Mary Jo Larson

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OBJECTIVES This study examined the 12-month cost of the array of services used by women with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and a history of violence and trauma who participated in the Women, Co-occurring Disorders, and Violence Study (WCDVS). The study compared costs of the intervention and external services for women in the WCDVS(More)
This study analyzed annual service use and payment data for children in racial/ ethnic subgroups in Medicaid Programs of four States, and compared service use of youth treated with mental health or substance abuse (MH/SA) conditions to youth without such conditions. In addition to geographic variation in rates (6.2 to 10.7 percent used MH/SA related care),(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic medical diseases require regular and longitudinal care and self-management for effective treatment. When chronic diseases include substance use disorders, care and treatment of both the medical and addiction disorders may affect access to care and the ability to focus on both conditions. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the(More)
This paper presents the rationale and methods for a randomized controlled evaluation of web-based training in motivational interviewing, goal setting, and behavioral task assignment. Web-based training may be a practical and cost-effective way to address the need for large-scale mental health training in evidence-based practice; however, there is a dearth(More)
This article describes a data management system (DMS) developed to support a large-scale randomized study of an innovative web-course that was designed to improve substance abuse counselors' knowledge and skills in applying a substance abuse treatment method (i.e., cognitive behavioral therapy; CBT). The randomized trial compared the performance of(More)
This study examines whether the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-deployment binge drinking is independent of screening positive for mental health problems among male and female service members. Data are from the Substance Use and Psychological Injury Combat Study of Army members returning from deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq in(More)
Background Problems associated with alcohol and drug use are a critical area for intervention development within the Department of Defense (DoD). Little is known about the impact of deployment on illicit drug use. This study is the first to study drug use problems with objective drug test data among military members returning from deployment. Using(More)
Background The association between combat exposure and injuries with postdeployment behavioral health problems has been well studied, yet few studies examine separately the exposures and problems reported by females. This study explores the postdeployment self-report of combat exposure and injury and the postdeployment behavioral health screening results of(More)
OBJECTIVES We identified to what extent the Department of Defense postdeployment health surveillance program identifies at-risk drinking, alone or in conjunction with psychological comorbidities, and refers service members who screen positive for additional assessment or care. METHODS We completed a cross-sectional analysis of 333 803 US Army active duty(More)