Predictors of motivation for abstinence at the end of outpatient substance abuse treatment.

@article{Laudet2010PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of motivation for abstinence at the end of outpatient substance abuse treatment.},
  author={Alexandre B. Laudet and Virginia A Stanick},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          317-27
        }
}
Commitment to abstinence, a motivational construct, is a strong predictor of reductions in drug and alcohol use. Level of commitment to abstinence at treatment end predicts sustained abstinence, a requirement for recovery. This study sought to identify predictors of commitment to abstinence at treatment end to guide clinical practice and to inform the conceptualization of motivational constructs. Polysubstance users (N = 250) recruited at the start of outpatient treatment were reinterviewed at… CONTINUE READING
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