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dc.contributor.authorFricker, Ronald D., Jr.
dc.contributor.authorCoté, David J.
dc.dateApril 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-13T16:23:54Z
dc.date.available2014-06-13T16:23:54Z
dc.date.issued2014-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42314
dc.description.abstractTo facilitate targeted intervention in substance abuse treatment programs, a scoring methodology is developed to identify clients at risk of premature program exit. Designed to be simple enough for a clinician to easily apply in practice, the risk score is derived from self-reported and observable client characteristics collected at program intake. Our motivating problem is improving a residential substance abuse treatment program for military veterans, and we demonstrate the risk score applied to data from 680 veterans who exited from a San Diego-based rehabilitation program from 2009 to 2011. For this program, the existence of a mental health condition, chronic physical health condition, and the client’s residence prior to program admission were predictive of successfully completing 150 days of treatment. Length of stay and residence prior to program admission were predictive of successful program completion. The risk score methodology is generalizable and can be customized for any treatment program.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleFacilitating targeted intervention in substance abuse treatment programs via a risk scoring methodologyen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorhomelessen_US
dc.subject.authoraddictionen_US
dc.subject.authorsubstance abuseen_US
dc.subject.authortreatment retentionen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-OR-14-002
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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