Developing a rural therapy with big city approaches

Carl G. Leukefeld, Theodore M. Godlaski, Lon R. Hays, James Clark

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-762
Number of pages16
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 1999

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Support for this paper was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse under Grant R01 DA10101. The authors acknowledge Sherry DeBord, Louise Howell, Todd Trumbore, and Lucy Letton. The opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the funding organization


  • Behavioral therapy
  • Drug use
  • Rural therapy
  • Therapy development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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