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NCJ Number: NCJ 241677     Find in a Library
Title: Does Recent Physical and Sexual Victimization Affect Further Substance Use for Adult Drug-Involved Offenders?
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:27  Issue:12  Dated:2012  Pages:2348 to 2372
Author(s): Janine M. Zweig, Ph.D. ; Jennifer Yahner, M.A. ; Shelli B. Rossman, M.A.
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-DC-BX-1001
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined whether physical and sexual victimization experiences were related to further substance use for a sample of drug-involved adult offenders and whether this increase could be attributed to depression experienced after the victimization occurred. A total of 674 men and 284 women from the longitudinal Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE) were included in analyses.
Abstract: This study examined whether physical and sexual victimization experiences were related to further substance use for a sample of drug-involved adult offenders and whether this increase could be attributed to depression experienced after the victimization occurred. A total of 674 men and 284 women from the longitudinal Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE) were included in analyses. The study included 23 drug court and 6 comparison sites. Study participants completed three interviews: at baseline enrollment and then at 6 and 18 months after baseline. Multilevel path modeling showed that physical and sexual victimization experiences during the year before the baseline interview were associated with further substance use at 18 months and that this relationship was mediated by depression. All relationships held for both men and women, and beyond the contribution of several control variables, including drug court program participation. Public health and criminal justice personnel working with substance-using offenders should screen individuals for victimization-related trauma and, if identified, provide assistance to evaluate and improve such individuals’ mental health and, subsequently, decrease their likelihood of using substances. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Coping (victims of crime)
Index Term(s): Adult offenders ; Alcoholism causes ; Mental health ; Sexual assault ; NIJ grant-related documents
   
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