Barriers to treatment: why alcohol and drug abusers delay or never seek treatment.

  title={Barriers to treatment: why alcohol and drug abusers delay or never seek treatment.},
  author={John Alastair Cunningham and Linda Carter Sobell and Mark B. Sobell and Sangeeta D Agrawal and Tony Toneatto},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={18 3},
Reasons for delaying or not seeking treatment were compared between outpatient alcohol and drug abusers, and between alcohol abusers who had either resolved their problem without treatment, were currently not resolved, or were in an outpatient treatment program. Outpatient alcohol and drug abusers exhibited few differences in their endorsed reasons for delaying seeking treatment. There were, however, several differences between resolved and nonresolved alcohol abusers who had never sought… CONTINUE READING

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