Date Approved

5-11-2007

Embargo Period

3-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Psychology

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Kerwin, Mary Lou

Subject(s)

Drug abuse counseling--New Jersey; Mentoring in social service--New Jersey

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to (a) evaluate the effectiveness of the New Jersey Access Initiative Mentor Program and (b) determine if an increased number of sessions of ancillary, psychosocial services was related to improved treatment retention, periods of abstinence and decreased number of relapses with opiate-addicted participants. Correlational analyses were planned utilizing data collected and recorded in the NJAI database by program staff; however, analyses were unable to be performed due to a large amount of incomplete and missing data. For those participants with data, descriptive results are reported on alcohol and illegal substance usage in past 30 days prior to data collection, living conditions, employment status, educational level, and number of services provided. Limitations of the study design and potential implications for importance of including access to psychosocial, ancillary services in addition to addiction treatment are discussed.

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Psychology Commons

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