The development and evaluation of stimulant treatment programmes
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the recent literature (1st January 2014-1st February 2015) on stimulant treatment programme evaluations, and highlight key areas for future programme development. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances have been made in addressing both sexual risks and stimulant use among gay and bisexual men in the United States, and in adapting evidence-based resource-intense interventions to real-world settings. Programme outcome measures increasingly include changes in substance use as well as health and wellbeing indicators and measures of risk. SUMMARY: Future programme directions include: expansion of the psychosocial repertoire to include narrative and mindfulness-based therapies; web-based programme delivery; sex-sensitive programming to attract and retain women; comprehensive programming to address coexisting mental and physical illness and polysubstance use (including tobacco smoking); and improving accessibility to promote early intervention. Comparability of evaluation data can be improved by developing standardized tools particularly for measuring change in sexual-risk behavior. The use of new statistical techniques can address the lack of comparison populations.

Author(s): 
Ezard, Nadine
Hodge, Sianne
Dolan, Kate
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Journal Abbreviation: 
Curr Opin Psychiatry
Publication Date: 
2015-07
Publication Year: 
2015
Pages: 
280-285
Volume: 
28
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
1473-6578
DOI: 
10.1097/YCO.0000000000000173
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 26001918

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Nadine Ezard, Sianne Hodge and Kate Dolan. 2015-07. "The development and evaluation of stimulant treatment programmes." Current Opinion in Psychiatry 28: 4: 280-285. 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000173.

Wikipedia Citation

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