Repeated entries to the Swedish addiction compulsory care system: A national register database study
2015 (English)In: Evaluation and Program Planning, ISSN 0149-7189, E-ISSN 1873-7870, Vol. 49, 163-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study identified and described specific client groups who have repeated entries to the Swedish addiction compulsory care system. Specifically, through the use of baseline data from the Swedish government Staten’s Institutions Styrelse (SiS) database, for 2658 individuals who were assessed at their compulsory care intake interview by social workers in the national social welfare system between 2001 and 2009 the study identified the associations between specific predisposing, enabling and need characteristics and repeated addiction compulsory care entries. The logistic regression model identified that individuals whose children have been mandated to the child welfare system, who have experienced prior compulsory care including compulsory treatment through LVU (law (1990:52) with specific provision about care of young people under 18), and those who have been in prison are more likely to have two or more entries in the addiction compulsory care system compared to their counterparts. Individuals who have been mandated to compulsory care for their substance use disorder two or more times have significant multiple complex problems and repeated experiences of institutionalization. These individuals are a group in need of a well-coordinated and integrated system of aftercare services to reduce the likelihood of re-entry into addiction compulsory care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 49, 163-171 p.
Compulsory care, Repeated entries, Substance use disorder, Sweden, Register database study
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101176DOI: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2014.12.014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-101176DiVA: diva2:797484