Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Chemical Dependency Counseling Course Based on Patrick and Partners

Yousef Keshavarz, Sina Ghaedi, Mansure Rahimi Kashani

Abstract


Background: The twelve step program is one of the programs that are administered for overcoming abuse of drugs. In this study, the effectiveness of chemical dependency counseling course was investigated using a hybrid model.

Methods: In a survey with sample size of 243, participants were selected using stratified random sampling method. A questionnaire was used for collecting data and one sample t-test employed for data analysis.

Findings: Chemical dependency counseling courses was effective from the point of view of graduates, chiefs of rehabilitation centers, rescuers and their families and ultimately managers of rebirth society, but it was not effective from the point of view of professors and lecturers. The last group evaluated the effectiveness of chemical dependency counseling courses only in performance level.

Conclusion: It seems that the chemical dependency counseling courses had appropriate effectiveness and led to change in attitudes, increase awareness, knowledge and experience combination and ultimately increased the efficiency of counseling.

 

Keywords: Effectiveness, Chemical dependency counseling course, Patrick and Partners pattern

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22122/ahj.v4i1-2.90

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