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NCJ Number: 230092 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Attrition Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Youth
Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:63-80
Author(s): Ashley Austin, Ph.D.; Eric F. Wagner, Ph.D.
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 18
Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the predictors of treatment attrition among racial and ethnic minority adolescents.
Abstract: This study examined the predictors of treatment attrition among racial and ethnic minority adolescents from South Florida participating in treatment for substance use problems (N= 453). The influences of individual, social, cultural, and treatment factors on treatment attrition were explored within three racial and ethnic subgroups of adolescents. Multivariate logit analyses were conducted within each racial and ethnic subgroup. Specific factors differentially predicted attrition within each racial and ethnic subgroup and African-American youth were more than twice as likely as their Hispanic counterparts to leave treatment prematurely. Findings underscore the importance of identifying and understanding unique treatment needs of racial and ethnic minority youth with substance use problems. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug treatment
Index Term(s): Black juvenile delinquents; Florida; Hispanic Americans; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Minority juvenile offenders; Turnover rates
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