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Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment:
doi: 10.1097/ADT.0b013e3181848af3
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Treatment Provider Perceptions and Utilization of a PC-based Brief Motivational Intervention for Problem Drinkers: Implications for Dissemination

Squires, Daniel D. PhD, MPH*; Hester, Reid K. PhD

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The use of personal computers and software programs as clinical aids for intervening with various health issues is increasing. This project evaluated the perceived attributes, utilization, and adoption of an automated computer-based software program for problem drinkers by 22 treatment providers across 10 predominantly state-funded, outpatient addiction treatment agencies in New Mexico. Results demonstrated that treatment provider ratings, utilization, and adoption of the program were modest, despite initial enthusiasm on the part of agency directors regarding the program. Implications regarding dissemination efforts, in general, are discussed.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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