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Compared to the general population, persons entering addiction treatment are three to four times more likely to be tobacco dependent and even addiction treatment staff members are two to three times more likely to be tobacco dependent. In these settings, tobacco use continues to be the norm; however addiction treatment programs are increasingly aware of the(More)
AIMS The study evaluated the effectiveness of an 8-week combined group plus individual 12-step facilitative intervention on stimulant drug use and 12-step meeting attendance and service. DESIGN Multisite randomized controlled trial, with assessments at baseline, mid-treatment, end of treatment, and 3- and 6-month post-randomization follow-ups (FUs). (More)
Lucy Zammarelli: I like the way the article pulls substance abuse treatment into a standardized medical perspective. Quality of life is typically a goal in treating many diseases other than substance abuse. In the drug abuse field, it provides a broader, more encompassing gauge of success than just whether the client used a drug or how much. Dave Ross: The(More)
A broad array of agencies, institutions, and individuals interact with community-based substance abuse treatment programs, providing resources or services and asserting demands and expectations in return. These relationships shape the environment in which treatment and community-based research take place, and themselves raise issues worthy of research(More)
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