Ram A. Cnaan

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Too few studies have assessed the relationship between youth risk behaviors and religiosity using measures which captured the varied extent to which youth are engaged in religion. This study applied three measures of religiosity and risk behaviors. In addition, this study ascertained information about youths' participation in religious activities from a(More)
The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is an instrument widely used to assess the treatment problems of substance users. Its psychometric properties have been tested and found satisfactory for many types of substance abusers entering treatment. However, there are many other subgroups of substance users not in formal treatment, such as homeless substance users.(More)
DEDICATION I would like to dedicate this dissertation to my family who has been my support system since day one. I would have not been able to get through this program without my mother (Ethel Wilson), father (Samuel Wilson), brothers and sister-in-laws (Camara & Sharon Wilson and Sekou Wilson & Cecily McCarty). Their guidance, support and encouragement(More)
OBJECTIVE Because discharged methadone maintenance patients represent a population at particularly high public health risk, the authors studied such patients 1 year after their discharge from a methadone program. METHOD The locations of 94 of 110 discharged patients were successfully determined 1 year after discharge. Nine (10%) of these patients had(More)
___________________ The Research Reports series is a publication of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the C The three wavy lines shown here are a symbol from ancient times representing the human intellect in action. Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming). He serves on(More)
Although the negative long-term effects of specific childhood risk factors--sexual and physical abuse, parental mental illness and substance abuse, and out-of-home placement--have been recognized, most studies have focused on just one of these risks. This article examines the prevalence of these five childhood risk factors among dually diagnosed (mentally(More)
Programs targeting student volunteering and service learning are aimed at encouraging civic behaviour among young people. This article reports on a large-scale international survey comparing volunteering among university students in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The data revealed high rates of student(More)