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NCJ Number: 236980 Find in a Library
Title: Factors Associated With Motivation to Change HIV Risk and Substance Use Behaviors Among Homeless Youth
Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions  Volume:11  Issue:2  Dated:April-June 2011  Pages:163-180
Author(s): Jennifer Collins, M.A.; Natasha Slesnick, Ph.D.
Date Published: June 2011
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: DA13549
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined variables associated with motivation to change alcohol, drug use, and HIV risk behaviors among a sample of homeless youths.
Abstract: This study sought to identify and compare variables associated with motivation to change alcohol, drug use, and HIV risk behaviors among a sample of homeless youths. More frequent alcohol use, older age, and childhood sexual abuse were associated with greater motivation to change alcohol use; higher reported negative consequences of substance use were associated with higher motivation to reduce illicit drug use. Shorter periods of current homelessness predicted higher motivation to change HIV risk behaviors. Findings suggest these areas might be fruitful targets for intervention efforts to enhance motivation to reduce alcohol and illicit drug use and HIV risk behaviors. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Homeless children
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Juvenile drug abusers; Motivation; Social change-delinquency relationship; Underage Drinking
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