|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Source||Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, APA, Volume 72, Issue 6, p.967 - 979 (2004)|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||McKay, J. R.; K. G. Lynch; D. S. Shepard; S. Ratichek; R. Morrison; J. Koppenhaver, and H. M. Pettinati|
|Journal||Journal of consulting and clinical psychology|
|Selection||Hit & telehealth|
This study of continuing care for substance dependent patients compared a telephone-based monitoring and brief counseling intervention (TEL) with 2 face-to-face interventions, relapse prevention (RP) and standard 12-step group counseling (STND). The participants were graduates of intensive outpatient programs who had current dependence on alcohol and/or cocaine. Self-report, collateral, and biological measures of alcohol and cocaine use were obtained over a 12-month follow-up. The treatment groups did not differ on abstinence-related outcomes in the complete sample (N = 359) or on cocaine use outcomes in participants with cocaine dependence (n = 268). However, in participants with alcohol dependence only (n = 91), TEL produced better alcohol use outcomes than STND on all measures examined and better outcomes than RP on some of the measures.