Narconon Arrowhead has a long history of results in successfully helping addicts to reclaim their lives from addiction. The outcome of a drug rehabilitation treatment program is the true measure of its workability and results, and those outcome results can now be measured.
And Overview of Outcome Monitoring
CSAT (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment) has strongly advocated for quite some time that drug rehab centers monitor their after-treatment outcomes as a means to improve the effectiveness of the program delivery. It is also a means by which to measure and maintain quality assurance on an ongoing basis, ensuring the best possible delivery and results to those seeking treatment.
For more than twenty years, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has recommended monitoring those completing a rehab treatment program as an important part of managing treatment quality and results-oriented performance including a specific tool, which could be used to collect the data to measure those outcomes.
What Outcomes are Measured
CSAT (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment) identified what should be measured, the “core client outcome measures” which included:
· Substance use
· Criminal activity
· Mental health
· Physical health
· Family and living conditions
· Education status
· Employment status
· Social connectedness
How are Those Outcomes Measured
As a result of a special research project on outcome monitoring done at Narconon Arrowhead, a streamlined outcome monitoring system was developed which has the capability to work in any rehab setting, a boon to the entire rehab industry. The ROM (Routine Outcome Monitoring) is done with a concise but comprehensive telephone survey incorporating the key core questions derived from proven questionnaires, which measure the outcomes essential to addiction recovery.
The survey instrument itself that is used by Narconon Arrowhead along with the ROM procedure was developed by external research scientists in alignment with the CSAT and GPRA (Government Performance and Results Act of 1993) survey form.
Measuring Narconon Arrowhead Results
With that basic understanding of Routine Outcome Monitoring, what it measures and why and how those measurements can be used to determine the results being obtained by a drug rehabilitation treatment program, let’s take a look at some real-world Narconon Arrowhead results.
The following partial synopsis is of two Routine Outcome Monitoring reports summarizing Narconon Arrowhead graduate outcomes in a six-month period prior to May of 2006 and February of 2007. Originally prepared for the FASE (Foundation for Advancements of Science and Education), the following synopsis is in laymen’s term for ease of understanding.
In May of 2006, 80% of the 65 graduates of the Narconon Arrowhead program who completed the program 7-8 months prior to the survey date were contacted.
In the 30-day period prior to the survey, 67.3% reported they were completely drug and alcohol free.
· 51.9% of the graduates of the program reported being drug and alcohol free since graduating the Narconon Arrowhead program.
· 76.9% of the graduates were either gainfully employed or were enrolled fulltime in school.
· 96.2% of the graduates remained arrest-free. 2 other graduates were completing legal obligations incurred before doing the Narconon program. 2 graduates had new arrests and spent time in jail.
In February of 2007, Narconon Arrowhead contacted 95% of the 37 graduates who completed the program at the center 6-plus months prior.
Over the last 30 days before contact, 76.5% of the graduates reported being completely drug-free. 8.8% of the graduates reported using no drug other than social alcohol.
· 76.5% of the graduates reported remaining drug and alcohol free since completing the Narconon program.
· 86% of the graduates were either gainfully employed and/or enrolled in school fulltime.
Only 1 graduate had spent time in jail, reporting having turned himself in to comply with parole violations.
As a result, the percentage of graduates of the 2007 survey group was 97.1% remaining arrest-free since graduation.
It can be seen that these desirable outcomes reported by graduates are definitely a real-world measurement of the results achieved by the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehabilitation treatment program.
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