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ERIC Number: EJ939442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0889-7077
Gang Membership and Subsequent Engagement into a Drug Free Therapeutic Community
Widlitz, Michelle; Dermatis, Helen; Galanter, Marc; Bunt, Gregory
Substance Abuse, v28 n2 p33-40 2007
The purpose of the present study was to assess the relationship of history of gang involvement to engagement in Therapeutic Community (TC) treatment. Residents (N = 222) at two Daytop facilities completed a survey assessing sociodemographic characteristics, prior gang involvement and multiple aspects of TC functioning. Residents with prior gang involvement (21%) were younger and less educated than those without prior gang involvement. Although gang involved residents were more likely to achieve a high work role status in the program they scored lower on multiple indicators of engagement in treatment including acceptance of Daytop philosophy and TC clinical progress. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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