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NCJ Number: 230091 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes for Adolescents With Violent Behaviors
Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:44-62
Author(s): Bushra Sabri, LMSW, ACSW; Julie K. Williams, Ph.D.; Douglas C. Smith, Ph.D.; Mijin Jang, M.S.; James A. Hall, Ph.D.
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: CSAT TI13354
Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: 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.
Abstract: Using a longitudinal research design, adolescents were classified based on three 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. Tables, figures, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug abusers
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile drug use; Longitudinal studies; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques; Violent juvenile offenders
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