Faculty Publications

Title

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Treatment Completion for Youths with and without a Psychiatric Comorbidity

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Mental health, racial/ethnic disparities, substance abuse, youth

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse

Volume

29

Issue

2

First Page

105

Last Page

118

Abstract

The current study sought to examine the comorbidity of substance misuse and a mental health problem among adolescents and young adults, aged 15–24. It also sought to examine racial/ethnic disparities in substance abuse treatment completion among non-Hispanic White, African American, and Hispanic youths with and without a psychiatric comorbidity. The 2014 Treatment Episode Data Set–Discharges (TEDS-D) was used (N = 207,578). Results show that 32.6% of youths entering substance abuse treatment had a psychiatric problem and only 34.8% of all youths completed treatment. Racial/ethnic disparities were found between youths with and without a psychiatric comorbidity in treatment completion.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2020

DOI of published version

10.1080/1067828X.2020.1843580

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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