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Table 6 Indicators compliance by the TCs

From: Quality measurers of therapeutic communities for substance dependence: an international collaborative study survey in Latin America

  Argentina Brazil Colombia México Perú Total
  n % n % n % n % n % n %
The therapeutic program includes training in personal decision-making and social skills 9 100 20 100 7 100 10 100 8 67 54 92
Recovery means for TC development of personal identity and global change lifestyle 9 100 20 100 7 100 10 100 12 100 59 100
Users learn conflict resolution skills 9 100 20 100 7 100 10 100 11 92 58 98
The work is part of the therapeutic program 8 88 20 100 5 71 10 100 12 100 55 93
Users are encouraged to “act as if” to develop a more positive attitude 9 100 19 95 5 71 10 100 11 92 55 93
Regularly seminars are held to help residents find a balance between the emotional and cognitive experiences of the TC program 8 88 19 95 6 86 10 100 12 100 56 95
Requesting professional qualifications to former addicts 8 88 10 50 6 86 10 100 11 92 45 76
Advisory services are provided to the user’s family 9 100 20 100 7 100 10 100 12 100 59 100
The TC has medical records and individual records for monitoring and continuous evaluation of services 9 100 19 95 7 100 10 100 12 100 58 98
The TC has guidelines for developing an institutional climate of trust and mutual support; It has a written declaration of user’s rights and duties 9 100 20 100 7 100 10 100 12 100 59 100
There is a flowchart of the TC’s staff functions, which are known and accepted by all 9 100 20 100 7 100 10 100 12 100 59 100
The TC periodically performs an assessment of its effectiveness and efficiency, which includes user’s review and satisfaction 8 88 19 95 7 100 10 100 9 75 53 89