Research Projects


Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant - The State of Maine received five years of funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2004 to create and support a statewide prevention and health promotion infrastructure.


Operating Under the Influence Recidivism Study - The Driver Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP) is initiating a study to compare recidivism rates between clients who participate in DEEP education and those who do not participate.


Incentives in Public Addiction Treatment: Testing Design and Enhancing Impact - The Brandeis/Harvard Center Center to Improve the Quality of Drug abuse Treatment through a NIDA grant is working with Maine to study a relatively new way to drive quality of treatment, and offer an opportunity to test new incentive designs. It is essential to understand program and clinician response, unintended effects, client outcomes, and interactions with other initiatives in relation to Performance Based Contracting (PBC). Both PBC and clinician group incentives may serve as important elements in the toolbox as purchasers and treatment systems strive to improve quality of care for clients with substance use disorders in a constrained fiscal environment. For more information:

State Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination  (SAT-ED) - A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded project to build an infrastructure which will support enhanced treatment services and improved outcomes for youth with substance abuse or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, and their families.   This will be accomplished by implementing the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA). Expected outcomes include: Increased rates of abstinence, enrollment in education, vocational training, and/or employment, social connectedness, and decreased juvenile justice involvement for adolescents provided services through this cooperative agreement. SAT-ED Fact Sheet.

The previous version of this page is available at this link: Past Research Projects.