Year: 2008 Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, v.69, no.3, (May 2008), p.449-453 SIEC No: 20090702

This study examined whether there are common classes of service needs among clients in outpatient substance-use disorder treatment. Data were derived from the National Treatment Improvement Evaluation Survey & focused on 2,256 clients in outpatient treatment. Latent class analysis was used to explore different class solutions. A four-class solution exhibited best fit. 14.0% of clients in the multiple service needs group, 6.8% in the interpersonal service needs group, 13.9% in the financial service needs group, & 7.4% in the low service needs group reported suicidality. Bivariate analysis supported the hypothesis that clients with more psychiatric problems would need the greatest number of additional services. (22 refs.)