Treatment for the dually diagnosed homeless : program models and implementation experience : Los Angeles

by Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Julie Boynton, Sally C. Morton, Brian M. Stecher, Charles Hayes, Jerome Vaccaro, M. Audrey Burnam


Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price
Add to Cart Paperback16 pages Free

This article describes a research demonstration project currently underway in Los Angeles county. The study is a randomized evaluation of treatment strategies for homeless persons with serious mental and substance use disorders. This paper describes the study population, the treatment philosophy underlying the programs being studied, the design of the two treatment programs, and implementation experiences occurring during the first year of project operations. The existing residential program staff was able to adapt to treating a different client population. Considerable challenges were encountered in implementing the new nonresidential program. Implementation of the randomized design and longitudinal follow-up has been successful.

Originally published in: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, v. 10, nos. 3/4, 1993, pp. 171-186.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Reprint series. The Reprint was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1992 to 2011 that represented previously published journal articles, book chapters, and reports with the permission of the publisher. RAND reprints were formally reviewed in accordance with the publisher's editorial policy and compliant with RAND's rigorous quality assurance standards for quality and objectivity. For select current RAND journal articles, see External Publications.

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.