ผู้วิจัย/Authors: Siriyong P.
ชื่อเรื่อง/Title: Evaluation of Drug Dependence Rehabilitation by Therapeutic Community and Fast Model
แหล่งที่มา/Source: Bulletin of the Department of Medical Services, Vol. 27, No. 8, August 2002, Page 370-384.
รายละเอียด / Details:
Drug Dependence rehabilitation by Therapeutic Community (T.C) and Fast Model were evaluated in terms of methodology, result after complete treatment, rehabilitation and in the after care stage (5 years in T.C. group and 1 years in Fast model). Health personnel who take care of the addicted patients and ex-addict staffs were interviewed to see whether FAST model can be used as a model in drug dependence rehabilitation. By reviewing the patient's chart from T.C group from January 1987 to September 2001, and from FAST model group from September 2001 to March 2003. We found that in 344 cases of T.C. group there were 245 abstinent cases 71.22% and 75 (22.67%) relapsed cases after 5 years follow up. The number reduce to 68 abstinent cases 19.77% and 25 (7.72%) relapsed case if we evaluate after 1 years follow up as FAST model group. In FAST model group, 426 cases after 1 years follow up, there were 358 (84.01%) abstinent cases and 67 (15.73%) relapsed cases. In terms of methodology Fast model was adapted from Therapeutic Community program to suite with the changing trends of drug by the patients and the changing of target population. We concluded that FAST model was an effective model in drug dependence rehabilitation stage. Further study should be done to solve the problems of how to keep the patients in the program and to adjust the activities in the program to suite with the patients, his family and the different cultures in certain part of the country. Surveillance of the changing trend of drug used by the patients was also recommended.
Keywords: drug abuse, drug addict, therapeutic community, TC, fast model, FAST Model
Address: Thanyarak Institute on Drug Abuse, Department of Medical Services, Pathumthani Province
Country of publication: Thailand
Category: Abstract Journal.