American Youths' Access to Substance Abuse Treatment: Does Type of Treatment Facility Matter?

Celia C. Lo

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Using data from the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, this study examines whether several social exclusion and psychological factors affect adolescents' receipt of substance abuse treatment. Multinomial logistic regression techniques were used to analyze data. The study asked how the specified factors provide pathways to receipt of specialty and non-specialty substance abuse treatment, as compared to receiving no treatment. The results suggest that, for adolescents, there are racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic differences in receiving substance abuse treatment; there is also a role played by race/ethnicity in income's effect on treatment receipt. Policy implications are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-213
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Psychology


  • non-specialty treatment
  • psychological factors
  • social exclusion
  • specialty treatment

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