Methods for enhancing transition of substance dependent patients from inpatient to outpatient treatment

Mary Ann Chutuape, Elizabeth C. Katz, Maxine L. Stitzer

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Abstract

This study examined methods for increasing transition of substance dependent patients from inpatient detoxification to outpatient aftercare. One hundred and ninety-six patients were randomly assigned to, (1) standard referral (standard); (2) standard referral with an incentive (incentive); or (3) staff escort from detoxification to aftercare with an incentive (escort + incentive). Incentives (worth USD 13.00) were dispensed for completing aftercare intake procedures on the day of discharge from detoxification. More escort + incentive participants (76%) than those in the incentive (44%) or standard conditions (24%) completed intake. The escort + incentive procedure may be useful for improving transition from detoxification to aftercare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalDrug and alcohol dependence
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Contingency management
  • Inpatient detoxification
  • Outpatient aftercare
  • Substance dependence
  • Treatment compliance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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