Changes in religious coping and relapse to drug use among opioid-dependent patients following inpatient detoxification.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Relapse rates remain high among people with opioid dependence. Identifying psychosocial factors associated with outcomes is important for informing behavioral treatments. This study examined religious coping, opioid use, and 12-step participation among 45 participants receiving inpatient opioid detoxification at baseline and follow-up. At baseline, higher positive coping was related to less frequent opioid use pre-admission (β = -.44, p < .001) and history of 12-step participation (OR = 2.33, p < .05). Decreases in negative coping after discharge predicted less opioid use (β = .55, p < .001), and increases in positive coping predicted more frequent 12-step program participation (β = .42, p < .05). Positive religious coping may be protective, while negative religious coping may be a barrier to treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Puffer, ES; Skalski, LM; Meade, CS

Published Date

  • December 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1226 - 1238

PubMed ID

  • 21125425

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3590905

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6571

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10943-010-9418-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States