PIRE Project - CPDAP/Afghanistan Eval
This study component will: (a) assess changes in illegal drug use, problem drinking, and related problems (e.g., illegal criminal activity, number of arrests) after participating in residential drug treatment that utilizes the CPDAP Treatment model. (b) assess the implementation fidelity of the CPDAP Treatment model across participating DAT Centers (e.g., does implementation in each of the participating Centers follow the approved CPDAP treatment map?) (c) examine the association between the level of success of former patients of drug treatment and the treatment processes (e.g., length of stay, treatment services received, extent and type of training that program staff has received), and contextual factors (e.g., drug addiction stigma), and (d) examine gender and demographic differences in illegal drug use, problem drinking, and related problems (e.g., illegal criminal activity, number of arrests) after participating in in--country residential drug treatment. In addition, during the development of the proposed evaluation, the PIRE team will work with INL and the Colombo Plan to conduct an initial feasibility assessment to explore how the proposed evaluation may be able to include a comparative study that compares treatment outcomes for DAT Centers operated by NGOs with treatment outcomes for DAT Centers operated by MoPH. This feasibility assessment will explore how this type of comparative study might be designed and implemented and whether such a study would be possible within the time and budgetary constraints of the proposed study.
The Colombo Plan