The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Form 90-AF: Follow-up Interview Assessment of Drinking and Related Behaviors
Form 90-AI: Drinking Assessment Interview--Intake
Important People Initial Interview
Litt, M. D. (2010). Network support for alcohol treatment: Mechanisms and effectiveness (Network Support II)--Treatment session fidelity checklists. Farmington: University of Connecticut Health Center.
Litt, M. (n.d.). Network Support Treatment for Alcohol Dependence training program [PowerPoint slides]. Farmington: University of Connecticut Health Center.
Litt, M. D., Kabela-Cormier, E., & Kadden, R. M. (2009). Network support for alcohol treatment: Mechanisms and effectiveness (Network Support II)--Network Support Treatment manual. Farmington: University of Connecticut Health Center.
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The manual provides some guidance and direction for implementation outside a controlled research environment. Training and consultation are available from the developers. The session-specific fidelity checklists can be used to ensure adherence to the model.
Although the manual provides some guidance on implementing NST outside a research environment, the implementation materials and quality assurance tools themselves have not been adapted for use in other settings. The number of intervention sessions is inconsistently described in the implementation materials provided. Only the "core" sessions (sessions 1-4 and termination) of the intervention are described in detail within the manual. The training presentation relies on lecture format, which does not promote adult learning or help with generalization from research to practice contexts. Very little guidance is provided on the use and interpretation of the quality assurance tools.