Thomas G. Brown

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Although substance abuse is frequently encountered in men receiving services in violence treatment settings, systematic study of these 'dual-problem' men has lagged. This study had two main objectives: (1) the characterization of psychoactive substance abuse disorders in a naturalistic sample of men in domestic violence treatment; and (2) clarification of(More)
PURPOSE A major focus of clinical nurse specialist nursing practice is the integration of research findings into practice. The purpose of this study was to describe strategies used to facilitate research utilization (RU) by nurses in a practice setting. DESIGN This multiple-case study identified the strategies that clinical nurse specialists and master's(More)
Linkage between marital violence and substance abuse has been noted in men seeking treatment for substance-use disorders. The present study examined (1) the incidence of family violence in men admitted into substance abuse treatment; (2) the psychosocial characteristics associated with marital violence; and (3) the comparability of violent substance abusers(More)
The need for outcome monitoring systems (OMS) in substance abuse treatment is now such a pervasive position that it has achieved 'motherhood' stature. Yet, for a variety of reasons, implementation of systematic, ongoing monitoring continues to lag in most settings. The position taken in this article is that a local approach to monitoring is a viable(More)
The heart rate (HR) responses to verbal and nonverbal mental arithmetic tasks were studied in twenty undergraduate males. The two problem-sets were presented in counterbalanced order to the subjects. Greater HR responses to verbal, in contrast to nonverbal, arithmetic were only observed when the verbal arithmetic task was presented first. The peak (maximal)(More)
Thirty-seven aerobically high and low fit male and female university students, selected on the basis of estimated aerobic capacity, completed a set of hard as well as a set of easy mental arithmetic tasks for 90 seconds in a counterbalanced order with a 10 min rest period between the tasks. Heart rate (HR) reactivity to either task was independent of(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental evidence indicates that components of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and of the endogenous opioid system, such as beta-endorphin (beta-END), influence alcohol consumption, whereas chronic alcohol abuse alters the activity of both systems. Furthermore, gender and age differences have been reported in the activity of the(More)
Problem drinkers (N = 49) and individuals presenting with both alcohol and cocaine problems (N = 51) admitted to a traditional 28-day alcoholism treatment milieu were compared on their psychosocial, psychological, neuropsychological functioning and substance abuse at admission as well as at six months posttreatment follow-up. On admission, alcohol and(More)