"Because they made me come" : motivation and outcome in adolescent substance abuse treatment

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Travis G. Simmons (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Sally MacKain

Abstract: Due to the fact that most research done on motivation and readiness to change as it applies to chemical dependency treatment has been done in the adult population, the present study was designed to assess how motivation and readiness to change impact adolescent chemical dependency treatment. The Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale (SOCRATES) was implemented in the adolescent chemical dependency treatment program at Coastal Horizons Center. The sample consisted of 28 participants (13 females and 15 males) who were admitted to treatment at Coastal Horizons Center and administered the SOCRATES at least twice over a period of eight months. None of the hypotheses were confirmed due to a number of issues beyond the researcher’s control. SOCRATES subscale scores did not indicate movement to an advanced stage of change. Furthermore, higher SOCRATES subscale scores were not associated with more days spent in treatment, more treatment attendance, or a higher proportion of clean urine screens. The limitations of the study are discussed.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Drug abuse--Treatment--United States, Drug abuse--United States--Prevention, Substance abuse--Treatment--Research, Teenagers--Counseling of--United States, Teenagers--Drug use--United States
Subjects
Teenagers -- Drug use -- United States
Drug abuse -- United States -- Prevention
Drug abuse -- Treatment -- United States
Substance abuse -- Treatment -- Research
Teenagers -- Counseling of -- United States

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