Substance abuse treatment outcomes for adolescents with violent behaviors

Bushra Sabri, Julie K. Williams, Douglas C. Smith, Mijin Jang, James A. Hall

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether substance-abusing adolescents with co-occurring violent behaviors showed reduction in these behaviors after exposure to outpatient drug treatment. Using a longitudinal research design, adolescents were classified based on 3 levels of the violence reported at intake and were assessed at 3 and 6 months following intake. The high-violence group showed significant reductions in the frequency of substance use, substance-related problems, and violence over time. The study shows that participation in outpatient substance abuse treatment may be associated with improved outcomes for adolescents with co-occurring substance abuse and violent behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-62
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Outpatient
  • Substance abuse
  • Treatment outcomes
  • Violence

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  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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Substance abuse treatment outcomes for adolescents with violent behaviors. / Sabri, Bushra; Williams, Julie K.; Smith, Douglas C.; Jang, Mijin; Hall, James A.

In: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 44-62.

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Sabri, Bushra ; Williams, Julie K. ; Smith, Douglas C. ; Jang, Mijin ; Hall, James A. / Substance abuse treatment outcomes for adolescents with violent behaviors. In: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 2010 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 44-62.
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