Self-medication hypothesis of substance use: testing Khantzian's updated theory.

@article{Hall2007SelfmedicationHO,
  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},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={151-8}
}
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, recent… CONTINUE READING