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NCJ Number: 65449 Find in a Library
Title: IMPACT OF LEGAL INVOLVEMENT ON SUBSTANCE ABUSERS IN A RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT SETTING
Journal: CORRECTIVE AND SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR TECHNOLOGY METHODS AND THERAPY  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:(1980)  Pages:21-28
Author(s): S H SCHNOLL; M R GOLDSTEIN; D E ANTES; V J RINELLA
Corporate Author: Martin Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc
Mid-Continent Hospital
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Martin Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc
Olathe, KS 66061
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS AND IMPLICATIONS ARE REPORTED FOR A STUDY THAT EXAMINED THE EFFECT OF DEGREE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT AT TREATMENT ADMISSION UPON SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT COMPLETION.
Abstract: BASED UPON INTERVIEWS WITH 2,489 PATIENTS ADMITTED IN 1977 AND 1978 TO A MODIFIED THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY TREATMENT PROGRAM FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSERS, SUBJECTS WERE DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS ACCORDING TO THEIR DEGREE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT AT ADMISSION: DIRECTLY FROM PRISON, ANY OPEN CASES, PAROLE AND/OR PROBATION, AND NO LEGAL INVOLVEMENT. THE CANDIDATE PROGRAM IS A 4- TO 6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO MOST RESIDENTS UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE INPATIENT PROGRAM. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEGREE OF LEGAL INVOLVEMENT AND COMPLETION OF THESE TWO PROGRAMS WAS MEASURED. RESULTS SHOW THAT MALES WERE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE INVOLVED IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM THAN FEMALES, AND MALES WERE MORE LIKELY THAN FEMALES TO ENTER TREATMENT DIRECTLY FROM PRISON AND TO HAVE MORE PAROLE AND/OR PROBATION INVOLVEMENT; HOWEVER, MALES WERE LESS LIKELY TO ENTER TREATMENT WITH ANY OPEN CASES. RESIDENTS ADMITTED DIRECTLY FROM PRISON WERE MORE LIKELY THAN ANY OTHER GROUP TO COMPLETE INPATIENT TREATMENT. THOSE WITH LEGAL INVOLVEMENT WERE LESS LIKELY TO ENTER THE CANDIDATE PROGRAM THAN THOSE WITH NO LEGAL INVOLVEMENT. OF THOSE WITH LEGAL INVOLVEMENT, THE OPEN CASE GROUP WAS THE MOST LIKELY TO ENTER THE CANDIDATE PROGRAM. MALES WITH LEGAL INVOLVEMENT WERE MORE LIKELY TO COMPLETE INPATIENT TREATMENT THAN MALES WITH NO LEGAL INVOLVEMENT, FEMALES WITH NO LEGAL INVOLVEMENT, OR FEMALES WITH LEGAL INVOLVEMENT. THE DATA SUGGEST THAT LEGAL INVOLVEMENT IS POSITIVELY RELATED TO TREATMENT OUTCOME AND RETENTION. TREATMENT OUTCOME REFERS ONLY TO THE RATE OF COMPLETION AND NOT THE PATIENT'S BEHAVIOR AFTER COMPLETING TREATMENT. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Drug treatment; Motivation; Offenders; Research
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