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Predictors of retention in the 'voluntary' and 'quasi-compulsory' treatment of substance dependence in Europe

Schaub, Michael, Stevens, Alex, Haug, Severin, Berto, Daniele, Hunt, Neil, Kerschl, Viktoria, McSweeney, Tim, Oeuvray, Kerrie, Puppo, Irene, Santa Maria, Alberto, and others. (2011) Predictors of retention in the 'voluntary' and 'quasi-compulsory' treatment of substance dependence in Europe. European Addiction Research, 17 (2). pp. 97-105. ISSN 1022-6877. (doi:10.1159/000322574) (KAR id:29908)

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Abstract

Background Policies and practices related to the quasi-compulsory treatment (QCT) of

absence of reliable knowledge about significant predictors of treatment retention. This study

Methods Participants were treated in one of 65 institutions in 5 European countries. They

treatment, self-efficacy, stage of change, employment, and health-related variables. Binary

18-month follow-up. Moderator analyses were computed to investigate whether these

Results A higher number of working days in the previous month was positively associated

in the previous month, and lifetime depression were negatively associated with treatment

for participants in QCT.

the quasi-compulsory and voluntary treatments. Perceived medical pressure is of higher

relevance than the often-believed legal pressure for treatment retention in QCT.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1159/000322574
Uncontrolled keywords: Predictors; coercion treatment; compulsory treatment; substance use
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits and abuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Taryn Duhig
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 13:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29908 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Stevens, Alex: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4878-3871
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