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Program's 'Success' Measured
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Not all alcoholics, or even all therapists, agree that abstaining is the only true measure of recovery. But given the immense variability of treatment "results," abstention is one clean-cut factor that can at least be measured over time.
The ability to measure any program's success is becoming increasingly important in this time of cost-benefit evaluation and reduced government...
-- U.S. Journal