SOCW-6202-WK10-Assignment

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Assignment1: Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Programs

For a treatment program approach to be classified as evidence-based, it must include strong theoretical foundations. It must also provide sound empirical evidence of effectiveness. National registries serve as central clearinghouses to keep addiction professionals informed of available evidence-based programs.

For this Assignment, you evaluate evidence-based programs and non-evidence-based programs. In addition, you analyze their strengths and limitations in supporting recovery. Use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/NREPP website or other reputable sources.

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In a 2 APA-formatted paper, address the following:

o   Select and describe one evidence-based substance abuse treatment and one prevention program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/NREPP website. Explain how you would apply this intervention to a population you plan on working with as an addiction professional.

o   Explain the strengths and limitations of each program.

o   Explain any insights you gained from evaluating these treatment programs.


References (use 3 or more)

Carroll, K. M., & Rounsaville, B. J. (2007). A vision of the next generation of behavioral therapies research in the addictions. Addiction, 102(6), 850–862.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. (2012). National registry of evidence-based programs and practices.  Retrieved from http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009). Implementing change in substance abuse treatment programs (DHHS Publication No. SMA 09-4377). Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA09-4377/SMA09-4377.pdf Read pages 1–18. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 42. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 05-3922. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2005.

Williams-Taylor, L. (2007). Research review: Evidence-based programs and practices: What does it all mean? (pp. 1–4; 8–13). Retrieved from http://www.evidencebasedassociates.com/reports/research_review.pdf

Allsop, S. (2007). What is this thing call motivational interviewing? Addiction, 102(3), 343–345.

Madson, M., & Schumacher, J. (2010). Motivational interviewing and alcohol. Healthcare Counseling & Psychotherapy Journal, 10(4), 13–17.

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