Faith-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment Providers: An Exploratory Study of Texan Providers

David R. Hodge, Jason Pittman

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Interest in faith-based approaches to dealing with social problems appears to be increasing, as seen in the recent bipartisan charitable choice legislation, which is designed to remove barriers that prohibit faith-based providers from applying for government funds. In spite of this interest, relatively little research exists on faith-based providers. Accordingly, this exploratory study examines the characteristics of faith-based drug and alcohol treatment providers among a sample of Texan providers (N = 30). Data are provided on general program information, philosophical orientation, services, finances, staffing, and clients. The implications of the findings are discussed and directions for future research are suggested, particularly as they intersect the charitable choice legislation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-40
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Charitable choice
  • Drug and alcohol treatment
  • Faith-based providers
  • Religion
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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