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Alcohol Alcohol. 2012 Jan-Feb;47(1):42-7. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agr136. Epub 2011 Nov 1.

Mentorship for Alcohol Problems (MAP): a peer to peer modular intervention for outpatients.

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New York University School of Medicine and New York Harbor Healthcare System, NY 10010, USA. kathlene.tracy@nyumc.org

Abstract

AIMS:

This is a Stage I open pilot to develop a new intervention, Mentorship for Alcohol Problems (MAP), for individuals with alcohol-use disorders in community treatment programs.

METHODS:

Ten mentors participated for 6 months until 30 mentees received MAP for 12 weeks. Behavioral and biological measures were conducted in addition to fidelity measures. Four focus groups were held with participants and clinician feedback surveys were completed.

RESULTS:

Feasibility and acceptance data in the domains of patient interest, safety and satisfaction were promising. Mentees reduced their alcohol and substance use and the majority of mentors sustained abstinence. Fidelity measures indicated that mentors adhered to the delivery of treatment.

CONCLUSION:

MAP shows promise to be incorporated into professionally run outpatient alcohol treatment programs to assist in the reduction of alcohol and substance use.

PMID:
22045903
PMCID:
PMC3243439
DOI:
10.1093/alcalc/agr136
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