This document contains a journal article that discusses the findings of a study created for the purpose of comparing rural and urban substance abuse counselors’ perceptions of barriers to providing effective treatment services. The data from this study was collected from 28 substance abuse counselors in Kentucky during four focus group sessions in 2008. The results from this study suggest that, though rural and urban counselors encounter similar constraints that hamper successful treatment outcomes, rural counselors are subject to special circumstances within their communities that present unique challenges to treatment efficacy. In addition to the findings, some of the other things discussed include novel contributions, implications, and limitations of the study.
Barriers to Substance Abuse Treatment in Rural and Urban Communities: Counselor Perspectives
by wpengine / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in Uncategorized