The Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research’s Journal Club: Review 14
This article attempts to investigate the relationship between alcohol/drug abuse and the frequency of religious service attendance in adolescents within south eastern USA. The authors used a survey to collect data from a total sample of 217 adolescents aged between 12 and 19 years. The sample comprised both a non-clinical and clinical group. The results indicate that as attendance at religious services increased, alcohol and drug abuse decreased. The authors conclude that spirituality is a concept that warrants further study in order to determine if its inclusion within treatment programmes could help enhance recovery or reduce recidivism.
Cutcliffe, J. R.,
& Jackson, A.
(2002). The Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research’s Journal Club: Review 14. British Journal of Nursing, 11 (20), 1329-1330.