Length of stay as a predictor of reliable change in psychological recovery and well being following residential substance abuse treatment

  title={Length of stay as a predictor of reliable change in psychological recovery and well being following residential substance abuse treatment},
  author={Brie E. Turner and Frank P. Deane},
  journal={Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities},
  • B. Turner, F. Deane
  • Published 8 September 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities
Purpose Longer length of stay (LOS) in residential alcohol and other drug treatment has been associated with more favourable outcomes, but the optimal duration has yet to be determined for reliable change indices. Optimal durations are likely to be a function of participant and problem characteristics. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether LOS in a residential therapeutic community for alcohol and other drug treatment community independently predicts reliable change across… 

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