Gerard J Connors

Summary

Affiliation: University at Buffalo
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity; the Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo
    Gerard J Connors
    The Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Addiction 107:1214-20. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Drinking reports from collateral individuals
    Gerard J Connors
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Addiction 98:21-9. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Reducing alcohol consumption among heavily drinking women: evaluating the contributions of life-skills training and booster sessions
    G J Connors
    Research Institute on Addictions University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 69:447-56. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal model of intake symptomatology, AA participation and outcome: retrospective study of the project MATCH outpatient and aftercare samples
    G J Connors
    Research Institute on Addictions, State University of New York at Buffalo, 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 62:817-25. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Preparing clients for alcoholism treatment: effects on treatment participation and outcomes
    Gerard J Connors
    Research Institute on Addictions University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:1161-9. 2002
  6. pmc Predicting post-treatment-initiation alcohol use among patients with severe mental illness and alcohol use disorders
    Clara M Bradizza
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 1016, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:1147-58. 2009
  7. pmc Validation of the revised Problems Assessment for Substance Using Psychiatric Patients
    Paula C Vincent
    Research Institute on Addictions, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 1016, USA
    Addict Behav 36:494-501. 2011
  8. doi request reprint "Alcohol craving in patients diagnosed with a severe mental illness and alcohol use disorder: Bidirectional relationships between approach and avoidance inclinations and drinking": Correction to Schlauch et al. (2013)
    Robert C Schlauch
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, SUNY
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:1099. 2013
  9. pmc Use of treatment strategies in a moderated drinking program for women
    Natasha S Mendoza
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1021 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203 1016, USA
    Addict Behav 37:1054-7. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and gamma-glutamyltransferase in men and women with alcohol use disorders
    Scott H Stewart
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, NY 14260, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:24-7. 2007

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity; the Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo
    Gerard J Connors
    The Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Addiction 107:1214-20. 2012
    ..Further information about the Institute, its scientists and its activities can be found at http://www.ria.buffalo.edu...
  2. ncbi request reprint Drinking reports from collateral individuals
    Gerard J Connors
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Addiction 98:21-9. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Reducing alcohol consumption among heavily drinking women: evaluating the contributions of life-skills training and booster sessions
    G J Connors
    Research Institute on Addictions University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 69:447-56. 2001
    ..The results provide support for use of treatment enhancements in interventions designed to moderate women problem drinkers' alcohol use...
  4. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal model of intake symptomatology, AA participation and outcome: retrospective study of the project MATCH outpatient and aftercare samples
    G J Connors
    Research Institute on Addictions, State University of New York at Buffalo, 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 62:817-25. 2001
    ..Three primary constructs were considered: intake symptomatology, engagement in prescribed AA-related activities and functioning after engagement in AA-related behaviors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Preparing clients for alcoholism treatment: effects on treatment participation and outcomes
    Gerard J Connors
    Research Institute on Addictions University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:1161-9. 2002
    ..Clients assigned to the RI condition showed no significant advantage over those in the CG condition...
  6. pmc Predicting post-treatment-initiation alcohol use among patients with severe mental illness and alcohol use disorders
    Clara M Bradizza
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 1016, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:1147-58. 2009
    ..001). This study emphasizes the favorable prognosis for alcohol outcomes among treated individuals with SMI and AUD and the importance of psychosocial interventions, particularly those that result in better alcohol-specific coping skills...
  7. pmc Validation of the revised Problems Assessment for Substance Using Psychiatric Patients
    Paula C Vincent
    Research Institute on Addictions, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 1016, USA
    Addict Behav 36:494-501. 2011
    ..Overall, this study provides preliminary evidence for the psychometric soundness of the PASUPP-R as a measure of problems experienced by persons with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders...
  8. doi request reprint "Alcohol craving in patients diagnosed with a severe mental illness and alcohol use disorder: Bidirectional relationships between approach and avoidance inclinations and drinking": Correction to Schlauch et al. (2013)
    Robert C Schlauch
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, SUNY
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:1099. 2013
    ..Among those diagnosed with SMI-AUDs, treatment strategies that increase avoidance inclinations may increase abstinence rates in this difficult-to-treat population. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved). ..
  9. pmc Use of treatment strategies in a moderated drinking program for women
    Natasha S Mendoza
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1021 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203 1016, USA
    Addict Behav 37:1054-7. 2012
    ..Future research is needed to further specify the interplay of strategy use and drinking outcomes and to develop interventions designed to encourage the continued use of strategies over extended periods of time...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and gamma-glutamyltransferase in men and women with alcohol use disorders
    Scott H Stewart
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, NY 14260, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:24-7. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the associations of gender and ethnicity with GGT in a large sample of patients with DSM-IV alcohol abuse or dependence, as well as modification of alcohol's effects on GGT by gender and ethnicity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Exploration of the relationship between drinking intensity and quality of life
    Scott H Stewart
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Am J Addict 15:356-61. 2006
    ..Each quality of life indicator improved with decreased DDD. Gender and ethnicity modified the DDD effect for some outcomes, with DDD exerting a greater influence on quality of life in women and non-Hispanic whites...
  12. pmc Sources and frequency of secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy
    Rina D Eiden
    Research Institute on Addictions, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:653-60. 2011
    ..We also examined changes in SHS exposure across the three trimesters of pregnancy...
  13. pmc Prospective changes in alcohol use among hazardous drinkers in the absence of treatment
    Ronda L Dearing
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 27:52-61. 2013
    ..The identification of these predictors of reductions in heavy drinking frequency provides information to guide future work investigating self-change among hazardous drinkers...
  14. pmc Alcohol craving in patients diagnosed with a severe mental illness and alcohol use disorder: bidirectional relationships between approach and avoidance inclinations and drinking
    Robert C Schlauch
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, SUNY
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:1087-99. 2013
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Super bowl sunday: risky business for at-risk (male) drinkers?
    Ronda L Dearing
    1Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 49:1359-63. 2014
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Thirty-month follow-up of drinking moderation training for women: a randomized clinical trial
    Kimberly S Walitzer
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:501-7. 2007
    ..The findings support the application of treatment enhancements among women in this population who at baseline are relatively heavier drinkers...
  17. doi request reprint Factors affecting agreement between severely mentally ill alcohol abusers' and collaterals' reports of alcohol and other substance abuse
    Paul R Stasiewicz
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, NY 14203, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:78-87. 2008
    ..The most consistent predictor of subject-collateral discrepancy scores was subjects' recent drug use. Recommendations for enhancing the validity of self-reports of substance use in a severely mentally ill population are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Relapse prevention and maintaining abstinence in older adults with alcohol-use disorders
    Christopher Barrick
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    Drugs Aging 19:583-94. 2002
    ..Because of their benign adverse effect profiles, naltrexone and acamprosate are particularly good pharmacological agents for relapse prevention in older adults...
  19. ncbi request reprint Treatment settings for persons with alcoholism: evidence for matching clients to inpatient versus outpatient care
    R G Rychtarik
    Research Institute on Addictions, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:277-89. 2000
    ..Clients low in cognitive functioning also appeared to benefit more from inpatient than outpatient care. Improved outcomes might be achieved by matching degree of alcohol involvement and cognitive functioning to level of care...
  20. ncbi request reprint Perceived health status, alcohol-related problems, and readiness to change among medically hospitalized, alcohol-dependent patients
    Scott H Stewart
    Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:372-7. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the correlations of readiness to change drinking behavior with perceived physical and mental health status and specific alcohol-related consequences of medical inpatients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Interest in pharmacotherapy and primary care alcoholism treatment among medically hospitalized, alcohol dependent patients
    Scott H Stewart
    Psychiatry and Medicine, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Addict Dis 26:63-9. 2007
    ..Medically hospitalized patients with alcohol dependence were interested in effective medication for relapse prevention, but primary care follow-up alone may not adequately address patients' perceived treatment needs...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relapse-onset factors in Project MATCH: the Relapse Questionnaire
    William H Zywiak
    Decision Sciences Institute, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 120 Wayland Avenue, Suite 7, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 31:341-5. 2006
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  23. ncbi request reprint Relapse in the addictive behaviors: integration and future directions
    Stephen A Maisto
    Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University, Center for Integrated Health Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 26:229-31. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint Alcohol relapse repetition, gender, and predictive validity
    William H Zywiak
    Decision Sciences Institute, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 30:349-53. 2006
    ..For women, negative affect relapses were predicted by the Alcohol Dependence Scale score, and craving/cued relapses were predicted by situational craving...
  25. ncbi request reprint Exploratory findings from the Reasons for Drinking Questionnaire
    William H Zywiak
    Decision Sciences Institute, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 120 Wayland Avenue, Suite 7, Providence, RI 02906 4318, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 25:287-92. 2003
    ..However, these findings are still early in a continuing exploration of these issues in relapse prevention...
  26. ncbi request reprint Assessing drinking outcomes in alcohol treatment efficacy studies: selecting a yardstick of success
    Linda Carter Sobell
    Center of Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, Flordia 33314, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1661-6. 2003
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  27. pmc Ethnicity, alcohol drinking and changes in transaminase activity among heavy drinkers
    Scott H Stewart
    Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:564-9. 2007
    ..Some studies suggest alcohol sensitivity may contribute to this finding. This analysis evaluated if alcohol-associated changes in aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) differed by ethnicity among heavy drinkers...

Research Grants8

  1. RESEARCH TRAINING ON ALCOHOL ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT
    Gerard Connors; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Trainees meet quarterly with the Training Grant Supervisory Committee and attend RIA's Seminar Series, which includes statistics workshops. ..
  2. Developing MBSR for Application in Alcoholism Treatment
    Gerard Connors; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to decrease relapse to drinking following treatment, which will provide significant health benefits to persons being treated for alcohol dependence. ..
  3. Therapeutic Alliance as a Change Mechanism in Alcoholism Treatment
    Gerard Connors; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Future research then will be in a position to evaluate whether or how the therapeutic alliance can be mobilized to enhance behavior change. ..
  4. Developing MBSR for Application in Alcoholism Treatment
    Gerard Connors; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to decrease relapse to drinking following treatment, which will provide significant health benefits to persons being treated for alcohol dependence. ..
  5. Developing MBSR for Application in Alcoholism Treatment
    Gerard J Connors; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to decrease relapse to drinking following treatment, which will provide significant health benefits to persons being treated for alcohol dependence. ..