Susanna Nemes

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This study compared treatment outcomes of substance abusers with and without antisocial personality disorder (APD) randomly assigned to two therapeutic communities, differing primarily in length of inpatient and outpatient treatment. We hypothesized that APD clients would be less likely to complete treatment, more likely to test positive for drugs and(More)
This study examines the efficacy of providing Enhanced Abbreviated or Standard Inpatient treatment and Outpatient treatment to drug-abusing clients. The experiment randomly assigned 412 clients to two therapeutic community programs, which differed primarily in planned duration. This study addressed limitations of prior research, as it used random assignment(More)
This study compared factors that predict treatment outcomes in men and women randomly assigned to two therapeutic communities differing primarily in length of inpatient and outpatient treatment. Based on the prior research literature comparing treatment outcomes of men and women, we formulated the following research question: Do factors that predict drug(More)
Studies conducted in the 1970s and early 1980s concluded that people will provide valid information about their illicit drug use when research interviews are conducted under appropriate conditions. Recent studies of treated and untreated populations using improved urinalysis techniques as well as hair analysis techniques indicate that the validity of(More)
There is a belief that persons diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (APD) do not respond well to treatment, but the existing research has not supported this hypothesis. This study examined the relationship of APD to therapeutic community (TC) treatment outcomes. A total of 275 men and women were randomly assigned to two TCs. It was hypothesized(More)
The purpose of the current study was to examine differences in responses of older adults (age 55 and above) and younger adults (ages 18 to 54) to the Drug Abuse Problem Assessment for Primary Care (DAPA-PC), a computerized drug and alcohol abuse screening instrument developed for primary care settings. Data were collected from a diverse population of 327(More)
BACKGROUND In this paper, we show how counselors and psychologists can use emails for online management of substance abusers, including the anatomy and content of emails that clinicians should send substance abusers. Some investigators have attempted to determine if providing mental health services online is an efficacious delivery of treatment. The(More)
Substance abuse among adolescents and adults continues to be a major public health concern. Given the prevalence of substance use, abuse, and dependence in the United States, the treatment needs of the population who abuse substances are great. Adolescents and adults who abuse substances need competent, knowledgeable, and qualified staff to provide services(More)
This article proposes the use of the continuous improvement evaluation (CIE), a framework for multisite demonstration or evaluation studies. This framework is designed for studying intervention programs that change during the evaluation. The development of family drug courts is provided as an example. CIE relies on outcome data collected over time and(More)
There is much controversy among social scientists and clinicians over the proper measurement of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). The degree to which various diagnostic measures differ in their assessment of ASPD among substance abusers is not known. This study assessed the degree of agreement between a semistructured clinical interview and a(More)