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ERIC Number: EJ1142111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Social Support Influences on Substance Abuse Outcomes among Sober Living House Residents with Low and Moderate Psychiatric Severity
Polcin, Douglas L.; Korcha, Rachael
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v61 n1 p51-70 Apr 2017
Social support and psychiatric severity are known to influence substance abuse. However, little is known about how their influences vary under different conditions. We aimed to study how different types of social support were associated with substance abuse outcomes among persons with low and moderate psychiatric severity who entered Sober Living Houses (SLHs). Two hundred forty-five individuals entering 16 SLHs were interviewed at baseline and 6, 12 and 18 months. The Brief Symptom Inventory assessed psychiatric symptoms and the Important People Instrument and a modified AA Affiliation Scale assessed social support. Social support variables predicted substance abuse outcomes for persons with low and moderate psychiatric severity. However, they were the strongest and most consistent predictors for the low severity group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Brief Symptom Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: R03DA035175