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J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Jun;42(4):373-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.09.008. Epub 2011 Nov 25.

Predicting drug court outcome among amphetamine-using participants.

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Program of Excellence in the Addictions, Washington State University, PO Box 1495, Spokane, WA 99210-1495, USA.


Amphetamine use and abuse carry with it substantial social costs. Although there is a perception that amphetamine users are more difficult to treat than other substance users, drug courts have been used to effectively address drug-related crimes and hold the potential to lessen the impact of amphetamine abuse through efficacious treatment and rehabilitation. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of drug court outcome among amphetamine-using participants. A drug court database was obtained (N = 540) and amphetamine-using participants (n= 341) identified. Multivariate binary regression models run for the amphetamine-using participants identified being employed and being a parent as predictive of successful completion of the program, whereas being sanctioned to jail during the program was inversely related to program completion.

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