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Are we doing enough to enhance attendance to aftercare? Service users’ evaluation of a group relapse prevention programme for alcohol dependence

Are we doing enough to enhance attendance to aftercare? Service users’ evaluation of a group... Purpose – The purpose of this paper was to evaluate and improve the quality of the aftercare services we provide for alcohol dependence. This presentation discusses the patient satisfaction of the Relapse Prevention Group. Design/methodology/approach – This was a prospective service users' satisfaction survey of those who attended the relapse prevention group programme at the Community Drug and Alcohol Team for the first 11 months of programme implementation. Findings – In all, 33 out of 36 people participated in the evaluation. The overall results were positive for the whole programme and people felt that the programme helped them in their recovery. Originality/value – Monitoring of service users’ satisfaction with aftercare services could provide insight into the barriers compromising engagement. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Drugs and Alcohol Today Emerald Publishing

Are we doing enough to enhance attendance to aftercare? Service users’ evaluation of a group relapse prevention programme for alcohol dependence

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1745-9265
DOI
10.1108/DAT-11-2014-0038
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper was to evaluate and improve the quality of the aftercare services we provide for alcohol dependence. This presentation discusses the patient satisfaction of the Relapse Prevention Group. Design/methodology/approach – This was a prospective service users' satisfaction survey of those who attended the relapse prevention group programme at the Community Drug and Alcohol Team for the first 11 months of programme implementation. Findings – In all, 33 out of 36 people participated in the evaluation. The overall results were positive for the whole programme and people felt that the programme helped them in their recovery. Originality/value – Monitoring of service users’ satisfaction with aftercare services could provide insight into the barriers compromising engagement.

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Drugs and Alcohol TodayEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 2, 2015

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