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Table A-1: Patient-level data from NTIES

Patient-level variables

Based on data collected from patients at intake, at the time of discharge, and during  the post-discharge (follow-up) period.

Patient characteristics:  

Gender, age, highest educational grade completed, language competence/barriers, substance abuse treatment history variables (in or out of treatment, stopped treatment, time in treatment, modality of treatment, hospitalized for overdose, etc.), numerous variables on use/injection of different types of drugs/alcohol, use of shared needles, problems (e.g., violence, incarceration, theft, embezzlement, shoplifting, other crimes, etc.) caused by drug use, probation or parole status, how patient supported his/her drug use habit, residences (including apartment, hotel, homeless shelter, group home, etc.), age of first use, involvement in drug sales, partner or family member use/abuse of drugs, marital status, cohabitation, children/number of dependents, pregnancies, receipt of services to address family/parenting problems, government aid received, methadone treatment receipt, mental health treatment receipt, fears, hallucinations, suicide attempts, employment history (longest job held, time since last job, rate of pay, months worked, job skills, employment barriers, etc.), numerous variables on health condition and history (including sexual history), type of insurance, income sources.

Individual treatment records:

Treatment modality, reason referred for treatment, referral source, number of treatments, length of treatment, saw treatment plan, helped develop treatment plan, agreed with treatment goals, adherence to treatment goals, primary provider, time per week with primary provider, number of appointments missed (for different reasons), total days of services received, medicines received, mental health diagnoses, attendance to counseling, 12-step and other treatment sessions, received high school diploma or GED, employment status/activities during treatment, job skills services, supportive service receipt (housing, transportation, psychiatric/mental health, medical, AIDS prevention, other), discharge reason (e.g., graduated, kicked out, transferred, incarcerated, left area, logistical problems, etc.), help not received.

Patient outcomes:

Employment status (including type of job, hours worked, hourly wage, or reason for not working), income sources, detailed drug usage variables (type, frequency), enrollment in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, reported helpfulness of treatment, offenses committed/illegal activities, health status, received drug/alcohol treatment since program.

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