ERIC Number: ED456356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Treatment. Technical Assistance Packet.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
Treatment is one component of a strategy to reduce substance abuse. It can include detoxification; inpatient counseling; outpatient counseling; therapeutic communities; and self help groups. Referrals can take place in settings such as emergency rooms; employee assistance programs; churches; and physicians' offices. Unmet treatment needs can cause other social problems such as crime, gang violence, and decreased productivity in the workplace. People seek treatment because of a variety of drugs, but alcohol leads all other substances as the cause of drug admissions. This paper provides a description of the 13 principles of effective treatment for substance abuse. Information is also provided on national organizations, publications, and names of community leaders with expertise in the treatment area to assist health workers in understanding the treatment needs in their community. (Contains 15 resources.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Community Action, Community Health Services, Counseling, Health Personnel, Health Promotion, Illegal Drug Use, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Social Problems, Substance Abuse
Join Together, 441 Stuart St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Tel: 617-437-1500; Fax: 617-437-9394; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.jointogether.org/sa/files/pdf/treatment.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.