Fernando B Perfas

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In the last two decades, a complex controversy has emerged in therapeutic community (TC) drug treatment programs, many of which are experiencing a marked increase in addicted clients with co-existing mental health disorders. This situation calls into question many theoretical and practical aspects of the TC approach to addiction recovery. Among the central(More)
A study of drug dependence treatment by therapeutic community (TC) in Thanyarak Institute on Drug Abuse from 1986 to 2000 was undertaken. 2,881 cases joined the TC program during this period (males 2,471 or 85.8%, females 410 or 14.2%). There were 278 cases who completed the TC program (males 261 or 93.9%, females 17 or 6.1%). The program course is at least(More)
Professional guidelines recommend annual screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) as part of health maintenance for all adolescents, but reported screening rates have been low and no report has documented the techniques being used. The objective of this study was to describe the results of a statewide questionnaire regarding(More)
Underage alcohol use remains a significant public health problem throughout the United States and has important consequences for the health of individuals and communities. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of distributing an alcohol retailer toolkit via direct mail on increasing positive alcohol retailer attitudes towards checking IDs,(More)
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