Table 1

Characteristics of study respondents (N = 139)

Characteristic

N (%), or

Mean (SD)


Age, years

41 (14)

Female

45 (32%)

Proportion native Norwegians or European origin

134 (96%)

Education, years

11.2 (2.3)

Relationship, proportion of singles

65 (47%)

Main diagnosis (ICD-10)

Alcohol dependence (N = 48) or harmful use of alcohol (N = 6)

54 (39%)

Both alcohol and drug dependence

26 (19%)

Drug dependence

59 (42%)

Years of problematic usea, major drug/s of abuse

11.4 (9.1)

Earlier treatment (prior to current detox)

No earlier treatment

32 (23%)

Outpatient treatment only

33 (24%)

Inpatient treatment

12-step-based treatment

39 (28%)

Other inpatient treatment (detox or longer-term)

35 (25%)

Ever participated in TSGs before

66 (48%)

Earlier involvement in TSGs (AAAS composite score; scale 0 - 9)

1.7 (2.4)


a Problematic use, as defined in EuropASI, was the consumption of 5 or more standard drinks at least 3 times weekly, or binge drinking on 2 coherent days to a level that afflicted daily functioning

Vederhus et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:339   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-339

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