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OBJECTIVE To examine differences in the associations of gambling problem severity and psychiatric disorders among a nationally representative sample of Hispanic and white adults. METHOD Chi-square tests and multinomial logistic regression analyses were performed on data obtained from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions from(More)
BACKGROUND Prescription opioid dependence is increasing, but treatment outcomes with office-based buprenorphine/naloxone among these patients have not been described. METHODS We compared demographic, clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes among 200 patients evaluated for entry into a trial of primary care office-based buprenorphine/naloxone(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the correlates of recreational gambling in lower-income compared with middle/higher-income groups. We examined, by logistic regression, a nationally representative U.S. adult sample (n = 2417) from the 1998 Gambling Impact and Behavior Study (GIBS) to investigate the influence of income on the association between(More)
OBJECTIVE Characteristics of black and white callers to a gambling helpline for southern New England were examined for racial differences. METHODS Logistic regression analyses were performed on data from 2000-2003 from 1,627 callers (9% blacks and 91% whites). RESULTS Black callers were more likely than white callers to be female and less likely to have(More)
We examined differences in the associations of gambling problem severity and psychiatric disorders among a nationally representative sample of 32,316 black and white adults. Black respondents were more likely than white ones to exhibit problem or pathological gambling (PPG) and a stronger relationship between subsyndromal gambling and any mood disorder,(More)
Clinicians treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with substance use disorders often face the challenge of managing patients' acute or chronic pain conditions while keeping in mind the potential dangers of prescription opiate dependence. In this clinical review, we critically appraise the existing data concerning barriers to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the interrater and test-retest reliabilities of the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) in patients with binge eating disorder (BED). METHOD Interrater reliability and short-term (6-14 days) test-retest reliability of the EDE were examined in two study groups of 18 patients with BED. RESULTS Interrater reliability was(More)
BACKGROUND Untreated opioid dependence adversely affects the care of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, is available for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence in HIV specialty settings. We investigated the feasibility and efficacy of integrating buprenorphine, along with 2 levels of(More)
Research indicates that certain athletes, particularly those in sports that emphasize leanness to enhance performance or appearance (e.g., gymnastics, wrestling, figure skating, diving, and ballet), are at risk for eating disorders. Little is known about the risk for eating disorder symptoms in weight and strength training. It is concluded that, even when(More)
OBJECTIVES Counseling and medication adherence can affect opioid agonist treatment outcomes. We investigated the impact of 2 counseling intensities and 2 medication-dispensing methods in patients receiving buprenorphine in primary care. METHODS In a 12-week trial, patients were assigned to physician management (PM) with weekly buprenorphine dispensing (n(More)