An exploratory examination of spiritual well-being, religiosity, and drug use among incarcerated men

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Abstract

This study examines the relationships among spirituality, religiosity, and drug use among incarcerated males. Data were collected from 661 male prison inmates from four Kentucky State Correctional facilities. Spiritual well-being was measured using a modified version of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS), and religiosity was measured by worship attendance in the year prior to incarceration. In general, spirituality and religiosity were found to be negatively related to alcohol and drug use, and differed across several individual characteristics that were included in the analysis. Given the relationship between spiritual well-being and religiosity to individual characteristics, such as age and race reported in this study, it is suggested that individual characteristics be considered when examining spirituality and drug use patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-103
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

Keywords

  • Drug use
  • Individual characteristics
  • Prisoners
  • Religiosity
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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