ERIC Number: ED422541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs. 1995-1996 Minnesota Student Survey.
Harrison, Patricia A.; Fulkerson, Jayne A.; Beebe, Timothy J.
This booklet describes the population of youth in chemical dependency treatment programs. The Minnesota Student Survey was administered to 500 voluntary adolescent participants in inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment programs in 1995 and 1996. These youth were matched with adolescents selected randomly from the public school student population. This analysis provides a comparison between youth in treatment programs and youth in public schools. Survey administration, matching process, and criteria for admission to chemical dependency treatment are reviewed. A description of the youth, their families, and their environments includes information about family composition and relationships, family alcohol and drug problems, family violence, sexual abuse, date violence and rape, and multiple victimizations. Levels of psychological distress are described; the picture includes low self-esteem, emotional distress, suicidal behavior, and self-injury. Insights into sexual activity levels, school perceptions, and behaviors are presented. Antisocial and illegal behaviors, including delinquent behavior, recent trends in substance use, cigarette use, alcohol and drug use prevalence, high-risk substance use, and consequences of substance use are discussed. The findings are summarized, and recommendations are presented. (Contains 32 references.) (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Destructive Behavior, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Youth, Youth Problems
Minnesota Dept. of Human Services, Performance Measurement & Quality Improvement Division, 444 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155-3865; phone: 612-297-3050; fax: 612-215-5754; TDD: 612-296-5705.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Human Services, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota