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Citation:  Scorzelli, J. F. (2007). Predicting sobriety from the employment status of dually diagnosed clients who are opiate dependent. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 28 31-43.
Title:  Predicting sobriety from the employment status of dually diagnosed clients who are opiate dependent
Authors:  Scorzelli, J. F.
Year:  2007
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling
Publisher: 
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-1874.2007.tb00030.x
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Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Background: Studies suggest that there appears to be two views concerning factors that influence the etiology and maintenance of the drug dependence and a person’s ability to maintain sobriety. The first pertains to mental illness, whereas the second concerns personal and situational variables. Among the latter, employment seems to be a major predictors in maintaining sobriety.
Purpose:  To determine whether sobriety can be predicted from both the MMPI-2 clinical scales and the employment status of a group of participants who were opiate dependent.
Study sample:  103 participants who fulfilled the criteria for Opiate dependence and were taking part in an outpatient detoxification program.
Conclusions:  Employment was a predictor in maintaining sobriety after 6 months.

Disabilities served:  Alcohol and drug abuse
Populations served:  Persons with multiple disabilities (e.g., deaf-blindness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse)
Interventions:  Supported employment