This paper presents the results of implementing on-site alcohol or drug (AOD) brief intervention services across several medical, surgical, and psychiatric services in a county hospital.
These integrated brief interventions (IBI) included patient substance abuse assessment, feedback to patient, and referral/recommendations.
Three hundred sixty-three patients were referred by hospital staff to these services and 95% of these patients were subsequently confirmed by chemical dependency specialists as having diagnoses of psychoactive substance abuse or dependence.
Seventy-nine percent of chemically dependent patients were without current substance abuse treatment, even though 54% were partially motivated and 20% were fully motivated for getting treatment.
Of patients contacted at follow-up, 35% reported involvement in some kind of substance abuse treatment or 12-step meetings.
Implications for implementing integrated brief intervention services are discussed in light of recent trends in publicly funded treatment availability and brief intervention outcome studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Sevrage toxique, Traitement, Court terme, Organisation santé, Service santé, Hôpital général, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Poison withdrawal, Treatment, Short term, Public health organization, Health service, General hospital, Human
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Cote : 97-0191178
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 21/05/1997.