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STUDY 2002 PDF file 1321Kb
The grand design: lessons from DATOS
US drug treatment was under fire, over-stretched and facing the new challenge of crack cocaine when the huge DATOS study set out to test whether it was still delivering benefits, how it worked, and how it could be made better. Truly essential reading.
STUDY 2002 PDF file 164Kb
Still little evidence for matching client with same-gender or same-race therapist
Following negative findings for group therapy, a study of cocaine counselling found that even in one-to-one therapy, matching clients and therapists by gender or race does not improve retention or outcomes. Extended text includes comprehensive review.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 117Kb
Sympathetic ear helps clients overcome dependence on amphetamine
A British study highlights the role of the counselling relationship in the treatment of amphetamine dependence, a drug whose use and transition to non-use seems intimately bound up with social relationships.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 112Kb
Client-receptive treatment more important than treatment-receptive clients
A careful analysis of US drug counselling confirms that engaging with treatment is linked to good outcomes and that both depend on how well the counsellor relates to the client, which cannot be reduced to simplistic matching on gender and race.
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