This group conducted research to help determine if the I CAN Recover model was more effective at treating addiction than other models. The team’s community partner, InterCommunity Health Care, planned to conduct an experiment to demonstrate the benefits of this model with the intention of making it available for other facilities to implement. Students completed a literature review to determine the most effective research designs by identifying similar treatment effectiveness studies. They proposed three research plans: a random assignment option, a pre-post option, and a quasi-experiment option. They proposed measuring treatment effectiveness using retention rates, number of sober days per month, admissions to the emergency department, and deaths due to opioid overdose. All design proposals would use a point-based system to incentivize participation.
MacMaster, Lauren; Montross, Nina; O'Brien, Arianna; Parras, Jasmine; and Rivera, Adrian, "Addiction Treatment" (2020). Liberal Arts Action Lab. 14.