Substance use among victimized women on probation and parole

Seana Golder, Martin T. Hall, Tk Logan, George E. Higgins, Amanda Dishon, Tanya Renn, Katherine M. Winham

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Victimized women within the criminal justice system are an important group and understanding their substance use is critical. Substance use was examined among 406 victimized women on probation and parole in an urban community from 2010 to 2013. Ninety-three percent reported lifetime use of an illicit substance, whereas 58% and 45% reported use of at least one illicit substance in the past 2 years and 12 months, respectively. Among probationers, having been in a controlled environment was associated with a higher prevalence of illicit substance use as compared to parolees. Implications for practice, policy, and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-447
Number of pages13
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research described here was supported, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA027981).


  • Parole
  • Probation
  • Substance use
  • Victimization
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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