Substance use reductions among female offenders participating in a gender-specific drug court intervention for prescription drug abusers: Does age matter?
Learning Areas:Biostatistics, economics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify gender and age differences among prescription drug abusers. Discuss the public health significance of a drug court intervention tailored for female offenders with prescription drug abuse issues. Compare the relative effectiveness of this drug court intervention for younger versus older adults.
Keyword(s): Substance Abuse Treatment, Prescription Drug Use Patterns
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been involved as a drug court and public health researcher and evaluator for the past six years. I have worked on various drug court programs and have published and presented results of research and evaluation efforts on these drug court programs in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and local, state and national conferences.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.