BACKGROUND: Although depression is common among alcohol and tobacco dependent patients, its impact on treatment outcomes is not well established. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of depressive symptoms on abstinence from tobacco and alcohol after treatment for alcohol dependence and nicotine dependence. METHODS: The Timing of Alcohol and Smoking Cessation… Read More »»
The impact of depressive symptoms on alcohol and cigarette consumption following treatment for alcohol and nicotine dependence.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. This public health problem is of particular concern among individuals with substance use disorders in that they smoke at a greater rate than the general public. Smoking-related illness represents a major source of preventable death in persons with drug dependencies. Substance abuse treatment… Read More »»
Smoking among adolescents in substance abuse treatment: a study of programs, policy, and prevalence.
The study was designed to: (1) identify smoking policies and interventions in adolescent residential treatment settings; (2) examine the prevalence of smoking among adolescents in these settings; and (3) assess relationships between program-level smoking policies and client-level smoking. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment funded 17 sites to evaluate the effectiveness of Adolescent Residential Treatment… Read More »»
Physical inaccessibility negatively impacts the treatment participation of persons with disabilities.
This research assessed the impact that physical inaccessibility of provider locations has on the substance abuse treatment participation of two groups of persons with disabilities. A random sample of treatment providers in the Mid-Atlantic region were surveyed and asked if they had declined services to persons with spinal cord (SCI) or traumatic brain (TBI) injuries… Read More »»
June 3-7, 2007 University of Wisconsin-Stout Format Conference This rural alcohol and drug abuse conference provides participants with the opportunity to interact with rural alcohol and drug abuse professionals, federal agency representatives, and nationally known institute faculty and resource people. Experts from across the U.S. will present 12 hour in-depth tracks, 4… Read More »»
Wright State University School of Medicine Format Brochure, Newsletter, Report, Training Materials The SARDI Program seeks to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities, including those who are concurrently affected by substance abuse by conducting collaborative and participatory research, developing intervention approaches and training, and disseminating related information. One of the topics… Read More »»
The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Format: Outreach and Training Program MCDPDHHI meets the communication and cultural needs of deaf and hard of hearing persons in chemical dependency treatment by providing outreach, training, and materials to deaf and hard of hearing individuals, as well as service providers. Written… Read More »»
Accommodating Alcohol Abuse and Dependency in the Workplace: Helping American Indians and Alaska Natives with Alcohol-Related Disabilities, May 2006 American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center (AIDTAC) Format AIDTAC Practice Guideline While the American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (AIRRTC) identified alcohol abuse or dependency as the specific disability most needing attention among… Read More »»
Lifetime physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, depression, and suicide attempts among Native American women.
Although there is preliminary evidence that violence against women and children may be particularly prevalent in some Native American communities, associations between abuse and substance abuse, mental health problems, and suicide attempts have rarely been studied in this population. This study examined lifetime and current physical and sexual abuse among 30 Native American women. Nearly… Read More »»
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are leading causes of death among Native Americans. Little is known about the impact of negative childhood exposures, including parental alcoholism, childhood maltreatment, and out-of-home placement, on risk of lifetime DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition) diagnosis of alcohol dependence in this population. METHODS: Face-to-face interviews… Read More »»