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Table 6 Characteristics of only the Residential substance treatment units

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

Total = 16
Variable n %
Treatment modality   
   Long term drug substitution/maintenance 0 0.0
   Medication free therapy/long term psychosocial treatment 12 75.0
   Advice/counseling/support 15 93.8
Typical planned duration for successful treatment for the majority of clients   
   less than 3 months 2 12.5
   At least 3 months (and less than 6 months). 7 43.8
   At least 6 months (and less than 1 year) 4 25.0
   1 to 2 years 3 18.8
Written information and treatment plan   
   Provision of written information to clients about the treatment/services offered 7 43.8
   Written, individual treatment plan usually developed for the clients 11 68.8
   Individual treatment plan is based on Addiction Severity Index (ASI) 9 56.2
Common treatment plan in the unit   
   Informal treatment plan 6 37.5
   Formal written treatment plan - not signed by the client 10 62.5
   Formal written treatment plan - signed by the client 5 31.2
Assessment and data management   
   Intake or initial assessment conducted 15 93.8
   Occasional use of Addiction Severity Index (ASI) for intake or initial assessment purposes 5 31.2
   Routine use of ASI for intake or initial assessment purposes 7 43.8
   ASI not used for intake or initial assessment purposes 4 25.0
   Data are kept on both paper and in the computer 5 31.2
   Data are kept only on paper 11 68.8