Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Stress, Reduction in Activity, or Emotional Problems As a Result of Alcohol or Drug Use

03/27/2014

For those clients who indicated they had used alcohol or illegal drugs over the past 30 days, the SAIS tool also asks about the extent to which the respondents' alcohol or drug use has adversely affected their lives. For example, respondents are asked if over the past 30 days their substance use has caused them stress. Figure 4-8 shows the number of clients in each site who reported their substance use over the previous 30 days had resulted in increased stress. Figure 4-9 indicates population-level improvement at follow-up. Of particular importance are those individuals who reported at follow-up that they had not used either alcohol or drugs in the past 30 days.

FIGURE 4-8 Individuals Reporting Stress Because of Drug or Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days at Intake

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FIGURE 4-9 Individuals Reporting Stress Because of Drug or Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days at Follow-Up

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Clients who reported using alcohol or drugs in the past 30 days were also asked the extent to which their substance use had affected either their activity levels or caused them emotional problems. The change between intake and follow-up on each of these measures can be seen in Figure 4-10, Figure 4-11, Figure 4-12 and Figure 4-13, respectively.

FIGURE 4-10 Individuals Reporting Reducing or Giving Up Important Activities Because of Drug or Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days at Intake

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FIGURE 4-11 Individuals Reporting Reducing or Giving Up Important Activities Because of Drug or Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days at Follow-Up

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FIGURE 4-12 Individuals Reporting Emotional Problems Because of Drug or Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days at Intake

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FIGURE 4-13 Individuals Reporting Emotional Problems Because of Drug or Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days at Follow-Up 

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Figure 4-14 and Figure 4-15 present a composite across all three measures at intake and follow-up, respectively.

FIGURE 4-14 Individuals Reporting Any Stress, Reduction in Important Activities, or Emotional Problems Because of Drug or Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days at Intake 

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FIGURE 4-15 Individuals Reporting Any Stress, Reduction in Important Activities, or Emotional Problems Because of Drug or Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days at Follow-Up 

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