The RAND Corporation released a report entitled: The Relative Effectiveness of 10 Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in the United States. It’s based on finds from SAMHSA’s Adolescent Treatment Models project. From a cursory review, they characterize the programs as “highly effective” based on pre/post AOD use. However, they appear to have found few differences between the outcomes of these programs and “treatment as usual”.
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz