ERIC Number: ED456367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Join Together, Boston, MA.
Three-quarters of the people with serious alcohol and drug problems go without treatment. This is often caused by a lack of understanding about what constitutes treatment. Few consumers, family members, and policymakers realize that effective drug and alcohol treatment exists. This publication describes a nationwide project organized by Join Together to increase the number of people who receive alcohol and drug brief intervention and quality treatment throughout their communities. Section 1 describes the problem and the project. Section 2 discusses five reasons why Join Together created the "Demand Treatment!" Project. Regional conferences are described in Section 3 to provide participants with information and contacts. Section 4 describes the specifics of being a "Demand Treatment!" City Partner. Section 5 discusses using "Demand Treatment!" Internet resources. A "Demand Treatment!" conference registration form and a Join Together subscription order form are appended. (Contains 13 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Brief Psychotherapy, Counseling Effectiveness, Internet, Intervention, National Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Development, Resources, 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/demandtreamtnet. pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.
Note: A new project of Join Together, Boston University School of Public Health. Co-sponsors of the Project are Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and National Institute on Drug Abuse, and 19 national organizations.