What could the program have done differently? A qualitative examination of reasons for leaving outpatient treatment.

@article{Laudet2009WhatCT,
  title={What could the program have done differently? A qualitative examination of reasons for leaving outpatient treatment.},
  author={Alexandre B. Laudet and Virginia A Stanick and Brian Sands},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={182-90}
}
Attrition from treatment for substance abuse disorders is a persistent challenge that severely limits the effectiveness of services. Although a large body of research has sought to identify predictors of retention, the perspective of clients of services is rarely examined. This exploratory qualitative study presents clients' stated reasons for leaving outpatient treatment (n = 135, 54% of the sample of 250) and their views of what could have been done differently to keep them engaged in… CONTINUE READING
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