Qualitatively and Quantitatively Evaluating Harm-Reduction Goal Setting among Chronically Homeless Individuals with Alcohol Dependence

Most treatment programs for alcohol dependence have prioritized alcohol abstinence as the primary treatment goal. However, abstinence-based goals are not always considered desirable or attainable by more severely affected populations, such as chronically homeless people with alcohol dependence. Because these individuals comprise a multimorbid and high-utilizing population, they are in need of more focused research attention that elucidates their preferred treatment goals. The aim of this secondary study was therefore to qualitatively and quantitatively document participant-generated treatment goals.

Publication Date: 
2015
Publisher(s): 
ScienceDirect
Pages: 
184-190
Volume: 
45
Journal Name: 
Addictive Behaviors
Location: 
United States