Sunday, December 13, 2009

Parolles with co-occuring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders at higher risk for violating their parole

In the November, 2009, issue of the journal, Psychiatric Services, there as a study which describes the violation of parole in Texas of parolees with co-occuring disorders of serious psychiatric illness and a substance abuse disorder.

The study found that parolees with both a psychiatric and a substance abuse disorder had a substancially greater risk of being violated on their parole while parolees with only a psychiatric disorder, or a substance abuse disorder alone had no difference in parole violations that the general population.

You can read the abstract by clicking here.

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