• Journal Article

What's faith got to do with it? Religiosity among women who use methamphetamine

Citation

Lutnick, A., Lorvick, J., Cheng, H., Wenger, L., & Kral, A. (2012). What's faith got to do with it? Religiosity among women who use methamphetamine. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 12(2), 189-204. DOI: 10.1080/1533256X.2012.674861

Abstract

Religiosity is not found to be consistently protective in mental health and substance use outcomes among illicit drug users. This study examines the association among religiosity, mental health, and drug use among a community-recruited sample of women who use methamphetamine. The majority of the sample (74%) had high scores of religious faith. In multivariate analysis, those with high scores had higher odds of self-reporting a mental health diagnosis and of being psychologically dependent on methamphetamine, and they were less likely to report injection risk. Further examination of the role of religiosity in the lives of women who use methamphetamine is advised.