Important factors of early addiction recovery and inpatient treatment

Sterling T. Shumway, Spencer D. Bradshaw, Kitty S. Harris, Amanda K. Baker

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Research is needed that confirms inpatient treatment outcomes and evaluates patient typologies. Factors of early recovery and inpatient treatment are examined to (1) support inpatient treatment effectiveness research, (2) explore impacts on outcomes of patient differences (collegiate vs. traditional), and (3) learn about factors that influence inpatient treatment effectiveness. Overall, 95 of 149 (63.8%) participants were classified as progressing in readiness for change from pre to post treatment. Second, a MANCOVA showed significant increases in hope, resiliency, and family functioning and decreases in craving from pre- to posttreatment. Expectations of significant differences in rates of change of treatment outcome variables between traditional and collegiate recovery programs were partially supported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-24
Number of pages22
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Addiction
  • change
  • collegiate
  • craving
  • factors
  • family
  • hope
  • inpatient
  • motivation
  • readiness
  • recovery
  • resiliency
  • treatment


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