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Table 3 Services, changes and evaluation of the substance abuse treatment units

From: A descriptive survey of types, spread and characteristics of substance abuse treatment centers in Nigeria

Total = 31
Variable n %
Services provided   
   Services aimed at detoxification and abstinence 21 67.7
   Services aimed at drug-related harm reduction 24 77.4
   Nonmedical and medical interventions services for drug abuse 22 71.0
   Short-term crisis or informal counseling support for people with drug abuse 25 80.6
   Structured longer-term programs for people with drug abuse 19 61.3
Areas of significant changes in the units between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011   
   Treatment approach 22 71.0
   Financial support 9 29.0
   Staff composition 18 58.1
   Client composition 21 67.7
   Number of clients served 23 74.2
   Staff-to-client ratio 14 45.2
Evaluation   
   Participation in any internal or external evaluation of treatment process or outcomes 15 48.4
   The treatment unit/Program itself conducts the evaluation 11 35.5
   Government institution conducts the evaluation 1 3.2
   University or research institution conducts the evaluation 2 6.5
   Independent evaluation consultant conducts the evaluation 0 0.0
   Others (funders, PhD psychology students) conduct the evaluation 2 6.5
   Reports are available on the evaluation data 4 12.9