[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 95 (Tuesday, May 18, 1999)]
[Page 26995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-12443]



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a list of information collection 
requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call 
the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-7978.

Persistent Effects of Treatment in Cuyahoga County, Ohio--New

    The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is undertaking a 
major initiative to study the long-term course of substance abuse 
within the context of receipt of substance abuse treatment. It has 
often been observed that success in treating substance abuse may 
require multiple episodes of treatment. The Persistent Effects of 
Treatment Studies (PETS) will be a family of studies structured to 
provide data on a wide range of populations and treatment approaches 
over a three-year period following admission to a substance abuse 
treatment program in a community setting. The family of studies will be 
built on existing studies currently being conducted by other 
organizations (including Federal, State, and local governments) in 
order to minimize costs and response burden. Collectively, the PETS 
studies are expected to provide valuable insights into the factors that 
lead to long-term success in treatment of substance abuse.
    Persistent Effects of Treatment in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, is the 
first of these studies. Under the aegis of an existing, CSAT-funded, 
Target Cities cooperative agreement, the county has built a strong 
substance abuse treatment information capability including standardized 
client intake assessment using the computerized Central Intake 
Assessment Instrument (CIAI-C), sound and comprehensive treatment 
information systems, and ongoing client follow-up at 6- and 12-months 
after treatment. This proposed project will build upon this foundation 
by conducting additional interviews at 24, 30, and 36 months after 
treatment admission using the computerized CIAI-C Followup version. At 
month 36, additional information needed to construct a natural history 
of substance use, treatment, criminal justice involvement, and 
employment for each subject over the previous 4-year period will be 
    The estimated response burden over the three-year period of 
approval is summarized below.

                                                                     Number of        Average
                                                     Number of      responses/        burden/      Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
CIAI-C Followup Interview: 24, 30 and 36 months.             806               3             1.5           3,627
CIAI-C Followup Interview: 30 and 36 months.....             453               2             1.5           1,359
Natural History Interview.......................           1,259               1             1.0           1,038
                                                 ----------------                                ---------------
    Total.......................................           1,259  ..............  ..............           6,245
                                                 ----------------                                ---------------
        3-year average..........................  ..............  ..............  ..............          2,082
* The client cohort is comprised of 1,259 treatment clients. Some clients will have the 24-month interview
  conducted under Target Cities funding and some will be under PETS funding.

    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: 
Daniel Chenok, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, D.C. 

    Dated: May 12, 1999.
Richard Kopanda,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 99-12443 Filed 5-17-99; 8:45 am]