Self-Medication Hypothesis of Substance Use: Testing Khantzian's Updated Theory

  title={Self-Medication Hypothesis of Substance Use: Testing Khantzian's Updated Theory},
  author={Danny H Hall and John E. Queener},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  pages={151 - 158}
Abstract Substance use research has been a salient focus for mental health professionals in recent years. Several organizations, including the American Psychological Association, have been pressing for more substance use research, particularly clinically relevant, theory-based investigations. However, there are few theories of substance use, and even fewer with scientific support. One theory is the Self Medication Hypothesis by Khantzian (1977, 1974), a theory with 30 years of research. However… 
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