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Below are selected recent publications from the Addictions Research Lab

Blevins, C. E., Banes, K. E., Walker, D. D., Stephens, R. S., & Roffman, R. A. (in press).  The Relationship Between General Causality Orientation and Treatment Outcome in Marijuana-Dependent Adults.  Addictive Behaviors.

Walker, D. D., Stephens, R. S., Towe, S. L., Banes, K. E., & Roffman, R. A. (in press). Maintenance Check-Ups Following Treatment for Marijuana Dependence.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

 Banes, K.E., Stephens, R. S., Blevins, C. E., Walker, D. D., & Roffman, R. A. (2014). Changing motives for use: Outcomes from a randomized intervention for marijuana-dependent adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 139, 41-46.

Blevins, C. E., & Stephens, R. S. (2014) Situational determinants of use and treatment outcomes in marijuana dependent adults. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 546-552.

Stephens, R. S. & Banes, K. E. (2014). Cannabis and hallucinogens. In B. S. McCrady & E. E. Epstein (Eds.), Addictions: A comprehensive guidebook (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press: 

Lash, S. J., Burden, J. L., Parker, J. D., Stephens, R. S., Budney, A. J., Horner, R. D., Datta, S., Jeffreys, A. S., & Grambow, S. C. (2013). Contracting, prompting and reinforcing substance use disorder continuing care. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 44, 449-456.

Roffman, R. A. & Stephens, R. S. (2012). Harm reduction and cannabis. In G. A. Marlatt, M. E. Larimer, and K. Witkiewitz (Eds.), Harm Reduction:  Pragmatic Strategies for Managing High-Risk Behaviors (2nd ed., pp.149 - 169). New York: Guilford.

Baldwin, S., Murray, D., Shadish, W., Pals, S., Holland, J., Abramowitz, J., Andersson, G., Atkins, D., Carlbring, P., Carroll, K., Christensen, A., Eddington, K., Ehlers, A., Feaster, D., Keijsers, G., Koch, E., Kuyken, W., Lange, A., Lincoln, T. M. , Stephens, R. S., Taylor, S., Trepka, C., & Watson, J. (2011).  Intraclass correlation associated with therapists: Estimates and applications in planning psychotherapy research. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 40, 15-33.

Walker, D. Stephens, R., Rowland, J., & Roffman, R. (2011). The influence of client behavior during motivational interviewing on marijuana treatment outcome. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 669-673.

Walker, D. D., Stephens, R. S., Roffman, R., Towe, S., DeMarce, J., Lozano, B. & Berg, B. (2011).  Randomized controlled trial of motivational enhancement therapy with non-treatment seeking adolescent cannabis users: A further test of the Teen Marijuana Check-Up. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 474-484.

Fox, C. L., Towe, S. L., Stephens, R. S., Walker, D. D., & Roffman, R. A. (2011). Motives for cannabis use in high-risk adolescent users. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 492-500.

Walker, D. D., Neighbors, C., Rodriguez, L. M., Stephens, R. S., & Roffman, R. A. (2011).  Social norms and self-efficacy among heavy using adolescent marijuana smokers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 727-732.

Lozano, B. E. & Stephens, R. S. (2010). Comparison of Participatively-set and Assigned Goals in the Reduction of Alcohol Use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 581-591.

DeMarce, J. M., Lash, S. J., Stephens, R. S., Grambow, S. C. & Burden, J. L. (2008). Promoting continuing care adherence among substance abusers with co-occurring psychiatric disorders following residential treatment. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 1104-1112.

Swan, M., Schwartz, S., Berg, B., Walker, D., Stephens, R., & Roffman, R. (2008). The Teen Marijuana Check-Up: An in-school protocol for eliciting voluntary self-assessment of marijuana use. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 8, 284-302.

Walker, D. D. , Roffman, R. A, Picciano, J. F., & Stephens, R. S. (2007). The check-up: In-person, computerized, and telephone adaptations of motivational enhancement treatment to elicit voluntary participation by the contemplator. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 2:2.

Stephens, R. S., Roffman, R. A., Fearer, S., Williams, C., & Burke, R. S. (2007). The Marijuana Check-Up: Promoting change in ambivalent marijuana users. Addiction, 102, 947-957.

Lash, S. J., Stephens, R. S., Burden, J. L., Grambow, S. C., DeMarce, J. M., Jones, M. E., Lozano, B. E., Jeffreys, A. S., Fearer, S. A., & Horner, R. D. (2007). Contracting, prompting and reinforcing substance use disorder continuing care: A randomized clinical trial. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 21, 387-397.

DeMarce, J. M., Burden, J. L., Lash, S. J., Stephens, R. S., & Grambow, S. C. (2007). Convergent validity of the Timeline Followback for persons with comorbid psychiatric disorders engaged in residential substance use reatment. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 1582-1592.

Budney, A. J., Roffman, R., Stephens, R. S., & Walker, D. (2007). Marijuana dependence and its treatment. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 4, 4-16.

Roffman, R. A. & Stephens, R. S. (Eds.) (2006). Cannabis dependence: Its nature, consequences, and treatment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

 

Stephens, R. S. & Roffman, R. A. (2006). The marijuana check-up. In R. A. Roffman & R. S. Stephens (Eds.). Cannabis dependence: Its nature, consequences, and treatment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Berghuis, J. P., Swift, W., Roffman, R. A., Stephens, R. S., & Copeland, J. (2006). The teen cannabis check-up: Exploring strategies for reaching young cannabis users. In R. A. Roffman & R. S. Stephens (Eds.). Cannabis dependence: Its nature, consequences, and treatment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Stephens, R. S. & Roffman, R. A. (2006). The nature, consequences and treatment of cannabis dependence: Implications for future research and policy. In R. A. Roffman & R. S. Stephens (Eds.). Cannabis dependence: Its nature, consequences, and treatment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Ruggiero, K. J., Resnick, H. S., Acierno, R., Coffey, S. F., Carpenter, M. J., Ruscio, A. M., Stephens, R. S., Kilpatrick, D. G., Stasiewicz, P. R., Roffman, R. A., Bucuvalas, M., & Galea, S. (2006). Internet-based intervention for mental health and substance use problems in disaster-affected populations: A pilot feasibility study. Behavior Therapy, 37, 190-205.

 

Walker, D. D., Roffman, R. A., Stephens, R. S., Berghuis, J., & Kim, W. (2006). Motivational enhancement therapy for adolescent marijuana users: A preliminary randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 628-632. 

Lozano, B. E., Stephens, R. S. & Roffman, R. A. (2006). Abstinence and moderate use goals in the treatment of marijuana dependence. Addiction, 101, 1589-1597.

DeMarce, J. M., Stephens, R. S., & Roffman, R. A. (2005). Psychological distress and marijuana use before and after treatment: Testing cognitive-behavioral matching hypotheses. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 1055-1059.

Litt, M. D., Kadden, R. M. & Stephens, R. S. & The Marijuana Treatment Project Research Group (2005). Coping and self-efficacy in marijuana treatment: Results from the Marijuana Treatment Project. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 1015-1025.

Campbell, A. N. C., Fisher, D. S., Picciano, J. F., Orlando, M. J., Stephens, R. S., & Roffman, R. A. (2004). Marketing effectiveness in reaching non-treatment-seeking marijuana smokers. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 4, 39-59.

The Marijuana Treatment Project Research Group (2004). Brief treatments for cannabis dependence: Findings from a randomized multisite trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 455-466. 

Stephens, R. S., Roffman, R. A., Fearer, S. A., Williams, C., Picciano, J. F., & Burke, R. S. (2004). The Marijuana Check-Up: Reaching Users Who Are Ambivalent About Change. Addiction, 99, 1323-1332.

Doyle, A., Swan, M., Roffman, R., & Stephens, R. (2003) The marijuana check-up: A brief intervention tailored for individuals in the contemplation stage. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 3, 53-71.

Stephens, R. S., Babor, T. F., Kadden, R. A., Miller, M. & The Marijuana Treatment Project Research Group (2002). The marijuana treatment project: Rationale, design, and participant characteristics. Addiction, 97, 109-124.

Steinberg, K. L., Roffman, R. A., Carroll, K. M., Kabela, E., Kadden, R., Miller, M., Duresky, D., & The Marijuana Treatment Project Research Group (2002). Tailoring cannabis dependence treatment for a diverse population. Addiction, 97, 135-142.

Solowij, N., Stephens, R. S., Roffman, R. A., Babor, T., Kadden, R., Miller, M., Christiansen, K., McRee, B., & Vendetti, J. & Marijuana Treatment Project Research Group (2002). Cognitive functioning of long term heavy cannabis users seeking treatment. Journal of the American Medical Association, 287,1123-1131.

Rovniak, L.S., Anderson, E.S., Winett, R.A., & Stephens, R. S. (2002). Social-cognitive determinants of physical activity in young adults: A prospective structural equation analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24, 149-156.