Beginning in 2004 we have four research projects affiliated with our program: UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs will begin a two year study of our graduates, beginning in November of 2004 and Alex Millkey, a graduate student at Pacific University will complete a Doctoral Thesis on our effectiveness on clients while in treatment in 2005.
ODOC Research is also studying the effectiveness of treatment versus a control group of inmates that do not receive treatment over the next three years. This study began in March of 2004. The results will be published on the NDN website when the are available in 2006-7. Currently we are 79% successful with our current population staying our of prison for 90 days after their release according to ODOC Research.
This figure in coordination with the Alternative Incarceration Program Oregon Legislature Bill pass in 2004. This bill allows a sentence reduction if an inmate completes our program and 90 days of close supervision in the community. We treat the most difficult addiction cases in the state.