SARAH HEIL

Summary

Affiliation: University of Vermont
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Incentives to promote family planning
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, University Health Center Campus, 1 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Prev Med 55:S106-12. 2012
  2. pmc Infant pupillary response to methadone administration during treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome: a feasibility study
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 126:268-71. 2012
  3. pmc Unintended pregnancy in opioid-abusing women
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:199-202. 2011
  4. pmc An overview of principles of effective treatment of substance use disorders and their potential application to pregnant cigarette smokers
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:S106-14. 2009
  5. pmc Comparison of characteristics of opioid-using pregnant women in rural and urban settings
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:463-71. 2008
  6. pmc Effects of voucher-based incentives on abstinence from cigarette smoking and fetal growth among pregnant women
    Sarah H Heil
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addiction 103:1009-18. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic alcohol exposure and lactation: extended observations
    S H Heil
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Alcohol 21:127-32. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Characterizing nicotine withdrawal in pregnant cigarette smokers
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 14:165-70. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Delay discounting in currently using and currently abstinent cocaine-dependent outpatients and non-drug-using matched controls
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1290-4. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Characterizing and improving HIV/AIDS knowledge among cocaine-dependent outpatients
    Sarah H Heil
    Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 1419, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 13:238-43. 2005

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Publications38

  1. pmc Incentives to promote family planning
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, University Health Center Campus, 1 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Prev Med 55:S106-12. 2012
    ..This report reviews eight studies that examined the effect of incentives on family planning...
  2. pmc Infant pupillary response to methadone administration during treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome: a feasibility study
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 126:268-71. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Unintended pregnancy in opioid-abusing women
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:199-202. 2011
    ..Interventions are sorely needed to address the extremely high rate of unintended pregnancy among opioid-abusing women. Drug treatment programs are likely to be an important setting for such interventions...
  4. pmc An overview of principles of effective treatment of substance use disorders and their potential application to pregnant cigarette smokers
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:S106-14. 2009
    ..Overall, the results of this exercise suggest much promise for enhancing treatment outcomes for pregnant smokers by borrowing from and extending what has been learned with other populations with SUDs...
  5. pmc Comparison of characteristics of opioid-using pregnant women in rural and urban settings
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:463-71. 2008
    ..g., less severe drug use, greater employment). However, they may face additional barriers in accessing treatment (e.g., greater distance from treatment clinic)...
  6. pmc Effects of voucher-based incentives on abstinence from cigarette smoking and fetal growth among pregnant women
    Sarah H Heil
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addiction 103:1009-18. 2008
    ..This study examined whether voucher-based reinforcement therapy (VBRT) contingent upon smoking abstinence during pregnancy is an effective method for decreasing maternal smoking during pregnancy and improving fetal growth...
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic alcohol exposure and lactation: extended observations
    S H Heil
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Alcohol 21:127-32. 2000
    ..0-g/kg alcohol were reduced compared to litters of dams in the other two groups on days 8-16, their body weights rebounded and were not different from the other litters on days 18 or 20...
  8. ncbi request reprint Characterizing nicotine withdrawal in pregnant cigarette smokers
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 14:165-70. 2006
    ..The results also suggest that pregnant smokers generally may have elevated baseline levels of withdrawal, which need to be considered in the design and analysis of future studies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Delay discounting in currently using and currently abstinent cocaine-dependent outpatients and non-drug-using matched controls
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1290-4. 2006
    ..These data replicate previous work in cocaine-dependent and other substance abusers compared to non-drug-using controls and suggest that a longer period of abstinence may be required to modify discounting in this population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Characterizing and improving HIV/AIDS knowledge among cocaine-dependent outpatients
    Sarah H Heil
    Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 1419, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 13:238-43. 2005
    ..Results support the intervention's efficacy for increasing HIV/AIDS knowledge among cocaine-dependent outpatients. This intervention is brief, inexpensive, and easily implemented...
  11. ncbi request reprint Alcohol dependence among cocaine-dependent outpatients: demographics, drug use, treatment outcome and other characteristics
    S H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington 05401 1419, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 62:14-22. 2001
    ..More information is needed about differences between those with and without concurrent alcohol dependence, including possible special treatment needs or outcome differences...
  12. ncbi request reprint An experimental test of the influence of prior cigarette smoking abstinence on future abstinence
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, 05401 1419, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:471-9. 2004
    ..These results provide experimental evidence that prior abstinence histories can directly influence subsequent efforts to abstain from smoking...
  13. ncbi request reprint A contingent payment model of smoking cessation: effects on abstinence and withdrawal
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry University of Vermont, VT 05401 1419, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:205-13. 2003
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  14. pmc Voucher-based contingent reinforcement of smoking abstinence among methadone-maintained patients: a pilot study
    Kelly E Dunn
    University of Vermont, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:527-38. 2008
    ..These results support the potential efficacy of using voucher-based CM to promote smoking cessation among methadone-maintained patients...
  15. pmc Brief buprenorphine detoxification for the treatment of prescription opioid dependence: a pilot study
    Stacey C Sigmon
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, United States
    Addict Behav 34:304-11. 2009
    ....
  16. pmc Effects of initial abstinence and programmed lapses on the relative reinforcing effects of cigarette smoking
    Laura L Chivers
    University of Vermont, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:481-97. 2008
    ....
  17. pmc Depressive symptoms predict smoking status among pregnant women
    Teresa J Linares Scott
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addict Behav 34:705-8. 2009
    ..These results suggest that depressive symptoms may be an independent contributor to the problem of continued smoking during pregnancy, which may have implications for smoking-cessation interventions among pregnant women...
  18. pmc Educational disadvantage and cigarette smoking during pregnancy
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:S100-5. 2009
    ..We suggest that strategies to increase educational attainment be included with more conventional tobacco-control policies in efforts to reduce smoking among girls and young women...
  19. pmc Effects of cigarette smoking cessation on breastfeeding duration
    Tara M Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:483-8. 2010
    ..Correlational studies have confirmed associations between smoking status and breastfeeding duration, but whether smoking cessation increases breastfeeding duration has not been established...
  20. pmc Effects of smoking cessation with voucher-based contingency management on birth outcomes
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addiction 105:2023-30. 2010
    ..This study examined whether smoking cessation using voucher-based contingency management (CM) improves birth outcomes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Community reinforcement therapy for cocaine-dependent outpatients
    Stephen T Higgins
    Departments of Psychiatry, Medical Biostatistics, and Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:1043-52. 2003
    ..To examine the contributions of community reinforcement therapy to outcome in the community reinforcement approach (CRA) + vouchers outpatient treatment for cocaine dependence...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinical implications of reinforcement as a determinant of substance use disorders
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 55:431-61. 2004
    ..Overall, the chapter characterizes a vigorous area of clinical research that has much to contribute to a scientific analysis of substance use disorders...
  23. pmc Evaluation of ongoing oxycodone abuse among methadone-maintained patients
    Kelly E Dunn
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 35:451-6. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking and its association with birth weight
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Burgess 217, FAHC, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 1435, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:986-91. 2005
    ..Maternal smoking has been associated with a reduction in newborn birth weight. We sought to estimate how the pattern of maternal smoking throughout pregnancy influences newborn size...
  25. ncbi request reprint Smoking status in the initial weeks of quitting as a predictor of smoking-cessation outcomes in pregnant women
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 85:138-41. 2006
    ..Any smoking during the initial 2 weeks of attempting to quit predicts poor short- and longer-term outcomes in the general population of cigarette smokers. The present study examined whether that rule applies to pregnant women...
  26. ncbi request reprint A pilot study on voucher-based incentives to promote abstinence from cigarette smoking during pregnancy and postpartum
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:1015-20. 2004
    ..The magnitude of these treatment effects exceed levels typically observed with pregnant and recently postpartum smokers, and the maintenance of effects through 24 weeks postpartum extends the duration beyond those reported previously...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of varying the monetary value of voucher-based incentives on abstinence achieved during and following treatment among cocaine-dependent outpatients
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addiction 102:271-81. 2007
    ..This study examined whether increasing the amount of abstinence achieved during outpatient treatment for cocaine dependence is an effective method for increasing longer-term cocaine abstinence...
  28. ncbi request reprint Biochemical verification of smoking status in pregnant and recently postpartum women
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 15:58-66. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Delay discounting predicts postpartum relapse to cigarette smoking among pregnant women
    Jin H Yoon
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 15:176-86. 2007
    ..The results extend the association of DD with risk for substance abuse to pregnant and recently postpartum cigarette smokers and demonstrate a significant relationship between DD and treatment outcome...
  30. pmc Predictors of postpartum relapse to smoking
    Laura J Solomon
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:224-7. 2007
    ..Most women's first postpartum cigarettes were unplanned, in the presence of another smoker, and while experiencing negative affect. The findings suggest targets for interventions to reduce postpartum relapse...
  31. ncbi request reprint Psychological symptoms following smoking cessation in pregnant smokers
    Laura J Solomon
    Departments of Family Medicine and Psychology, University of Vermont, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Behav Med 29:151-60. 2006
    ..These findings should temper concerns that quitting smoking may have detrimental psychological consequences during pregnancy...
  32. pmc Examining maternal weight gain during contingency-management treatment for smoking cessation among pregnant women
    Yukiko Washio
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 114:73-6. 2011
    ..This study shows no evidence of excessive maternal weight gain among pregnant women receiving a CM intervention for smoking cessation...
  33. pmc Co-occurring psychiatric symptoms are associated with increased psychological, social, and medical impairment in opioid dependent pregnant women
    Margaret M Benningfield
    Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37216, USA
    Am J Addict 19:416-21. 2010
    ..Further investigation is warranted to understand the effect of psychiatric symptoms on long-term maternal and neonatal outcomes...
  34. pmc Treatment of opioid-dependent pregnant women: clinical and research issues
    Hendree E Jones
    Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 35:245-59. 2008
    ..Lastly, other important clinical issues including managing co-occurring psychiatric disorders and medication interactions are discussed...
  35. pmc Characteristics of opioid-using pregnant women who accept or refuse participation in a clinical trial: screening results from the MOTHER study
    Susan M Stine
    Substance Abuse Research Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2761 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 35:429-33. 2009
    ..Although concerns arise about the generalizability of results from Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), few studies systematically examine this issue...
  36. pmc A contingency-management intervention to promote initial smoking cessation among opioid-maintained patients
    Kelly E Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 18:37-50. 2010
    ..Results from this randomized clinical trial support the efficacy of contingency management interventions in promoting initial smoking abstinence in this challenging population...
  37. ncbi request reprint A three-stage alcohol clamp procedure in human subjects
    Marappa G Subramanian
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:1479-83. 2002
    ..To minimize the variability in BALs, an alcohol "clamping" method in which alcohol is administered intravenously has been previously reported. We have modified this method and developed a multistage alcohol clamp procedure in humans...
  38. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of voucher-based reinforcement therapy for substance use disorders
    Jennifer Plebani Lussier
    Department of Psychology, Psychiatry and Medical Biostatistics, and University of Vermont 05401, USA
    Addiction 101:192-203. 2006
    ..To systematically investigate the effectiveness of voucher-based reinforcement therapy for the treatment of substance use disorders...

Research Grants10

  1. Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research
    SARAH HEIL; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. Characterizing Nicotine Withdrawal in Pregnant Smokers
    SARAH HEIL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Such new knowledge may contribute to the development of more effective treatments for one of our nation's most daunting drug abuse problems. ..
  3. Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research
    SARAH HEIL; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research
    SARAH HEIL; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  5. Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research
    SARAH HEIL; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  6. Early Abstinence's Effect on Later Abstinence in Smokers
    SARAH HEIL; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Such information is essential for the development of an experimental literature in this area and may ultimately lead to more focused and effective interventions to target one of our nation s major public health problems. ..
  7. Characterizing Nicotine Withdrawal in Pregnant Smokers
    Sarah H Heil; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Such new knowledge may contribute to the development of more effective treatments for one of our nation's most daunting drug abuse problems. ..