ERIC Number: ED120652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Assessment Program; A Community Guide. The Drug Abuse Council Handbook Series, No. 2.
Blair, Louis H.; Sessler, John
Addiction to illicit hard drugs, and particularly opiates, has increased in the past few years. Yet, there are few comprehensive evaluations of the treatment systems, and there is little systematic planning for programs to meet current and anticipated changes in the community's need for treatment. This report has been written to assist community leaders and organizations in the overall assessment of drug treatment programs in their community. Procedures are recommended to (1) assist in the establishment of an evaluation and analysis capability; (2) identify pertinent treatment system goals, objectives, and criteria; (3) assess the extent and impact of drug use in the community; (4) collect operational and cost data on individual programs; and (5) compare alternative mixes of programs for the purpose of projecting future performance and cost. Some of the key considerations in the establishment of an evaluation and analysis capability for the community are: cost; position of the group within the local community governmental organization; formation of an advisory committee; development of the support, or at least the cooperation, of the individual treatment programs and the criminal justice system; confidentiality of client records. (Author/SE)
Descriptors: Clinics, Community Leaders, Community Organizations, Confidentiality, Costs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Evaluation, Objectives, Public Agencies
Drug Abuse Council, Inc., 1828 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (HC $2.25, $1.50 in quantities of 10 or more)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Drug Abuse Council, Inc., Washington, DC.