Alcohol education provided to opioid treatment program patients: Results of a nationwide survey

Shiela M. Strauss, Gavin Harris, Carina Katigbak, David M. Rindskopf, Sheena Singh, Ilana Greenblum, Lawrence S. Brown, Steven Kipnis, Steven A. Kritz, Mark W. Parrino

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Alcohol-related problems are especially common among opioid treatment program (OTP) patients, suggesting that educating OTP patients about alcohol and its harmful effects needs to be a priority in OTPs. Using data collected in interviews with a nationwide U.S. sample of OTP directors (N = 200) in 25 states, we identified factors that differentiate OTPs that provided this education to all OTP patients from those that did not. Findings indicate that these factors include (1) providing this education in a greater variety of ways, (2) having a larger percent of staff knowledgeable about alcohol-related issues, (3) having a director who views alcohol issues as a high priority, and (4) having a written OTP policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-393
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Drug Education
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Opioid Analgesics
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director
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires
Interviews
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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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Strauss, S. M., Harris, G., Katigbak, C., Rindskopf, D. M., Singh, S., Greenblum, I., ... Parrino, M. W. (2010). Alcohol education provided to opioid treatment program patients: Results of a nationwide survey. Journal of Drug Education, 40(4), 379-393. https://doi.org/10.2190/DE.40.4.d

Alcohol education provided to opioid treatment program patients : Results of a nationwide survey. / Strauss, Shiela M.; Harris, Gavin; Katigbak, Carina; Rindskopf, David M.; Singh, Sheena; Greenblum, Ilana; Brown, Lawrence S.; Kipnis, Steven; Kritz, Steven A.; Parrino, Mark W.

In: Journal of Drug Education, Vol. 40, No. 4, 01.01.2010, p. 379-393.

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Strauss, SM, Harris, G, Katigbak, C, Rindskopf, DM, Singh, S, Greenblum, I, Brown, LS, Kipnis, S, Kritz, SA & Parrino, MW 2010, 'Alcohol education provided to opioid treatment program patients: Results of a nationwide survey', Journal of Drug Education, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 379-393. https://doi.org/10.2190/DE.40.4.d
Strauss SM, Harris G, Katigbak C, Rindskopf DM, Singh S, Greenblum I et al. Alcohol education provided to opioid treatment program patients: Results of a nationwide survey. Journal of Drug Education. 2010 Jan 1;40(4):379-393. https://doi.org/10.2190/DE.40.4.d
Strauss, Shiela M. ; Harris, Gavin ; Katigbak, Carina ; Rindskopf, David M. ; Singh, Sheena ; Greenblum, Ilana ; Brown, Lawrence S. ; Kipnis, Steven ; Kritz, Steven A. ; Parrino, Mark W. / Alcohol education provided to opioid treatment program patients : Results of a nationwide survey. In: Journal of Drug Education. 2010 ; Vol. 40, No. 4. pp. 379-393.
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