Outcomes of two quality improvement implementation interventions for depression services in adults with substance use problems - Morton I, Hurley B, Castillo EG, Tang L, Gilmore J, Jones F, Watkins K, Chung B, Wells K.

Background: Comorbid depression and substance use disorders (SUDs) are associated with poor health and social outcomes disproportionately affecting under-resourced communities.Objectives: To test the hypothesis that a coalition approach to co...
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BACKGROUND: Prior research suggests that substance use disorders (SUDs) are associated with risk of suicide mortality, but most previous work has been conducted among Veterans Health Administration patients. Few studies have examined the relationship betwe...
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OBJECTIVES: The current study explored whether social support (SS) from family and peers, influences the relationship between depressed mood (DM) and substance use (SU). We hypothesized that SS would have a protective effect on DM, and moderate the associa...
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