Research Topics Substance Use Disorder: Alcohol
Substance use disorders (SUD), including the abuse of alcohol, prescription medications, or opioids, can lead to significant negative consequences to an individual's mental and physical health, work performance, housing status, and social functioning. Important issues being studied include alcohol screening and brief counseling, SUD specialty care, and the treatment of common comorbidities (i.e., SUD and PTSD or SUD and chronic pain).
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( 5 of more than 1082 ALCOHOL focused publications)
Williams EC, McGinnis KA, Bobb JF, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Skanderson M, Catz SL, Bensley KM, Richards JE, Bryant KJ, Edelman EJ, Satre DD, Marshall BDL, Kraemer KL, Blosnich JR, Crystal S, Gordon AJ, Fiellin DA, Justice AC, Bradley KA. Changes in alcohol use associated with changes in HIV disease severity over time: A national longitudinal study in the Veterans Aging Cohort. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2018 May 24; 189:21-29.
Owens MD, Ioannou GN, Tsui JL, Edelman EJ, Greene PA, Williams EC. Receipt of alcohol-related care among patients with HCV and unhealthy alcohol use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2018 May 8; 188:79-85.
Bradley KA, Bobb JF, Ludman EJ, Chavez LJ, Saxon AJ, Merrill JO, Williams EC, Hawkins EJ, Caldeiro RM, Achtmeyer CE, Greenberg DM, Lapham GT, Richards JE, Lee AK, Kivlahan DR. Alcohol-Related Nurse Care Management in Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA internal medicine. 2018 May 1; 178(5):613-621.
Gulliver SB, Zimering R, Knight J, Morissette S, Kamholz B, Meyer E, Keane T, Pennington M, Denman T, Carpenter T, Kimbrel N. Tobacco and alcohol use among firefighters during their first 3 years of service. Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. 2018 May 1; 32(3):255-263.
Adams JW, Bryant KJ, Edelman JE, Fiellin DA, Gaither JR, Gordon AJ, Gordon KS, Kraemer KL, Mimiaga MJ, Operario D, Tate JP, van den Berg JJ, Justice AC, Marshall BDL. Association of Cannabis, Stimulant, and Alcohol use with Mortality Prognosis Among HIV-Infected Men. AIDS and behavior. 2018 Apr 1; 22(4):1341-1351.
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( 5 of more than 64 ALCOHOL focused publication briefs)
VA Successfully Implements Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus in Previously Undertreated Patient Populations This study examined the adoption of interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in VA to learn who received this therapy and whether the limitations of interferon-containing treatments have been overcome, including low rates of use among VA healthcare users who are African American or Hispanic, and among those with HCV-HIV co-infection. Findings showed that with the advent of interferon-... Date: March 7, 2018
Greater Risk of Opioid Prescription Overlap in Veterans Using Medicare Part D–Reimbursed Pharmacies This study sought to identify trends in dispensed prescriptions for opioids and the frequency of overlapping days’ supply of prescriptions for opioid medications in Veterans dually eligible for VA and Medicare Part D benefits. Findings showed that over the study period, there was an increasing reliance on the use of Part D–reimbursed pharmacies for opioid prescriptions among Veterans. Although opi... Date: May 1, 2017
Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy among Veterans is Overwhelmingly Initiated by VA Clinicians The aim of this study was to compare reasons for discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) between Veterans with and without substance use disorder (SUD) receiving care within the VA healthcare system in the years following release of 2009 and 2010 clinical practice guidelines. Findings showed that the majority of Veterans (85%) discontinued opioid use because their clinician stopped pres... Date: March 1, 2017
Central Nervous System Polypharmacy May Increase Risk of Overdose and Suicide-Related Behavior among OEF/OIF Veterans This study examined the prevalence of central nervous system (CNS) polypharmacy and its association with drug/alcohol overdose and suicide-related behaviors in a national cohort of OEF/OIF Veterans. Findings showed that of the Veterans in this study, 8% had received five or more CNS-acting medications in 2011. CNS polypharmacy was most strongly associated with PTSD, depression, and TBI – and was i... Date: March 1, 2016
Veterans Exiting Prison Have Extensive Treatment Needs, Particularly for Mental Health and Substance Use Issues This study determined incarcerated Veterans’ contact with VA healthcare in the year after a Health Care for Reentry Veterans (HCRV) visit (prior to release from prison), the prevalence of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) diagnoses, and rates of mental health or SUD treatment entry and engagement in the first month after diagnosis. Findings showed that of the Veterans with an HCRV out... Date: December 21, 2015
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( ) 5 of more than 44 ALCOHOL focused projects
Improving Outcomes for Emergency Department Patients with
Alcohol Problems Blow, Frederic
Improving Outcomes among Medical/Surgical Inpatients with
Alcohol Use Disorders Timko, Christine
Evaluating the Adaptability and Implementation Potential of an Innovative
Alcohol Intervention for Veterans in Primary Care: Integrating Mobile-based Applications with Peer Support Blonigen, Daniel
Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Application for Self-management of Unhealthy
Alcohol Use Hawkins, Eric
A Multi-Faceted Intervention to Improve
Alcohol Dependence Pharmacotherapy Access Hagedorn, Hildi
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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters
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e-Interventions for Alcohol Misuse
...e-Interventions for Alcohol Misuse e-Interventions for Alcohol Misuse Subscribe to the ESP Report RSS feed e-Interventions for Alcohol Misuse...
...Briefs Issue 94 March 2015 E-Interventions for Alcohol Misuse The economic, social, and health burden of alcohol misuse is widely recognized,...
Research for Women Veterans
...sample of women Veterans estimates that 27% to 32% misuse alcohol. Unfortunately, significant challenges exist in identifying alcohol misuse among...
...HSR&D Impacts HSR&D Impacts Health Services Reserach and Development Service Impacts 2001 » Back to main Impacts page Message from the Director...
HSR&D Research Briefs
...Calls for Submission Defense Health Program: Department of Defense Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program Upcoming Funding Opportunities....
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