SANDRA AVANTS

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint When is less treatment better? The role of social anxiety in matching methadone patients to psychosocial treatments
    S K Avants
    Substance Abuse Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06529, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:924-31. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Day treatment versus enhanced standard methadone services for opioid-dependent patients: a comparison of clinical efficacy and cost
    S K Avants
    Yale University School of Medicine, Conn, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:27-33. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Continuation of high-risk behavior by HIV-positive drug users. Treatment implications
    S K Avants
    Substance Abuse Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 19:15-22. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint The influence of coping and depression on abstinence from illicit drug use in methadone-maintained patients
    S K Avants
    Yale University School of Medicine, Substance Abuse Center, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 26:399-416. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Predictors of nonadherence to HIV-related medication regimens during methadone stabilization
    S K Avants
    Substance Abuse Center CMHC, Yale University School of Medicine, 34 Park St, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Am J Addict 10:69-78. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Spiritual and religious support in recovery from addiction among HIV-positive injection drug users
    S K Avants
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, Connceticut, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 33:39-45. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint How injection drug users coped with testing HIV-seropositive: implications for subsequent health-related behaviors
    S K Avants
    Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 13:207-18. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Should cocaine-abusing, buprenorphine-maintained patients receive auricular acupuncture? Findings from an acute effects study
    A Margolin
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 5:567-74. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Cocaine, HIV, and their cardiovascular effects: is there a role for ACE-inhibitor therapy?
    A Margolin
    Department of Psychiatry, Substance Abuse Center, Yale University School of Medicine, 34 Park St, New Haven, CT, 06519, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 61:35-45. 2000

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. ncbi request reprint When is less treatment better? The role of social anxiety in matching methadone patients to psychosocial treatments
    S K Avants
    Substance Abuse Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06529, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:924-31. 1998
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  2. ncbi request reprint Day treatment versus enhanced standard methadone services for opioid-dependent patients: a comparison of clinical efficacy and cost
    S K Avants
    Yale University School of Medicine, Conn, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:27-33. 1999
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Continuation of high-risk behavior by HIV-positive drug users. Treatment implications
    S K Avants
    Substance Abuse Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 19:15-22. 2000
    ..Sex-related risk was predicted by low levels of motivation and poor behavioral skills. Implications of these findings for treatment are discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint The influence of coping and depression on abstinence from illicit drug use in methadone-maintained patients
    S K Avants
    Yale University School of Medicine, Substance Abuse Center, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 26:399-416. 2000
    ..Drug use at the 6-month follow-up was related to gains made during treatment, specifically reduced cognitive avoidance, reduced depression, and number of drug-free weeks during treatment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Predictors of nonadherence to HIV-related medication regimens during methadone stabilization
    S K Avants
    Substance Abuse Center CMHC, Yale University School of Medicine, 34 Park St, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Am J Addict 10:69-78. 2001
    ..Independent predictors of nonadherence were low levels of education and poor emotional functioning. Implications for early intervention are discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Spiritual and religious support in recovery from addiction among HIV-positive injection drug users
    S K Avants
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, Connceticut, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 33:39-45. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that spirituality may be an important dimension of patient experience to assess in future addiction treatment outcome research...
  7. ncbi request reprint How injection drug users coped with testing HIV-seropositive: implications for subsequent health-related behaviors
    S K Avants
    Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 13:207-18. 2001
    ..The need for interventions to help injection drug users (IDUs) cope subsequent to testing HIV seropositive is discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Should cocaine-abusing, buprenorphine-maintained patients receive auricular acupuncture? Findings from an acute effects study
    A Margolin
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 5:567-74. 1999
    ..In this study, we sought to gather preliminary data on this issue in order to guide the clinical care of cocaine-abusing, buprenorphine-maintained patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cocaine, HIV, and their cardiovascular effects: is there a role for ACE-inhibitor therapy?
    A Margolin
    Department of Psychiatry, Substance Abuse Center, Yale University School of Medicine, 34 Park St, New Haven, CT, 06519, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 61:35-45. 2000
    ..We conclude that ACE-inhibitor therapy may offer a new pharmacologic approach to the treatment of cocaine abuse and its complications, and that controlled research of this class of agents may be promising...

Research Grants6

  1. REDUCING HIV RISK IN METHADONE-MAINTAINED PATIENTS
    SANDRA AVANTS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Both clinical efficacy and cost will be determined, and objective measures will be employed to assess change in illicit drug use and other HIV risk behavior at post-treatment, and at a 6-month follow-up. ..