Stephen Magura

Summary

Affiliation: Western Michigan University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Evaluating Alcoholics Anonymous's effect on drinking in Project MATCH using cross-lagged regression panel analysis
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:378-85. 2013
  2. pmc A novel application of propensity score matching to estimate Alcoholics Anonymous' effect on drinking outcomes
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 129:54-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Failure of intervention or failure of evaluation: a meta-evaluation of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign Evaluation
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1414-20. 2012
  4. pmc Novel electronic refreshers for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a randomized controlled trial
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, 1903 W, Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    BMC Emerg Med 12:18. 2012
  5. pmc Dual-focus mutual aid for co-occurring disorders: a quasi-experimental outcome evaluation study
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:61-74. 2008
  6. pmc Buprenorphine and methadone maintenance in jail and post-release: a randomized clinical trial
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 99:222-30. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Validating self-reports of illegal drug use to evaluate National Drug Control Policy: a reanalysis and critique
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    Eval Program Plann 33:234-7. 2010
  8. pmc Effectiveness of dual focus mutual aid for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders: a review and synthesis of the "Double Trouble" in Recovery evaluation
    Stephen Magura
    Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 5237, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:1904-26. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the customized employment supports (CES) model of vocational rehabilitation for unemployed methadone patients: preliminary results
    Graham L Staines
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2261-85. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Motivationally enhanced group counseling for substance users in a soup kitchen: a randomized clinical trial
    Andrew Rosenblum
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 80:91-103. 2005

Detail Information

Publications57

  1. pmc Evaluating Alcoholics Anonymous's effect on drinking in Project MATCH using cross-lagged regression panel analysis
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:378-85. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc A novel application of propensity score matching to estimate Alcoholics Anonymous' effect on drinking outcomes
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 129:54-9. 2013
    ..Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of mutual aid, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), are notoriously difficult to conduct and correlational studies are problematic to interpret due to potential confounds...
  3. doi request reprint Failure of intervention or failure of evaluation: a meta-evaluation of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign Evaluation
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1414-20. 2012
    ..The evaluation as designed should never have been conducted. A better try would have been a controlled design in multiple media markets, including a drug testing component...
  4. pmc Novel electronic refreshers for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a randomized controlled trial
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, 1903 W, Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    BMC Emerg Med 12:18. 2012
    ..These three refreshers may be considered "novel" in that they are not typically used to refresh CPR knowledge and skills...
  5. pmc Dual-focus mutual aid for co-occurring disorders: a quasi-experimental outcome evaluation study
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:61-74. 2008
    ..This study helps demonstrate the benefits of introducing 12-step, dual-focus mutual aid into psychiatric treatment programs that serve patients with co-occurring disorders...
  6. pmc Buprenorphine and methadone maintenance in jail and post-release: a randomized clinical trial
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 99:222-30. 2009
    ..After initiating opioid agonist treatment in jail, continuing buprenorphine maintenance in the community appears to be more acceptable to offenders than continuing methadone maintenance...
  7. doi request reprint Validating self-reports of illegal drug use to evaluate National Drug Control Policy: a reanalysis and critique
    Stephen Magura
    The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    Eval Program Plann 33:234-7. 2010
    ..Thus, these national surveys are largely inadequate for evaluating national drug demand reduction policies and programs...
  8. pmc Effectiveness of dual focus mutual aid for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders: a review and synthesis of the "Double Trouble" in Recovery evaluation
    Stephen Magura
    Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 5237, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:1904-26. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the customized employment supports (CES) model of vocational rehabilitation for unemployed methadone patients: preliminary results
    Graham L Staines
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2261-85. 2004
    ..The preliminary results supported the hypothesis for two indices of paid employment, i.e., the CES group was more likely to obtain both competitive employment and informal paid employment. The clinical trial is continuing...
  10. ncbi request reprint Motivationally enhanced group counseling for substance users in a soup kitchen: a randomized clinical trial
    Andrew Rosenblum
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 80:91-103. 2005
    ....
  11. pmc Mediators of effectiveness in dual-focus self-help groups
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 29:301-22. 2003
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) for substance users
    Charles Cleland
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, 71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10048, United States
    J Psychosom Res 58:299-306. 2005
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Role of self-help processes in achieving abstinence among dually diagnosed persons
    Stephen Magura
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd St, 8th flr, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Addict Behav 28:399-413. 2003
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictors of drinking outcomes among alcoholics
    Graham Staines
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 29:203-18. 2003
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Predictive validity of the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria for naturalistically matched vs. mismatched alcoholism patients
    Stephen Magura
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes NDRI, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Addict 12:386-97. 2003
    ..Results were robust for both methods of assessment. Corroboration by more research is needed, but the ASAM Criteria show promise for reducing both detrimental undertreatment and cost-inefficient overtreatment...
  16. ncbi request reprint The impact of welfare reform on methadone treatment: policy lessons from service providers in New York city
    Ellen Benoit
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2355-90. 2004
    ..Because service providers are front-line implementers of new welfare regulations, their experiences, and insights should be consulted by policymakers as welfare policy continues to evolve...
  17. ncbi request reprint The combined effects of treatment intensity, self-help groups and patient attributes on drinking outcomes
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, 71 West 23rd Street, New York, New York 10010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 37:85-92. 2005
    ..Clinical implications of the results are discussed...
  18. pmc Effects of "dual focus" mutual aid on self-efficacy for recovery and quality of life
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 W 23rd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:1-12. 2007
    ..To improve outcomes, clinicians should facilitate affiliation with dual focus groups among persons with dual diagnoses as part of a comprehensive treatment approach...
  19. ncbi request reprint Linking female sex workers with substance abuse treatment
    Larry A Nuttbrock
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:233-9. 2004
    ..We conclude that a variety of factors affect motivation for substance abuse treatment among female sex workers, and that street-based outreach is a highly effective modality for linking this population with much needed treatment...
  20. pmc The effect of 12-step based fellowship participation on abstinence among dually diagnosed persons: a two-year longitudinal study
    Alexandre B Laudet
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 36:207-16. 2004
    ..For clinicians, these findings underline the importance of fostering stable affiliation with specialized 12-Step based groups among their clients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predictors of engagement in vocational counseling for methadone treatment patients
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:1125-38. 2006
    ..A vocational counseling model which emphasizes assertive outreach and attends to nonvocational clinical issues as well is more likely to engage patients...
  22. pmc Predictors of retention in dual-focus self-help groups
    Alexandre B Laudet
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Community Ment Health J 39:281-97. 2003
    ..Clinical implications to enhance retention in specialized 12-step groups are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint A new work placement model for unemployed methadone maintenance patients
    Laura Blankertz
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2239-60. 2004
    ..The CES model is being evaluated in a randomized clinical trial...
  24. ncbi request reprint Convergent validity of the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria using a standardized computer algorithm
    Graham Staines
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY, USA
    J Addict Dis 22:61-77. 2003
    ..In order for the ASAM PPC and its associated algorithm to be embraced by treatment programs, the observed differences in LOC recommendations between the algorithm and "standard" clinical assessment should be resolved...
  25. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of buprenorphine maintenance in office-based practice
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, NY 10010, USA
    J Addict Dis 26:13-23. 2007
    ..Co-occurring psychiatric disorders and polysubstance abuse at intake were common, but received clinical attention, which may explain why their effect on outcomes was minimal...
  26. pmc Sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone for chronic pain in at-risk patients: development and pilot test of a clinical protocol
    Andrew Rosenblum
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY, USA
    J Opioid Manag 8:369-82. 2012
    ..This study convened pain and addiction specialists to develop and pilot a clinical protocol for safe transitioning to Bup/Nx...
  27. ncbi request reprint Substance use among young adolescents in HIV-affected families: resiliency, peer deviance, and family functioning
    Andrew Rosenblum
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 40:581-603. 2005
    ..These results underscore the need for interventions that address social influence factors among vulnerable early adolescents with HIV-positive parents...
  28. ncbi request reprint Treating cocaine-using methadone patients: predictors of outcomes in a psychosocial clinical trial
    Stephen Magura
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:1927-55. 2002
    ..The findings indicate that methadone maintenance treatment can help dually-addicted patients reduce their cocaine use...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder and chronic severe pain in psychiatric outpatients
    Cherie L Villano
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 44:167-78. 2007
    ..Mental health treatment providers should be aware of the potential for the co-occurrence of PTSD and chronic severe pain and of the many related factors in psychiatric outpatients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prescription opioid abuse among enrollees into methadone maintenance treatment
    Andrew Rosenblum
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:64-71. 2007
    ..Future studies should describe HIV/HCV needle injection practices, characteristics that predict treatment outcomes, and factors that contribute to higher prevalence of persistent pain among PO abusers...
  31. ncbi request reprint Homelessness, substance misuse, and access to public entitlements in a soup kitchen population
    Peter C Nwakeze
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:645-68. 2003
    ..The need to reduce health disparities through active and sustained outreach programs designed to enhance homeless persons' access to Medicaid and food stamp programs was discussed...
  32. pmc Social support mediates the effects of dual-focus mutual aid groups on abstinence from substance use
    Alexandre B Laudet
    National Development and Research Institutes, NYC, NY 10010, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 34:175-85. 2004
    ..Specialized 12-step based groups have emerged to address the needs of persons recovering from both substance abuse and psychiatric illness...
  33. ncbi request reprint The role of work in substance dependency treatment: a preliminary overview
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1865-76. 2003
    ..The empirical support for each model of client work is summarized. Critical issues that must be addressed in this area are outlined...
  34. ncbi request reprint Moderators of effects of motivational enhancements to cognitive behavioral therapy
    Andrew Rosenblum
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10048, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 31:35-58. 2005
    ..Three of the hypothesized moderators were empirically supported: alexithymia, network support for alcohol, and ASPD. Results indicate the use of assessing specific patient attributes to better inform treatment recommendations...
  35. ncbi request reprint The relationship between substance user treatment and 12-step fellowships: current knowledge and research questions
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc New York, NY 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:343-60. 2007
    ..12-step mutual aid. The article concludes with a proposed reconceptualization of the relationship between formal treatment and 12-step mutual aid that may help in structuring future research...
  36. pmc Perceived reasons for substance misuse among persons with a psychiatric disorder
    Alexandra B Laudet
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 74:365-75. 2004
    ....
  37. pmc Factors associated with mental health clinicians' referrals to 12-Step groups
    Harlan Matusow
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10010, USA
    J Addict Dis 31:303-12. 2012
    ..Clinicians' responses to open-ended questions supported this model. Didactic and experiential education for clinicians in substance abuse and mutual aid would likely increase patient referrals to 12-Step groups...
  38. ncbi request reprint Drug prohibition and the treatment system: perfect together
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:495-501. 2007
    ..Similarities to the situation at the time of the repeal of alcohol prohibition in 1933 are discussed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Factor structure of the Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS) for substance users
    Charles Cleland
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10048, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1277-82. 2006
    ..The CAARS may prove useful for measuring ADHD symptomatology among substance users, but additional reliability and validity evidence is needed. The CAARS should not be used by itself to diagnose individuals for ADHD...
  40. ncbi request reprint An innovative job placement model for unemployed methadone patients: a randomized clinical trial
    Stephen Magura
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:811-28. 2007
    ..The study's limitations are noted. Implications of the findings for the improvement of vocational rehabilitation for addiction patients are discussed...
  41. pmc Adherence to medication regimens and participation in dual-focus self-help groups
    Stephen Magura
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:310-6. 2002
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Improving treatment engagement and outcomes for cocaine-using methadone patients
    Cherie L Villano
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 28:213-30. 2002
    ..Behavioral counseling techniques may be especially helpful in addressing the complex needs of high-risk methadone patients, which in turn may facilitate treatment process and positive outcomes...
  43. ncbi request reprint Substance user treatment program quality: selected topics
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:1185-214. 2002
    ..Fourth, progress is reported in improving the quality of treatment through standardized criteria for patient placement matching...
  44. doi request reprint Efficacy of dual focus mutual aid for persons with mental illness and substance misuse
    Andrew Rosenblum
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY 10010, USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 135:78-87. 2014
    ..However, to date, a trial to test the efficacy of these groups has not been published...
  45. pmc Heroin-dependent inmates' experiences with buprenorphine or methadone maintenance
    Ezechukwu Awgu
    Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Evaluation, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008 5237, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 42:339-46. 2010
    ..These results reinforce the importance of increasing access to buprenorphine treatment in the community for indigent heroin-dependent offenders...
  46. ncbi request reprint Better definition of vocational services is critical within substance user treatment programs
    Laura Blankertz
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research at National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2615-7. 2004
    ..Behind the call for accountability is an awareness of the gap between almost unlimited social need and limited resources" (Weiss, 2004). It is difficult to achieve accountability for ill-defined and variable vocational services...
  47. pmc Interest in and obstacles to pursuing work among unemployed dually diagnosed individuals
    Alexandre B Laudet
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:145-70. 2002
    ..The paper addresses the setting of realistic vocational goals and possible strategies to mitigate barriers to increased employment of dually diagnosed individuals...
  48. pmc Consumers' Experiences in Dual Focus Mutual Aid for Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
    Harlan Matusow
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY
    Subst Abuse 7:39-47. 2013
    ..Participants emphasized that in linking them to others with similar problems, the DTR groups played a vital emotional role in their lives and provided a needed venue for information sharing that might have been otherwise unavailable...
  49. ncbi request reprint Drug problem recognition, desire for help, and treatment readiness in a soup kitchen population
    Peter C Nwakeze
    National Development and Research Institutes NDRI, Inc, New York, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:291-312. 2002
    ..Problem recognition had a strong indirect effect on readiness mediated through desire for help. Knowledge of a drug user's motivational state and the factors leading to it can help guide the development of more effective interventions...
  50. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of vocational services for substance users in treatment
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2165-213. 2004
    ..The article presents a critical review and synthesis of three decades of research on the effectiveness of specialized vocational intervention for addiction treatment clients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Psychotic ideation and receipt of government entitlements among homeless persons in New York City
    Larry A Nuttbrock
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY 10048, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:719-23. 2002
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of matching alcohol patients to ASAM levels of care
    Nicole Kosanke
    Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Addict 11:124-34. 2002
    ..These results indicate multiple barriers that need to be overcome to enable full implementation of the ASAM Criteria in real world program settings, even when a continuum of care is available...
  53. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an alternative program for MMTP drop-outs: impact on treatment re-entry
    Marjorie F Goldstein
    National Development and Research Institutes Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:181-7. 2002
    ..Retention in a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) is predictive of abstaining from heroin and has other benefits. Many individuals leave treatment before they experience these positive outcomes...
  54. pmc Buprenorphine-naloxone maintenance following release from jail
    JOSHUA D LEE
    Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Subst Abus 33:40-7. 2012
    ..Postrelease patients in primary care buprenorphine treatment had equal treatment retention and rates of opioid abstinence versus community-referred patients...
  55. ncbi request reprint Introduction: new directions for vocational rehabilitation in substance user treatment: rebuilding damaged lives
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2157-64. 2004
    ..other types of treatment settings. The volume concludes with a framework for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation within addiction treatment. Critical issues that need resolution in this field are identified...
  56. ncbi request reprint Effects of managed care on alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:416-22. 2002
    ..The organizer/chair was Stephen Magura. The presentations examined: (1) How managed care organization policies may affect enrollees' use of alcohol ..
  57. ncbi request reprint Broadening perspectives on mobile medical outreach to homeless people
    Larry Nuttbrock
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 14:5-16. 2003
    ..Improvements in diagnostic testing and increasingly portable medical technology may make the mobile delivery of medical care to homeless persons increasingly feasible...

Research Grants31

  1. PEER MENTORS FOR ADOLESCENTS IN HIV-AFFECTED FAMILIES
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Primary outcomes will continue to be defined as in specific aim #1. ..
  2. SERVICE OUTREACH TO HOMELESS DRUG USERS
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..3) To determine the client characteristics and service process variables which predict entry to and retention in treatment/interventions for drug addiction, as well as other differences in outcomes. ..
  3. INNOVATIVE JOB PLACEMENT MODEL FOR METHADONE PATIENTS
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..4) To conduct benefit-cost and cost-effectiveness analyses of the modified IPS vocational rehabilitation program. ..
  4. Control Trial of Self-Help for Dually-Diagnosed Persons
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..5. To conduct a process evaluation focusing on the implementation and on-going growth and development of the DTR groups (in the study clinics), as well as DTR group climate. ..
  5. Buprenorphine Maintenance for Opioid Addicted Persons in Jail and Post-Release
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Outcomes will be assessed at 6 months after release from jail by chart review, personal interviews and toxicologies for drugs of abuse. ..
  6. Efficacy of "Dual Focus" Mutual Aid for Persons with Co-occurring Disorders
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Moreover, by conducting the proposed RCT, the study will substantially raise the standard by which mutual aid is evaluated. ..
  7. LEVELS OF CARE AND OUTCOMES IN ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Using treatment cost data and outcome results, a cost-effectiveness analysis of matching and mismatching at different Levels of Care will be conducted. ..
  8. GROUP MOTIVATIONAL INTERVENTION IN DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Because even a brief group therapy may add to treatment costs, it is important6 to determine the cost per patient for each additional unit of positive outcome achieved (assuming outcomes improve). ..
  9. Efficacy of "Dual Focus" Mutual Aid for Persons with Co-occurring Disorders
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Moreover, by conducting the proposed RCT, the study will substantially raise the standard by which mutual aid is evaluated. ..