By Philip Hemphill, PhD, LCSW
The vision, intuition, and data gathered by Lakeview Health leaders and staff that lead to the completion of our gender-specific state-of-the-art facility, program, and dedicated staff has served hundreds of women in need of Substance Use Treatment during the past year. Today, our data reveals that this treatment experience has enhanced their outcomes in all areas. We compared the amount of positive change pre- and post-treatment of our female patients for one year (04/2015-04/2016) before opening our gender responsive treatment program to the females who experienced treatment after we opened the program (05/2016-05/2017). Results showed improvement of the following subscales:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]
This data comes from our Treatment Outcome Package (TOP) which is a scientifically validated client assessment tool that has been used successfully by millions of people in 36 states. TOP provides an efficient way for patients to share their full story. Because it is a self-reporting questionnaire, patients feel that it gives them a powerful voice during and after treatment. This instrument documents the effectiveness of treatment. It not only measures improvement in various health domains (Substance Abuse, Depression, Mania, Panic/Anxiety, Psychosis, Quality of Life, Sexual Functioning, Sleep, Social Functioning, Suicidality, Violence and Work Functioning), but it also shows the severity of problems and the strengths on which to build.
We are excited to share these results as evidence that women are responding better to gender-specific treatment. This data validates past research and is a ‘call to action’ as a means of improving treatment outcomes. Here’s what we’ve learned from past data:
Stay connected with us as we continue to present our findings because we strive to be transparent and make adjustments to our care model to maximize our therapeutic impact on all patients.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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