Service delivery in substance abuse treatment: Reexamining "comprehensive" care

Lori J. Ducharme, Heather L. Mello, Paul M. Roman, Hannah K. Knudsen, J. Aaron Johnson

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Abstract

Substance abuse treatment clients present with an array of service needs in various life domains. Ideal models of addiction treatment incorporate provision or linkages to services to meet clients' multiple needs; in turn, these wraparound and supportive services are associated with improvements in client retention and treatment outcomes. Using data from large samples of specialty addiction treatment providers in the public and private sectors, this article examines the extent and organizational correlates of the comprehensiveness of service delivery. Multivariate models indicate that private sector treatment facilities offer more "core" medical and treatment services, whereas public sector programs offer more wraparound and supportive services. However, both sectors fall short of the ideal model of service comprehensiveness in terms of absolute number of services offered. These findings raise concerns regarding the quality and availability of needed services for treatment of addiction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-136
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Comprehensive care
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Wraparound services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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