Download

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 8.9 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback227 pages $50.00 $40.00 20% Web Discount

Evaluates the scope and outcome of rehabilitation efforts, the success of the Alcohol Rehabilitation Program in identifying impaired persons for treatment, and the cost-effectiveness of different interventions. Conclusions are that clients show substantial improvement after treatment and that the less intensive treatments are as effective as more intensive interventions for persons with comparable impairment at admission. However, less than 10 percent of the problem population appears to be identified for treatment annually and the use of intensive interventions may be overemphasized. Recommendations are that identifications be increased and that the higher resultant costs be accommodated through greater use of the less intensive interventions. Other suggestions to optimize efficiency include assigning some clients to 14-day inpatient programs instead of 28-day programs; eliminating Awareness Seminar attendance for clients receiving more intensive services; emphasizing group counseling as opposed to individual counseling; and placing reasonable limits on the maximum number of counseling sessions that a client may attend.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.