Alice M Huber

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The current report examined HIV-related high risk sexual behaviors among a small sample of gay and bisexual male methamphetamine abusers in Los Angeles. Participants were 16 methamphetamine-abusing or -dependent gay or bisexual males who participated in a treatment demonstration project between 1989 and 1993. All participants completed the NIDA/WAVE survey,(More)
The use of methamphetamine and cocaine have both produced significant public health problems during the past two decades. Although these powerful psychostimulants have many common acute and chronic effects, there are some important differences in who uses these drugs and the consequences of their use. This article reports on two large cohorts of(More)
This review examines the evidence for longitudinal predictors of substance use and abuse in emerging adulthood. Nationally representative data from the 2007 National Survey on Drug use and Health suggest that many substance use problems reach their peak prevalence during emerging adulthood (usually defined as the period from age 18 to age 26). This stage of(More)
AIMS The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Methamphetamine Treatment Project (MTP) is the largest randomized clinical trial of treatments for methamphetamine (MA) dependence to date. The objective of the study was to compare the Matrix Model, a manualized treatment method, with treatment-as-usual (TAU) in eight community out-patient settings in(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared 2 psychosocial approaches for the treatment of cocaine dependence: contingency management (CM) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). METHODS Patients with cocaine dependence who were receiving methadone maintenance treatment (n = 120) were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 conditions: CM, CBT, combined CM and CBT (CBT + CM), or(More)
BACKGROUND Methamphetamine dependence and associated medical and psychiatric concerns are significant public health issues. This project evaluated the efficacy of sertraline (50mg bid) and contingency management (CM) for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence. METHOD In this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, participants completed a(More)
The recent West Coast experience with increased methamphetamine use is showing signs of spreading to other parts of the US. The risk of corresponding medical and psychosocial problems has led to a call to action at the highest levels of government. The next few years will likely witness a substantial increase in treatment research on methamphetamine(More)
The relationship between engagement in outpatient treatment facilities in the public sector and subsequent arrest is examined for clients in Connecticut, New York, Oklahoma and Washington. Engagement is defined as receiving another treatment service within 14 days of beginning a new episode of specialty treatment and at least two additional services within(More)
Investigators have long focused on refining the accuracy of HIV risk assessment. One concern is that HIV risk measures either cover general risk behaviors or assess a few specific behaviors. We compared a standardized general measure (Risk for AIDS Behavior, RAB) and a recently developed behaviorally detailed measure (Behavioral Questionnaire-Amphetamine,(More)
Increasing numbers of methamphetamine users sought treatment during the decade of the 1990s. Little is known about the post treatment status of methamphetamine users who enter treatment. The data presented in this paper describe the outcome status of a group of a convenience sample of 114 methamphetamine users from a total group of 500 methamphetamine users(More)