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Sarlin, Eric [NIDA] . (2018) Stressful experiences affect likelihood of remission of drug dependence, continued drug use, and relapse. Bethesda, MD: NIDA. NIDA Notes

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Summary of article from Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

This study:
• Showed that stressful life events are associated with reductions in a person’s chances of becoming or remaining abstinent from drugs for at least 3 years.
• Suggests that coping with stress and negative affect play an important role in relapse prevention for addictive behaviors.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:NIDA
Date:2 February 2018
Publisher:NIDA
Place of Publication:Bethesda, MD
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use > Recovery
F Concepts in psychology > Motivation
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
L Social psychology and related concepts > Life circumstances
L Social psychology and related concepts > Life event
VA Geographic area > United States

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