Intensive Referral of Veterans to Mutual-Help Groups

A Mixed-Methods Implementation Evaluation

Lance Brendan Young, Kathleen M Grant, R. Dario Pulido, Jamie L. Simpson, Kimberly A Tyler, Christine Timko

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Abstract

Community-based support group participation protects against substance use disorder (SUD) relapse, but referrals during treatment are inconsistently delivered and may not acknowledge barriers facing rural patients. This formative evaluation of a rural intensive referral intervention (RAIR) to community-based support groups for Veterans seeking SUD treatment surveyed patients (n = 145) and surveyed and interviewed treatment staff (n = 28). Patients and staff did not differ significantly on quantitative ratings of the helpfulness of, or satisfaction with, seven RAIR components, but staff did not deliver the intervention consistently or as designed, citing two themes: lack of commitment and lack of resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
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StateAccepted/In press - Dec 14 2017

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Veterans
Referral and Consultation
Self-Help Groups
Substance-Related Disorders
Therapeutics
Recurrence

Keywords

  • access to care
  • alcoholics anonymous
  • mutual-help
  • qualitative
  • relapse
  • rural
  • self-help
  • social support
  • Substance use disorder
  • Veteran

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Intensive Referral of Veterans to Mutual-Help Groups : A Mixed-Methods Implementation Evaluation. / Young, Lance Brendan; Grant, Kathleen M; Pulido, R. Dario; Simpson, Jamie L.; Tyler, Kimberly A; Timko, Christine.

In: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 14.12.2017, p. 1-23.

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