[HARMRED] 10% success rate
Ross, Alessandra (CDPH-OOA)
Alessandra.Ross at cdph.ca.gov
Mon Jun 13 12:51:14 CDT 2011
I think it came from a Rand study, but I don't remember which one, of
abstinence 5 years after treatment for alcoholism. Edith Springer used
to use this study a lot.
My guess is that the study was done in the early to mid 80s, and my
memory of it included a high percentage of folks moving into moderate
drinking, and a somewhat lower percentage returning to chaotic drinking.
Injection Drug Use Policy and Program Coordinator
California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS
alessandra.ross at cdph.ca.gov
From: harmred-bounces at drcnet.org [mailto:harmred-bounces at drcnet.org] On
Behalf Of Donald Grove
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:17 AM
To: harmred at drcnet.org
Subject: [HARMRED] 10% success rate
For years now, I have heard (and occasionally used) the figure 10% to
describe how many people who have been through drug treatment remain
abstinent. But I don't actually know what information this is based on.
What is the literature on "success rates" for drug treatment. I know
this is a big topic, but are there summaries?
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