College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Alcohol and Drug Use by Alcohol and Drug Abusers When Incarcerated: Clinical and Research Implications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1983

Keywords

Adult, Alcohol Drinking, Alcoholism, Hospitalization, Institutionalization, Prisoners, Residential Treatment, Substance-Related Disorders

Publication Title

Addictive Behaviors

ISSN

0306-4603

Volume

8

Issue/No.

1

Peer Reviewed

1

Abstract

Alcohol (n = 24) and drug (n = 60) abusers reported frequent alcohol and/or drug use while incarcerated in hospitals, jails, and residential treatment programs. Although substance use by addicts while incarcerated may be a "well-known" clinical phenomenon, there are virtually no published data regarding the range and frequencies of such behaviors. The clinical and research implications of frequent drug and alcohol use by alcohol and drug abusers when incarcerated are discussed.

Additional Comments

Abstracted in:

Psychiatry Digest, June 1984, 7-8.

DOI

10.1016/0306-4603(83)90063-1

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0001-7705-3993