Differential effectiveness of residential versus outpatient aftercare for parolees from prison-based therapeutic community treatment programs.

TitleDifferential effectiveness of residential versus outpatient aftercare for parolees from prison-based therapeutic community treatment programs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBurdon, WM, Dang J, Prendergast ML, Messina NP, Farabee D
JournalSubstance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy
Volume2
Pagination16
Date Published2007
ISSN1747-597X
KeywordsAdult, Aftercare, Ambulatory Care Facilities, Female, Humans, Male, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Prisoners, Program Evaluation, Residential Facilities, Severity of Illness Index, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Substance-Related Disorders
Abstract

Research has indicated that more intense treatment is associated with better outcomes among clients who are appropriately matched to treatment intensity level based on the severity of their drug/alcohol problem. This study examined the differential effectiveness of community-based residential and outpatient treatment attended by male and female drug-involved parolees from prison-based therapeutic community substance abuse treatment programs based on the severity of their drug/alcohol problem.

Alternate JournalSubst Abuse Treat Prev Policy