skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


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
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
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.