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Adolescent Addictions
A comprehensive study researching court ordered versus volunteer admission to treatment facilities for adolescent addicts, as it relates to the completion of treatment and the drop-out rate.
# 60292 | 27,169 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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The statement of the problem can be best summarized as follows: adolescents that attend treatment do so either by court appointment or voluntarily and whether they complete their treatment or drop out of the program may be related to whether they agree to attend the treatment or are forced to attend it. In light of this problem statement, there are three hypotheses presented in this study. The paper attempts to validate or invalidate them at the completion of the current study so that a deeper understanding of the issue can be obtained. The three hypotheses that are looked at are:
* Hypothesis One: Adolescents that enter treatment voluntarily are more committed to living clean and sober lives than those that are forced through the courts to attend treatment.
* Hypothesis Two: Adolescents that enter treatment voluntarily have lower drop out rates and higher completion rates for their treatment programs than those that enter court appointed treatment.
* Hypothesis Three: Adolescents that enter voluntary treatment have a lower relapse rate than those that attend court appointed treatment programs and they remain clean and sober for longer periods of time if they do relapse.
There are other issues that could be studied and hypothesized about when it comes to adolescents and their treatment for drugs and alcohol, but the three listed above are the ones that are the most significant. Validating or invalidating the three hypotheses presented here will provide many researchers and others that study and struggle with this issue more insight into the ways that they might want to work on the issue in the future. If adolescents really perform better when they enter treatment voluntarily, finding ways to show them the seriousness of their problems and getting them to want treatment may become a key issue in the future, as opposed to simply forcing them into a court appointed treatment program that they will suffer through and then return to their old lifestyle.
Table of Contents
Chapter One
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Importance of the Study
Scope of the Study
Limitations of the Study
Rationale for the Study
Overview of the Study
Chapter Two
Review of Related Literature
Chapter Three
Research Design and Approach
Population and Sample
Collection of Data
Data Analysis Procedures
Chapter Four
Analysis of the Data
Addiction Severity Index - Adjusted to Use as a Survey
Chapter Five
Summary, Recommendations, and Conclusion
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"Addiction is something that has been around for many years, and there have been increasingly new ways of treating it that have been created over the course of much research and study. There are many different forms that addiction takes, and there are many different drugs and substances that someone can become addicted to, even if they are not of the age that most people would think of when they picture people that would start down that particular road. Most individuals think of addicts as primarily young, minority men in their 20s and 30s that rob, steal, and cause other problems in order to get their drugs or alcohol. However, there are also many women that are addicted to various substances, and although race is a factor when looking at addiction numbers, there are plenty of people of all races and ethnic backgrounds that struggle with addiction and many of the problems that it can cause."

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