This project had five components and was completed in 2002:
- Adult Household Survey: The purpose of the Adult Household Survey is to add a trend analysis to the state's previous treatment needs assessment results (1993) and to strengthen the state's substance abuse treatment needs data base by improving the measurement of substance use and dependency rates in Iowa. Directed by Gene Lutz, Ph.D., at the University of Northern Iowa, the statewide random digit dial survey sampled approximately 6000 adults statewide and will provide more comprehensive geographic and sociodemographic breakdowns of substance abuse prevalence rates and more information regarding the barriers to treatment.
- Substance Abuse Treatment Needs in Alternative Schools: This study examined the substance abuse treatment needs estimates for students not enrolled in regular schools. It was the first report in a family of studies included in the Iowa Treatment Needs Assessment II project. The study examined alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use by students enrolled in Iowa's regular and alternative school programs. The sample also included juveniles at Iowa's two training schools and juvenile home.
- Substance Abuse Indirect Indicator Trend Study: This study was designed to identify public record indicators that might provide a reliable and valid estimate of alcohol, tobacco and other drug dependence prevalence rate trends in Iowa. The public record indicator trends were then compared to trends from the 1993 and 1996 Adult Household Survey dependence prevalence rates. In most instances neither the direction nor the extent of the changes from 1993 to 1997 in the self-report survey indicators was matched by the public record indicators.
- Cost Effectiveness Study: The objective of this study was to identify costs and cost savings that result from substance abuse treatment utilization. A representative sampling of substance abuse treatment clients, who completed treatment and a matched comparison group using clients who began, but did not complete their treatment, were compared using cost data extracted from existing state agency databases. Selected client characteristics describing client situations two years prior and three years subsequent to treatment was also analyzed.
- Iowa Prevention Needs Assessment Project Funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), this study is the state's most comprehensive effort of it kind to date. The project has three main study components: a State Household Survey, a Special Population Study, and a Social Indicator Study. This study provided information on substance abuse risk factors, protective factors and outcomes using measures developed through prior prevention research. It provides estimates of substance abuse risks, protective factors, and outcomes by demographic and geographic characteristics of the adult population.
This project has finished.