The Effect of FAST Model for addiction patient in Thanyarak Institute

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Aungkoon Pattrakorn
Nanta Chaipichitpan



: To evaluate the results of FAST model comparing the abstinent outcomes between patients in voluntary and patients in compulsory system.

Materials and Methods :

The study was a retrospective descriptive study. Data was collected from medical records of 368 patients who admited in thanyarak Institute during 1 October 2011-30 September 2012.Statistics used chi-square, Fisher’s exact test and Odds ratio (OR).

Results :

The abstinent behavior was significant higher in voluntary system than compulsory system up to 1.56 times (OR = 1.56, 95%Cl 1.02-2.39, p<0.05). Other relevant factors scan as age, sex, duration and type of drug abuse and time spending for rehabilitation were not associated with the abstinent behavior.


: The study found patients in voluntary system of FAST model can quit from substances more than compulsory system showed that the process of after care or follow up is very important. Therefore, improved follow up process both proactive and reactive way will achieve the success of substance use disorder treatment in Thailand.


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Pattrakorn, A., & Chaipichitpan, N. (2014). The Effect of FAST Model for addiction patient in Thanyarak Institute. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 60(1), 71–81. Retrieved from
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