Date of Award


Degree Name



College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Stephen L. O’Keefe

Second Advisor

Robert A. Wilson

Third Advisor

Wayne F. Coombs


This study consisted of a one year examination of a twelve week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), followed by continuing care treatment, coupled with required attendance to a Twelve Step AA/NA Program. This study detailed the treatment plan available at a local Intensive Outpatient Program in Southern West Virginia. A sample, separating alcoholics from other substance abusers to obtain an estimated completion rate was used.

Tills thesis comprised a one-year history of subjects (6/30/98 -07/01/99). A total of 84 subjects entered into the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) within the above time frame. Determination of completion rates was based on a categorical scale. Cross Tabulation and Logistic Regression were used to determine statistical significance. The results in this study indicate no statistical difference exists between alcoholics and other substance abusers in successful completion of the 12-week intensive outpatient program or continuing care program.


Outcome assessment (Medical care).