Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (73 p.)
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation, Community mental health services
The present study is concerned with pre-treatment dropouts in an outpatient alcoholism treatment clinic. Previous pre-treatment dropout studies have been made in settings where there is one intake session followed by a treatment program. In the setting of the present study, however, there is an extended intake process, consisting of three (and occasionally four) group intake sessions followed by a session of staffing and then treatment. This study, therefore, differs from previous investigations, in that it considers as "pre-treatment dropouts," those clients who drop out at any point during the intake process, rather than just those clients who do not appear for treatment following an intake session.
For purposes of orientation, we begin with a discussion of the problem of alcoholism and the process of intake.
Hallinan, Timothy W. and Huelshoff, Eric J., "A comparative study of persons completing and not completing an alcoholism treatment clinic's group intake proces" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2743.