Variation in Treatment Outcomes
The NTIES study employed sophisticated research techniques to explore whether specific patient characteristics, or the characteristics of the treatment units, could explain variations in pre/post treatment outcomes. It found that drug and alcohol use, criminal activity, and employment outcomes were measurably better among individuals who completed their treatment plans, received more intensive treatment and were treated longer. However, the study also found these treatment factors and other patient characteristics such as gender, age, legal pressures to enter treatment, and the severity of all problems at admission, explained relatively small proportions of overall variations in outcome, ranging from a low of 5 percent for psychiatric outcomes to a high of 19 percent of variation for medical outcomes, with treatment unit characteristics explaining even less outcome variation.
Pat Moore Foundation’s drug & alcohol detox and alcohol & drug addiction treatment programs are licensed and certified by The State of California. We provide non-medical and medically managed detoxification (using Suboxone, Subutex, and Buprenorphine when appropriate) and primary residential treatment. Our individual homes are on a unique co-ed campus where we offer gender specific treatment. We are located in Costa Mesa, in Orange County, Southern California, close to Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, and only an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and San Diego. To speak with a counselor, please call us 24-hours at (888) 426-6086 or if you’d like us to contact you, send a confidential message online by filling out our online form.
Note: All medical services are administered by medical professionals, which are facilitated and operated solely under the jurisdiction of a separate medical corporation.