Alaska Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment System Effectiveness Study (2003)

Brian Saylor, PhD, MPH
David Marshall MA
Bernie Segal, PhD 
Suzanne Womack Strisik, PhD
David Neal, MS


The 2001 legislature appropriated $100,000 to examine the effectiveness of Alaska substance abuse prevention and treatment systems. The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority matched the appropriation with a similar amount. Using these funds, the Trust initiated an overview of the effectiveness of Alaska's publicly funded substance abuse treatment system. It is a very multi-faceted and complex task that starts with the notion of ways of measuring the effectiveness of the system.


At the request of the Trust Authority, the Institute for Health Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage assisted in this review.


The final reports are available for download: