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Home visitation interventions show promise for helping at-risk mothers, yet few programs have been developed and evaluated specifically for alcohol and drug-abusing pregnant women. This study examines outcomes among 216 women enrolled in the Washington State Parent-Child Assistance Program, a three-year intervention program for women who abuse alcohol and(More)
OBJECTIVE Peptide and other small molecule agonists have been described for several cytokines and growth factors. Hydrazone compounds described here as thrombopoietin receptor agonists were identified as activating STAT proteins in a Tpo responsive cell line. METHODS STAT activation and analysis of signal transduction pathways in cell lines and normal(More)
We identified a novel erythropoietin (Epo)-induced protein (CIP29) in lysates of human UT-7/Epo leukemia cells using two-dimensional gel analysis and cloned its full-length cDNA. CIP29 contains 210 amino acids with a predicted MW of 24 kDa, and has a N-terminal SAP DNA-binding motif. CIP29 expression was higher in cancer and fetal tissues than in normal(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary goal of this study was to analyze completion rates of clients in drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs in Washington State and to assess the factors associated with treatment completion. A secondary goal was to examine the utility of a state information system as a source of evaluative data. METHODS Analyses were conducted of(More)
In 1996, Congress passed sweeping welfare reform, abolishing the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. Each state now administers its own welfare-to-work program under broad federal guidelines, which require eligible adult recipients to work or perform community service. High-risk welfare recipients, especially those with chemical(More)
The Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA) created a treatment program for indigent clients in Washington State. This research assesses the relationship between the level of treatment services received and subsequent employment outcomes. Clients who completed their plan of treatment earned more than those who did not, controlling for(More)
The purposes of this study were to examine the outcomes of a sample of patients receiving publicly funded substance abuse treatment in Washington State and to compare the outcomes of those using methamphetamine (MA) with patients using other drugs of abuse. All data for this study came from administrative systems in Washington State, and the outcomes(More)
This study examined the association between receiving substance abuse treatment and subsequent criminal justice involvement. The sample consisted of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in the state of Washington that were determined to be in need of treatment. Fifty-two percent of those clients entered substance abuse treatment during the study(More)
This study evaluated the relative effectiveness of two forms of publicly funded substance abuse treatment provided in Washington State: The full continuum (FC), in which clients receive approximately three weeks of inpatient treatment prior to outpatient care, and the partial continuum (PC), in which clients are admitted directly to outpatient treatment.(More)
This report combines five-year survival and cause of death in individuals discharged from Washington State mental hospitals with (1) mental illness only, (2) co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder, or (3) substance use disorder only. Five-year survival was similar in the three groups, although after adjusting for age, individuals with(More)