Predictive factors of readiness for change during inpatient treatment

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

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Recovery blesses those it rescues from addiction; however, alcoholics/addicts must be ready for recovery before it can claim them. Inpatient treatment therefore can be effective if it increases addicts' readiness for change. However, research is needed on factors associated with an alcoholic/addict becoming ready for change. Hope, resiliency, family functioning, and craving are important factors of addiction and recovery included in this study in a logistic regression that assesses their relationship to an addict's readiness for change. Along with baseline treatment levels of readiness, increases in hope and decreases in craving significantly associated with increased readiness for change posttreatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-302
Number of pages23
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


  • Readiness
  • addiction
  • change
  • craving
  • family
  • hope
  • inpatient
  • recovery
  • resiliency
  • treatment


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