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Substance Abuse
A research study to analyze the different methods substance abuse counselors can use to treat their patients and which treatments have the highest level of success for long-term sobriety.
# 118071 | 2,229 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses how substance abuse treatment has gone through many incarnations over the last century. It looks at how much attention is given to 12-step programs, and although the programs can definitely help, there is controversy about which forms of treatment serve the patient best. The purpose of this paper is to analyze what different methods substance abuse counselors can use to treat their patients (12-steps, one-on-one, long-term treatment) and which treatments have the highest level of success. The study follows the cases of five individuals who participated in different forms of treatment and their recovery success.

Chapter One
Statement of the Problem
Statement of the Purpose
Conceptual Framework
Significance of the Study
Research Questions/Hypothesis
Need for the Study
Outline of the Study
Chapter II
Review of Related Literature
Unique Methods of Recovery / One Commonality
12-Step Programs
Long-Term Treatment
One-On-One Treatment with a Substance Abuse Counselor
Chapter III
Research Methodology and Design
Methodology and Procedure
Data Collection Instruments
Chapter IV
Presentation and Analysis of Data
Demographic Data
Findings and Discussion
Summary of Chapter
Chapter V
Purpose of Study
Methodology and Procedures

From the Paper:

"Substance abuse is a major problem in the United States. According to reports (2008 Drug Statistics), over 15 million Americans are dependent on alcohol. 500,000 of those are between the age of 9 and 12. Pregnant women who drink alcohol are endangering their babies. Four in ten criminal offenders report that alcohol as a factor in violence. In the case of spouse violence victims, three out of four cases were said to have involved alcohol. In the case of drugs, a heroine addicts spends between one hundred and fifty to two hundred dollars a day to maintain their addiction. In 1988, approximately 300,000 infants were born addicted to cocaine. From 1997-2000, cocaine was the most common drug reported in emergency room episodes (2008 Drug Statistics)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rotgers, Frederick. (2003). Treating substance abuse. Second edition: Theory and technique (The Guilford Substance Abuse Series). New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Pfau, Father Ralph (1997). Sobriety and beyond. Hazelden.
  • Zuckoff, Allan & Daley, Dennis (1999). Improving treatment compliance: Counseling and systems strategies for substance abuse & dual disorders. Center City, Minnesota: Hazeldon.
  • 2008 Drug Statistics. Retrieved from the Web Site Alcohol Statistics & Alcohol Abuse Treatment on September 26, 2008.

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Substance Abuse (2009, December 31) Retrieved August 21, 2017, from

MLA Format

"Substance Abuse" 31 December 2009. Web. 21 August. 2017. <>