Characteristics of life stressors predictive of substance treatment outcomes.

  title={Characteristics of life stressors predictive of substance treatment outcomes.},
  author={Susan R Tate and J R Mcquaid and Sandra A. Brown},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={29 2},
Most research and treatment focusing on the relationship between life stress and substance use have considered stress as a unitary construct despite the fact that stressors vary in terms of temporal characteristics (short-term vs. long-term) and domains (work, health). In contrast to most stressor domains, increasing evidence suggests that health stressors may reduce the risk of initiating substance use after treatment. We separately evaluated the effect of short-term stress events (discrete… CONTINUE READING

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