Treatment of substance-abusing jail inmates. Examination of gender differences.

  title={Treatment of substance-abusing jail inmates. Examination of gender differences.},
  author={Roger H. Peters and A L Strozier and Mary Rose Murrin and William D. Kearns},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={14 4},
Females incarcerated for drug-related offenses represent one of the fastest growing populations within jails and prisons. The few studies of female offenders with substance abuse disorders depict a population with multiple psychosocial problems and treatment needs, and one that is characterized by frequent exposure to sexual abuse and other violence. The current study examined intake assessment results from a sample of 1,655 substance-involved jail inmates referred to a jail treatment program… CONTINUE READING


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