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Comparing outcomes of ‘voluntary’ and ‘quasi-compulsory’ treatment of substance dependence in Europe

Schaub, Michael, Stevens, Alex, Berto, Daniele, Hunt, Neil, Kerschl, Viktoria, McSweeney, Tim, Oeuvray, Kerrie, Puppo, Irene, Santa Maria, Alberto, Trinkl, Barbara, and others. (2010) Comparing outcomes of ‘voluntary’ and ‘quasi-compulsory’ treatment of substance dependence in Europe. European Addiction Research, 16 (1). pp. 53-60. ISSN 1022-6877. (doi:10.1159/000265938) (KAR id:29909)

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Aim: This study evaluates quasi-compulsory drug treatment

treatment instead of imprisonment in comparison to

Participants were interviewed with the European Addiction

perception of pressure and self-efficacy, and the Readinessto-

and 18 months. Results: Reductions in substance use and

were observed in QCT and voluntary treatment groups.

the comparison group showed similar reductions in substance use and crime over time. Study retention was comparable

treatment provided in the same services in reducing

substance use and crime.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1159/000265938
Uncontrolled keywords: Quasi-compulsory drug treatment; Substance-dependent offenders; European Addiction Severity Index; ASI-crime module; Readiness-to-Change Questionnaire; Last observation carried forward method
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 13:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:06 UTC
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