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Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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Research Article

Treatment Process and Participant Characteristic Predictors of Substance Use Outcome in Mentorship for Addiction Problems (MAP)

Kathlene Tracy*, Deborah Guzman and Mark Burton

NYU Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Kathlene Tracy
Associate Professor
Director Community Research & Recovery Program (CRRP),
NYU Department of Psychiatry, 423 East 23rd Street,
Room 2674, New York, NY 10010, USA
Tel: 212-686-7500, extension 3167
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 30, 2014; Accepted date: August 25, 2014; Published date: August 28, 2014

Citation: Tracy K, Guzman D, Burton M (2014) Treatment Process and Participant Characteristic Predictors of Substance Use Outcome in Mentorship for Addiction Problems (MAP). J Alcohol Drug Depend 2:171. doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000171

Copyright: © 2014 Tracy K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

There are a variety of self-help treatments which have components of sponsorship or peer support. Although there has been a recent surge in the utilization of peer support interventions within clinical settings, there is limited data on substance use outcome predictors for interventions designed solely for peer support within community treatment settings that are empirically based. We examined both treatment process and participant characteristic variables as predictors of substance use outcomes within our Stage I pilot which developed a new intervention, Mentorship for Addiction Problems (MAP). We found treatment process variables to be significantly associated with substance use outcome and no participant characteristic variables.

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