Warner Leukefeld Substance Abuse Summary

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Researchers Warner and Leukefeld studied how living in a rural community affects those seeking treatment for substance abuse, difference in how treatment is used, and their pattern of drug use and compared their findings to a similar group in urban areas. They sought to learn how being of a rural community affected those seeking treatment for drug abuse. Warner and Leukefeld used offenders in prison and those who arrested for some type of offense. The prisoners volunteered for the study (it seems like women were discouraged from participating or unavailable) they self-reported which was unable to be determined as valid so researcher needed to take subjects at their word. Considering drug users may be less than honest is a potential for incorrect

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