What DATOS Teaches Us

DATOS was a federally-funded study evaluating the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment programs for adult clients entering treatment between 1991 and 1993.  Extensive interviews were conducted among adults shortly after admission and during treatment, and 2,966 participants were interviewed one year after leaving treatment.    A separate study was conducted among adolescents shortly thereafter. 

While this data is over 20 years old, a tremendous amount can be learned from it that is applicable to addiction treatment in 2016 and beyond.  Vista Research Group is the process of analyzing the data from both DATOS Adults studies, and will be reporting the results shortly.

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