Title

Anxiety sensitivity: A unique predictor of dropout among inner-city heroin and crack/cocaine users in residential substance use treatment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2008

Keywords

Anxiety sensitivity, Heroin, Crack/Cocaine, Drug treatment, Treatment completion

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2008.03.010

Abstract

The present study examined the extent to which anxiety sensitivity (AS) at treatment entry was related to prospective treatment dropout among 182 crack/cocaine and/or heroin dependent patients in a substance use residential treatment facility in Northeast Washington DC. Results indicated that AS incrementally and prospectively predicted treatment dropout after controlling for the variance accounted for by demographics and other drug use variables, legal obligation to treatment (i.e., court ordered vs. self-referred), alcohol use frequency, and depressive symptoms. Findings are discussed in relation to the role of AS in treatment dropout and substance use problems more generally.

Comments

Behavior Research and Therapy, V. 46, issue 7, P. 811-818.

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