The purpose of the addiction Outcomes Toolkit is to close the research gap with standardized treatment data, tools, and therapy processes, and to demonstrate the long-term impact of Substance Use Disorder services across providers. Through widespread use, we believe the Outcomes Toolkit will lead to common data collected across providers on participants, services, and outcomes that will support additional research, improve understanding of effective practices, and increase the ability to promote the value of treatment provider services.
The treatment Outcomes Toolkit is grounded by the process and data from the pilot program. That information is contained in a second document, the Addiction Treatment Providers Outcomes Pilot Program Final Report, which you will find in this issue following the Toolkit. The data analysis represented in the Final Report demonstrates the protocols of the study and informs the Toolkit best practices.
NAATP is grateful to our members who dedicated their time and resources to this project as pilot sites. Our consotium magazine thanks, therefore, go out to: Ashley Addiction Treatment, Avenues Recovery, Caron Treatment Centers, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, New Directions for Women, Seabrook, Sundown M Ranch, and Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center. We also thank our researchers at the OMNI Institute: Holen Hirsh, Ph.D., director of public and behavioral health; Natalie Wheeler, PhD, researcher; Katie Gelman, MPH, DrPH, vice president, public and behavioral health; and Jessica Swan, NAATP outcomes project manager. Finally, we are grateful for the foundational work on outcomes measures by Norman Hoffman, PhD, on which the study relied.