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Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.


Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.


Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 1994. Report No.: (SMA) 94B2077.
SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocols.


This TIP, titled Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, describes the level of care that is provided by intensive outpatient treatment (IOT) programs and the range of services and service components that are included in such programs. Practical information for staffing IOT programs and for addressing clinical challenges that arise in the IOT setting is provided. The treatment needs of special groups, such as women and ethnic and cultural minorities are addressed. Improving the quality of services in IOT programs is discussed and suggestions for obtaining public and private funding are presented. A separate chapter addresses legal issues.

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