Efrat Aharonovich

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Commitment strength, alcohol dependence and HealthCall participation: effects on drinking reduction in HIV patients
    Efrat Aharonovich
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, United States Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 135:112-8. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Postdischarge cannabis use and its relationship to cocaine, alcohol, and heroin use: a prospective study
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Division on Substance Abuse, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1507-14. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Cognitive deficits predict low treatment retention in cocaine dependent patients
    Efrat Aharonovich
    College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, Division on Substance Abuse, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 120, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:313-22. 2006
  4. pmc Cognitive deficits in marijuana users: Effects on motivational enhancement therapy plus cognitive behavioral therapy treatment outcome
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:279-83. 2008
  5. pmc Cognition, commitment language, and behavioral change among cocaine-dependent patients
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:557-62. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment, retention and abstinence among cocaine abusers in cognitive-behavioral treatment
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:207-11. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Concurrent cannabis use during treatment for comorbid ADHD and cocaine dependence: effects on outcome
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:629-35. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcohol dependence symptoms and alcohol dehydrogenase 2 polymorphism: Israeli Ashkenazis, Sephardics, and recent Russian immigrants
    Deborah Hasin
    Division of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Psychiatry Colle of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:1315-21. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomized placebo-controlled trial of gabapentin for cocaine dependence
    Adam Bisaga
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:267-74. 2006
  10. pmc Alcohol use disorders and perceived drinking norms: ethnic differences in Israeli adults
    Dvora Shmulewitz
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:981-90. 2012

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. pmc Commitment strength, alcohol dependence and HealthCall participation: effects on drinking reduction in HIV patients
    Efrat Aharonovich
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, United States Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 135:112-8. 2014
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  2. ncbi request reprint Postdischarge cannabis use and its relationship to cocaine, alcohol, and heroin use: a prospective study
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Division on Substance Abuse, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1507-14. 2005
    ..Because cannabis is a widely used substance, the authors examined whether cannabis use during follow-up after discharge from inpatient treatment affected cocaine, alcohol, and/or heroin use...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cognitive deficits predict low treatment retention in cocaine dependent patients
    Efrat Aharonovich
    College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, Division on Substance Abuse, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 120, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:313-22. 2006
    ..Modified behavioral and pharmacologic interventions should be considered to target mild cognitive impairments to improve substance treatment outcome...
  4. pmc Cognitive deficits in marijuana users: Effects on motivational enhancement therapy plus cognitive behavioral therapy treatment outcome
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:279-83. 2008
    ..If supported by further studies, the findings may help inform the development of interventions tailored for cognitively impaired marijuana-dependent patients...
  5. pmc Cognition, commitment language, and behavioral change among cocaine-dependent patients
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:557-62. 2008
    ..Future clinical studies should further investigate the relations between cognition and commitment to change and their differential contributions to treatment processes and outcome...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment, retention and abstinence among cocaine abusers in cognitive-behavioral treatment
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:207-11. 2003
    ..This study provides preliminary evidence that cognitive impairments may decrease treatment retention and abstinence in CBT of cocaine dependence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Concurrent cannabis use during treatment for comorbid ADHD and cocaine dependence: effects on outcome
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:629-35. 2006
    ..02). This study is the first to examine concurrent cannabis use in cocaine dependent patients diagnosed with ADHD...
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcohol dependence symptoms and alcohol dehydrogenase 2 polymorphism: Israeli Ashkenazis, Sephardics, and recent Russian immigrants
    Deborah Hasin
    Division of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Psychiatry Colle of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:1315-21. 2002
    ..We studied the relationship of ADH2*2 to DSM-IV dependence severity in a random community sample of Israeli Ashkenazis, recent Russian immigrants (also Ashkenazis), and Sephardics...
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomized placebo-controlled trial of gabapentin for cocaine dependence
    Adam Bisaga
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:267-74. 2006
    ..Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication that increases human brain GABA levels. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of gabapentin combined with relapse-prevention therapy in the treatment of cocaine-dependent individuals...
  10. pmc Alcohol use disorders and perceived drinking norms: ethnic differences in Israeli adults
    Dvora Shmulewitz
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:981-90. 2012
    ..We tested perceived drinking norms as a mediator of differences between FSU immigrants and other Israelis in drinking and AUDs...
  11. pmc Alcohol-metabolizing genes and alcohol phenotypes in an Israeli household sample
    Jacquelyn L Meyers
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:1872-81. 2013
    ..Therefore, we tested the independent and joint effects of ADH1B and ADH1C on alcohol phenotypes in an Israeli sample, with higher prevalence of the most protective ADH1B allele than other non-Asian populations...
  12. pmc A placebo-controlled trial of memantine for cocaine dependence with high-value voucher incentives during a pre-randomization lead-in period
    Adam Bisaga
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 111:97-104. 2010
    ..Targeting the latter subgroup may advance medication development efforts...
  13. ncbi request reprint Early abstinence in cocaine dependence: influence of comorbid major depression
    Eric Rubin
    Division on Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Addict 16:283-90. 2007
    ..By Day 3, BDI scores improved for both CD and CD + MDD groups. The mood response to cocaine cessation among CD + MDD individuals resembled that of CD participants, contrary to some expectations...
  14. pmc Effects of major depressive disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder on the outcome of treatment for cocaine dependence
    Frances R Levin
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:80-9. 2008
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  15. pmc Nicotine dependence, abuse and craving: dimensionality in an Israeli sample
    Dvora Shmulewitz
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA
    Addiction 106:1675-86. 2011
    ..Because DSM-IV did not include a category for nicotine abuse, little empirical support is available for aligning the nicotine use disorder criteria with the DSM-5 criteria for other SUDs...
  16. pmc Cannabis withdrawal in the United States: results from NESARC
    Deborah S Hasin
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, Box 123, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1354-63. 2008
    ..Although cannabis is the most widely abused illicit drug, little is known about the prevalence of cannabis withdrawal and its factor structure, clinical validity, and psychiatric correlates in the general population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Temperament characteristics, as assessed by the tridimensional personality questionnaire, moderate the response to sertraline in depressed opiate-dependent methadone patients
    Wilfrid Noel Raby
    Substance Treatment and Research Service S T A R S, Division on Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, NYC, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:283-92. 2006
    ..These results suggest that temperament dimensions may be important for identifying substance dependent patients more likely to benefit from pharmacological interventions for comorbid depressive disorders...
  18. ncbi request reprint Severity of dependence and motivation for treatment: comparison of marijuana- and cocaine-dependent treatment seekers
    Frances R Levin
    New York State Psychiatric Institute and Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 66, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Addict Dis 25:33-41. 2006
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  19. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption mediates the relationship between ADH1B and DSM-IV alcohol use disorder and criteria
    Bari Kilcoyne
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 75:635-42. 2014
    ..We also tested whether the association between rs1229984 and each of the 11 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), AUD criteria occurs through consumption...
  20. pmc Reducing heavy drinking in HIV primary care: a randomized trial of brief intervention, with and without technological enhancement
    Deborah S Hasin
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Addiction 108:1230-40. 2013
    ..We tested the efficacy of MI-only and MI+HealthCall for drinking reduction among HIV primary care patients...
  21. pmc Effects of independent and substance-induced major depressive disorder on remission and relapse of alcohol, cocaine and heroin dependence
    Sharon Samet
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Addiction 108:115-23. 2013
    ..Little is known about the differential effects of independent and substance-induced major depression on the longitudinal course of alcohol, cocaine and heroin disorders when studied prospectively...
  22. pmc Antisocial behavioral syndromes in cocaine and cannabis dependence
    John J Mariani
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Division on Substance Abuse, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:405-14. 2008
    ..Antisocial behavioral syndromes are commonly diagnosed in patients with SUD and future research should evaluate prognostic implications of AABS compared to ASPD in a variety of clinical treatment settings...
  23. ncbi request reprint Utility of lead-in period in cocaine dependence pharmacotherapy trials
    Adam Bisaga
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 77:7-11. 2005
    ..Findings of this study suggest that route and level of cocaine use during lead-in be used as a covariate in models testing treatment effect...
  24. pmc Exposure to the Lebanon War of 2006 and effects on alcohol use disorders: the moderating role of childhood maltreatment
    Katherine M Keyes
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 134:296-303. 2014
    ..Further, we test whether those with a history of maltreatment are at greater risk for an alcohol use disorder after war exposure compared to those without such a history...
  25. pmc Trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder and risk for alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana dependence in Israel
    Kate Walsh
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 55:621-30. 2014
    ..Substance dependence is more common among trauma-exposed individuals; however, most studies suggest that Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) accounts for the link between trauma exposure (TE) and substance dependence...
  26. doi request reprint Developing therapies for depression in drug dependence: results of a stage 1 therapy study
    Kenneth M Carpenter
    New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:642-52. 2008
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  27. pmc Parental psychopathology moderates the influence of parental divorce on lifetime alcohol use disorders among Israeli adults
    Ronald G Thompson
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 141:85-91. 2014
    ..However, little is known about these relationships in countries where divorce and alcohol problems are less common, such as Israel...
  28. ncbi request reprint Suicide attempts in substance abusers: effects of major depression in relation to substance use disorders
    Efrat Aharonovich
    College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1600-2. 2002
    ..The authors' goal was to investigate whether subtypes of DSM-IV depression predict suicidal behavior among patients with substance dependence...
  29. pmc The enduring influence of drinking motives on alcohol consumption after fateful trauma
    Cheryl L Beseler
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 35:1004-10. 2011
    ..This event constitutes a natural experiment for studying the effects of previously measured drinking motives on alcohol consumption after fateful trauma...
  30. ncbi request reprint Behavior therapy for depression in drug dependence (BTDD): results of a stage Ia therapy development pilot
    Kenneth M Carpenter
    Division on Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:541-8. 2006
    ..There were no changes in opiate and cocaine use. BTDD may be a useful adjunct to methadone maintenance for treating comorbid depressive disorders...
  31. pmc The dimensionality of alcohol use disorders: results from Israel
    Dvora Shmulewitz
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 111:146-54. 2010
    ..We investigated DSM-IV Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) criteria in Israel, where per-capita alcohol consumption is low...
  32. pmc Drinking motives among HIV primary care patients
    Jennifer C Elliott
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:1315-23. 2014
    ..Discussing motives in session could help providers assist clients in better managing psychological and social aspects of their lives without reliance on alcohol...
  33. pmc A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of venlafaxine for the treatment of depressed cocaine-dependent patients
    Wilfrid Noel Raby
    Division on Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York
    Am J Addict 23:68-75. 2014
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that the antidepressant venlafaxine would be an effective treatment for cocaine abusers with concurrent depressive disorders...
  34. pmc HealthCall: technology-based extension of motivational interviewing to reduce non-injection drug use in HIV primary care patients - a pilot study
    Efrat Aharonovich
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Care 24:1461-9. 2012
    ..A larger efficacy trial of HealthCall for NIDU-reduction in such settings is warranted...
  35. pmc Adult transition from at-risk drinking to alcohol dependence: the relationship of family history and drinking motives
    Cheryl L Beseler
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:607-16. 2008
    ..The focus of this study is the conjoint, prospective examination of these risk factors in a 10-year longitudinal study of adults who were at-risk drinkers at baseline...
  36. pmc Identification of population substructure among Jews using STR markers and dependence on reference populations included
    Jennifer B Listman
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Genet 11:48. 2010
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  37. pmc Drinking motives as prospective predictors of outcome in an intervention trial with heavily drinking HIV patients
    Jennifer C Elliott
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 134:290-5. 2014
    ..However, whether these motives predict continued heavy drinking or alcohol dependence in this population is unknown...
  38. ncbi request reprint Reasons for limiting drinking in an HIV primary care sample
    Jennifer C Elliott
    Department of Epidemiology JCE, DSH, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:1720-7. 2014
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  39. pmc HealthCall for the smartphone: technology enhancement of brief intervention in HIV alcohol dependent patients
    Deborah S Hasin
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 9:5. 2014
    ..The smartphone offered a technology platform to improve HealthCall...
  40. pmc Demographic and clinical characteristics of middle-aged versus younger adults enrolled in a clinical trial of a web-delivered psychosocial treatment for substance use disorders
    Raj K Kalapatapu
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Addict Med 7:66-72. 2013
    ..The objective of this secondary analysis was to add to the growing empirical literature on the unique features of middle-aged substance abuse populations...
  41. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and ADH2 in Israel: Ashkenazis, Sephardics, and recent Russian immigrants
    Deborah Hasin
    Division of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1432-4. 2002
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  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of ADH1B genotype on alcohol consumption in young Israeli Jews
    Baruch Spivak
    Beer Yaa kov Mental Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:1297-301. 2007
    ..Alcohol consumption is increasing among younger Israeli Jews, reflecting environmental influences. We investigated whether the relationship of ADH1B genotype with alcohol consumption differed between younger and older adult Israelis...

Research Grants7

  1. Cognitive Deficits: Treatment Outcome in Cocaine Abusers
    Efrat Aharonovich; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. Cognition in Cocaine Dependence: Assessment & Therapy
    Efrat Aharonovich; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The goal of this mentored clinical scientist award is to enhance the developing clinical research skills of Efrat Aharonovich, Ph.D...
  3. Modified Behavioral Treatment for Cocaine Patients with Cognitive Deficits
    Efrat Aharonovich; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Modified Behavioral Treatment for Cocaine Patients with Cognitive Deficits
    Efrat Aharonovich; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  5. Modified Behavioral Treatment for Cocaine Patients with Cognitive Deficits
    Efrat Aharonovich; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  6. HealthCall: Brief Intervention to Reduce Drug Use in HIV Primary Care
    Efrat Aharonovich; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose to study the efficacy of a technologically-enhanced brief intervention to reduce NIDU in HIV primary care patients that demands little from busy medical staff and is well-accepted by patients. ..