Predictors of relapse during treatment and treatment completion among marijuana-dependent adolescents in an intensive outpatient substance abuse program.

Journal Article

The present study assessed possible predictors of relapse while in treatment and treatment completion among marijuana-dependent adolescents (N = 59) in an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program. Comorbid depression was associated with an increased likelihood of relapse and a higher total number of relapses. As expected, relapse while in treatment was associated with a reduced likelihood of successfully completing the treatment program. Comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was also associated with a lower likelihood of successful program completion. These findings add to a slowly growing literature regarding adolescent substance abuse treatment, and may help clinicians identify marijuana-dependent adolescents at greater risk of relapse or noncompliance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • White, AM; Jordan, JD; Schroeder, KM; Acheson, SK; Georgi, BD; Sauls, G; Ellington, RR; Swartzwelder, HS

Published Date

  • March 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 53 - 59

PubMed ID

  • 15201112

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1547-0164

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-7077

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/j465v25n01_08

Language

  • eng