An evaluation of spirituality and substance use : definitions, measures, and research

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Title: An evaluation of spirituality and substance use : definitions, measures, and research
Author: Abadia, Vanessa Bianca
Abstract: The focus of this report is on exploring and clarifying research in the areas of spirituality and substance abuse . In terms of their definitions , these constructs , spirituality and religiosity , have been the subject of debate among researchers . The measurement of spirituality /religiosity and substance abuse has been inconsistent from study to study . Conflicting results are reported in the research evaluating the relationship between spirituality /religiosity and substance abuse , and in intervention studies that have employed treatment methods such as meditation and prayer . However , studies comparing spiritual interventions have yet to be conducted . In this report I review and critique the literature and provide guidelines for future research .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2483
Date: 2011-02-18

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An evaluation of spirituality and substance use : definitions, measures, and research. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2483 .

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