Eric R. Wright

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OBJECTIVE An epidemic of prescription drug abuse is disproportionately impacting the mentally ill. We examined the utility of a state prescription drug monitoring database for assessing recent controlled substance prescribing to patients presenting for dual diagnosis treatment. METHOD In a community mental health center that provides integrated dual(More)
Few studies have examined the longitudinal impact that systems of care (SOCs) have on the clinical functioning of young people. This study investigated patterns of clinical improvement over time in an SOC and explored the degree to which demographic characteristics and referral source affected those patterns. Data were gathered at the time of enrollment in(More)
Urban women with severe mental illness (SMI) are vulnerable to stigma and discrimination related to mental illness and other stigmatized labels. Stigma experiences may increase their risk for negative health outcomes, such as HIV infection. This study tests the relationship between perceived stigma and HIV risk behaviors among women with SMI. The authors(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to identify case managers' perspectives on the critical ingredients, therapeutic mechanisms of action, and gaps in implementation of the critical ingredients of assertive community treatment. METHODS Seventy-three assertive community treatment teams that attended the 1997 National Assertive Community Treatment Conference rated(More)
BACKGROUND "Systems of care" are strengths-based approaches to treating adolescents and others with disruptive disorders. However, little is known about why some adolescents improve and others do not. OBJECTIVE To examine changes in personal strengths and family functioning as predictors of behavioral and social functioning among adolescents with(More)
LGBT* youth are over-represented among homeless youth and they face unique circumstances from their non-LGBT* homeless peers, such as increased risks of psychological distress (Fredriksen-Goldsen et al. 2014). Through multi-group, structural equation modeling, I compare the effects of time homeless on mental health outcomes (e.g., psychological distress) as(More)
Ideological partisans in the United States are increasingly " sorting " themselves along cultural lines, from the cable news stations they watch to the chain restaurants they prefer. How do partisans seem to " know " how to sort themselves along ideological lines in cultural realms that offer no obvious political cues? To investigate this question, I look(More)
OBJECTIVE Limited research has focused on sexuality for those diagnosed with a severe mental illness. We aimed to extend existing work by exploring relationships between mastery (perception of control of one's life and future), sexual self-esteem (perceptions of one's capacity to engage in healthy sexual behavior), sexual attitudes (permissive ideas about(More)