Subjective quality-of-life rating at substance use disorder treatment entry: associated client recovery needs and outcomes

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Abstract

This study examines male (n = 2,612) and female (n = 2,644) clients entering SUD treatment who rated their quality-of-life (QofL) lower  or higher  and then examined thier recovery needs at program entry and at follow-up as well as return to substance use at follow-up. Results found that lower QofL ratings at program entry were associated with many recovery needs at both program entry and at follow-up. In the multivariate analysis, QofL ratings at program entry were significantly and uniquely associated with the average number of recovery needs at follow-up as well as return to use after controlling for recovery needs at program entry. Individuals who continued to rate their QofL lower at follow-up had lower SUD program satisfaction and engagement ratings and had more recovery needs, on average, at follow-up. Focusing on recovery needs and quality-of-life, which vary by person and context, may enhance recovery from substance use.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

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Keywords

  • Recovery
  • relapse prevention
  • treatment engagement
  • treatment outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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