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    Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment in the United States: Does it Actually Work? A Research Proposal

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    This 10 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal about the use of inpatient treatment programs for substance abuse. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

    Name of Research Paper File: MH11_MHSubAbInP2.rtf

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    one of just a few methods for treatment, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, group therapy options or cognitive/behavioral methods. Though inpatient alcohol treatment is the most intensive method, recent bouts  of recidivism among some of the most recognizable public figures in the United States have left many to wonder about the benefits of short-term inpatient treatment.  This research study will assess self-reports of successful outcomes or relapse in 6, 12 and 18 month periods following the completion of short-term inpatient alcohol  rehabilitation programming. This study will also consider the costs of this type of residential addiction treatment and relate the costs to the overall benefits.  Review of Literature The problem of alcohol addiction is rampant in the United States and the cost of  treatment is on the rise. The directive for a better social and public health response to substance abuse is evidenced by authors like Brocato and Warner (2003), who have  stated that federal spending levels for drug and alcohol control have risen from $1.6 billion in 1985 to over $19 billion in 2000. Fuller and Hiller-Sturmhofel (1999) note that  at any given time, 700,000 people in the United States are receiving treatment of some kind of alcohol dependence. In a 1992 national household survey, researchers found that approximately  7.5 percent of the population, or approximately 14 million people, abuse or are dependent on alcohol (Fuller and Hiller-Sturmhofel, 1999). Of the 700,000  people receiving treatment on a daily basis, 13.5 percent of them are getting their treatment through inpatient services, either in a residential treatment facility or a hospital (Fuller and Hiller 

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