J L Obert

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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)
The Matrix model was originally developed in response to the cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. The program consists of relapse prevention groups, education groups, social support groups, individual counseling, and urine and breath testing delivered in a structured manner over a 16-week period. The treatment is a directive, nonconfrontational approach which(More)
Relapse prevention techniques have recently been incorporated into some nonpharmacologic models of chemical dependency treatment. The neurobehavioral model of cocaine dependency treatment establishes a clear timetable for recovery from cocaine dependency and focuses on four distinct areas of functioning. Strategies for addressing these areas of functioning(More)
A six-session cognitive behavioral protocol has been developed for substance abusers who meet the description "hazardous users." This category includes individuals evidencing mild to moderate use of alcohol or other drugs, whose lifestyles are minimally disrupted, or who are displaying signs of problem use or abuse, but are unwilling to enter intensive(More)
A treatment outcome study of adult patients treated for substance abuse disorders was conducted in which 80% of the participants were successfully contacted for follow-up six months post discharge. Analyses focused on baseline and outcome comparisons of patients with histories of sexual assault and patients with no history of sexual assault. The prevalence(More)
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