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Author(s): Michael Rahav, Larry Nuttbrock, James Rivera, Daisy Ng-Mak
Publication Date: 1997
This article describes a study that conceptualized the process of recruitment into treatment of homeless, mentally ill, chemical-abusing men, and investigated attrition of treatment-seeking clients during the treatment recruitment stage. The authors identify two stages prior to treatment enrollment, treatment exploration, and treatment recruitment and presents the results of a study of 1,924 homeless, mentally ill, chemical-abusing men who sough...
Outcomes of Homeless Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers in Community Residences and a Therapeutic Community
Author(s): Larry Nuttbrock, Michael Rahav, James Rivera, Daisy Ng-Mak, Bruce Link
Publication Date: 1998
OBJECTIVES: The feasibility and effectiveness of treating homeless mentally ill chemical abusers in community residences compared with a therapeutic community were evaluated. METHODS: A total of 694 homeless mentally ill chemical abusers were randomly referred to two community residences or a therapeutic community. All programs were enhanced to treat persons with dual diagnoses. Subjects' attrition, substance use, and psychopathology were mea...
Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers in Residential Treatment Programs: Effects of Psychopathology on Levels of Functioning
Author(s): Larry Nuttbrock, Michael Rahav, James Rivera, Daisy Ng-Mak, Elmer Struening
Publication Date: 1997
Measures of psychopathology among mentally ill chemical abusers (MICAs) were examined as predictors of levels of functioning in two types of community based, residential programs: therapeutic community (TC) and community residence (CR). Non-significant associations were generally observed between scales of psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression, psychotic ideation, cognitive disorientation, and hostility) and counselors' ratings of the residents'...