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The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a widely used interview among substance-dependent populations in treatment. Its value as a treatment planning and evaluation tool has been diminished by the lack of comparative data from nonclinical samples. The present study included four scales from the ASI...
During-treatment services and 7-month posttreatment entry outcome of cocaine- or alcohol-dependent men ( n = 145) and women ( n = 149) Target City patients receiving either standard fee-for-services ( n = 183) or managed care treatment funding ( n = 111) in nine community outpatient programs were...
Using the focus group methodology, this study identified personal and structural barriers to the engagement of significant others in an outpatient addictions treatment program. Twenty-eight significant others (family members, other kin, and friends) associated with 21 patients participated in one...
This study compared substance abuse patients' and their counselors' perceptions of relapse risk during treatment and evaluated whether these perceptions predict actual relapse 2 years later. Participants ( N = 240) completed the Relapse Risk Index (RRI), which assesses confidence in abilities and...