Follow-up Study to Assess the Long-Term Impact of the Drug Free Training in Peru
09/01/02 - 10/15/08
The specific aim of the proposed follow-up evaluation is to assess the long-term impact of the Drug Free Training, which was a randomized trial, conducted in Peru from 1997-1999 and funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). In the original evaluation we substantiated that the Daytop Drug Free training achieved it’s objectives relating to drug abuse treatment staff empowerment to use, as well as actual use of therapeutic community (TC) tools and principles in practice. More importantly, the drug abuse treatment organizations receiving the training implemented the TC methods with fidelity more so than the control organizations; these effects were large in comparison with a control group.
We plan to study, over a two-year period, the retention rate (graduation rate and 6-month dropout rate, in comparison with the retention rate data collected in our previous training evaluation study in a sample of 40-50 organizations.