Treatment for the dually diagnosed homeless: Program models and implementation experience: Los angeles

Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Julie Boynton, Sally C. Morton, Brian M. Stecher, Charles Hayes, Jerome V. Vaccaro, M. Audrey Bumam

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Abstract

This paper describes a research demonstration project currently underway in Los Angeles county. The study is a randomized evaluation of treatment strategies for homeless persons with serious mental and substance use disorders. This paper describes the study population, the treatment philosophy underlying the programs being studied, the design of the two treatment programs, and implementation experiences occurring during the first year of project operations. The existing residential program staff was able to adapt to treating a different client population. Considerable challenges were encountered in implementing the new nonresidential program. Implementation of the randomized design and longitudinal follow-up have been successful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-186
Number of pages16
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Volume10
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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