New Paper: Treatment outcomes in a residential substance use sample

I’m thrilled to have gotten the e-mail from Nicole Morris this morning letting me know that our paper was accepted into Addictive Behaviors. The study uses a large, multi-site sample of individuals receiving residential substance use treatment and asks if the CES-D (a common depressive measure) is useful for predicting treatment outcomes. The results are a resounding success!

Download the paper HERE

Some brief results are presented below.

  1. The CES-D has 3 factors in residential substance use populations, but scores represents largely the negative mood/anhedonia experiences of depression because of how many items load on that factor
  2. CES-D scores are (unsurprisingly) very high in those undergoing substance use, most exceed a screening cut score for depression
  3. Higher CES-D scores result in worse discharge outcomes (less normal, more administrative and AMA – but there is variation in this among symptom) and there tend to be 3 distinct paths that scores follow over time with separate intercepts (score) and slopes (rate of change)
  4. Drug of choice and gender don’t play a role in the CES-D’s predictive utility in this population

Published by Dr. Ingram's Psychology Research Lab

I'm an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Texas Tech University and an active researcher of psychological assessment, veterans, and treatment engagement. I am also in private practice here in Lubbock Texas.

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