Substance abuse treatment characteristics of probation-referred young adults in a community-based outpatient program.

@article{Sinha2003SubstanceAT,
  title={Substance abuse treatment characteristics of probation-referred young adults in a community-based outpatient program.},
  author={Rajita Sinha and Caroline Easton and Kathleen N Kemp},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={585-97}
}
Although rates of substance abuse continue to rise among young adults ages 18-25, there is little information on the clinical characteristics of young adults referred to treatment, their readiness to change substance use behaviors, and treatment outcomes. These aspects were examined in young (18-25 years old) and older adult (26-45 years old) substance abusers entering treatment at a large, urban, outpatient substance abuse treatment facility. All clients were referred for outpatient treatment… CONTINUE READING

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