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STANCE: Studying social services, treatment, and other interventions for alcohol and narcotics and resulting health outcomes- a collaborative, longitudinal research program

The overall aim of this six-year multi-project research program in Sweden is to identify research findings and develop a new registry of interventions received by individuals with substance use disorder in order to improve health outcomes of this population.

STANCE: The first 3 years of this program focuses on merging national level registry data on addiction treatment, employment, criminal justice and health outcomes and conduct statistical analysis in Sweden to examine outcomes such as hospitalization, disability, employment and mortality for individuals assessed for SUD and for different people groups (gender, age, immigration status, education, those with children in the child welfare system). Throughout all six years of this program the STANCE research team is implementing and testing a national registry of social services interventions received by individuals assessed for a substance use disorder.