Mind over Matter: How Substance Abusers View Their Health
Dawn Jones, AMT495: Applied Mathematics Project
Faculty Mentor(s): Professor Bruce Swan, Mathematics
Drug addiction has been a rampant problem across the United States since the late 1800's. Although some individuals have successfully completed drug rehabilitation programs, some patients found these programs unsatisfactory. According to Vertava Health, this can be frequently attributed to lack of engagement, especially when a patient is admitted unwillingly. Additionally, many rehabilitation programs do not have the necessary resources to provide personalized guidance. By utilizing a regression model, we analyze a dataset based on addict's health from their own point of view. The results from our analyses could advise healthcare professionals on how to narrow treatment options efficiently for patients who abuse a specific substance, in order for them to have a successful recovery.
Jones, Dawn, "Mind over Matter: How Substance Abusers View Their Health" (2021). Mathematics. 3.