5301.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Scarce Dollars: Cost-Effectiveness and Substance Abuse Treatment

Invited session on some actual cost-effectiveness findings with respect to employment, criminality, subsequent substance abuse and other important results
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):William Cartwright
Organizer(s):Gabrielle C Denmead
8:30 PMCost in cost-effectiveness: Measuring time as a cost of treatment services
A Beaston-Blaakman, MPA, MSW, D S Shepard, PhD, W Shadel, PhD
8:48 PMQuantifying the non-dollar benefits of substance abuse treatment
D P Bury-Maynard, MPH, PhD, D S Shepard, PhD
9:06 PMFree is cost-effective: Alternative forms of aftercare
D S Shepard, PhD, J McKay, PhD, C Love, PhD, H S Yeom, MA, G Strickler, MA, J Calabro, MA, D P Bury-Maynard, PhD, J Tetreault
9:24 PMLower crime: A cost-effective payoff from substance abuse treatment
G Strickler, MA, D S Shepard, PhD, C Love, PhD, J McKay, PhD, H S Yeom, MA, J Calabro, MA, D P Bury-Maynard, PhD, J Tetreault
9:42 PMNever too late: Cost-effectiveness of substance abuse treatment in prison
C Love, PhD, D S Shepard, PHD, M Daley, PhD, K White Maynard, MA
Sponsor:Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Cosponsors:HIV/AIDS SPIG; Mental Health

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA