Factors related to changes among African American women participating in substance abuse treatment: An observational study
The rate of African American women exposed to HIV/AIDS through high risk sexual behaviors particularly from drug-related behaviors is increasing. This study examined an archival data set and specific variables not previous studied in a Center for Substance Abuse Treatment research project (grant # TI12653-01). Starting October 2000, 386 women were enrolled in various treatment services. This study consisted of the full range of substance abuse treatment, health education classes and HIV counseling, and testing services. Participants were interviewed using the Global Assessment of Individual Needs (Dennis, Titus, White, Unsicker, & Hodgkins, 2002), at the time of enrollment into the program and six months later. Implications of this study tend to indicate that among substance users who are engaged in high risk behaviors, one effective way to reduce the committing of high risk behaviors is to reduce or stop the use of alcohol and drugs.
0451: Social psychology
0347: Mental health