Higher Ground Research Documents

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The full title of the Research Documents are;

Review of Outcomes for clients: 2012-2018

This report presents data analysis and evaluation of clients’ treatment outcomes from Higher Ground’s residential therapeutic community (TC) programme.

The study includes 1,108 clients who entered Higher Ground between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2018. These clients were predominantly of Pākehā (63%) and Māori (30%) ethnicities (with the proportion of Māori growing over time alongside the success of the Māori programme).

About three quarters of clients were aged in their 20s-30s. Primary drugs of choice during the six-year period were …. Read More

Graduates & Residents Feedback Report

Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation Trust (Higher Ground) engaged Julian King & Associates to elicit feedback from graduates and current residents (collectively referred to as ‘clients’) and identify key themes about their experiences with Higher Ground’s residential programme.

The purpose of the study was to increase understanding about the value clients place on the programme and the extent to which certain programme components contribute to their recovery…. Read More

Measuring outcomes for TC clients

Purpose: This paper presents analysis of clinical outcome data collected as part of an 18-week, abstinence-based residential TC program, Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation Trust (Higher Ground) in New Zealand.

Lessons and implications for routine collection of clinical outcome data are identified.

Methods: Higher Ground collects longitudinal data on all consenting clients using a battery of validated psychometric tools…. Read More

Review of Outcomes for clients

Purpose: This paper presents analysis of clinical outcome data collected as part of an 18-week, abstinence-based residential TC program, Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation Trust (Higher Ground) in New Zealand.

Lessons and implications for routine collection of clinical outcome data are identified.

Methods: Higher Ground collects longitudinal data on all consenting clients using a battery of validated psychometric tools…. Read More

Review of Outcomes for clients: Methamphetamine

This report presents data analysis and evaluation of methamphetamine (MA) treatment outcomes at Higher Ground, based on analysis of service data.

The study includes 155 clients discharged between December 2011-March 2014 who had used MA and had been in treatment longer than 30 days.

The study found that: …. Read More

Higher Ground Evaluation

Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation Trust (HGDRT) is a registered charitable trust founded in 1984 providing an 18-week residential Therapeutic Community programme to support people who are severely dependent on alcohol and other drugs and who wish to become abstinent.

The community is a highly structured drug-­free environment with defined boundaries, both behavioural and ethical. While residing at HGDRT programme participants are required to be alcohol and other drug free, they engage in educational and therapeutic processes, …. Read More

Report on the Maori Programme

The aim of this study was to identify client perspectives of the Whanau group at Higher Ground. This study is a part of a broader evaluation of the services currently offered at Higher Ground.

Qualitative methods were employed within a Kaupapa Maori framework and data was obtained from interviews with 12 residents: 10 Maori and 2 non-Maori. Five key themes were identified. Participants indicated …. Read More

Related Information:

HG: Moari Programme:
November 2012

Higher Ground Evaluation:
November 2013

Review of Outcomes:
July 2014

Measuring Outcomes:
September 2016

HG: Client Feedback:
December 2016

HG: Client Outcomes:
December 2016