Anxiety and suicidal ideation predict successful completion of substance abuse treatment in a criminal justice sample

Academic Article


  • The goal of this study was to identify predictors of successful substance abuse treatment in an out-patient clinic for individuals being monitored under community corrections supervision. Of the 615 participants, 117 (19%) successfully completed treatment. The results of a multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that successful treatment was associated with several baseline characteristics including: older age, White race, having greater than a high school education, lower level of care, meeting criteria for an anxiety disorder, reporting suicidal ideation, and not having a history of opioid use. The value of self-report of problems and its influence on treatment in the culture of the criminal justice population is discussed in this article. © 2014 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Clark CB; S. Hendricks P; Brown A; L. Cropsey K
  • Start Page

  • 836
  • End Page

  • 841
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 7