Factors Related to Drug Abuse Treatment History Among Incarcerated Drug Abusers

J. Matthew Webster, Carl G. Leukefeld, Michele Staton Tindall, Allison Mateyoke-Scrivner, Thomas F. Garrity

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The prison population is replete with drug abusers. though many incarcerated drug abusers have participated in drug abuse treatment, it is unclear how drug abusers with previous treatment differ from those who have not received treatment. The current study profiles these two groups of incarcerated drug abusers on their health, drug use, and criminal activity. There were few differences between those who had received treatment and those who did not receive treatment. A logistic regression analysis found that dental problems, cocaine use, opioid use, and conviction for drug use crimes were most indicative of previous drug abuse treatment. Implications for treatment planning are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-21
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Correctional Health Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007


  • correctional health care
  • criminal activity
  • drug treatment
  • drug use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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