Stephen W Tracy

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OBJECTIVE This study examined interventions for substance use disorders within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) psychiatric and primary care settings. METHODS National random samples of 83 VA psychiatry program directors and 102 primary care practitioners were surveyed by telephone. The survey assessed screening practices to detect substance use(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine how the treatment needs and outcomes of polysubstance-using patients entering opioid-substitution treatment (OST) may be affected if the patient had a parent with substance-use problems. METHOD This prospective observational study examined outcomes of 255 patients (97% male) entering OST at eight clinics in(More)
OBJECTIVE Addiction treatment studies examining the influence of patients' partners suggest that partner behaviors affect patients' substance-use outcomes. We examine the influence of having a partner at treatment entry as well as the influence of the general quality of support and substance-using status of the partner, on outcomes following treatment for(More)
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