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Medical News & Perspectives
October 7, 1998

Study: Treatment Works for Substance Abusers

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JAMA. 1998;280(13):1126-1127. doi:10.1001/jama.280.13.1126-JMN1007-3-1

A NEW 5-YEAR follow-up study of 1799 people has demonstrated what is well-known to those familiar with managing drug abuse: "Treatment is effective and recovery possible," said Nelba Chavez, PhD, administrator of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Conducted by the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center (NORC) for SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies, the Services Research Outcomes Study is the first nationally representative study of the effectiveness of treatment for substance abuse, including alcohol.

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