Douglas Polcin

Summary

Affiliation: Alcohol Research Group
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Perceptions of sober living houses among addiction counselors and mental health therapists: knowledge, views and perceived barriers
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:224-36. 2012
  2. pmc Substance users' perspectives on helpful and unhelpful confrontation: implications for recovery
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:144-52. 2012
  3. pmc Twenty-one-year trends and correlates of pressure to change drinking
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:705-15. 2012
  4. pmc What did we learn from our study on sober living houses and where do we go from here?
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 42:425-33. 2010
  5. pmc How do residents of recovery houses experience confrontation between entry and 12-month follow-up?
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 42:49-62. 2010
  6. pmc Sober living houses for alcohol and drug dependence: 18-month outcomes
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:356-65. 2010
  7. pmc A model for sober housing during outpatient treatment
    Douglas L Polcin
    Public Health Institute, Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 41:153-61. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The impact of AA on non-professional substance abuse recovery programs and sober living houses
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 18:91-108. 2008
  9. pmc A clean and sober place to live: philosophy, structure, and purported therapeutic factors in sober living houses
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 40:153-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationship and institutional pressure to enter treatment: differences by demographics, problem severity, and motivation
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:428-36. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. pmc Perceptions of sober living houses among addiction counselors and mental health therapists: knowledge, views and perceived barriers
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:224-36. 2012
    ..Both groups identified a variety of barriers, particularly social stigma. Recommendations are made for knowledge dissemination and decreasing barriers...
  2. pmc Substance users' perspectives on helpful and unhelpful confrontation: implications for recovery
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:144-52. 2012
    ..Limitations of the study include a small and relatively high functioning sample. We conclude that contextual factors are important in determining how confrontation is experienced. Larger studies with more diverse samples are warranted...
  3. pmc Twenty-one-year trends and correlates of pressure to change drinking
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:705-15. 2012
    ..The prevalence and correlates of these informal pressures have been minimally studied...
  4. pmc What did we learn from our study on sober living houses and where do we go from here?
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 42:425-33. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc How do residents of recovery houses experience confrontation between entry and 12-month follow-up?
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 42:49-62. 2010
    ..At follow-up, the amount of confrontation participants received declined, but it continued to be generally experienced as supportive and helpful...
  6. pmc Sober living houses for alcohol and drug dependence: 18-month outcomes
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:356-65. 2010
    ..Although SLHs can be used as housing referrals after inpatient treatment, while clients attend outpatient treatment, after incarceration, or as an alternative to treatment, they have been understudied and underutilized...
  7. pmc A model for sober housing during outpatient treatment
    Douglas L Polcin
    Public Health Institute, Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 41:153-61. 2009
    ..Outpatient programs should consider establishing SLHs for clients who lack a living environment supportive of sobriety...
  8. ncbi request reprint The impact of AA on non-professional substance abuse recovery programs and sober living houses
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 18:91-108. 2008
    ..Recent outcome evaluations on both types of sober living houses are presented...
  9. pmc A clean and sober place to live: philosophy, structure, and purported therapeutic factors in sober living houses
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 40:153-9. 2008
    ..Particular attention is paid to the structure and philosophy of SLHs and purported therapeutic factors. It ends with the presentation of baseline data describing the residents who enter SLHs and six-month outcomes on 130 residents...
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationship and institutional pressure to enter treatment: differences by demographics, problem severity, and motivation
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:428-36. 2007
    ..g., criminal justice or welfare) or relationships (e.g., family or friends). Research has also shown that pressure can facilitate treatment entry. However, few studies have assessed how pressure from different sources varies...
  11. pmc Factor analysis of the Alcohol and Drug Confrontation Scale (ADCS)
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94608 1010, United States
    Addict Behav 32:2274-80. 2007
    ..80) and (2) External Intensity (alpha=0.63). The two factors accounted for 58% of the variance. The ADCS offers a fresh and broader view of confrontation that can be reliably measured...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Substance use and motivation: a longitudinal perspective
    Rachael A Korcha
    The Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 37:48-53. 2011
    ..Less studied, but equally important, is the measurement of motivation over time and the role motivation plays in subsequent substance use...
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric severity and spirituality, helping, and participation in alcoholics anonymous during recovery
    Douglas L Polcin
    Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 30:577-92. 2004
    ..The findings suggest that individuals with higher psychiatric severity may need assistance from their peers or professional service providers to develop a spiritual life, serve as a sponsor for others, or complete the steps of AA...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with probation officers' use of criminal justice coercion to mandate alcohol treatment
    Douglas L Polcin
    Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 29:647-70. 2003
    ..Probation departments are encouraged to develop management styles that facilitate shared normative beliefs about assessing and managing alcohol problems among probationers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Rethinking confrontation in alcohol and drug treatment: consideration of the clinical context
    Douglas L Polcin
    Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc, Department of Research, Education, and Training, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:165-84. 2003
    ..Confrontation from multiple sources requires more focus, including confrontation from treatment peers, family members, the workplace, the legal system, social welfare workers, and medical professionals...
  17. ncbi request reprint The case for high-dose motivational enhancement therapy
    Douglas L Polcin
    Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Research, Education, and Training, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:331-43. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Probation officers' beliefs about the effectiveness of alcohol treatment
    Douglas L Polcin
    Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Research, Education and Training, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 36:279-83. 2004
    ..Strategies for facilitating accurate beliefs about the effectiveness of treatment and increasing self-efficacy among probation officers are reviewed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Measuring confrontation during recovery from addiction
    Douglas L Polcin
    Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Inc, Research, Education and Training, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:369-92. 2006
    ..Additional studies are necessary to establish validity, generalize results to more diverse populations, and assess confrontation at different time points during recovery...
  20. ncbi request reprint Integrating social model principles into broad-based treatment: results of a program evaluation
    Douglas L Polcin
    Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, 601 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 28:585-99. 2002
    ..Findings provide a rationale for larger, multi-site studies that assess the effectiveness of social model characteristics using multivariate techniques...

Research Grants10

  1. Intensive Motivational Interviewing for Methamphetamine Dependence
    Douglas Polcin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Finding effective treatments for methamphetamine dependence is important because methamphetamine use is rapidly increasing and in some areas, such as the Western U.S, is reaching epidemic proportions. ..
  2. Measuring Confrontation During Recovery
    Douglas Polcin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., criminal justice and mental health). Findings will help clarify the types of confrontations that facilitate recovery from addiction and those that are counterproductive. ..
  3. An Evaluation of Sober Living Houses
    Douglas Polcin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, it will demonstrate whether sober living residents have better outcomes than a comparison group of similar individuals. ..
  4. Intensive Motivational Interviewing for Methamphetamine Dependence
    Douglas L Polcin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Finding effective treatments for methamphetamine dependence is important because methamphetamine use is rapidly increasing and in some areas, such as the Western U.S, is reaching epidemic proportions. ..