Journal article

Substance use outcomes following treatment: Findings from the Australian Patient Pathways Study

Victoria Manning, Joshua BB Garfield, David Best, Lynda Berends, Robin Room, Janette Mugavin, Andrew Larner, Tina Lam, Penny Buykx, Steve Allsop, Dan I Lubman

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Our understanding of patient pathways through specialist Alcohol and Other Drug treatment and broader health/welfare systems in Australia remains limited. This study examines how treatment outcomes are influenced by continuity in specialist Alcohol and Other Drug treatment, engagement with community services and mutual aid, and explores differences between clients who present with a primary alcohol problem relative to those presenting with a primary drug issue. METHOD: In a prospective, multi-site treatment outcome study, 796 clients from 21 Alcohol and Other Drug services in Victoria and Western Australia completed a baseline interview between January 2012 and January 2..

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