The Institute of Behavioral Research at Texas Christian University is pleased to make available, without charge, a wide array of data collection instruments developed for drug abuse treatment and outcome assessments. Collectively, they are referred to as the “TCU Forms.”
Origin and Availability of TCU Forms
The TCU Forms have their conceptual origins in the first national treatment
evaluation study — the DARP Project — as
well as related treatment evaluation projects conducted over the past three decades. In
1989, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded the DATAR Project at TCU for evaluating
treatment enhancement strategies, therapeutic process, and follow-up outcomes in
outpatient methadone programs. A core set of data collection instruments were prepared,
and in subsequent years they have been revised as well as adapted to a variety of other
treatment settings, populations, and applications. Thus, the TCU Forms represent a family
of instruments adapted from the original TCU/DATAR Forms to meet assessment needs in a
variety of research projects as described elsewhere (see Research and Publications).
Several of the most popular TCU Forms and related materials are now available for viewing and direct printing through the Internet. In the past, these manuals and reports have been widely distributed by mail. By making them available through the Internet, however, they become more readily accessible to the field (especially updated versions of the forms). Over time, it is possible that additional forms will be included as well.
Obtaining the Forms in Adobe PDF Format
The TCU Forms can be viewed, navigated, and printed if you have Acrobat Reader from Adobe Systems, Inc. downloaded and configured for your browser. For instructions and to download a free PDF viewer, go to the Downloading Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Reader Software page.
Follow the easy instructions included with Adobe’s Acrobat Reader application to install the Reader on your computer. Then click any PDF file to view, navigate, or print a TCU Form.
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