Addiction Recovery: Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs in the Pacific Northwest
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The final stop on our journey through America’s service provision landscape takes us to the Pacific Northwest. Here, we examine faith-based drug and alcohol treatment programs in comparison with their secular counterparts. To ensure comparability in programmatic content and structure, we examine only residential recovery programs for adults. We excluded outpatient and intensive outpatient drug treatment programs from consideration because they offer services in a manner quite different from residential programs and because they serve a different clientele. Consistent with the approach used in the previous two chapters, we contrast secular programs with two types of faith-based programs, namely, the more explicitly religious faith-intensive programs and the more moderately religious faith-related programs. This comparative approach permits us to consider variations in organizational culture among agencies that are secular, faith-intensive, and faith-related. And, quite notably, this chapter’s set of cases permits us to compare an even wider array of publicly and privately funded programs, with no fewer than twenty programs examined here.
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