Traumatized youth and substance abuse treatment outcomes: A longitudinal study

Julie K. Williams, Douglas C. Smith, Nathan Gotman, Bushra Sabri, Hyonggin An, James A. Hall

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This longitudinal study examined whether youth with high traumatic stress (HTS) respond differently to outpatient substance abuse treatment compared to youth without HTS at intake, and at 3 and 6 months following intake. Data were analyzed using a mixed-effects two-part model to fit repeated data with zero saturation. Clients in both groups significantly increased their odds of abstinence and full symptom remission of substance problems from baseline to 6 months. Of youth still using substances, the group with HTS reduced substance use significantly more than substance users without HTS. Recommendations for future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-108
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of traumatic stress
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


Dive into the research topics of 'Traumatized youth and substance abuse treatment outcomes: A longitudinal study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this