Bridging the gap between practice and research : forging partnerships with community-based drug and alcohol treatment / Sara Lamb, Merwyn R. Greenlick and Dennis McCarty, editors.Material type: TextPublication details: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1998. Description: 1 online resource (xx, 264 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585021716; 9780585021713; 0309519799; 9780309519793Subject(s): Drug abuse -- Treatment -- Research -- United States | Alcoholism -- Treatment -- Research -- United States | Drug abuse -- Research -- United States | Alcoholism -- Research -- United States | SELF-HELP -- Substance Abuse & Addictions -- General | PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Addiction | Alcoholism -- Research | Alcoholism -- Treatment -- Research | Drug abuse -- Research | Drug abuse -- Treatment -- Research | United States | Health Services | Health Planning | Health Facilities | Mental Disorders | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Disease | Biomedical Research | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Research | Delivery of Health Care | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Psychiatry and Psychology | Science | Natural Science Disciplines | Disciplines and Occupations | Substance-Related Disorders | Health Services Research | Alcohol-Related Disorders | Alcoholism | Community Health Services | Academic Medical CentersGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bridging the gap between practice and research.DDC classification: 362.29/.0973 LOC classification: RC564.65 | .B75 1998ebNLM classification: 1998 J-694 | WM 270Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. 1. Introduction-- Ch. 2. The gaps between research, treatment, and policy-- Ch. 3. Approaches to closing the gaps-- Ch. 4. Benefits and challenges of research collaboration for community-based treatment providers-- Ch. 5. Benefits and challenges of community-based collaboration for researchers-- Ch. 6. Findings and recommendations.
Prepared by real-life experiences in addiction treatment, including workshops and site visits, Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research examines why research remains remote from treatment and makes specific recommendations to community providers, federal and state agencies, and other decision makers. The book outlines concrete strategies for building and disseminating knowledge about addiction; for linking research, policy development, and everyday treatment; and for helping drug treatment consumers become more informed advocates. In candid language, the committee discusses the policy barriers and the human attitudes - the stigma, suspicion, and scepticism - that often hinder progress in addiction treatment. The book identifies the obstacles to effective collaboration among the research, treatment, and policy sectors; evaluates models to address these barriers; and looks in detail at the issue from the perspective of the community-based provider and the researcher.
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