One-Year Relapse and Recidivism Outcomes for Delaware Drug Court

Clifford A. Butzin, University of Delaware
Christine A. Saum, University of Delaware
Frank Scarpitti, University of Delaware

ABSTRACT
Preliminary follow-up results for respondents 12 months after being discharged from drug court treatment programs are examined as a function of treatment retention, the level of treatment completion, and drug court supervision, as compared to treatment participants not supervised by the drug courts. Criminal activity, substance use, employment status and family/social relationships are examined using a modified ASI, in conjunction with urinalyses for proximal drug use. Repeated measures analyses focus upon changes from baseline (treatment entry) compared both within and across groups. Comparisons of the timing of relapse and recidivism between groups are made using survival analyses.

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