Increasing substance abuse treatment compliance for persons with traumatic brain injury

John D. Corrigan*, Jennifer Bogner, Gary Lamb-Hart, Allen Walter Heinemann, Dennis Moore

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Abstract

This study compared 3 methods of increasing participation in substance abuse treatment for clients with traumatic brain injury. Participants (N = 195) were randomly assigned to 4 conditions: (a) motivational interview, (b) reduction of logistical barriers to attendance, (c) financial incentive, and (d) attention control. Four interviewers conducted structured, brief telephone interventions targeting the timeliness of signing an individualized service plan. Participants assigned to the barrier reduction (74%) and financial incentive (83%) groups were more likely to sign within 30 days compared with the motivational interview (45%) and attention control (45%) groups. Similar results were observed for time to signing, perfect attendance at appointments, and premature termination during the following 6 months. Extent of psychiatric symptoms was the only significant covariate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalPsychology of Addictive Behaviors
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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