Providing post-treatment support in an outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment context: a survey of client opinion

Pulford, Justin, Black, Stella, Wheeler, Amanda, Sheridan, Janie and Adams, Peter (2010) Providing post-treatment support in an outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment context: a survey of client opinion. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 8 3: 493-502. doi:10.1007/s11469-008-9159-z


Author Pulford, Justin
Black, Stella
Wheeler, Amanda
Sheridan, Janie
Adams, Peter
Title Providing post-treatment support in an outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment context: a survey of client opinion
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1557-1874
1557-1882
Publication date 2010-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11469-008-9159-z
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Issue 3
Start page 493
End page 502
Total pages 10
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper presents findings from a survey that sought the post-treatment support preferences of a group of outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment clients. The client group (n = 83) were presented with six possible models of post-treatment support and were asked to express their level of interest in using or receiving each model and, if interested, by what means they could best be provided. The six models included a range of pro-active (service initiated) and passive (client initiated) support services, variously accessible by telephone, mail, text-message, computer or in-person. Participants were also afforded an opportunity to identify alternative approaches. The results suggest pro-active telephone- and mail-based approaches to post-treatment support are favoured over passive in-person approaches and that computer and text-message approaches (whether passive or pro-active) may be least favourable in the contemporary environment.
Keyword Post-treatment support
Aftercare
Alcohol and other drug treatment
Client opinion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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