White Paper Demonstrating WestBridge’s Program Effectiveness
Our treatment works! Independent researchers from Dartmouth & Westat found that at follow up, 60% of our participants were still in recovery.
The final sample comprised 80 participants. Sixty-five percent of participants (52/80) completed the residential program, and 39% (31/80) went on to complete or were still engaged in community-based, assertive community treatment. At follow-up, 60% (48/80) of participants were in recovery.
The most significant predictor of recovery status was treatment completion: 97% of participants who completed the residential program and completed or remained in assertive community treatment were in recovery at follow-up, compared to 33% of noncompleters (Fisher’s Exact Test, p < .001).
Stephanie C. Acquilano, MA* The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Valerie Noel, PhD Westat, ValerieNoel@westat.com. Robert E. Drake, MD, PhD Westat, RobertDrake@westat.com. WestBridge’s Director of Quality Improvement – James Gamache, MSW, MLADC, ICAADC, WestBridge, Inc, JGamache@westbridge.org. *Corresponding Author
Conclusions: Full participation in evidence-based, residential and outpatient co-occurring disorders care produces excellent outcomes.
Journal of Dual Diagnosis articles
Planning Treatment and Assessing Recovery in Participants With Dual Diagnosis: Preliminary Evaluation of a New Clinical Tool
Conclusions: This preliminary assessment of the WestBridge Dual Recovery Inventory suggests that it reliably assesses dual recovery, facilitates shared decision making, and captures changes over time. The inventory appears to be usable, well received by participants and care managers, specific for program goals, and sensitive to changes in the participants. Recovery measures may need to be program-specific. (Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 12:1, 55-62, 2016)
Conclusions: People with co-occurring disorders who achieve sobriety use a variety of self-management strategies to prevent relapse—seeking support, activities, and a healthy mindset. The findings suggest a relapse prevention model that focuses on social networks, role functioning, and self-monitoring and conceptualizes self-care as critical to extending periods of wellness. (Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 10:4, 212–219, 2014)
treatment of men with co-occurring mental illness
and substance use disorders.
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