Utilization of community-based outpatient addiction treatment programmes in Kenya

  • CS Deveau
  • L Tengia
  • C Mutua
  • S Njoroge
  • L Dajoh
  • B Singer


This paper examines a number of outpatient addictions treatment programmes developed in various regions of Kenya. The uptake of outpatient services at four sites between 2007 and 2010 has been examined. A field-based follow-up survey was administered to determine abstinence rates among clients who participated in treatment. Factors involved in recovery outcomes are discussed. Utilization of outpatient addictions treatment and retention in services increased over the three-year period, and field-based follow up with clients showed 42% abstinence rates. Key Words: Outpatient treatment, Alcohol, Drug, Addiction recovery, HIV, Kenya

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