Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research: Forging Partnerships with Community-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment / Edition 1

Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research: Forging Partnerships with Community-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment / Edition 1

by Sara Lamb, Merwyn R. Greenlick, Dennis McCarty, Committee on Community-Based Drug Treatment
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309065658

ISBN-13: 9780309065658

Pub. Date: 08/15/1998

Publisher: National Academies Press

Today, most substance abuse treatment is administered by community-based organizations. If providers could readily incorporate the most recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of addiction and treatment, the treatment would be much more effective and efficient. The gap between research findings and everyday treatment practice represents an enormous missed

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Overview

Today, most substance abuse treatment is administered by community-based organizations. If providers could readily incorporate the most recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of addiction and treatment, the treatment would be much more effective and efficient. The gap between research findings and everyday treatment practice represents an enormous missed opportunity at this exciting time in this field.

Informed by real-life experiences in addiction treatment including workshops and site visits, Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research examines why research remains remote from treatment and makes specific recommendations to community providers, federal and state agencies, and other decisionmakers. The book outlines concrete strategies for building and disseminating knowledge about addiction; for linking research, policy development, and everyday treatment implementation; and for helping drug treatment consumers become more informed advocates.

In candid language, the committee discusses the policy barriers and the human attitudes--the stigma, suspicion, and skepticism--that often hinder progress in addiction treatment. The book identifies the obstacles to effective collaboration among the research, treatment, and policy sectors; evaluates models to address these barriers; and looks in detail at the issue from the perspective of the community-based provider and the researcher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309065658
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
08/15/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary1
1Introduction16
2The Gaps Between Research, Treatment, and Policy27
3Approaches to Closing the Gaps56
4Benefits and Challenges of Research Collaboration for Community-Based Treatment Providers73
5Benefits and Challenges of Community-Based Collaboration for Researchers89
6Findings and Recommendations111
App. AStatement of Task123
App. BWorkshops and Roundtable: Agendas and Participants125
App. CCommissioned Paper: Drug Treatment Programs and Research: The Challenge of Bidirectionality135
App. DCommissioned Paper: The Treatment of Addiction: What Can Research Offer Practice?147
App. ECommissioned Paper: The Substance Abuse Treatment System: What Does It Look Like and Whom Does It Serve? Preliminary Findings from the Alcohol and Drug Services Study186
App. FNational Institutes of Health Consensus Development Statement on Effective Medical Treatment of Heroin Addiction198
App. GUseful Internet Resources - Examples226
App. HList of Currently Available CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs)233
App. IOpportunities for Collaboration235
App. JSummary of Interviews with Minnesota State Alcoholism-Addiction Leaders246
Index251

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