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Title: Fears about treatment among young drug abusers in Hong Kong
Authors: Chung, YH
Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Drug abuse
Hong Kong
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, June 2011, v. 23, no. 2, p. 141-145 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of adolescent medicine and health 
Abstract: This study examined fears about drug treatment among 300 young male heroin abusers in Hong Kong (172 newcomers and 128 repeaters) recruited from non-government treatment agencies. An indigenous 35-item Fears about Treatment Scale (Fears Scale) was developed to measure fears about treatment among the participants. Results showed that four factors (fear of failure, fear of labeling or disclosure, fear of maladaptation and fear of withdrawal) were abstracted from the scale. Reliability analyses showed that subscales based on these four factors and the total scale were internally consistent. The findings showed that treatment failure was the major fear in the respondents. The present findings suggest that drug treatment and rehabilitation services should help clients, particularly young substance abusers, mitigate their treatment fears.
ISSN: 0334-0139 (print)
2191-0278 (online)
DOI: 10.1515/IJAMH.2011.023
Rights: ©2011 by Walter de Gruyter. The journal web site is located at
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