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Spiritual Involvement as a Predictor to Completing a Salvation Army Substance Abuse Treatment Program

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dc.contributor.author Wolf-Branigin, Michael
dc.contributor.author Duke, Jerry
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-11T18:53:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-11T18:53:27Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/3435
dc.description Copyright SAGE Publications en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigates successful completion at a faith-based organization providing residential substance abuse treatment services. Method: The authors apply a complex systems paradigm using a single moderator variable. The participants are primarily African Americans and most have current criminal justice involvement. Probabilities of treatment program completion for participants active in spiritual activities versus similar participants not involved in these activities are calculated. Results: Participation in the spirituality component appears to provide a valuable attractor to treatment completion. Conclusions: In the past decade, evaluation methods have included the greater use of probabilistic approaches, most notably Bayesian inference. Findings suggest that this model, as applied to the complexities of a faith-based organization, is useful for understanding treatment completion.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Substance Abuse en_US
dc.subject Complexity en_US
dc.subject Attractors en_US
dc.subject Bayesian en_US
dc.subject faith-based en_US
dc.subject African American en_US
dc.title Spiritual Involvement as a Predictor to Completing a Salvation Army Substance Abuse Treatment Program en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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