LEE KASKUTAS

Summary

Affiliation: Alcohol Research Group
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding drinking during pregnancy among urban American Indians and African Americans: health messages, risk beliefs, and how we measure consumption
    L A Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:1241-50. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Women's programs versus mixed-gender day treatment: results from a randomized study
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Addiction 100:60-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint A brief scale for measuring helping activities in recovery: the brief helper therapy scale
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1767-81. 2007
  4. pmc Costs of day hospital and community residential chemical dependency treatment
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:27-32. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcomes and costs of day hospital treatment and nonmedical day treatment for chemical dependency
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 2000 Hearst Ave, Suite 300, Berkeley, California 94709 2176, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:371-82. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of photographs to capture respondent-defined drink size
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608 1010, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:605-10. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of alcoholics anonymous participation
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 18:261-82. 2008
  8. pmc Effectiveness of Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier: a group format 12-step facilitation approach
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:228-39. 2009
  9. pmc Alcoholics anonymous effectiveness: faith meets science
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    J Addict Dis 28:145-57. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Social networks as mediators of the effect of Alcoholics Anonymous
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA, 94709, USA
    Addiction 97:891-900. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier: A Group TSF Approach
    LEE KASKUTAS; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. GRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING ON ALCOHOL PROBLEMS
    LEE KASKUTAS; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF HMO RESIDENTIAL & OUTPATIENT CARE
    LEE KASKUTAS; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. What is Recovery?
    LEE A KASKUTAS; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding drinking during pregnancy among urban American Indians and African Americans: health messages, risk beliefs, and how we measure consumption
    L A Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:1241-50. 2000
    ..However, rates of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) are believed to be highest among those ethnic groups...
  2. ncbi request reprint Women's programs versus mixed-gender day treatment: results from a randomized study
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Addiction 100:60-9. 2005
    ..To compare outcomes and costs of out-patient women's treatment to mixed-gender programs...
  3. ncbi request reprint A brief scale for measuring helping activities in recovery: the brief helper therapy scale
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1767-81. 2007
    ..Helping others is evident in the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous, and is emphasized in formal treatment. However, helping among recovering alcoholics has not been studied, in part because of a lack of helping measures...
  4. pmc Costs of day hospital and community residential chemical dependency treatment
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:27-32. 2008
    ..A recent clinical trial found similar outcomes at social model residential treatment and clinically-oriented day hospital programs, but did not report on costs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcomes and costs of day hospital treatment and nonmedical day treatment for chemical dependency
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 2000 Hearst Ave, Suite 300, Berkeley, California 94709 2176, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:371-82. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the outcomes and costs of day hospital and nonmedical community-based day treatment for chemical dependency...
  6. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of photographs to capture respondent-defined drink size
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608 1010, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:605-10. 2008
    ..This article studied the validity of photographs of glasses to assess drink size...
  7. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of alcoholics anonymous participation
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 18:261-82. 2008
    ..Disengagement from AA does not appear to necessarily translate to loss of abstinence among those with initial high levels of AA exposure, but long-term abstinence is more likely among those with continued engagement...
  8. pmc Effectiveness of Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier: a group format 12-step facilitation approach
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:228-39. 2009
    ..MAAEZ appeared especially effective for those with more prior AA exposure, severe psychiatric problems, and atheists/agnostics. MAAEZ represents an evidence-based intervention that is easily implemented in existing treatment programs...
  9. pmc Alcoholics anonymous effectiveness: faith meets science
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    J Addict Dis 28:145-57. 2009
    ..Studies addressing specificity using statistical approaches have had two contradictory findings, and two that reported significant effects for AA after adjusting for potential confounders such as motivation to change...
  10. ncbi request reprint Social networks as mediators of the effect of Alcoholics Anonymous
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA, 94709, USA
    Addiction 97:891-900. 2002
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that the relationship between Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) involvement and reduced substance use is partially explained (or 'mediated') by changes in social networks...
  11. pmc 7-year trajectories of Alcoholics Anonymous attendance and associations with treatment
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, USA
    Addict Behav 34:1029-35. 2009
    ..001). Considering AA patterns over time highlights a different role for treatment in AA attendance than what is gleaned from analyses at single timepoints...
  12. ncbi request reprint An alternative to standard drinks as a measure of alcohol consumption
    L A Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, 2000 Hearst Avenue, Suite 300, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    J Subst Abuse 12:67-78. 2000
    ..g., men, nonpregnant women, and all ethnic groups), results suggest that determination of risk levels should be based on survey data that takes into consideration the beverage mix and the actual size of respondents' alcohol drinks...
  13. ncbi request reprint Understanding results from randomized trials: use of program- and client-level data to study medical and nonmedical treatment programs
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:682-7. 2005
    ..Using both approaches, this article strives to better understand inconsistent results from a trial comparing medical and nonmedical group-format day treatment...
  14. pmc Does sponsorship improve outcomes above Alcoholics Anonymous attendance? A latent class growth curve analysis
    Jane Witbrodt
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Addiction 107:301-11. 2012
    ..To construct Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attendance, sponsorship and abstinence latent class trajectories to test the added benefit of having a sponsor above the benefits of attendance in predicting abstinence over time...
  15. ncbi request reprint Alcoholics anonymous careers: patterns of AA involvement five years after treatment entry
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, 2000 Hearst Avenue, Suite 300, Berkeley, CA 94709 2176, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:1983-90. 2005
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  16. pmc Development and validation of the Alcoholics Anonymous Intention Measure (AAIM)
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:204-11. 2009
    ..We aim to determine whether the theory of planned behavior (TPB) can be applied to 12-step involvement, and to develop and validate a scale of 12-step readiness based on that theory: the Alcoholics Anonymous Intention Measure (AAIM)...
  17. pmc Using propensity scores to adjust for selection bias when assessing the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous in observational studies
    Yu Ye
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:56-64. 2009
    ..Pending future randomized trials, this paper uses propensity score (PS) method to address the selection bias that potentially confounds the effect of AA in observational studies...
  18. ncbi request reprint The persistent influence of social networks and alcoholics anonymous on abstinence
    Jason Bond
    Alcohol Research Group, 2000 Hearst Avenue, Suite 300, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:579-88. 2003
    ..Specifically, the role of AA and network support for abstinence are examined in relation to their effect on changes in abstinence states between follow-ups...
  19. doi request reprint 12-step involvement and peer helping in day hospital and residential programs
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:1882-903. 2008
    ..Results contribute to the 12-step facilitation literature; confirm prior results regarding benefits of mutual aid; and highlight methodological issues in helping research. The study's limitations are noted...
  20. ncbi request reprint Helping, spirituality and Alcoholics Anonymous in recovery
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, 2000 Hearst Avenue, Suite 300, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:383-91. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine how helping activities and spirituality--perhaps key influences on sobriety--change over recovery. The study also explores interrelations among Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), helping and spirituality...
  21. pmc Services received and treatment outcomes in day-hospital and residential programs
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 35:232-44. 2008
    ..Findings suggest that residential and day-hospital programs might maximize outcomes by facilitating optional 12-step involvement and sober recreation, respectively...
  22. ncbi request reprint Day hospital and residential addiction treatment: randomized and nonrandomized managed care clients
    Jane Witbrodt
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:947-59. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Reasons for drinking less and their relationship to sustained remission from problem drinking
    Helen Matzger
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94709, USA
    Addiction 100:1637-46. 2005
    ..To compare representative general population and treated samples on their reasons for drinking less and whether particular reasons were related to sustained remission from problem drinking for either group...
  24. ncbi request reprint Risky drinking and alcohol use patterns in a national sample of women of childbearing age
    Madhabika Beverta Nayak
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Addiction 99:1393-402. 2004
    ..We examined risky drinking and alcohol use patterns associated with prenatal effects of alcohol exposure in women of childbearing age, using various definitions of low-risk drinking...
  25. ncbi request reprint In 12-step groups, helping helps the helper
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94709 2176, USA
    Addiction 99:1015-23. 2004
    ..The current study examines whether clients in treatment for alcohol and drug problems benefit from helping others, and how helping relates to 12-step involvement...
  26. ncbi request reprint Does diagnosis matter? Differential effects of 12-step participation and social networks on abstinence
    Jane Witbrodt
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 31:685-707. 2005
    ..For all clients, doing service is especially important at the longer 12-month posttreatment timeframe...
  27. pmc Does lack of multinutrient supplementation during early pregnancy increase vulnerability to alcohol-related preterm or small-for-gestational-age births?
    Lyndsay Ammon Avalos
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Ave, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:1324-32. 2011
    ..However, future research needs to be conducted...
  28. ncbi request reprint Beverage choice among native american and african american urban women
    Karen Graves
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, California 94709 2176, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:218-22. 2002
    ..This article examines whether ethnicity or drinking frequency are associated with beverage choice, considering six types of alcoholic beverages: beer, wine, spirits, malt liquor, fortified wine, and wine coolers...
  29. pmc Do multivitamin supplements modify the relationship between prenatal alcohol intake and miscarriage?
    Lyndsay Ammon Avalos
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:563.e1-9. 2009
    ..To determine whether multivitamin supplements modify the relationship between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage...
  30. pmc Treatment programs in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
    Dennis McCarty
    Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, CB669, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 92:200-7. 2008
    ..Conversely, programs with accreditation had less social model influence. The CTN is an ambitious effort to engage community-based treatment organizations into research and more fully integrate research and practice...
  31. ncbi request reprint Participation in alcoholics anonymous: intended and unintended change mechanisms
    Patricia L Owen
    Butler Center for Research at Hazelden, Box 11, Center City, MN, 55103, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:524-32. 2003
    ..Owen and Valerie Slaymaker; (4) Social networks and AA involvement as mediators of change, by Lee Ann Kaskutas and Keith Humphreys; and (5) What do we know about Alcoholics Anonymous? by William R. Miller, discussant...
  32. ncbi request reprint Self-help organizations for alcohol and drug problems: toward evidence-based practice and policy
    Keith Humphreys
    SAMHSA Veterans Health Administration Workgroup on Substance Abuse Self Help Organizations, c o Program Evaluation and Resource Center, Veterans Affairs Health Care System 152 MPD, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 26:151-8; discussion 159-65. 2004
    ..Implementing such policies could strengthen alcohol and drug self-help organizations, and thereby enhance the national response to the serious public health problem of substance abuse...
  33. ncbi request reprint How important is treatment? One-year outcomes of treated and untreated alcohol-dependent individuals
    Constance Weisner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Addiction 98:901-11. 2003
    ..To compare representative treatment and untreated samples of alcohol-dependent individuals in rates of abstinence and non-problematic use at 1-year follow-up...

Research Grants12

  1. Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier: A Group TSF Approach
    LEE KASKUTAS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If effective, MAAEZ should be of wide interest to providers, as it can be rapidly incorporated into existing programs, offering a succinct manual for brief interventions in group-oriented treatment. ..
  2. GRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING ON ALCOHOL PROBLEMS
    LEE KASKUTAS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF HMO RESIDENTIAL & OUTPATIENT CARE
    LEE KASKUTAS; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The study will confirm treatment content and will identify patient characteristics associated with successful treatment outcomes in each setting. ..
  4. What is Recovery?
    LEE A KASKUTAS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....