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Clinical Trials Network: Counselor-Level Data on Evidence-Based Treatment Practices.

Atlanta, GA: Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia, NTCS Report No. 11, February 2006, 44p.

Paul M. Roman, PhD, J. Aaron Johnson PhD, Lori J. Ducharme, PhD, Hannah K. Knudsen, PhD (National Treatment Center Study, University of Georgia).

The National Treatment Center Study (NTCS) at the University of Georgia comprises a family of projects designed to document and track changes in the organization, structure, staffing, and service delivery patterns of substance abuse treatment programs throughout the U.S. The NTCS currently consists of 5 separate national samples of substance abuse treatment providers, including the CTPs of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. This report is based on data collected in 2003-2004 from counselors employed by CTPs participating in the CTN. It focuses in particular on workforce characteristics and receptivity to evidence-based treatment practices, including how employment in a CTN-affiliated treatment program was related to attitudes toward treatment innovations. The purpose of this report is twofold. First, it reports summary statistics of the demographic characteristics of the counselor respondents and overall receptivity to six evidence-based treatment practices (EBPs): buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, disulfiram, motivational enhancement therapy (MET), and voucher-based motivational incentives. The extent to which variation in receptivity to these EBPs is a function of counselor characteristics, CTP setting, and EBP-specific training. The report also compares the receptivity to EBPs expressed by CTN counselors to their counterparts employed in nationally representative samples of publicly funded and privately funded treatment organizations. The purpose of these comparisons is to understand the similarities and differences between CTN counselors and the non-CTN workforce; these findings have potential implications for whether these models of EBP receptivity can be generalized to the broader treatment field. (Report, PDF, English, 2006)

Keywords: Buprenorphine | Attitudes of health personnel | Baseline data | CTN platform/ancillary study | Dissemination | Disulfiram | Health services research | Methadone maintenance | Motivational incentives | Naltrexone | National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network | National Treatment Center Study (NTCS)

Document No: 175

Submitted by CTN Dissemination Librarians.

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