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Predicting drug treatment entry among treatment-seeking individuals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9633033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined factors related to drug treatment program entry among 276 drug abusers seeking treatment referral. Six-month follow-up interviews determined that 171 (62.0%) followed through with the treatment referral. The analyses indicated that treatment-entry and non-entry subjects did not differ in predisposing factors (age, gender, race/ethnicity, education), type of drug use, or years of use. A logistic regression analysis indicated that characteristics at baseline predicting subsequent treatment entry include legal pressure, lower levels of psychological distress and family or social problems, and prior successful treatment experience. Legal coercion was an effective factor promoting treatment entry. Drug abusers having prior successful treatment experience were also more likely to reenter treatment. However, those with more severe problems (drug related and others) seemed less likely to enter treatment, indicating that psychological distress and family problems may undermine motivation to follow through on treatment referral.
Authors:
Y I Hser; M Maglione; M L Polinsky; M D Anglin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of substance abuse treatment     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0740-5472     ISO Abbreviation:  J Subst Abuse Treat     Publication Date:    1998 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-11     Completed Date:  1998-09-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500909     Medline TA:  J Subst Abuse Treat     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Drug Abuse Research Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles 90024-3511, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Crime
Ethnic Groups / psychology
Family
Female
Humans
Male
Motivation
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology*
Referral and Consultation
Regression Analysis
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
DA07382/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K02DA00139/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; P50DA07699/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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