Opioid misuse drops more than 90% for Hope Center clients, study finds

Recovery programs also effective in addressing underlying issues of substance misuse: mental health, homelessness

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A newly released study found that opioid misuse dropped 90 percent for female clients and 94 percent for male clients who completed recovery programs at the Hope Center.

The findings were part of the recently released 2018 Recovery Center Outcome Study, which is conducted by the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Its Behavioral Health Outcome Studies team surveyed clients in recovery programs in fiscal year 2016 and completed a 12-month follow-up survey in fiscal year 2017. The findings are part of an annual independent study of 15 of the Recovery Kentucky centers.

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Here is a summary of how the Hope Center’s George Previtt Recovery Center for Men and the Hope Center Recovery for Women impacted clients’ lives 12 months after completing the program:

 

·       64 percent of men misused opioids at intake vs. 4 percent at follow-up. For women, those numbers dropped from 74 percent to 7 percent.

 

·       51 percent of men met the study’s criteria for depression at intake vs. 5 percent at follow-up. For the women, those numbers dropped from 64 percent to 0 percent;

 

·       65 percent of men had anxiety at intake vs. 0 percent at follow-up. For the women, those numbers dropped from 82 percent to 9 percent.

 

·       24 percent of men were homeless at intake vs. 3 percent at follow-up. For the women, those numbers dropped from 36 percent to 7 percent.

 

·       43 percent of men had trouble meeting basic needs at intake vs. 16 percent at follow-up. For the women, those numbers dropped from 39 percent to 6 percent.

 

·       22 percent of men had attended a mutual help recovery meeting in the past 30 days at intake vs. 81 percent at follow-up. For the women, those numbers increased from 46 percent to 91 percent.

 

For the full study, please visit:

 

http://www.kyhousing.org/Specialized-Housing/Documents/2018%20RCOS%20Findings%20at%20a%20Glance.pdf

 

http://www.kyhousing.org/Specialized-Housing/Documents/2018%20Annual%20RCOS%20report.pdf

Media Release from The Hope Center