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Implementing evidence-based practices for treatment of alcohol and drug disorders.

Creator:

Eldon EdmundsonDeirdre McCarthy

Type: Collection
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Disorders provides managers and clinicians with results from Practice Improvement Collaboratives (PIC) that demonstrate how substance abuse treatment can be improved by increasing the exchange of knowledge between community-based service providers and the research community. The book examines improvement collaboratives and mentoring strategies for adopting and using evidence-based practices. Contributors address how to determine the best treatment processes to serve clients, how to deal with the hurdles faced in preparing and training counselors, and how to affect the needed changes in agency activities. This unique professional resource, which also looks at findings from a Veterans Health Administration Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, responds to an Institute of Medicine report that found a substantial disconnect between research and practice in treatment for drug and alcohol dependence. Focusing on how to make the changes necessary to support the adoption and use of evidence-based practices, the book documents the activities of four sites to illustrate how investigators and treatment practitioners worked together to implement evidence-based practices. Contributors examine the development and early implementation of Practice Improvement Collaboratives, the investigator-provider-policymaker model, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, the use of Opinion Leaders in training, and targeted strategies that take into account the differences in clinician demographics and training. Topics addressed in Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Disorders include: â?¢ environmental adoption â?¢ formal organizational structures and processes â?¢ stability in the workforce â?¢ changing the attitudes, behavior, and knowledge of clinicians â?¢ the effectiveness of a two-day training session (followed by a four-hour booster) â?¢ measuring treatment philosophies â?¢ traditional, nontraditional, and multiform clinical orientations.

Date:

01/01/2005

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Eldon EdmundsonDeirdre McCarthy. (2005) Implementing evidence-based practices for treatment of alcohol and drug disorders. [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/63394 [Accessed: 19th February 2018].

  

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National Drugs Library
 
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