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ERIC Number: EJ841339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2705
Promising Practices in Drug Treatment: Findings from Latin America
Nemes, Susanna; Libretto, Salvatore; Garrett, Gerald; Johansson, Anna Carin; Hess, Lauren
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, v4 n1 p45-65 2005
In a study to evaluate the drug treatment and aftercare efforts sponsored by the State Department's International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau, residential Therapeutic Community (TC) treatment programs in three Latin American countries--Brazil, Peru and Argentina--were examined to identify promising practices and to assess lessons learned. Based on field visits, in-person interviews, focus groups, and document analyses, the authors recommend the following promising practices for replication: (1) Effective outreach and media strategies; (2) Tailored activities addressing local needs; (3) Emphasis on client development; (4) Focus on including the family as a unit; (5) Recruitment and retention of motivated volunteers; (6) Commitment of staff members.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Brazil; Peru