Drake, Charles Pollitt; Ph.D.
Program of Human Development, Counselor Education
College of Human Development and Education; North Dakota State University
An Investigation into the Attitude of Those in the Field of Addiction Treatment Toward the Adoption of Evidence-Based Pratices
Major Professor: Dr. Wade Hannon
The purpose of the study was to investigate the attitudes of those in the field of addiction treatment toward the adoption of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). The study included a review of the professional literature and a random survey of addiction treatment Program Directors and Providers employed at treatment facilities identified in the 2006 Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator. The findings of the study were that Program Director gender did not have a statistically significant effect on attitude toward EBPs but that Treatment Provider gender did. Neither Program Director nor Treatment Provider level of education had statistically significant effect on attitude toward EBPs. The recovery status of Program Directors in recovery and Treatment Providers not in recovery was found to have statistically significant effects on attitude toward EBPs. Familiarity with EBPs was found to have a positive effect on attitude toward EBPs. An endorsement and utilization of the Minnesota Model by Treatment Providers was not found to have a statistically significant effect on attitude toward EBPs.