Matar Michael

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This study measured effectiveness of behavioral day treatment plus abstinence contingent housing and work therapy (DT+) versus behavioral day treatment alone (DT). A randomized controlled trial assessed participants at baseline, 2 and 6 months. Participants (N=110) met criteria for cocaine abuse or dependence, non-psychotic mental disorders, and(More)
Treatment efficacy for homeless substance abusers (primarily crack cocaine) was studied in a randomized control design with subjects (n = 176) assigned to usual care (UC) or an enhanced day treatment program plus abstinent contingent work therapy and housing (EC). Subjects met DSM-III-R criteria for Substance Use Disorder and McKinny Act criteria for(More)
The validity of self-reported crack cocaine use among 131 homeless persons participating in an outpatient substance abuse treatment research demonstration project was assessed by comparing the concordance of self-report and urinalysis results. The subjects were participants in either a Usual Care outpatient program or an Enhanced Care day treatment program(More)
This study examined the co-occurrence of cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use among treatment seeking homeless persons to determine whether alcohol use predicted cocaine use differently than marijuana and other drugs predicted cocaine use. Participants were 141 homeless persons with substance use and other nonpsychotic mental disorders seeking(More)
OBJECTIVES Appointment-keeping after hospitalization is a poorly understood link between inpatient and outpatient care. We investigated how health care system and patient characteristics influence appointment-keeping after discharge from an acute care hospitalization. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Urban public teaching hospital. SUBJECTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the descriptive epidemiology of weapon injuries not directly attributable to combat during armed conflict. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Nangarhar region of Afghanistan, which experienced effective peace, intense fighting, and then peace over six months in 1996. SUBJECTS 608 people admitted to Jalalabad hospital because(More)
This research examines the influence of treatment attendance at two substance abuse outpatient treatment programs of the Birmingham Substance Abuse Homeless Project on substance abuse, homelessness, and unemployment outcomes with homeless persons abusing primarily crack cocaine. Results revealed that significant reductions across a one year period in(More)
Since anger and hostility are frequently pivotal problem behaviors in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients and depression is a common comorbid feature of PTSD, we initiated a preliminary open trial of dietary supplementation with capsules of fish oil rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in a group of PTSD patients with these problems. Our purpose(More)
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