Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name


First Advisor

Dr. Joanne V. Rhone


This study focused on two areas. First, the relationship between religious attitudes and client satisfaction with substance abuse treatment and second, on the relationship between discharge referrals and client satisfaction with substance abuse treatment. A descriptive study analysis approach was used to analyze data collected from twenty-two subjects being treated at facilities in the greater Atlanta area that utilized a behavioral/educational approach to treatment that emphasized the twelve step model. A demographic survey, drug history survey, religious belief questionnaire and two customer satisfaction instruments were used to test the two hypothesis examined in the study. The conclusions drawn from the findings suggest a relationship exists between religious beliefs and client satisfaction and second, that discharge referrals and clients satisfaction ratings increase when clients are referred to programs that incorporate structure with twelve step fellowship.

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