20 March 2008
A new section for 2008 Publications is added in Publications (listed both by Year and Topic) for the latest DATOS journal article on HIV risk among the DATOS adult sample.
21 September 2007
The Publications Section now features a new Web page for “Special Collections of the DATOS Publications.” The four collections are located in these journal special issues:
Methods and 1-Year Outcomes
(1997 in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors)
Treatment Process, Engagement, and Retention
(1999 in Drug and Alcohol Dependence)
Adolescent Treatment Outcomes
(2001 in Journal of Adolescent Research)
5-year Outcomes and Recovery Patterns
(2003 in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
14 July 2006
The latest DATOS journal articles and book chapter are updated in the Publications pages, listed by Year and Topic.
17 December 2003
Funding for the DATOS project has ended, but a concluding set of 5-year outcome studies is published in a special issue of Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and brings the total publications from this project to 85.
20 August 2003
Presentations — A
new section of the Presentations page provides PDF handout files
of conference presentations on special topics.
27 September 2002
New Search page — A
new Search page (powered by the very popular Google search engine)
facilitates the overall usefulness of the site for visitors.
23 September 2002
Pages — DATOS
publications are now listed in two categories: Listed
by Year, and Listed by Topics.
17 July 2002
5-Year Outcomes — Archives
of General Psychiatry publishes new 5-year outcome study based
on adults treated for cocaine dependence.
14 May 2002
Special DATOS review — Drug
and Alcohol Findings (Mike Ashton, Editor) provides a comprehensive
external review of DATOS research and policy implications (PDF;
2.15 MB / 10 pages).
19 December 2001
New Web Site Design — The
DATOS Web site is redesigned to streamline access and highlight studies
focused on Adolescents versus
16 July 2001
New Publication Abstract — The Publications page
has a new abstract for a journal article previously “in press.”
The new article, published in Archives
in General Psychiatry, summarizes new treatment effectiveness findings
05 April 2001
The National Science Teachers Association
has chosen the DATOS Web Poster, "Cocaine/Crack Use and Treatment Dropouts
in DATOS" (Rowan-Szal, Joe, & Simpson, CPDD, 1997) to participate
in their sciLINK program, which
connects science textbooks and teacher publications to useful online content.
21 March 2001
page now lists "in
press" articles of the upcoming special issue of Journal
of Adolescent Research. These articles will feature 1-year
outcome findings from the DATOS-Adolescent Project (DATOS-A).
31 January 2001
1998 Publication Abstracts added — The Publications page
now has 2 1998 abstracts that feature studies from the NDRI research center
on gender comparison for adolescent drug treatment
clients and women who
3 January 2001
New Publication Abstract --
The Publications page
has a new abstract for a journal article previously "in press."
The new article is: Therapeutic
communities: Diversity in treatment elements,
published in Substance Use & Misuse.
Entries have been added to
the DATOS Publications list, including
two newly published items from the UCLA research center (Grella and colleagues)
and several "in press" items.
4 August 2000
Web Poster -- James Porto
and Patrick Flynn presented "Determining
Best Organizational Practices among Community-Based Treatment Providers:
A Two-Stage Data Envelopment Analysis" at the CPDD conference
in June, and this poster has been added to the DATOS
Web Posters selections.
17 July 2000
TCU newsletter features
reports of findings from DATOS meeting at TCU Forum
(from IBR/TCU Web site:
also in PDF,
203KB / 8 pages)
30 June 2000
New DATOS Presentations
on research findings
are now available to download in Microsoft PowerPointŪ 2000:
1. Overview of Treatment Outcome
Studies (PPT; 307KB / 20 slides)
2. Overview of Treatment
Retention Findings (PPT; 429KB / 19 slides)
3. Overview of Treatment
Engagement Findings (PPT; 215KB / 13 slides)
4. Overview of Cocaine
Treatment Study (PPT; 243KB / 14 slides)
18 August 1999
The DATOS homepage and web site now offers
a new design that promotes user-friendly navigation and facilitates information
18 September 1998
Check out the new enhancement on the Publications
page. For each publication with an abstract, a button is located
right below the citation that opens its abstract in a separate window
for viewing and printing.
28 August 1998
New Publication Abstrac — The Publications page
has a new abstract for a journal article previously "in press."
The article is: Relationships
between drug treatment careers and outcomes: Findings from the national
Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study, published in Evaluation Review.
7 August 1998
Additional Web Poster — Dr. Patrick Flynn's (NDRI) presentation at the CPDD conference
in June has been added to the DATOS
Web Posters selections. His presentation is entitled,
Impairment Among Cocaine Dependent Treatment Clients."
22 July 1998
New DATOS Web Posters — Selected DATOS conference and meeting presentations are now available
through this site. The Web
Posters page gives viewing instructions and links to the
posters' title pages.
6 May 1998
DATOS Data Files Available
This Summer -- The Cooperative DATOS Steering Committee
and the National Institute on Drug Abuse are pleased to announce that
data files on the 10,010 admissions to DATOS will be available in August
1998 to interested researchers from the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) at the University of Michigan. More
information is available through the Internet at www.icpsr.umich.edu/SAMHDA.
SAMHDA is an initiative of the Office of Applied Studies at the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
7 April 1998
After a year of planning,
the new DATOS Web site is here. Dr.
Dwayne Simpson, Director of the Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR)
at TCU, serves as the site's Managing Editor. He explains the site's
purpose: "It is part of a commitment to make findings from this major
study more accessible to a broader audience." The site provides
descriptive and historical information about the project, as well as bibliographies,
abstracts, data charts, and summaries of recent findings. As future DATOS
studies are completed, additional findings will be posted and referenced.
Also look for coming highlights from conference presentations, posters,
The IBR Web team develops
and maintains the site at Texas Christian University. Please send
site comments to the Webmaster.
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