Services are funded to provide coordination and continuity of care for clients. The alcohol and drug worker will arrange for the client to receive a range of appropriate services and liaises with service providers involved. Where an alcohol and drug treatment agency is providing clinical services, the individual receiving the service is the primary client and all services must comply with privacy legislation to protect their clients’ confidentiality. The Children and Young Persons Act overrides privacy legislation. Families and significant others are involved with the client’s consent and to the level s/he wishes. Some services have specialist family programs.
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alcohol and drug Treatment Services Report Hawai i,

alcohol and drug Treatment Services Report Hawai i,

T his report focuses on alcohol and drug treatment services provided by agencies that are funded by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) of the Hawai ‘ i Department of Health during state fiscal year 2010. The report contains information on the socio-demographic characteristics of the adolescents and adults who were admitted to treatment programs. The use of different modalities of services, funds expended on services, and data relating to treatment service outcomes and status of follow-up are also presented. Data for 2006, 2008, and 2010 are presented in trend tables. Using the latest reporting year, 2010, as the year of primary interest, comparisons are made to highlight trends in treatment services, clients, and outcomes.
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Youth retention: Factors associated with treatment drop-out from youth alcohol and other drug treatment

Youth retention: Factors associated with treatment drop-out from youth alcohol and other drug treatment

Introduction and Aims. This study examined factors associated with treatment drop-out among young people aged 13–19 years attending alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment.Design and Methods. Data were gathered from structured interviews (n = 79) and a clinical file search of 184 randomly selected young people who had attended youth specific AOD treatment services in Aotearoa, New Zealand during 2003 or 2004. Results. The median length of stay was 2.7 months for those attending day/residential services (n = 42) and 4.0 sessions for those attending outpatient services (n = 37) 16.7% of participants from day/residential services dropped out of treatment early (within the first month) and 32.4% of participants from outpatient treatment services dropped out of treatment early (before the third session). Fixed client characteristics, such as age, sex, ethnicity, substance use and mental health diagnoses were not found to be associated with treatment retention. Dynamic client characteristics, such as motivation to attend treatment and expectations about treatment outcomes and program characteristics, such as positive experiences with treatment staff and feeling involved in the treatment process were found to be associated with treatment retention. Discussion and Conclusions. The findings of this study support previous research indicating that fixed client characteristics are not sufficient to explain youth retention in AOD treatment. Of more use are dynamic client characteristics and program variables. These findings stress the potential for improving treatment retention by creating more youth appropriate services. [Schroder R, Sellman D, Frampton C, Deering D. Youth retention: Factors associated with treatment drop-out from youth alcohol and other drug treatment. Drug Alcohol Rev 2009;28:663– 668]
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REPORT BY THE LONDON DRUG AND ALCOHOL NETWORK ON ALCOHOL TREATMENT N LONDON

REPORT BY THE LONDON DRUG AND ALCOHOL NETWORK ON ALCOHOL TREATMENT N LONDON

The London Alcohol Statistics Project found that NDTMS-type alcohol data enables some interesting comparison of treatment activity between providers, and also, in theory, between alcohol and drug treatment. There are, however, a number of important limitations to its usefulness. The data does not describe the complexity of cases, the level of input from the alcohol service, or any changes in the client that may take place. Also, great care needs to be taken in making direct comparisons between service providers who may offer very different interventions, and/or target different population groups.
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QUEENSLAND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG TREATMENT SERVICE DELIVERY FRAMEWORK

QUEENSLAND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG TREATMENT SERVICE DELIVERY FRAMEWORK

significant  harm,  there  is  a  proportion  of  the   population  who  require  specialist  support  ranging   from  brief,  one-­‐off  assistance  to  complex,  long   term  treatment.    Providing  the  right  support,  at   the  right  time,  for  the  right  duration,  can  help   avoid  or  reduce  a  range  of  physical,  psychological   and  social  harms  from  occurring  for  these  

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Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court (AODTC) Pilot. Fiona Trevelyan Treatment Network Project Manager

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court (AODTC) Pilot. Fiona Trevelyan Treatment Network Project Manager

accommodation Salvation Army Residential beds Aftercare services Day programme Management team Funded affiliated services, eg, literacy Specialist Māori AOD services CADS [r]

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Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination

Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination

are no "magic bullets" or miracle cures for substance abuse that can help an addicted person achieve sobriety without the structure, discipline, and personal resolve needed to help him or her remain drug- free. Similarly, in alcohol and other drug treatment modalities, "one size does not fit all." Rather, patient-treatment matching considers the characteristics of treatment programs and the personality, background, mental condition, and substance abuse patterns of individuals to realize the best fit and the greatest chance of successful treatment (Office of National Drug Control Policy [ONDCP], 1990). Research has shown that certain factors correlate strongly with the early initiation of drug use. Hawkins, Lishner, Jenson, and Catalano (1987) reviewed research studies and found that among youth with histories of drug and alcohol involvement and delinquent behavior, these factors are proportionately more prevalent. A given youth may experience several of these problems and not become involved in delinquency or substance abuse. However, a combination of several of these factors is a stronger indicator of the possibility of such behavior (Hawkins et al., 1987). To emphasize the interrelatedness of factors associated with substance abuse, these findings are briefly summarized in Table 3-A. Biological, psychological and social factors are represented in this summary.
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Family interventions in the treatment of alcohol and drug problems

Family interventions in the treatment of alcohol and drug problems

There is also a growing evidence base for beha- vioural, community-reinforcement and family approa- ches. A number of examples of studies show that involvement of concerned others can lead to improved outcomes in both alcohol treatment (e.g. [97 – 99]) and drug treatment (e.g. [100,101]). A number of scho- larly reviews, meta-analyses and systematic reviews [77,84,85,102,103] have shown that the social com- ponent of treatments for alcohol problems (e.g. community reinforcement, behavioural marital ther- apy) is highly effective. Hence Edwards & Steinglass’s [84] review of 21 studies of interventions which involved family participation concluded that these interventions were both helpful and cost-effective; two major reviews of behavioural couples treatment of alcohol and drug problems [102] and family/couples treatment for drug problems [103] confirm the improvement in outcomes associated with family involvement; and the recent review of family based therapies for adolescent alcohol and drug problems [66] demonstrated that such family-based interventions had a major positive impact on engagement, retention and treatment outcomes. Miller & Wilbourne [77] showed that three of the top eight most effective treatments for alcohol problems were ones that were highly ‘social’ in nature: behavioural marital therapy; community reinforcement; and social skills training. As they concluded: ‘Attention to the person’s social context and support system is prominent among several of the most supported approaches’ (p. 276). Two of these treatment approaches (behavioural marital ther- apy and community reinforcement) have a major focus on couple and family functioning.
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DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING REGULATIONS

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING REGULATIONS

Rule 53.8.1 A laboratory, as defined herein, is such a facility that is currently certified or accredited by the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act, as amended, by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, by the College of American Pathologists, or that has been deemed by the State Board of Health to have been certified or accredited by an appropriate federal agency, organization or another state. Suspension and/or revocation of its standing as a laboratory by its certifying or accrediting body shall be deemed as suspension and/or revocation of its standing as a laboratory for the purposes of drug and alcohol testing.
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Policy on drug and alcohol testing

Policy on drug and alcohol testing

When considering how best to address the needs of employees with substance dependencies, employers are encouraged to consider the establishment of alternatives such as EAPs. EAPs are personal assistance programs that help employees who have substance abuse or other problems. Such programs can assist not only individuals with a drug or alcohol addiction/dependency, but can also help workers deal with the stress which may lead to such an addiction or dependency. Off-site counselling and referral services are examples of EAPs that are used successfully in the workplace. In addition, health promotion and drug education programs can prevent problems before they start by getting at the causes. Other alternative mechanisms include performance tests for safety- sensitive positions, where physical and/or mental coordination are integral parts of the job, peer or supervisory monitoring.
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True. What Works in Drug & Alcohol Treatment: What Works in Drug & Alcohol Treatment: Question #1:

True. What Works in Drug & Alcohol Treatment: What Works in Drug & Alcohol Treatment: Question #1:

z “As any experienced clinician knows, therapy is a complex affair, full of nuance and uncertainty. In contrast to examples found in manuals and textbooks—where the treatment, if done in the manner described, seems to flow logically and inexorably toward pre-determined outcome—finding “what works” for a given client most often proceeds in trial and error fashion…”

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Drug and Alcohol Policy For a Drug-Free Workplace

Drug and Alcohol Policy For a Drug-Free Workplace

The abuse of narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, or alcohol can cause serious detriment to a person’s health. The health risks associated with the misuse of the previously mentioned drugs vary but include, and are not limited to: convulsions, coma, paralysis, irreversible brain damage, tremors, fatigue, paranoia, insomnia, and possible death. Drug and alcohol abuse is extremely harmful to a person’s health, interferes with productivity and alertness, and working while under the influence of drugs or alcohol could be a danger to the employee, faculty, or student under the influence and fellow workers, faculty, and students.
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BEHAVIORAL COUPLES TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE DISORDERS: CURRENT STATUS AND INNOVATIONS

BEHAVIORAL COUPLES TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE DISORDERS: CURRENT STATUS AND INNOVATIONS

Several conclusions can be drawn about the effectiveness of treatments based on the ABCT model: (1) Randomized clinical trials suggest that different types of spouse- involved therapy generally, and ABCT in particular appear to be are more effective than treatments that do not include the spouse, both for alcohol and drug use disor- ders, (2) using the spouse to apply positive contingencies for sobriety-related behav- iors (aftercare attendance or use of disulfiram) leads to more positive outcomes, (3) unilateral formats of ABCT are associated with an increased probability that the drinker will become involved with treatment, (4) evidence does not exist to support the long-term superiority of behavioral over other interactional models of couples therapy for alcoholism, (5) evidence suggests that a specific focus on relationship func- tioning may enhance long-term drinking outcomes, and clearly enhances long-term marital stability and satisfaction, (6) evidence is equivocal about the necessary length or intensity of treatment, with one study suggesting that brief and extended interven- tions yield comparable results, (7) the addition of relapse prevention treatment ele- ments enhances drinking outcomes , (8) the addition of 12-step faciliation to ABCT does not appear to enhance drinking outcomes, (9) certain individual patient charac- teristics appear to interact with ABCT to yield more or less positive outcomes. Available evidence suggests that those with Antisocial Personality Disorder, or low personal au- tonomy respond more poorly to ABCT than to individually focused treatment. Data also suggest better outcomes with ABCT than individually focused treatment for those with low social support for abstinence, or low investment in their social network, but that individually focused treatments are more effective for individuals high or low on both of these dimensions. (10) Cost studies suggest a positive benefit to cost ratio for ABCT. (11) Clinical materials and treatment manuals are available.
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Application for Licensure as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor or Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Application for Licensure as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor or Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Note to supervisor: The Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee of the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners believes that licensure and certification should be based on input from a variety of sources, including the observations of people who supervise the applicant. For this reason, each applicant is required to obtain an evaluation from a clinical supervisor. Your evaluation, among others, and data furnished by the applicant will be used in determining eligibility for licensure or certification. As this process can only be effective with careful and truthful reporting, all information gathered in the evaluation process is confidential.
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Attachment A. Agreement of Alcohol Drug Residential Treatment Services with Straight Talk Clinic

Attachment A. Agreement of Alcohol Drug Residential Treatment Services with Straight Talk Clinic

Agreement of Alcohol Drug Residential Treatment Services with Straight Talk Clinic.. HCA ASR 11-000360 Page 1 of 49..[r]

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Multiple Trends in Alcohol and Drug Use and Treatment Utilization on Both Sides of the Border

Multiple Trends in Alcohol and Drug Use and Treatment Utilization on Both Sides of the Border

• About 2300 individual colonias • 20% of Texas border population.. Comparing US Border with Mexican Border.. Alcohol and Drug Use on Both Sides of the Border. 2012 UMSARC.. Alcohol an[r]

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Alcohol & Drug Policy Guide

Alcohol & Drug Policy Guide

• Addiction Destroys Relationships - We understand that such alcohol and drug abuse impairs the body, mind and spirit of the abuser, thus disrupting supportive relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. It is a spiritual disease that impairs one’s relationship with God.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

The Fab School will reasonably accommodate any employee or student who volunteers to enter an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program, provided the reasonable accommodation does not inflict excessive hardship on the Fab School. Reasonable accommodation can include time off without pay and adjustment of working hours. The employee or student can use whatever sick time he/she is entitled. However, the Fab School is not compelled to offer an accommodation for any employee or student who has violated any of the school’s policy that in the Fab School’s sole discretion merits termination of the relationship before asking for assistance. The Fab school will take reasonable measures to protect the privacy of the employee or student concerning enrollment in an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program. If an employee or student enters into a state approved rehabilitation program, the employee has to sign an agreement with the Fab School, which will include the following:
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Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program

Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program

• Notice: Dunwoody has adopted a Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy, which includes both pre-employment and reasonable suspicion drug testing. Copies of the policy are available for inspection by applicants for regular employment, independent contractors, and employees during regular hours at the Human Resources Department. Policy also Attached 1 to this document.

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