M L Dennis

Summary

Affiliation: Chestnut Health Systems
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Beyond bricks and mortar: recent research on substance use disorder recovery management
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL, 61761, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 16:442. 2014
  2. pmc Four-year outcomes from the Early Re-Intervention (ERI) experiment using Recovery Management Checkups (RMCs)
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 121:10-7. 2012
  3. pmc The Reinforcing Therapist Performance (RTP) experiment: Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    Bryan R Garner
    Lighthouse Institute, Chestnut Health Systems, Normal, IL, USA
    Implement Sci 5:5. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Twenty-five strategies for improving the design, implementation and analysis of health services research related to alcohol and other drug abuse treatment
    M L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, 720 West Chestnut, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Addiction 95:S281-308. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint The duration and correlates of addiction and treatment careers
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 28:S51-62. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The Strengthening Communities for Youth (SCY) initiative: a cluster analysis of the services received, their correlates and how they are associated with outcomes
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 40:3-16. 2008
  7. pmc Managing addiction as a chronic condition
    Michael Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 4:45-55. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the GAIN Short Screener (GSS) for internalizing, externalizing and substance use disorders and crime/violence problems among adolescents and adults
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Am J Addict 15:80-91. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint An eight-year perspective on the relationship between the duration of abstinence and other aspects of recovery
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Chicago and Bloomington, Illinois, USA
    Eval Rev 31:585-612. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Study: main findings from two randomized trials
    Michael Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:197-213. 2004

Research Grants

  1. DOMS EARLY REINTERVENTION (ERI) EXPERIMENT
    Michael Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. Early Re-intervention Experiment2(ER12)
    Michael Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. doi request reprint Beyond bricks and mortar: recent research on substance use disorder recovery management
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL, 61761, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 16:442. 2014
    ..The article also examines the potential of smartphones and other recent technological developments to facilitate more cost-effective recovery management options. ..
  2. pmc Four-year outcomes from the Early Re-Intervention (ERI) experiment using Recovery Management Checkups (RMCs)
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 121:10-7. 2012
    ..This paper evaluates the efficacy of quarterly Recovery Management Checkups (RMCs) on treatment reentry and long-term substance use in the context of chronic substance use disorders...
  3. pmc The Reinforcing Therapist Performance (RTP) experiment: Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    Bryan R Garner
    Lighthouse Institute, Chestnut Health Systems, Normal, IL, USA
    Implement Sci 5:5. 2010
    ..TRIAL REGISTRATION: Trial Registration Number: NCT01016704...
  4. ncbi request reprint Twenty-five strategies for improving the design, implementation and analysis of health services research related to alcohol and other drug abuse treatment
    M L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, 720 West Chestnut, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Addiction 95:S281-308. 2000
    ..Improving the state of the art of health services research and bridging the gap between research and practice do not depend upon using the most advanced methods, but rather upon using the most appropriate methods...
  5. ncbi request reprint The duration and correlates of addiction and treatment careers
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 28:S51-62. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The Strengthening Communities for Youth (SCY) initiative: a cluster analysis of the services received, their correlates and how they are associated with outcomes
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 40:3-16. 2008
    ..The exception was for cluster 1, for whom emotional problems actually increased. Implications for placement, treatment planning and future research are discussed...
  7. pmc Managing addiction as a chronic condition
    Michael Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 4:45-55. 2007
    ..We also address the importance of adjusting treatment funding and organizational structures to better meet the needs of individuals with a chronic disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the GAIN Short Screener (GSS) for internalizing, externalizing and substance use disorders and crime/violence problems among adolescents and adults
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Am J Addict 15:80-91. 2006
    ..The GSS has good potential as an efficient screener for identifying people with co-occurring disorders across multiple systems and routing them to the right services and more detailed assessments...
  9. ncbi request reprint An eight-year perspective on the relationship between the duration of abstinence and other aspects of recovery
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Chicago and Bloomington, Illinois, USA
    Eval Rev 31:585-612. 2007
    ..The findings demonstrate the rich patterns of change associated with the course of long-term recovery...
  10. ncbi request reprint The Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Study: main findings from two randomized trials
    Michael Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:197-213. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Cross-validation of the alcohol and cannabis use measures in the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) and Timeline Followback (TLFB; Form 90) among adolescents in substance abuse treatment
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Addiction 99:120-8. 2004
    ..To examine the comparability, reliability and predictive validity of two instruments used to assess alcohol use and dependence: the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) and the Form 90 Timeline Followback (TLFB) method...
  12. ncbi request reprint Changing the focus: the case for recognizing and treating cannabis use disorders
    Michael Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems CHS, West Chestnut, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Addiction 97:4-15. 2002
    ..Moreover, the costs to society are continuing to mount from past neglect of this continuing public health problem. This paper provides background on the need to develop effective models for treating cannabis use disorders...
  13. ncbi request reprint The Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) experiment: rationale, study design and analysis plans
    Michael Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems CHS, Bloomington, Chicago, and Madison, IL 61701, USA
    Addiction 97:16-34. 2002
    ..This paper provides a description of the rationale, study design, treatments and assessment procedures used in the Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) experiment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Maltreatment issues and outcomes of adolescents enrolled in substance abuse treatment
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Child Maltreat 8:3-6. 2003
    ..This introduction provides an overview of the articles and then highlights some of the key implications of this collective body of work for practice, policy, and future research...
  15. pmc The economic costs of quarterly monitoring and recovery management checkups for adults with chronic substance use disorders
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 41:201-7. 2011
    ..The increased costs of RMC are modest relative to the substantial societal costs of chronic substance users returning to regular use, crime, and other risk behaviors...
  16. doi request reprint Screening for atypical suicide risk with person fit statistics among people presenting to alcohol and other drug treatment
    Kendon J Conrad
    University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, 1603 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612 4310, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:92-100. 2010
    ..Symptoms of internalizing disorders (depression, anxiety, somatic, trauma) are the major risk factors for suicide. Atypical suicide risk is characterized by people with few or no symptoms of internalizing disorders...
  17. pmc Adolescent outpatient treatment and continuing care: main findings from a randomized clinical trial
    Susan H Godley
    Chestnut Health Systems, Lighthouse Institute, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 110:44-54. 2010
    ..Analysis of the costs of each intervention combined with its outcomes revealed that the most cost-effective condition was MET/CBT7 without ACC...
  18. ncbi request reprint Utilization of mental health services among adolescents in community-based substance abuse outpatient clinics
    Ya Fen Chan
    Chestnut Health Systems, 720 West Chestnut, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 36:35-51. 2009
    ..Predictors of service utilization varied by gender and racial/ethnic status. Implications for integrated substance use and mental health services are discussed...
  19. doi request reprint Development and validation of short versions of the internal mental distress and behavior complexity scales in the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN)
    Janet C Titus
    Chestnut Health Systems, Lighthouse Institute, 720 W Chestnut St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:195-214. 2008
    ..Parallel tests of construct validity show no substantial loss when moving from the longer to shorter versions. The short scales maintain good sensitivity and specificity for predicting diagnostic impressions...
  20. pmc Surviving drug addiction: the effect of treatment and abstinence on mortality
    Christy K Scott
    Lighthouse Institute, Chestnut Health Systems, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:737-44. 2011
    ..We also estimated overall mortality rates and the extent to which they varied according to demographic, clinical severity, and treatment variables...
  21. pmc Results from two randomized clinical trials evaluating the impact of quarterly recovery management checkups with adult chronic substance users
    Christy K Scott
    Chestnut Health Systems, 221 West Walton, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
    Addiction 104:959-71. 2009
    ..These two experiments tested the effectiveness of recovery management checkup (RMC) protocols for adult chronic substance users...
  22. doi request reprint HIV risk behaviors: risky sexual activities and needle use among adolescents in substance abuse treatment
    Ya Fen Chan
    Lighthouse Institute, Chestnut Health Systems, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:114-24. 2011
    ..Findings suggest treatment programs may benefit adolescents better by screening them consistently for HIV risk behaviors and incorporating tailored interventions...
  23. pmc Exposure to Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach treatment procedures as a mediator of the relationship between adolescent substance abuse treatment retention and outcome
    Bryan R Garner
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:252-64. 2009
    ..The current findings are useful, as little research to date has identified significant mediators of the relationship between retention and treatment outcomes or identified target thresholds of treatment exposure...
  24. pmc Prevalence and comorbidity of major internalizing and externalizing problems among adolescents and adults presenting to substance abuse treatment
    Ya Fen Chan
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:14-24. 2008
    ..9 to 8.8). The prevalence and patterns of co-occurring mental health problems, however, varied by age. Young adults (ages 18-25) were found to be most vulnerable to co-occurring problems...
  25. ncbi request reprint The effect of assertive continuing care on continuing care linkage, adherence and abstinence following residential treatment for adolescents with substance use disorders
    Mark D Godley
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Addiction 102:81-93. 2007
    ..Outcome analyses tested the direct and indirect effects of both conditions and level of adherence on early (months 1-3) and longer-term (months 4-9) abstinence...
  26. ncbi request reprint Utilizing Recovery Management Checkups to shorten the cycle of relapse, treatment reentry, and recovery
    Christy K Scott
    Chestnut Health Systems, Inc, Lighthouse Institute, 712 N Wells, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 78:325-38. 2005
    ..The methods in this study also provide a simple but replicable method for learning more about the multiple pathways that individuals travel along before achieving a prolonged state of recovery...
  27. ncbi request reprint Maximizing follow-up in longitudinal studies of traumatized populations
    Christy K Scott
    Chestnut Health Systems, Chicago and Bloomington, IL 60610, USA
    J Trauma Stress 19:757-69. 2006
    ..The effectiveness of the model is examined with reference to traumatic stress in a large community sample (N = 887) with eight waves of data over 2 years...
  28. ncbi request reprint Preliminary outcomes from the assertive continuing care experiment for adolescents discharged from residential treatment
    Mark D Godley
    Chestnut Health Systems, 720 W Chestnut Street, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:21-32. 2002
    ..Preliminary findings demonstrate an ACC approach designed for adolescents can increase linkage and retention in continuing care and improve short-term substance use outcomes...
  29. ncbi request reprint Thirty-month relapse trajectory cluster groups among adolescents discharged from out-patient treatment
    Susan H Godley
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Addiction 99:129-39. 2004
    ..To identify adolescent relapse trajectory groups following discharge from out-patient substance abuse treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in victimization severity and outcomes among adolescents treated for substance abuse
    Janet C Titus
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Child Maltreat 8:19-35. 2003
    ..When used as grouping variables, gender and severity of victimization significantly interacted with measures of intake status and were significant predictors of 3-month postdischarge treatment outcomes...
  31. ncbi request reprint The stability and impact of environmental factors on substance use and problems after adolescent outpatient treatment for cannabis abuse or dependence
    Mark D Godley
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 19:62-70. 2005
    ..These results support the idea of targeting environmental factors during continuing care as a way to improve treatment outcomes for adolescents with cannabis disorders...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pathways in the relapse--treatment--recovery cycle over 3 years
    Christy K Scott
    Lighthouse Institute, Chestnut Health Systems, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 28:S63-72. 2005
    ..While exploratory and observational, several of the predictors are time-dependent and identify promising targets for interventions designed to shorten the cycle and increase the long-term effectiveness of treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint The impact of continuing care adherence on environmental risks, substance use, and substance-related problems following adolescent residential treatment
    Bryan R Garner
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomongton, Illinois 61701, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 21:488-97. 2007
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Validation of the Crime and Violence Scale (CVS) against the Rasch measurement model including differences by gender, race, and age
    Kendon J Conrad
    University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, 1603 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Eval Rev 34:83-115. 2010
    ..Differential item functioning (DIF) analysis revealed that crime seriousness varies by age and gender. IRT shows promise in assessing and adjusting for demographic variations in crime seriousness...
  35. ncbi request reprint Introduction to special issue on advances in the assessment and treatment of adolescent substance use disorders
    Michael L Dennis
    Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, Illinois
    Am J Addict 15:1-3. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint Relative precision, efficiency and construct validity of different starting and stopping rules for a computerized adaptive test: the GAIN substance problem scale
    Barth B Riley
    Department of Disability and Human Development, M C 626, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    J Appl Meas 8:48-64. 2007
    ..clinical classification using correlations with five theoretically associated instruments. Results supported both CAT efficiency and validity...
  37. ncbi request reprint Substance use disorder symptoms: evidence of differential item functioning by age
    Kendon J Conrad
    School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Appl Meas 8:373-87. 2007
    ..These findings have theoretical implications for screening and treatment of adolescents vs. adults. SPS can be used across age groups though age-specific calibrations enable greater precision of measurement...
  38. ncbi request reprint The construct and predictive validity of different approaches to combining urine and self-reported drug use measures among older adolescents after substance abuse treatment
    Richard Lennox
    Psychometric Technologies, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
    Am J Addict 15:92-101. 2006
    ..Days of use, the GAIN's substance frequency scale, and a latent model were the three best methods in terms of construct and predictive validity. Implications for treatment and longitudinal evaluation will be discussed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and problems of 600 adolescent cannabis abusers in outpatient treatment
    Frank M Tims
    University of South Florida, USA
    Addiction 97:46-57. 2002
    ..Characteristics related to severity, such as demographic and family factors, peer influences, psychiatric co-morbidity and HIV risk behaviors, are examined for a sample of adolescent cannabis users entering treatment...
  40. ncbi request reprint Early therapeutic alliance as a predictor of treatment outcome for adolescent cannabis users in outpatient treatment
    Guy S Diamond
    Center for Family Intervention Science, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Addict 15:26-33. 2006
    ..Neither patient nor therapist alliance ratings were associated with attendance. The findings support the important and often overlooked role that alliance can play in treating substance abusing, often delinquent, adolescents...
  41. ncbi request reprint Outpatient marijuana treatment for adolescents. Economic evaluation of a multisite field experiment
    Michael T French
    University of Miami
    Eval Rev 27:421-59. 2003
    ..These results suggest that some types of substance-abuse intervention for adolescents can reduce social costs immediately after treatment...
  42. ncbi request reprint The economic cost of outpatient marijuana treatment for adolescents: findings from a multi-site field experiment
    Michael T French
    Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Addiction 97:84-97. 2002
    ..The present study conducted an economic cost analysis of several outpatient adolescent treatment approaches...
  43. ncbi request reprint Out of touch or on the money: Do the clinical objectives of addiction treatment coincide with economic evaluation results?
    Clara E Dismuke
    Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:253-63. 2004
    ..1 to 0.3) and often became non-significant once we controlled for baseline severity. The results demonstrate that although some associations exist, outcomes should be evaluated along both clinical and economic dimensions...
  44. doi request reprint The interaction of co-occurring mental disorders and recovery management checkups on substance abuse treatment participation and recovery
    Brian R Rush
    Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    Eval Rev 32:7-38. 2008
    ..It is effective in linking participants in need to treatment, with equal or better outcomes among those with more mental disorders. The data support the utility of monitoring and re-intervention for clients with co-occurring disorders...
  45. ncbi request reprint Combining psychometric and biometric measures of substance use
    Richard Lennox
    Psychometric Technologies, 2404 Western Park Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 83:95-103. 2006
    ..While the research was limited in some ways, it has important implications for the ongoing debate about the proper way to combine biometric and psychometric data...
  46. ncbi request reprint Absence of iatrogenic or contagion effects in adolescent group therapy: findings from the Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) study
    Joseph A Burleson
    Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 6325, USA
    Am J Addict 15:4-15. 2006
    ..These results support the common clinical belief that group therapy for youths with substance use disorders is a safe and effective treatment modality...
  47. pmc Gender similarities and differences in the treatment, relapse, and recovery cycle
    Christine E Grella
    UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
    Eval Rev 32:113-37. 2008
    ..Women are one third less likely to transition from recovery to using; the predictors of transitioning to different statuses vary by gender. The implications of gender as a moderator of the recovery process are discussed...

Research Grants6

  1. DOMS EARLY REINTERVENTION (ERI) EXPERIMENT
    Michael Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Early Re-intervention Experiment2(ER12)
    Michael Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..