Changing expectations in clients and substance abuse treatment outcomes (2017-)
Rehabilitation from substance dependency is a lengthy process during which the client is supported by various treatment modes, endeavouring to impart a sense of trust in life and in the client’s ability to make a change in life. The study examines the efficacy of inpatient substance abuse treatment by ascertaining how client self-efficacy, hopefulness and well-being evolve during treatment and what premises it provides for maintaining the achieved change after treatment. A further object of interest is to study rehabilitation practices that support the client’s well-being and coping. The research seeks to generate knowledge about factors with bearing on achieving goals set for rehabilitation but also about the factors which predict risks for an undesired treatment outcome. The research is intended to generate basic knowledge about the effectiveness of inpatient substance abuse treatment among clients in substance abuse treatment (from the perspective of the service system) and also addresses how there are received (efficacy for people). Thus, alongside measuring change and results, note is taken of the clients’ situations and experiences.
Funded by the Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies 2019-2020.