The effectiveness of telephone-based continuing care for alcohol and cocaine dependence: 24-month outcomes.

@article{McKay2005TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of telephone-based continuing care for alcohol and cocaine dependence: 24-month outcomes.},
  author={James R McKay and Kevin Lynch and Donald S. Shepard and Helen M. Pettinati},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={199-207}
}
CONTEXT Telephone-based disease management protocols have shown promise in improving outcomes in a number of medical and psychiatric disorders, but this approach to continuing care has received little study in alcohol- and drug-dependent individuals. OBJECTIVE To compare telephone-based continuing care with 2 more intensive face-to-face continuing care interventions. DESIGN A randomized 3-group clinical trial with a 2-year follow-up. SETTING Two outpatient substance abuse treatment… CONTINUE READING