The Gelberg–Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations was applied to understand vulnerable Appalachian women’s (N = 400) utilization of addiction treatment. A secondary data analysis included multiple multivariate analyses. The strongest correlates of treatment utilization included ever injecting drugs (OR = 2.77), limited availability of substance abuse treatment facilities (OR = 2.03), and invalidated violence abuse claims (OR = 2.12). This study contributes theory-driven research to the greater social work addiction literature by confirming that vulnerable domains related to substance abuse treatment utilization warrant unique considerations compared to nonvulnerable domains. Findings also highlight the importance of understanding the unique role that cultural factors play in treatment utilization among Appalachian women. Inferences relevant to clinicians and policymakers are discussed.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions|
|State||Published - Apr 3 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA033866).
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- drug use
- rural women
- substance use treatment
- treatment utilization
- vulnerable populations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)