Short-term trajectories of substance use in a sample of drug-involved probationers.

@article{Caudy2014ShorttermTO,
  title={Short-term trajectories of substance use in a sample of drug-involved probationers.},
  author={Michael S. Caudy and Liansheng Larry Tang and Alese Wooditch and Faye Taxman},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={202-13}
}
The current study estimates trajectories of illegal substance use in a sample of 251 drug-involved probationers to identify risk profiles that predict group membership and explores the impact of treatment participation across these trajectories. Trajectory analyses reveal five patterns of drug use during probation supervision. Age and the use of hard drugs are identified as the strongest predictors of involvement in illicit drug use while on probation. The effect of participation in substance… CONTINUE READING

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