Persistence predicts latency to relapse following inpatient treatment for alcohol dependence.

@article{Cannon1997PersistencePL,
  title={Persistence predicts latency to relapse following inpatient treatment for alcohol dependence.},
  author={Dale S. Cannon and C K Keefe and Lee Clark},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={1997},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={535-43}
}
Male alcoholics (N = 85) were followed for 6 months after inpatient treatment for alcohol dependence. Latency to relapse was predicted by two related persistence measures (the RD2 Persistence scale and the Orderliness/Persistence factor scale of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire, TPQ) as well as by job status at the time of admission to treatment, a history of vagrancy or public intoxication, amount of prior substance abuse treatment and the number of criteria met for a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING