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This book is an attempt to bridge the gap between research on substance abuse treatment programs and what actually goes on in the field of substance abuse treatment. It is aimed at both the academic and practitioner market (as is Perkinson) and it clearly describes how to determine what evidence based practice is and it addresses some of the challenges that practioners and agency directors might face in implementing EBP. The book is well-written and highly practical. It contains two complete case studies that outline two examples of Evidence based practice which will be particularly useful in the course market.
Chapter 2: What are Evidence-Based Practices?
What are Evidence-Based Practices?
The Recovery Center, a large, full-service treatment agency, serves 12 rural counties in the Midwest. The center has 12 residential beds, but most of their clients are served in drug-free outpatient and aftercare programs. More than 70 percent of their clients have criminal justice involvement of some sort. Ellen, the new executive director, finds that the staff of 25 counselors, most of whom are middle-aged or older and in recovery themselves (the clients are largely young men), report that the agency is a 12-step facility, but on further questioning, she finds that each staff member uses an eclectic blend of practices and techniques, including three who characterize their practice as “tough love.” Ellen wants to transform the agency ...