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A model of transferring psychological technology into substance abuse treatment programs based on viewing substance abuse as a psychiatric illness and treating it as such is presented. This theoretical framework integrates disparate technical developments, such as relapse prevention, harm...
Although alcohol-related violence is a common problem, there is wide variability amongst individuals in the extent to which they engage in alcohol-related violence. To assist with identification of individual differences, we developed a comprehensive measure of alcohol-related aggression. Items...
In this article, we wish to offer some thoughts on the taken-for-granted connotations of the term ‘addiction’, and on the limits of the disease model which these assumptions support, and by way of comparison with parallel developments in the field of ‘schizophrenia’ research, to suggest...
This study evaluated additive and interactive models of the effects of acute stressful life events, chronic life stressors, and immediate substance availability on substance use following alcohol and drug treatment. One hundred and two veterans meeting DSM-IV criteria for alcohol, cannabis, or...
There has been hardly any research on the decisions that children in their late pre-teen and early teenage years (age 11–14) make in relation to drugs and the factors which influence these decisions. This article examines one aspect of this process: the role of peer pressure and its influence...
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common blood-borne infectious disease among drug users in the US. Drug treatment programs are ideally situated to assist their clients to obtain HCV medical and support services. Using data collected from 233 drug free and methadone maintenance...
The increasing emphasis on the drug–crime link in British drug policy in recent years has had a knock-on effect on British drugs research. Research is now taking place more and more within the criminal justice system, rather than exclusively in the traditional sites of the community or drug...
The prevalence of drug use, the related precautions prior to, during incarceration and after release, and their social cognitive predictors were examined in a sample of Greek prison inmates (IDUs). Results showed that inside prison, IDUs tended to inject less, but share more. Use of new syringes...
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