Stephen Magura’s Intervention Research Highlighted in NIDA Notes
In a study of 211 unemployed methadone patients at two programs in New York City, Dr. Stephen Magura and colleagues at National Development and Research Institutes found that 41 percent of those who received the experimental Comprehensive Employment Supports (CES) intervention, compared with 26 percent of those who received standard vocational counseling, reported paid employment at both follow-up assessments. See NIDA Notes, Vol.21:6: Research In Brief.
In addition, this intervention, now known as the Customized Employment Supports has been listed by SAMHSA on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
Funding for this project was received from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health via Grant R01DA013596, Innovative Job Placement Model for Methadone Patients.