The aims of the Wright Health Study are to:

  1. determine the age-related differences in user characteristics (e.g., demographics, alcohol use, health services use, criminal justice involvement, etc.) by following three age groups (55 years old and older; 40 to 54 years old, and 18 to 39 years old);
  2. examine age-related variations in referral, linkage and engagement in formal and informal substance abuse treatment in the 18 months following participation in WIP, and identify the key characteristics associated with types of service use; and
  3. measure the differences by age group in the longitudinal course of drinking, changes in alcohol-related behaviors, and physical/psychosocial status.

This study will provide critical new knowledge regarding the age-related similarities and differences of adults in younger to mid- to later-life at one of the important junctures in the intervention and treatment engagement process.


Submissions from 2010

Pain Interference in Individuals in Driver Intervention Programs for Driving Under the Influence Offenders, Mark Andrew Ilgen, Christopher McLouth, Kristen L. Barry, Maureen Walton, Phyllis A. Cole, Michael P. Dabrowski, Brenda M. Booth, and Frederic C. Blow