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ERIC Number: ED495244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 100
Abstractor: Author
The National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network Awards for Excellence 2004: Submitted and Award-Winning Papers. Technical Assistance Publication Series (TAP) 28
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This TAP presents seven papers submitted to the 2004 National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network (NRADAN) Awards for Excellence. Each paper describes effective and innovative models of treatment and prevention services in rural populations. This publication seeks to promote and showcase research addressing the unique and special challenges of providing treatment services to individual in rural areas and their families. The first place paper, "Creating and Sustaining an Adult Drug Court: Avoiding Burial in Grant's Tomb," (Glade F. Roper and Dee S. Owens) describes the effectiveness of a self-funded drug court in Tulare County, California; lessons learned; and disadvantages and advantages of the self-funded approach. The second place paper, "Empower for Recovery: An Innovative Approach to Assist Sustained Recovery in Rural Iowa," (Deborah K. Rohlfs) describes the effectiveness of a strength-and homebased substance abuse treatment and recovery support program in rural Iowa, as well as the challenges, problems, and solutions related to program implementation. The third place paper, "Delivering a Maternal Substance Abuse Intervention Program along the Rural Route," (Trudee Ettlinger) describes the development and effectiveness of an indicated-level substance abuse prevention program for lower income mothers living in rural Vermont, as well as the lessons learned and recommendations for improving implementation. "Socio-Demographic Profiles and Treatment Outcomes of Methamphetamine Abusers in Rural and Urban Areas" (Kazi A. Ahmed, and Careema Yusuf), is the fourth paper, and compares methamphetamine abusers in rural and urban areas, specifically their socio-demographic characteristics, actual use behavior, and drug use and nondrug treatment outcomes. " An Environmental Scan of Faith-Based and Community Reentry Services in Johnson County, Iowa" (Janet C. Hartman, Stephan Arndt, Kristina Barber, and Thomas Wassink) is fifth in the series, and focuses on community corrections, substance abuse treatment providers and faith-based organizations supporting reentry clients. Sixth in this group of papers, " Substance Abuse among Rural and Very Rural Drug Users at Treatment Entry" (Marlies L. Schoeneberger, Carl G. Leukefeld, Matthew L. Hiller, and Michael Townsend) examines the demographic distinction between rural and very rural drug users. Implications are discussed and recommendations are presented for substance abuse treatment providers and policymakers. The seventh and final paper, "Making the Addiction Severity Index User Friendly: An Electronic Display of Client Outcomes Using Shareware" (James E. Sorensen, James Elzey, and Faith Stuart), attacked a root problem in the use of outcome instruments: the inability to conveniently summarize and display client outcomes. Each paper provides references. "Resources on Rural Substance Abuse Issues" provides descriptions of programs, and contact information. (Contains 14 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS),Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A