Developing a rural therapy with big city approaches

Subst Use Misuse. Mar-Apr 1999;34(4-5):747-62. doi: 10.3109/10826089909037241.


Both rural communities and urban communities experience problems associated with drug use and drug dependence. However, existing treatment interventions are not tailored for rural settings. This article describes a project which will modify an existing social skills behavioral therapy for rural populations, refine the therapy, develop a manual, train and supervise therapists, and pilot test the structured behavioral outpatient rural therapy to treat rural drug users and drug dependents as Stage I Research for NIDA's Behavioral Therapies Development Program.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy / methods*
  • Community Health Planning / methods
  • Focus Groups
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training
  • Kentucky
  • Manuals as Topic
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Program Development
  • Rural Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Social Behavior
  • Substance-Related Disorders / therapy*