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Evaluation of a Drug Court Serving Female Prescription Drug Misusers: Relationship of Substance Use to Co-Occurring Trauma History and Symptoms
Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences
  • Amber Hannah, California State University
  • M. Scott Young, University of South Florida
  • Kathleen A. Moore, University of South Florida
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract

The present study examined the relationship between lifetime trauma, trauma symptoms, and substance use among female prescription drug misusers enrolled in a court supervised substance abuse treatment program. Participants were sixteen women enrolled in the Pinellas County Adult Drug Court WeCan outpatient rehabilitation program. Results indicated that lifetime exposure to trauma was associated with trauma symptoms, and trauma symptoms were in turn related to continued substance use. Implications for trauma-informed substance abuse treatment practices and future research are discussed.

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Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, v. 8

Citation Information
Amber Hannah, M. Scott Young and Kathleen A. Moore. "Evaluation of a Drug Court Serving Female Prescription Drug Misusers: Relationship of Substance Use to Co-Occurring Trauma History and Symptoms" Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences Vol. 8 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kathleen_moore/30/