ERIC Number: EJ778522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 89
An Eight-Year Perspective on the Relationship between the Duration of Abstinence and Other Aspects of Recovery
Dennis, Michael L.; Foss, Mark A.; Scott, Christy K.
Evaluation Review, v31 n6 p585-612 2007
Using data from 1,162 people entering treatment and followed up (greater than 94%) for 8 years, this article examines the relationship between the duration of abstinence (1 month to 5 or more years) and other aspects of recovery (e.g., health, mental health, coping responses, legal involvement, vocational involvement, housing, peers, social and spiritual support), including the trend and at what point changes occur. It also examines how the duration of abstinence at a given point is related to the odds of sustaining abstinence in the subsequent year. The findings demonstrate the rich patterns of change associated with the course of long-term recovery. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Coping, Religious Factors, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Correlation, Peer Influence, Social Influences, Spiritual Development, Behavior Change, Drug Addiction, Mental Health, Physical Health, Crime, Family Income, Place of Residence, Self Efficacy, Poverty, Social Support Groups, Employment Level, Urban Areas, Recidivism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
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