Randomized clinical trial of Cognitive Remediation Therapy with Work Therapy in the early phase of substance use disorder recovery for older Veterans: 12-Month follow-up
In a previous report on a randomized clinical trial of a 3-month program of Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) augmented by Work Therapy (WT) compared with WT alone for older Veterans with substance use disorder (SUD), we reported significantly greater improvements at six-month follow-up on neurocognitive outcomes of working memory and executive functions for the CRT  + WT condition. However, no difference was found between conditions on substance use disorder (SUD) outcomes, with both groups showing unusually high levels of abstinence. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - February 1, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Morris D. Bell, Bharath Muppala, Andrea J. Weinstein, David Ciosek, Brian Pittman, Ismene Petrakis, Joanna M. Fiszdon Source Type: research

Impact of recovery support navigators on continuity of care after detoxification
Although evidence supports the benefits of continuity of care after detoxification (detox), especially when continuity of care occurs within a short time after discharge from a detox episode, the rate of clients engaging in continued treatment after detox remains low. The goal of the study was to develop and deploy a specially trained workforce, called recovery support navigators (RSNs), to increase the likelihood of clients continuing onto treatment after detox. Continuity of care is defined as receiving any substance use disorder (SUD) treatment service within 14  days of discharge from the index detox. (Source: Journa...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 31, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Margaret T. Lee, Maria Torres, Mary Brolin, Elizabeth L. Merrick, Grant A. Ritter, Lee Panas, Constance M. Horgan, Nancy Lane, Jonna C. Hopwood, Natasha De Marco, Andrea Gewirtz Source Type: research

Opioid overdose and inpatient care for substance use disorder care in Massachusetts
Inpatient treatment for substance use disorders is a collection of strategies ranging from short term detoxification to longer term residential treatment. How those with opioid use disorder (OUD) navigate this inpatient treatment system after an encounter for detoxification and subsequent risk of opioid-related overdose is not well understood. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 29, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jake R. Morgan, Jianing Wang, Joshua A. Barocas, Jenifer L. Jaeger, Natalie N. Durham, Hermik Babakhanlou-chase, Monica Bharel, Alexander Y. Walley, Benjamin P. Linas Source Type: research

Falling between two systems of care: Engaging families, behavioral health and the justice systems to increase uptake of substance use treatment in youth on probation
Justice-involved youth (JIY) in the US have high rates of substance use (SU) problems, yet 50% –80% of these youth do not receive necessary services. There has been no systematic exploration of the use of treatment services for JIY that examines viewpoints across stakeholders in justice- and treatment-systems as well as the families. We conducted qualitative interviews and focus groups with n = 58, youth, their caregivers, SU treatment providers and probation officers in a Northeastern state. Interviews explored how families, staff- and system-level factors influence uptake of and retention in SU treatment servic...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine S. Elkington, Jacqueline Lee, Catherine Brooks, Jillian Watkins, Gail A. Wasserman Source Type: research

Perspectives on trauma and the design of a technology-based trauma-informed intervention for women receiving medications for addiction treatment in community based settings
This study interviewed women with OUD receiving medication assisted treatment and addiction treatment providers to explore (a) experiences of barriers to receiving trauma treatment, and (b) both the perceptions and desired design of a prospective technology-delivered, trauma-informed treatment for women with OUD. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Tanya Saraiya, Margaret Swarbrick, Liza Franklin, Sara Kass, Aimee Campbell, Denise Hien Source Type: research

Psychosocial intervention utilization and substance abuse treatment outcomes in a multisite sample of individuals who use opioids
There are several relatively safe and effective FDA-approved medications for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Despite the existence of these medications, the rate of returning to opioid use after treatment is relatively high, underscoring the need for continued enhancement of treatments. Adjunctive psychosocial interventions paired with medication have been shown to improve OUD treatment outcomes. However, studies have yet to conclusively examine the distinct effects of the most widely utilized psychosocial treatment modalities. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Laura Harvey, Weihua Fan, Miguel Ángel Cano, Ellen Vaughan, Consuelo Arbona, Saman Essa, Helen Sanchez, Marcel A. de Dios Source Type: research

Spending money to make change: Association of methamphetamine abstinence and voucher spending among contingency management pilot participants in South Africa
Methamphetamine Use Disorder is prevalent in South Africa. This analysis uses data from a contingency management (CM) pilot study in South Africa to replicate and expand on a U.S.-based study showing that CM voucher spending was associated with drug abstinence behavior. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Tamar Krishnamurti, Kimberly Ling Murtaugh, Lara Van Nunen, Alexander L. Davis, Jonathan Ipser, Steven Shoptaw Source Type: research

“Isn't there a bunch of side effects?”: A focus group study on the beliefs about cessation treatments of non-college educated young adult smokers
Smoking remains more prevalent among non-college educated and racial/ethnic minority young adults in the U.S. These smokers are less likely than their college educated/non-Hispanic white counterparts to use cessation treatments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Alternative cessation methods (e.g., e-cigarettes) have also grown in popularity among smokers. Therefore, we conducted a focus group study to explore perceptions and beliefs about various cessation treatments among, racially/ethnically diverse, non-college educated young adult smokers. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Danielle A. Duarte, Julia Cen Chen-Sankey, Kathleen Dang, Leah Orozco, Bambi Jewett, Kelvin Choi Source Type: research

The impact of trauma characteristics on post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder outcomes across integrated and substance use treatments
Proponents of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) constructs suggest that specific trauma characteristics, such as earlier age of first trauma (trauma age) and higher number of traumas (trauma count), may obstruct PTSD symptom reduction in treatment. PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD) commonly co-occur, but the impact of trauma age and count on PTSD treatment responses in a comorbid PTSD and SUD sample is unclear. Further, no studies have examined the impact of trauma characteristics on SUD treatment outcomes or whether their impact on either PTSD or SUD outcomes varies if PTSD is directly addressed. (Source:...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 22, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Skye Fitzpatrick, Tanya Saraiya, Teresa Lopez-Castro, Lesia M. Ruglass, Denise Hien Source Type: research

Hospitalization outcomes of people who use drugs: One size does not fit all
People with opioid use disorder (OUD) have worse hospital outcomes and higher healthcare costs. There are rising reports of people with OUD also using other classes of drugs, however patterns of substance use have not been evaluated for differential effects on hospital outcomes. We performed a data-analysis of the Healthcare Utilization Project's National Readmissions Database, examining the effects of patterns of substance use, age, gender, and diagnosis on the outcomes of Against Medical Advice (AMA) discharges and 30-day readmissions. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 22, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Elisabeth Merchant, Deirdre Burke, Leah Shaw, Hansel Tookes, Dustin Patil, Joshua A. Barocas, Alysse G. Wurcel Source Type: research

The impact of trauma characteristics on posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder outcomes across integrated and substance use treatments
Proponents of complex posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) constructs suggest that specific trauma characteristics, such as earlier age of first trauma (trauma age) and higher number of traumas (trauma count), may obstruct PTSD symptom reduction in treatment. PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD) commonly co-occur, but the impact of trauma age and count on PTSD treatment responses in a comorbid PTSD and SUD sample is unclear. Further, no studies have examined the impact of trauma characteristics on SUD treatment outcomes or whether their impact on either PTSD or SUD outcomes varies if PTSD is directly addressed. (Source: ...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 22, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Skye Fitzpatrick, Tanya Saraiya, Teresa Lopez-Castro, Lesia M. Ruglass, Denise Hien Source Type: research

Perceptions and preferences for long-acting injectable and implantable medications in comparison to short-acting medications for opioid use disorders
This study sought to assess treatment preferences for long-acting injectable and implantable MOUD as compared to short-acting formulations among individuals with OUD. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 21, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Elizabeth C. Saunders, Sarah K. Moore, Olivia Walsh, Stephen A. Metcalf, Alan J. Budney, Emily Scherer, Lisa A. Marsch Source Type: research

Adolescent SBIRT implementation: Generalist vs. Specialist models of service delivery in primary care
Drug, alcohol, and tobacco use among adolescents pose significant short- and long-term health consequences and are associated with more severe use as adults. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in primary care settings has the potential to deliver preventive interventions to a diverse range of adolescents, but optimal implementation of these services needs to be determined. The purpose of this study was to compare implementation of two different SBIRT service delivery models in primary care settings. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 20, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Jan Gryczynski, Robert P. Schwartz, Arethusa S. Kirk, Kristi Dusek, Marla Oros, Colleen Hosler, Kevin E. O'Grady, Barry S. Brown Source Type: research

A review of performance indicators of single-item alcohol screening questions in clinical and population settings
Screening and brief intervention (SBI) for unhealthy alcohol use is recommended as a routine clinical procedure for adults in primary care settings. However, implementation of SBI remains suboptimal, in part reflecting time constraints in clinical settings. Single Item Screening Questions (SISQ) have increasingly been studied as a means of minimizing assessment burden. Although the ability of SISQ to accurately detect unhealthy alcohol use (i.e., at-risk drinking or alcohol use disorder) has been studied in various clinical and population settings, results have not been summarized in aggregate. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 20, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jueun Kim, Christian S. Hendershot Source Type: research

Treatment barriers among individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health problems: Examining gender differences
Despite the narrowing gender gap in the prevalence of substance use disorders, women continue to be vastly underrepresented in substance use services. Relational factors, family responsibilities, mental health, and stigma may present unique barriers encountered by women. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 17, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Silvana Agterberg, Nicholas Schubert, Louise Overington, Kimberly Corace Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 15, 2020 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

Same same but different: A comparison of LGB and non-LGB client preferences and reported receipt of smoking care in alcohol and other drug treatment services
This study aims to examine the tobacco smoking behaviours of LGB people receiving AOD treatment, their receipt and preferences for quit support compared to non-LGB, as well as the factors associated with receipt of quit smoking support strategies for LGB people. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 15, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Eliza Skelton, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Sarah Lambert, Kerrin Palazzi, Billie Bonevski Source Type: research

Correlates of death during outpatient treatment for opioid use disorder: A national study
As the burden of opioid use disorder (OUD) increases in the United States, manifold federal and state initiatives have sought to increase access to treatment for OUD, which includes behavioral and pharmaceutical treatment modalities. Although the evidence base for outpatient treatment for OUD —including medications for opioid use disorder—is substantial, few studies have examined the risk factors for fatality during treatment for OUD. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 14, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jacqueline E. Goldman, Elizabeth A. Samuels, Josiah D. Rich, Brandon D.L. Marshall Source Type: research

Drink goal difficulty effect on outcomes in moderation-based alcohol treatment for sexual minority men
Sexual minority men (SMM) who drink heavily are at a greater risk for developing alcohol use disorders (AUD) and associated negative consequences. Barriers to treatment prevent SMM from accessing traditional care, and moderation-based alcohol treatment is a more desirable alternative. As such, investigating effective goal setting in moderation-based alcohol treatment, particularly, which goals yield the most effective outcomes, is warranted. Applying the tenets of Goal Setting Theory, this study explored the relationship between goal difficulty and goal achievement. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 9, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Svetlana Levak, Alexis N. Kuerbis, Jon Morgenstern Source Type: research

Validation of a pragmatic measure of implementation citizenship behavior in substance use disorder treatment agencies
The organizational context in which substance use disorder treatment (SUDT) evidence-based practices (EBPs) are implemented plays a critical role in successful implementation. Employee behaviors that go above and beyond typical job requirements to support EBP implementation have been suggested to facilitate the likelihood of overall implementation success. The current study explored the psychometric properties of the Implementation Citizenship Behavior Scale (ICBS) within SUDT settings. Utilizing a sample of 322 direct service providers and 60 of their respective supervisors from three SUDT agencies, results from a confirm...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - January 8, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Elisa M. Torres, Chariz Seijo, Mark G. Ehrhart, Gregory A. Aarons Source Type: research

Enhancing engagement in evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment for smokers with mental illness: A pilot randomized trial
To evaluate the efficacy of a brief telephone-delivered Motivational Interviewing (MI)-based intervention to facilitate engagement in evidence-based cessation treatment for Veterans with mental illness referred to smoking cessation treatment. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 31, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark G. Myers, David R. Strong, Timothy C. Chen, Sarah E. Linke Source Type: research

Motivational interviewing and culture for urban Native American youth (MICUNAY): A randomized controlled trial
To date, few programs that integrate traditional practices with evidence-based practices have been developed, implemented, and evaluated with urban American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) using a strong research design. The current study recruited urban AI/AN teens across northern, central, and southern California during 2014 –2017 to participate in a randomized controlled trial testing two cultural interventions that addressed alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. Adolescents were 14–18 years old (inclusive), and either verbally self-identified as AI/AN or were identified as AI/AN by a parent or community member...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Elizabeth J. D'Amico, Daniel L. Dickerson, Ryan A. Brown, Carrie L. Johnson, David J. Klein, Denis Agniel Source Type: research

Intervention to decrease leaving without treatment among intoxicated emergency department patients
Approximately 15% of the>4000 patients presenting each year to our emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint or discharge diagnosis related to alcohol were leaving without treatment (LWT). If they are not clinically sober at the time of departure, these patients are at risk for falls or other injury. Our goal was to create an intervention to decrease this rate of early departure. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Leslie W. Milne, Dawn Williamson, Cassie Kraus, Susan R. Wilcox Source Type: research

Online HIV information seeking and pre-exposure prophylaxis awareness among people who use drugs
This study seeks to contribute to closing this information gap by examining the HIV information-seeking behaviors among PWUD who are not on PrEP, so as to identify potential strategies to increase adoption of HIV prevention such as PrEP as part of overall health and related to risk-taking behaviors. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Yerina S. Ranjit, Roman Shrestha, Michael Copenhaver, Frederick L. Altice Source Type: research

Outreach to people who survive opioid overdose: Linkage and retention in treatment
The objective of this study was to examine if the use of a specialized mobile response team (assertive outreach) could help identify, engage, and retain people who have survived an overdose into a comprehensive treatment program. We developed an intervention, consisting of mobile outreach followed by medication and behavioral treatment, in Houston Texas between April and December 2018. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 21, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: James Langabeer, Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, Samuel D. Luber, Samuel J. Prater, Angela Stotts, Katherine Kirages, Andrea Yatsco, Kimberly A. Chambers Source Type: research

New kid on the block: An investigation of the physical, operational, personnel, and service characteristics of recovery community centers in the United States
Professional treatment and non-professional mutual-help organizations (MHOs) play important roles in mitigating addiction relapse risk. More recently, a third tier of recovery support services has emerged that are neither treatment nor MHO that encompass an all-inclusive flexible approach combining professionals and volunteers. The most prominent of these is Recovery Community Centers (RCCs). RCC's goal is to provide an attractive central recovery hub facilitating the accrual of recovery capital by providing a variety of services (e.g., recovery coaching; medication assisted treatment [MAT] support, employment/educational ...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 19, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: John F. Kelly, Nilofar Fallah-Sohy, Corrie Vilsaint, Lauren A. Hoffman, Leonard A. Jason, Robert L. Stout, Julie B. Cristello, Bettina B. Hoeppner Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

Effect of a web-based relapse prevention program on abstinence among Japanese drug users: A pilot randomized controlled trial
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a newly developed web-based relapse prevention program (e-SMARPP) for people with a drug problem, including the use of methamphetamine, in Japan. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 14, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Ayumi Takano, Yuki Miyamoto, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Norito Kawakami Source Type: research

Changes in DSM criteria following a culturally-adapted computerized CBT for Spanish-speaking individuals with substance use disorders
This study sought to replicate and extend findings regarding change in the number of endorsed Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria for substance use disorders as a meaningful outcome for clinical trials with Spanish-speakers. A secondary analysis was conducted of data from 83 treatment-seeking individuals with current DSM-IV substance dependence participating in a randomized controlled trial evaluating a culturally-adapted version of a computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy program (CBT4CBT) for Spanish-speakers. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Michelle A. Silva, Yudilyn Jaramillo, Manuel Paris, Luis A ñez-Nava, Tami L. Frankforter, Brian D. Kiluk Source Type: research

Prescribed and non-prescribed gabapentin use among persons seeking inpatient opioid detoxification
Persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) are at increased risk for gabapentin misuse. Rising rates of concomitant gabapentin-opioid use in the U.S. are concerning given heightened risk of fatal overdose. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Michael D. Stein, Shannon R. Kenney, Bradley J. Anderson, Micah T. Conti, Genie L. Bailey Source Type: research

Assessing the impact of drug courts on provider-directed marketing efforts by manufactures of medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder
Opioid use disorder (OUD) has become an increasingly consequential public health concern, especially in the United States where 47,600 opioid overdose deaths occurred in 2017 (Scholl, Seth, Kariisa, Wilson,& Baldwin, 2019). Medications for OUD (MOUD) are effective for decreasing opioid-related morbidity and mortality, including within the criminal justice system (Hedrich et al., 2012; Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives, 2019; Moore et al., 2019).While a stronger evidence base exists for agonist MOUD than for antagonist MOUD, a national study of drug courts found that half prohibited agonist MOUD (Matusow et...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 12, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Barbara Andraka-Christou, Thuy Nguyen, David W. Bradford, Kosali Simon Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a brief motivation enhancing intervention on treatment initiation, treatment retention and abstinence: Results from a multi-site cluster-randomized trial
The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a brief motivational enhancing intervention (MEI) as an add-on to supervision-as-usual (SAU) in reducing time to treatment initiation in offenders with substance use disorders (SUDs) under probation supervision. We also tested the effectiveness in enhancing treatment retention and abstinence of primary substance rates. The study was designed as a multi-site, cluster randomized trial (CRT) in six addiction probation offices. We randomized 73 probation officers (37 to intervention, 36 to control) and followed 220 substance-abusing repeat offenders during their supervisio...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 11, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Lilach Shaul, Marleen de Waal, Matthijs Blankers, Maarten W.J. Koeter, Gerard M. Schippers, Anna E. Goudriaan Source Type: research

Substance use disorder treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women in residential and outpatient settings
In this study, we used data from the 2007 to 2018 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services to describe recent time trends and the geographic distribution of treatment facilities with specialized programs for PPW. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 6, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Ang élica Meinhofer, Jesse M. Hinde, Mir M. Ali Source Type: research

“Now hospital leaders are paying attention”: A qualitative study of internal and external factors influencing addiction consult services
Hospitalizations related to opioid use disorder (OUD) are increasing, necessitating an increase in the delivery of opioid agonist therapy (OAT) among hospitalized adults. The addiction consult service (ACS) is a promising organizational intervention to address this growing clinical need. Little is known about the barriers and facilitators of ACS development and operations. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 5, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Kelsey C. Priest, Honora Englander, Dennis McCarty Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 1, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - December 1, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

Factors associated with benzodiazepine prescribing in community mental health settings
One class of drugs increasingly involved in overdose fatalities is benzodiazepines. Prescribing benzodiazepines to people with co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs) poses risk for overdose and dependence and is not recommended. The current study reports prevalence rates of prescribing benzodiazepines to people with and without co-occurring SUDs in community mental health settings. Clinical and socio-demographic factors associated with receipt of a benzodiazepine were examined, including whether factors potentially indicative of prescribing biases (older age and race) moderated the relationship between having a co-occ...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Lauren Jessell, Victoria Stanhope, Jennifer I. Manuel, Pedro Mateu-Gelabert Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 20, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 20, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

Prevalence of documented alcohol and opioid use disorder diagnoses and treatments in a regional primary care practice-based research network
This study takes a critical step toward quantifying service gaps and directing improvement efforts for AUD and OUD by using electronic health record (EHR) data from diverse primary care organizations to quantify the extent to which AUD and OUD are underdiagnosed and undertreated in primary care practices. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 16, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Kevin A. Hallgren, Elizabeth Witwer, Imara West, Laura-Mae Baldwin, Dennis Donovan, Brenda Stuvek, Gina A. Keppel, Brenda Mollis, Kari A. Stephens Source Type: research

Effects of monthly buprenorphine extended-release injections on patient-centered outcomes: A long-term study
We report herein the effects of extended-release buprenorphine (BUP-XR), the first FDA-approved subcutaneously injected, monthly treatment for OUD, on patient-centered outcomes. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 15, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Walter Ling, Vijay R. Nadipelli, Caitlyn T. Solem, Naoko A. Ronquest, Yu-Chen Yeh, Susan M. Learned, Vishaal Mehra, Christian Heidbreder Source Type: research

Practical factors determining adolescent substance use treatment settings: Results from four online stakeholder panels
This study aimed to identify practical factors that stakeholders find most critical to consider when planning adolescent substance use treatment. We conducted online panels with four stakeholder groups: providers, policymakers, researchers, and parents. Stakeholders nominated, rated, and commented on the importance of 10 practical factors that could influence treatment setting decisions. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 15, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Sean Grant, Sarah B. Hunter, Eric R. Pedersen, Beth Ann Griffin Source Type: research

Digital recovery networks: Characterizing user participation, engagement, and outcomes of a novel recovery social network smartphone application
Background: Recovery support services, including in vivo (i.e., face to face) peer-based supports and social networks, are associated with positive effects on substance use disorder recovery outcomes. The translation of in vivo supports to digital platforms is a recent development that is mostly unexamined. The types of users and their engagement patterns of digital recovery support services (D-RSS), and the utility of objective and self-report data in predicting future recovery outcomes require further study to move the recovery support field forward. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 14, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: RobertD. Ashford, Salvatore Giorgi, Beau Mann, Chris Pesce, Lon Sherritt, Lyle Ungar, Brenda Curtis Source Type: research

Help seeking behaviors of Latinos with substance use disorders who perceive a need for treatment: Substance abuse versus mental health treatment services
Perceiving a need for substance abuse treatment is a strong predictor of substance abuse treatment utilization among those with substance use disorders (SUD). Studies have also found that when persons with SUD perceive a need for treatment, they are more likely to use mental health treatment rather than substance abuse treatment. Substance abuse treatment utilization is low among Latinos, relative to other racial/ethnic groups. It is unknown if Latinos with SUD who perceive a need for treatment are more likely to use mental health or substance abuse treatment. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 14, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Miguel Pinedo Source Type: research

“Take Charge, Get Cured”: Pilot testing a targeted mHealth treatment decision support tool for methadone patients with hepatitis C virus for acceptability and promise of efficacy
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a highly prevalent infection in current and former IV drug users. Current estimates indicate that over 70% of those in methadone maintenance treatment programs (MMTs) have HCV, but only 11% have initiated treatments despite availability of new treatments that are easily tolerated and can cure infection in about 8  weeks. We conducted a pilot randomized trial at four Philadelphia, PA MMTs to test acceptability, feasibility and promise of efficacy of our “Take Charge, Get Cured” mobile health (mHealth) treatment decision tool, developed through extensive formative work that included methado...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 6, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Amy Jessop, Sarah Bauerle Bass, Jesse Brajuha, Mohammed Alhajji, Monika Burke, Muhammed Gashat, Carine Wellington, Nicole Ventriglia, Jennie Coleman, Paul D'Avanzo Source Type: research

Predictors of initiation of and retention on medications for alcohol use disorder among people living with and without HIV
We examined predictors of MAUD initiation and retention across HIV status. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 5, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Benjamin J. Oldfield, Kathleen A. McGinnis, E. Jennifer Edelman, Emily C. Williams, Adam J. Gordon, Kathleen Akg ün, Stephen Crystal, Lynn E. Fiellin, Julie R. Gaither, Joseph L. Goulet, P. Todd Korthuis, Brandon D.L. Marshall, Amy C. Justice, Kendall Br Source Type: research

Cannabis use disorder among veterans: Comorbidity and mental health treatment utilization
Cannabis use disorder (CUD) is the most common illicit substance use disorder in the United States and is related to a range of functional impairment. CUD is associated with comorbid mental health disorders and other substance use disorders, compounding impairment from either type of disorder alone. U.S. military veterans also experience CUD at high rates; however, less is known about comorbidity and its impact on service utilization among veterans. Better understanding of comorbidity in this group is important, given that the Veterans Health Administration is the largest U.S. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - November 5, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Anthony H. Ecker, Brent Lang, Julianna Hogan, Michael A. Cucciare, Jan Lindsay Source Type: research

Postoperative opioid misuse in patients with opioid use disorders maintained on opioid agonist treatment
Patients recovering from opioid use disorders (OUD) may be prone to relapse and opioid misuse in the postoperative period due to re-exposure to prescription opioids for pain control. This retrospective study analyzed the incidence of confirmed opioid misuse in the postoperative period in patients with OUDs enrolled in an opioid agonist treatment (OAT) program. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - October 31, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Khodadad Namiranian, Jonathan Siglin, John David Sorkin, Edward J. Norris, Minu Aghevli, Edward Covington Source Type: research