Adolescent Marijuana Abusers And Access To Family-Based Services
Adolescents; Family-based therapy; Marijuana abuse; Services research; Substance abuse intervention
This study describes family-based therapy utilization patterns by the entire population of marijuana-abusing adolescents that received services in the State of Florida in 1997 through 1999, using data from the statewide Florida Mental Health and Substance Abuse Measurement Data. The population consisted of 38,281 adolescent admissions. The results of the logistic regression analyses indicate that family-based therapy utilization was more likely among adolescents who were unemployed at the time of treatment, of white, non-Hispanic back-ground, 13 years old or younger, living in urban areas, experienced in marijuana use, and with a comorbid diagnosis. Insurance coverage or gender did not influence the likelihood for adolescents to receive family-based therapy. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
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Allgood, Jane G.; Mathiesen, Sally; and Delva, Jorge, "Adolescent Marijuana Abusers And Access To Family-Based Services" (2005). Scopus Export 2000s. 3384.