Christopher Kahler

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Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Breath holding duration and self-reported smoking abstinence intolerance as predictors of smoking lapse behavior in a laboratory analog task
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:1151-4. 2013
  2. pmc Sex differences in stimulus expectancy and pharmacologic effects of a moderate dose of alcohol on smoking lapse risk in a laboratory analogue study
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 222:71-80. 2012
  3. pmc Cigarette smoking and the lifetime alcohol involvement continuum
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 93:111-20. 2008
  4. pmc Personality, psychiatric disorders, and smoking in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:833-41. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Motivational enhancement for 12-step involvement among patients undergoing alcohol detoxification
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:736-41. 2004
  6. pmc Hostility and smoking cessation treatment outcome in heavy social drinkers
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 23:67-76. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Mapping the continuum of alcohol problems in college students: a Rasch model analysis
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 18:322-33. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Hostility in smokers with past major depressive disorder: relation to smoking patterns, reasons for quitting, and cessation outcomes
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G BH, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:809-18. 2004
  9. pmc A Rasch model analysis of alcohol consumption and problems across adolescence and young adulthood
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 33:663-73. 2009
  10. pmc Alcohol consumption and quitting smoking in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:214-20. 2009

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Publications85

  1. pmc Breath holding duration and self-reported smoking abstinence intolerance as predictors of smoking lapse behavior in a laboratory analog task
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:1151-4. 2013
    ..The current study examined whether DI was associated with the risk of initiating smoking in a laboratory-based lapse analog task...
  2. pmc Sex differences in stimulus expectancy and pharmacologic effects of a moderate dose of alcohol on smoking lapse risk in a laboratory analogue study
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 222:71-80. 2012
    ..Mechanisms explaining this association are unknown but could include (a) learned associations between drinking and smoking or (b) direct pharmacologic effects of alcohol...
  3. pmc Cigarette smoking and the lifetime alcohol involvement continuum
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 93:111-20. 2008
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  4. pmc Personality, psychiatric disorders, and smoking in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:833-41. 2009
    ..Likewise, prior studies have not addressed whether personality shows differential associations with smoking based on the presence or absence of lifetime psychiatric disorders...
  5. ncbi request reprint Motivational enhancement for 12-step involvement among patients undergoing alcohol detoxification
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:736-41. 2004
    ..Results indicate that among patients undergoing alcohol detoxification, ME-12 may be beneficial only for those who have little experience with 12-step groups...
  6. pmc Hostility and smoking cessation treatment outcome in heavy social drinkers
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 23:67-76. 2009
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  7. ncbi request reprint Mapping the continuum of alcohol problems in college students: a Rasch model analysis
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 18:322-33. 2004
    ..A shortened, alternative version of the YAAPST is proposed, and a norm table is provided that allows for a linking of total YAAPST scores to expected symptom expression...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hostility in smokers with past major depressive disorder: relation to smoking patterns, reasons for quitting, and cessation outcomes
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G BH, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:809-18. 2004
    ..Results suggest hostility may play an important role in smoking motivation and cessation outcomes among smokers with past major depression...
  9. pmc A Rasch model analysis of alcohol consumption and problems across adolescence and young adulthood
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 33:663-73. 2009
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  10. pmc Alcohol consumption and quitting smoking in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:214-20. 2009
    ..Neither drinking frequency nor weekly quantity of consumption showed robust associations with quitting behaviors. Results indicate further study of interventions to address heavy drinking among smokers is warranted...
  11. ncbi request reprint A Rasch model analysis of DSM-IV Alcohol abuse and dependence items in the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:1165-75. 2006
    ..In this study, we conduct in-depth analyses of interview items used to assess alcohol abuse and dependence...
  12. ncbi request reprint Toward efficient and comprehensive measurement of the alcohol problems continuum in college students: the brief young adult alcohol consequences questionnaire
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:1180-9. 2005
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  13. pmc Validation of the 30-day version of the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire for use in longitudinal studies
    Christopher W Kahler
    Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G S121, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:611-5. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Development and initial validation of a 12-step participation expectancies questionnaire
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G BH, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:538-42. 2006
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  15. pmc Implicit associations between smoking and social consequences among smokers in cessation treatment
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G BH, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:2066-77. 2007
    ..Results suggest implicit cognition regarding the social consequences of smoking may be a relevant predictor of smoking cessation outcome...
  16. pmc The commitment to quitting smoking scale: initial validation in a smoking cessation trial for heavy social drinkers
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2420-4. 2007
    ..Results suggest that commitment is a highly relevant construct for smoking cessation, which can be reliably assessed with the Commitment to Quitting Smoking Scale and which may be an excellent target for smoking cessation treatments...
  17. pmc Sensation seeking as a predictor of treatment compliance and smoking cessation treatment outcomes in heavy social drinkers
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 93:285-90. 2009
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  18. pmc Hostility, cigarette smoking, and responses to a lab-based social stressor
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 17:413-24. 2009
    ..Smoking abstinence did not moderate hostility effects. Cigarette smoking may prevent continuing increases in negative mood after social stress in HH smokers, which may partially explain their low rates of quitting...
  19. ncbi request reprint Substance-induced and independent major depressive disorder in treatment-seeking alcoholics: associations with dysfunctional attitudes and coping
    Christopher W Kahler
    Centre for Alcohol and Addiction, Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 63:363-71. 2002
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  20. pmc Time-varying smoking abstinence predicts lower depressive symptoms following smoking cessation treatment
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:146-50. 2011
    ..Accordingly, the current study examined within-person covariation between time-varying abstinence and depressive symptom in a multilevel model (MLM), which allowed for transitions between smoking statuses within a participant...
  21. ncbi request reprint An item response analysis of the Alcohol Dependence Scale in treatment-seeking alcoholics
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G BH, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:127-36. 2003
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  22. pmc Addressing heavy drinking in smoking cessation treatment: a randomized clinical trial
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:852-62. 2008
    ..Integrating brief alcohol intervention into smoking cessation treatment appears feasible, but further development is needed to yield lasting effects on smoking...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sources of distress among women in treatment with their alcoholic partners
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G BH, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 24:257-65. 2003
    ..Results highlight the close connection between psychological and relationship distress and potential relations between alcohol-related coping behaviors and both psychological and relationship distress...
  24. ncbi request reprint History of major depressive disorder among smokers in cessation treatment: associations with dysfunctional attitudes and coping
    Christopher W Kahler
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1033-47. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Social environmental selection as a mediator of gender, ethnic, and personality effects on college student drinking
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G BH, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:226-34. 2003
    ..Results suggest that White students and those high on sensation seeking may drink more heavily in college, in part because they select social environments in which alcohol use is encouraged...
  26. ncbi request reprint Negative mood, depressive symptoms, and major depression after smoking cessation treatment in smokers with a history of major depressive disorder
    Christopher W Kahler
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:670-5. 2002
    ..Unexpected was that CBT-D was associated with greater negative mood and depressive symptoms and increased MDE risk. Results suggest complex bidirectional associations between affect and smoking outcomes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Item functioning of the alcohol dependence scale in a high-risk sample
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G BH, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 72:183-92. 2003
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  28. ncbi request reprint Generation and recall of alcohol-related information in excessive drinkers: relation to problem severity, outcome expectancies, and stage of change
    C W Kahler
    Department of Psychology and Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:109-17. 2001
    ..Results suggest potential biases in generation and recall of alcohol-related information that could act to maintain excessive drinking by making certain types of information more available during decision making...
  29. pmc Relationships of personality and psychiatric disorders to multiple domains of smoking motives and dependence in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:381-9. 2010
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  30. pmc Alcohol use and initial smoking lapses among heavy drinkers in smoking cessation treatment
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:781-5. 2010
    ..This study examined alcohol use and its association with initial smoking lapses among heavy nondependent drinkers in smoking cessation treatment...
  31. pmc Effects on substance use outcomes in adolescents receiving motivational interviewing for smoking cessation during psychiatric hospitalization
    Richard A Brown
    Butler Hospital Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Addict Behav 34:887-91. 2009
    ..This finding is consistent with previous studies that have shown that smoking cessation does not have a detrimental effect on substance abuse treatment outcomes among youth...
  32. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology in women arrested for domestic violence
    Gregory L Stuart
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School and Family Violence Research, Butler Hospital, USA
    J Interpers Violence 21:376-89. 2006
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  33. pmc Anhedonia and amotivation in psychiatric outpatients with fully remitted stimulant use disorder
    Adam M Leventhal
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Am J Addict 17:218-23. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that anhedonia may be a preexisting risk factor or protracted effect of stimulant misuse...
  34. pmc Patterns of change in depressive symptoms during smoking cessation: who's at risk for relapse?
    Ellen S Burgess
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine Butler Hopital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:356-61. 2002
    ..Results suggest that among smokers with an MDD history there is substantial heterogeneity in patterns of depressive symptoms during quitting and that patterns involving increased symptoms are associated with low abstinence rates...
  35. pmc Association of post-treatment smoking change with future smoking and cessation efforts among adolescents with psychiatric comorbidity
    Laura MacPherson
    Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies, Providence, RI, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1297-307. 2007
    ..Findings have implications for initial post-treatment change as it relates to subsequent smoking and cessation outcomes among adolescent smokers at especially high risk for smoking persistence...
  36. pmc Contingency management and motivational enhancement: a randomized clinical trial for college student smokers
    Tracy O L Tevyaw
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:739-49. 2009
    ..The efficacy of contingency-management (CM) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET) for college student smoking cessation was examined...
  37. pmc Distress tolerance treatment for early-lapse smokers: rationale, program description, and preliminary findings
    Richard A Brown
    Brown Medical School Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Behav Modif 32:302-32. 2008
    ..Preliminary data from a pilot study (N = 16) are presented, and clinical implications are discussed...
  38. pmc Dimensions of depressive symptoms and smoking cessation
    Adam M Leventhal
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:507-17. 2008
    ..0018. Interventions targeting anhedonia and low positive affect may be useful for smokers trying to quit...
  39. pmc The factor structure and severity of DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence symptoms in psychiatric outpatients
    Lara A Ray
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G S121 4, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:496-9. 2008
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine the factor structure and estimated severity of alcohol-use disorder (AUD) symptoms in a sample of treatment-seeking psychiatric outpatients...
  40. pmc Impact of bupropion and cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression on positive affect, negative affect, and urges to smoke during cessation treatment
    David R Strong
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1142-53. 2009
    ..Studies of treatment-related changes in precessation affect or urges to smoke are needed to evaluate the proposed mechanisms of these treatments...
  41. pmc Effectiveness of a marijuana expectancy manipulation: Piloting the balanced-placebo design for marijuana
    Jane Metrik
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 17:217-25. 2009
    ..This study demonstrated the feasibility of the BPD research with marijuana and yielded promising results for future studies examining the independent and combined effects of marijuana pharmacology and expectancies...
  42. pmc Ecological momentary assessment of adolescent smoking cessation: a feasibility study
    Chad J Gwaltney
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1185-90. 2008
    ..As with adults, evidence indicated that lapses were associated with craving, negative affect, and smoking cues. These data support the feasibility and potential value of using EMA with adolescent smokers...
  43. pmc The role of negative affect in risk for early lapse among low distress tolerance smokers
    Ana M Abrantes
    Butler Hospital Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1394-401. 2008
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  44. pmc Profiles of college students mandated to alcohol intervention
    Nancy P Barnett
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:684-94. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to establish profiles of mandated students from a combined data set using exploratory and replication cluster analysis...
  45. pmc Linking measures of adolescent nicotine dependence to a common latent continuum
    David R Strong
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, United States david
    Drug Alcohol Depend 99:296-308. 2009
    ..Finally, we examined concurrent validity of the ND continuum and levels of current of smoking at each wave of assessment...
  46. doi request reprint Impulsivity-like traits and smoking behavior in college students
    Nichea S Spillane
    Box G S 121 4, Department of Community Health, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, USA
    Addict Behav 35:700-5. 2010
    ..51). Greater positive urgency, but not other impulsivity-related traits, was associated with significantly higher levels of nicotine dependence, explaining 29% of the variance in level of nicotine dependence...
  47. pmc Refining the depression-nicotine dependence link: patterns of depressive symptoms in psychiatric outpatients with current, past, and no history of nicotine dependence
    Adam M Leventhal
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Addict Behav 34:297-303. 2009
    ..Certain vegetative, melancholic and dysphoric depressive symptoms are closely associated with nicotine dependence and could play an important etiological role in depression-nicotine dependence comorbidity...
  48. pmc Quitting smoking and change in alcohol consumption in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA christopher
    Drug Alcohol Depend 110:101-7. 2010
    ..Therefore, interventions and policies directed towards increasing smoking cessation are unlikely to affect rates of hazardous drinking unless they include specific elements that address alcohol consumption...
  49. pmc Relations between anhedonia and smoking motivation
    Adam M Leventhal
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1047-54. 2009
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  50. pmc Bupropion and cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression in smoking cessation
    Richard A Brown
    Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:721-30. 2007
    ..An a priori test of treatment effects in smokers with these depression vulnerability factors is warranted in future clinical trials...
  51. pmc Drinking before drinking: pregaming and drinking games in mandated students
    Brian Borsari
    Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G S121, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2694-705. 2007
    ..Therefore, pregaming and drinking games appear to be distinct activities. This research suggests methods of prevention for both activities as well as promising research directions for future research...
  52. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the continuum of gambling problems using the DSM-IV
    David R Strong
    Butler Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Addiction 102:713-21. 2007
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  53. ncbi request reprint Validation of the timeline follow-back in the assessment of adolescent smoking
    Johanna M Lewis-Esquerre
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G BH, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 79:33-43. 2005
    ..Implications of these findings for the assessment of adolescent smoking are discussed...
  54. ncbi request reprint Distress tolerance and duration of past smoking cessation attempts
    Richard A Brown
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University and Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:180-5. 2002
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  55. ncbi request reprint Discriminating between substance-induced and independent depressive episodes in alcohol dependent patients
    Susan E Ramsey
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:672-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the accuracy with which the depressive episodes of alcoholics undergoing treatment are classified as substance-induced depression (SID) or independent major depressive disorder (MDD)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Nicotine withdrawal among adolescents with acute psychopathology: an item response analysis
    David R Strong
    Addictions Research, Butler Hospital, and Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:547-57. 2004
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  57. ncbi request reprint Hazardous drinking and relationship violence perpetration and victimization in women arrested for domestic violence
    Gregory L Stuart
    Brown Medical School and Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:46-53. 2004
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  58. ncbi request reprint Relationship aggression and substance use among women court-referred to domestic violence intervention programs
    Gregory L Stuart
    Brown Medical School and Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1603-10. 2003
    ..The results of the study suggest that substance use and abuse should routinely be assessed as part of batterer interventions and that batterer programs would be improved by offering adjunct or integrated alcohol treatment...
  59. ncbi request reprint Finding order in the DSM-IV nicotine dependence syndrome: a Rasch analysis
    David R Strong
    Brown Medical School and Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 72:151-62. 2003
    ..More precise assessment of nicotine dependence would improve the predictive value of these measures and ultimately help inform nicotine dependence treatments...
  60. ncbi request reprint Examining the role of drinking motives in college student alcohol use and problems
    Jennifer P Read
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:13-23. 2003
    ..L. Cooper et al. (1995). These findings point to the importance of social influences and of positive reinforcement motives but not to the centrality of drinking motives in this population...
  61. pmc Distress tolerance and early smoking lapse
    Richard A Brown
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Butler Hospital Brown Medical School, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 25:713-33. 2005
    ..Theoretical and clinical implications of distress tolerance in smoking cessation are discussed and the development of a specialized and novel behavioral distress tolerance treatment for early smoking lapsers is proposed...
  62. pmc Stepped care for mandated college students: a pilot study
    Brian Borsari
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Am J Addict 16:131-7. 2007
    ..High retention rates and participant satisfaction ratings suggest the promise of implementing stepped care with this population. Considerations for future applications of stepped care with mandated students are discussed...
  63. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence symptoms among adolescents with psychiatric disorders: using a Rasch model to evaluate symptom expression across time
    David R Strong
    Brown Medical School and Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:557-69. 2007
    ..Results suggest that DSM-IV and mFTQ measures of nicotine dependence provide complementary information when assessing nicotine dependence levels among adolescents with psychiatric disorders...
  64. ncbi request reprint Reasons for intimate partner violence perpetration among arrested women
    Gregory L Stuart
    Butler Hospital and Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, RI, USA
    Violence Against Women 12:609-21. 2006
    ..Victims of severe partner violence were significantly more likely than were victims of minor partner violence to report self-defense as a reason for their violence perpetration. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  65. ncbi request reprint Substance abuse and relationship violence among men court-referred to batterers' intervention programs
    Gregory L Stuart
    Brown University School of Medicine and Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Subst Abus 24:107-22. 2003
    ..The results of the study suggest that substance use and abuse should routinely be assessed as part of batterer interventions and that batterer programs would be improved by offering adjunct or integrated alcohol treatment...
  66. ncbi request reprint Development and preliminary validation of the young adult alcohol consequences questionnaire
    Jennifer P Read
    Department of Psychology, Park Hall, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14260, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:169-77. 2006
    ..The present study describes the development and initial validation of a measure designed to capture a broad range of alcohol-related consequences experienced by male and female college students...
  67. ncbi request reprint Twelve-week outcomes from an investigation of high-dose nicotine patch therapy for heavy smokers with a past history of alcohol dependence
    David Kalman
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 18:78-82. 2004
    ..These investigations should focus primarily on smokers in early alcohol recovery...
  68. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological effects of naltrexone and intravenous alcohol on craving for cigarettes among light smokers: a pilot study
    Lara A Ray
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Muenzinger Psychology Building, 345 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 193:449-56. 2007
    ..Although naltrexone has been widely researched in the context of drinking and smoking behaviors, with each substance studied separately, little is known about the effects of naltrexone on craving for cigarettes during alcohol intoxication...
  69. ncbi request reprint Predicting functional outcomes among college drinkers: reliability and predictive validity of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire
    Jennifer P Read
    Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2597-610. 2007
    ..Specific YAACQ subscale scores (Impaired Control, Dependence Symptoms, Blackout Drinking) showed unique prediction of persistent drinking and academic outcomes...
  70. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders, familial factors and cigarette smoking: I. Associations with smoking initiation
    Paul Rohde
    Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR 97403 1983, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:85-98. 2003
    ..Results underscore the potential importance of assessing and treating psychiatric disorders in smoking prevention and cessation efforts...
  71. pmc Pharmacogenetic clinical trial of sustained-release bupropion for smoking cessation
    Sean P David
    Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention, Providence, RI 02860, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:821-33. 2007
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  72. ncbi request reprint The Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) differentiates smokers and nonsmokers
    C W Lejuez
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 11:26-33. 2003
    ..Further, when considered in a logistic regression analysis, only the Sensation Seeking total score and the BART score contributed uniquely to the differentiation of smokers and nonsmokers...
  73. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a behavioral measure of risk taking: the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART)
    C W Lejuez
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 8:75-84. 2002
    ..These results indicate that the BART may be a useful tool in the assessment of risk taking...
  74. ncbi request reprint Nonclinical panic attack history and smoking cessation: an initial examination
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory, Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Room 202, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Addict Behav 29:825-30. 2004
    ..These findings are discussed in regard to the role of negative affect vulnerability factors in smoking cessation with specific reference to panic attacks...
  75. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress tolerance and duration of most recent abstinence attempt among residential treatment-seeking substance abusers
    Stacey B Daughters
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 19:208-11. 2005
    ..Systematic replications including a prospective design are recommended...
  76. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders, familial factors, and cigarette smoking: III. Associations with cessation by young adulthood among daily smokers
    Paul Rohde
    Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR 97403 1983, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:509-22. 2004
    ..The causal nature of the significant associations and the degree to which modification of these factors increases the probability of future smoking cessation deserve further attention...
  77. ncbi request reprint Distress tolerance as a predictor of early treatment dropout in a residential substance abuse treatment facility
    Stacey B Daughters
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:729-34. 2005
    ..There was no relationship between physical distress tolerance and early treatment dropout. Implications for future studies and treatment development or modification are discussed...
  78. ncbi request reprint High-dose nicotine patch therapy for smokers with a history of alcohol dependence: 36-week outcomes
    David Kalman
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 30:213-7. 2006
    ..Future research should focus primarily on investigating ways to improve smoking quit rates for smokers in early alcohol recovery...
  79. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking, alcohol use and psychiatric functioning among women arrested for domestic violence
    Gregory L Stuart
    Am J Addict 14:188-90. 2005
  80. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the role of panic disorder in emotional sensitivity processes involved with smoking
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 19:673-86. 2005
    ..Results are discussed in relation to panic-relevant emotional sensitivity processes involved with smoking...
  81. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of an adolescent smoking consequences questionnaire
    Johanna M Lewis-Esquerre
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:81-90. 2005
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of goal choice interventions for alcohol use disorders among men who have sex with men
    Jon Morgenstern
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:72-84. 2007
    ..NHS participants significantly reduced their drinking as well. Service delivery and treatment research implications are discussed...
  83. ncbi request reprint Alcoholics anonymous and relapse prevention as maintenance strategies after conjoint behavioral alcohol treatment for men: 18-month outcomes
    Barbara S McCrady
    Center of Alcohol Studies, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:870-8. 2004
    ..Across treatment conditions, marital happiness was related positively to abstinence in concurrent but not time-lagged analyses...
  84. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and substance use among men court-referred to domestic violence treatment programs
    Gregory L Stuart
    Am J Addict 13:319-20. 2004
  85. ncbi request reprint Motivational interventions for heavy drinking college students: examining the role of discrepancy-related psychological processes
    Abigail M McNally
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 19:79-87. 2005
    ..These discrepancy processes did not, however, mediate the relationship between condition and outcome. The findings lend some support to the role of discrepancy enhancement in drinking-related behavior change among college students...

Research Grants11

  1. Improving Smoking Cessation Outcomes in Heavy Drinkers
    Christopher Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Developing effective interventions that address alcohol use during smoking cessation treatment can make a major public health impact on this large, yet neglected, subgroup of smokers. ..
  2. Mechanisms Linkng Alcohol Use and Smoking Relapse Risk
    Christopher W Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  3. Naltrexone for At-Risk and Problem Drinking in Smoking Cessation Treatment
    Christopher Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Testing the potential benefits of naltrexone in this specific context can make a significant contribution to public health efforts to reduce the enormous health costs associated with combined heavy drinking and smoking. ..
  4. Mechanisms Linkng Alcohol Use and Smoking Relapse Risk
    Christopher Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  5. Mechanisms Linking Hostility and Smoking
    Christopher Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  6. Improving Smoking Cessation Outcomes in Heavy Drinkers
    Christopher Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Developing effective interventions that address alcohol use during smoking cessation treatment can make a major public health impact on this large, yet neglected, subgroup of smokers. ..
  7. Improving Smoking Cessation Outcomes in Heavy Drinkers
    Christopher Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Developing effective interventions that address alcohol use during smoking cessation treatment can make a major public health impact on this large, yet neglected, subgroup of smokers. ..
  8. Improving Smoking Cessation Outcomes in Heavy Drinkers
    Christopher Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Developing effective interventions that address alcohol use during smoking cessation treatment can make a major public health impact on this large, yet neglected, subgroup of smokers. ..
  9. Naltrexone for At-Risk and Problem Drinking in Smoking Cessation Treatment
    Christopher W Kahler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Testing the potential benefits of naltrexone in this specific context can make a significant contribution to public health efforts to reduce the enormous health costs associated with combined heavy drinking and smoking. ..