PATHWAYS THROUGH TREATMENT A MIXED-METHODS LONGITUDINAL OUTCOMES STUDY OF COOLMINE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY by Kate Babineau & Anita Harris, October 2015
In recent years, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) published Guidelines for the Evaluation of Drug Prevention (1998), while the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) both emphasised the need for rigorous drug treatment programme evaluation.
Nationally, the Research Outcome Study in Ireland Evaluating Drug Treatment Effectiveness (ROSIE), commissioned by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD), was the first national longitudinal drug treatment outcome study in response to these international
In 2011, CTC undertook a longitudinal outcome study in their primary
treatment services to contribute to the national and international literature surrounding drug and alcohol treatment evaluation.
The complete findings from this study are presented in the full report entitled ‘Pathways through Treatment: A mixed-methods longitudinal outcomes study of Coolmine Therapeutic Community’.
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