Today, most substance abuse treatment is administered by community-based organizations. If providers could readily incorporate the most recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of addiction and treatment, the treatment would be much more effective and efficient. Informed by real-life experiences in addiction treatment including workshops and site visits, Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research examines why research remains remote from treatment and makes specific recommendations to community providers, federal and state agencies, and other decisionmakers.
"The report represents an excellent resource for those endeavoring to develop programs of research in community-based treatment programs."
-- Addiction Magazine
"...an excellent review and summary of the issues... The book clearly articulates current issues involving in blending research and practice in the substance abuse field. This seminal work on the community treatment system will influence how research is to be conducted in clinical settings."
-- Contemporary Psychology, February 2002