The Impact of a Substance Abuse Treatment for Offenders in Relation to the Time Spent in Treatment
Series/Report no.International Annals of Criminology;Vol. 48, no. 1/2
The objective of this research is to evaluate the outcomes of a treatment for addicts. 123 subjects were tested before treatment and at 5, 8 and 11 months follow-up periods with a French version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI). Exposure to treatment was based on the number of clients’ contact-hours with a therapist. The sample was divided into three groups according to the number of hours spent in treatment. The data was analysed using MANOVA on the seven scales of the ASI for the three groups and the four time periods. Results showed that all groups improved significantly but that this improvement was not related to the number of hours spent in treatment.
Brochu, Serge, Sun, Fu, Landry, Michel & Bergeron, Jacques (2010). The impact of substance abuse treatment on offenders relative to time spent in treatment. International Annals of Criminology, 48(1/2), 45-62.