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Titolo:
Gender differences among prisoners in drug treatment
Autore:
Langan, NP; Pelissier, BMM;
Indirizzi:
Fed Bur Prisons, Off Res & Evaluat, Washington, DC 20534 USA Fed Bur Prisons Washington DC USA 20534 Evaluat, Washington, DC 20534 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 13, anno: 2001,
pagine: 291 - 301
SICI:
0899-3289(2001)13:3<291:GDAPID>2.0.ZU;2-G
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GENERAL-POPULATION; JAIL INMATES; WOMEN; CRIME;
Keywords:
human sex differences; substance abuse treatment; prisoner; correctional rehabilitation; drug abuse;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
36
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Langan, NP Fed Bur Prisons, Off Res & Evaluat, 400 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20534 USA Fed Bur Prisons 400 1st St NW Washington DC USA 20534 20534 USA
Citazione:
N.P. Langan e B.M.M. Pelissier, "Gender differences among prisoners in drug treatment", J SUBST A, 13(3), 2001, pp. 291-301

Abstract

Purpose: Nearly all prison-based substance abuse treatment programs have been designed with male prisoners in mind. Administering these male-orientedprograms to women prisoners has been the standard correctional practice. Recently, this practice has received considerable criticism. Critics argue that female prisoners have special needs that are not met by programs originally designed for male prisoners. However, most of the empirical support for the existence of such special needs rely on two inappropriate samples: prisoners who are not in treatment and treatment participants who are not incarcerated. Findings from these two different groups may not be generalizable to the population of prisoners in treatment. Methods: This paper directlyaddresses this generalizability problem with an examination of gender differences among 1326 male and 318 female federal prisoners who were enrolled in a substance abuse treatment program. Results: Women used drugs more frequently, used harder drugs, and used them for different reasons than men. Women also confronted more difficulties than men in areas linked to substanceabuse such as educational background, childhood family environment, adult social environment, mental health, and physical health. Conclusion: We findsupport for the argument that substance abuse treatment programs which were originally designed for men may be inappropriate for the treatment of women. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

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