Factors associated with lifetime history of drug treatment among substance dependent women

Benita Walton-Moss, Mary E. McCaul

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Abstract

There is extensive research on factors related to substance use treatment retention and completion but less is known about factors related to treatment initiation, particularly for women. This paper examines factors associated with a lifetime history of substance abuse treatment among women with drug abuse or dependence. Baseline interview data, using the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) that obtained during a randomized clinical trial was analyzed comparing women with no history of drug treatment with women with a history at least one drug treatment episode. Of the 153 women, 47.4% had a lifetime history of drug treatment compared to 52.6% who have never enrolled in drug treatment. After multiple logistic regression, craving drugs at least 15 days in the past month, using cocaine at least 15 days in the past month, ASI alcohol composite score, perceived seriousness of legal problems, history of at least 3 pregnancies, and history of physical abuse by a known person, were independently associated with drug treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-253
Number of pages8
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

Keywords

  • Substance abuse women
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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