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VISN 1 New England MIRECC Publications: Addictive Behaviors

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Addictive Behaviors

Alcohol Use

Arout, C.A., Perrino, A.C., Ralevski, E., Acampora, G., Koretski, J., Limoncelli, D., Newcomb, J., & Petrakis, I.L. (2016). Effect of intravenous ethanol on capsaicin-induced hyperalgesia in human subjects. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(7), 1425-1429.

Capurso, N.A. & Petrakis, I. (2016). Dyslipidemia associated with heavy alcohol use. The American Journal on Addictions, 25(3), 188-190.

Corbin, W.R., Papova, A., Morean, M.E., O’Malley, S.S., Krishnan-Sarin, S., Abi-Dargham, A., Anticevic, A., Pearlson, G., Petrakis, I., Pittman, B.P., & Krystal, J.H. (2015). Integrating acquired preparedness and dual process models of risk for heavy drinking and related problems. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(4), 864-874.

Fuehrlein, B., Ralevski, E., O'Brien, E., Jane, J. S., Arias, A.J., & Petrakis, I.L. (2014). Characteristics and drinking patterns of Veterans with alcohol dependence with and without post-traumatic stress disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2), 374-378.

Iheanacho, T., Issa, M., Marienfeld, C., & Rosenheck, R. (2013). Use of naltrexone for alcohol use disorders in the Veterans Health Administration: A national study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 132(1-2), 122-126.

Kelly, M. M, Simmons, R., Wang, S., Kraus, S.W., Donahue, J., & Phillips, K.A. (2017). Motives to drink alcohol among individuals with body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12, 52-57.

Leeman, R.F., Beseler, C.L., Helms, C.M., Patock-Peckham, J. A., Wakeling, V.A., & Kahler, C.W. (2014). A brief, critical review of research on impaired control over alcohol use and suggestions for future studies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(2), 301-308.

Leeman, R.F., Corbin, W.R., Nogueira, C., Krishnan-Sarin, S., Potenza, M.N., & O’Malley, S.S. (2013). A human alcohol self-administration paradigm to model individual differences in impaired control over alcohol use. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 21, 303-314.

Leeman, R.F., Raleveski, E., Limoncelli, D., Pittman, B.P., O’Malley, S.S., & Petrakis, I.L. (2014). Relationships between impulsivity and subjective response in an IV ethanol paradigm. Psychopharmacology, 231(14), 2867-2876.

Meshberg-Cohen, S., Reid-Quiñones, K., Black, A.C., & Rosen, M.I. (2014). Veterans' attitudes toward work and disability compensation: Associations with substance abuse. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2), 445-448.

O’Connell, M.J., Kasprow, W.J., & Rosenheck, R.A. (2013). The impact of current alcohol and drug use on outcomes among homeless Veterans entering supported housing. Psychological Services, 10(2), 241-249.

Pilkey, D., Steinberg, H., & Martino, S. (2014). Evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders. In A. Kaye, N. Vadivelu, & R. Urman (Eds.), Substance abuse: Inpatient and outpatient management for every clinician (pp. 209-227). New York: Springer. 

Rash, C.J., Petry, N.M., Kirby, K.C., Martino, S., Roll, J., & Stitzer, M.L. (2012). Identifying provider beliefs related to contingency management adoption using the contingency management beliefs questionnaire. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 121(3), 205-212. 

Sellinger, J., & Martino, S. (2014). All roads lead to Rome: Furthering physician involvement in the care of patients with substance use disorders. The Bridge: Linking Science and Service, 4(2). 

Tsai, J., Kasprow, W.J., & Rosenheck, R.A. (2014). Alcohol and drug use disorders among homeless Veterans: Prevalence and association with supported housing outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2), 455-460. 

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Drug Use

Carroll, K.M., Kiluk, B.D., Nich, C., Devito, E.E., Decker, S., Lapaglia, D., Duffey, D., Babuscio, T. A., & Ball, S.A. (2014). Toward empirical identification of a clinically meaningful indicator of treatment outcome: Features of candidate indicators and evaluation of sensitivity to treatment effects and relationship to one-year follow-up cocaine use outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 137, 3-19.

Davis, A.D., Osborn, L.A., Leith, J., Rosenberg, H., Ashrafioun, L., Hawley, A., Bannon, E.E., Jesse, S., Kraus, S., Kryszak, E., Cross, N., Carhart, V., & Baik, K.D. (2014). Development and evaluation of the Marijuana Reduction Strategies Self-efficacy Scale. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 28(2), 575-579.

Edens, E.L., Tsai, J., & Rosenheck, R.A. (2013). Does stimulant use impair housing outcomes in low‐demand supportive housing for chronically homeless adults? The American Journal on Addictions, XX, 1-6. 

Fox, H.C., Sofuoglu, M., Morgan, P.T., Tuit, K.L., & Sinha, R. (2013). The effects of exogenous progesterone on drug craving and stress arousal in cocaine dependence: Impact of gender and cue type. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(9), 1532-1544. 

Hefner, K. R., Sofuoglu, M., & Rosenheck, R. (2015). Concomitant cannabis abuse/dependence in patients treated with opioids for non–cancer pain. The American Journal on Addictions, 24(6), 538-545.

Hefner, K.R., Starr, M.J., & Curtin, J.J. (2016). Altered subjective reward valuation among drug-deprived heavy marijuana users: Aversion to uncertainty. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(1), 138-150. 

Leeman, R.F., Robinson, C.D., Waters, A.J., & Sofuoglu, M. (2014). A critical review of the literature on attentional bias in cocaine use disorder and suggestions for future research. Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, 22(6), 469-483. 

Leeman, R.F., Sun, Q., Bogart, D., Beseler, C.L., & Sofuoglu, M. (2016). Comparisons of cocaine-only, opioid-only, and users of both substances in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). Substance Use & Misuse, 51(5), 553-564. 

Manhapra, A., Quinones, L., & Rosenheck, R. (2016). Characteristics of Veterans receiving buprenorphine vs. methadone for opioid use disorder nationally in the Veterans Health Administration. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 160, 82-89. 

Martino, S., & Petrakis, I. (2014). Regarding substance using patients and buprenorphine: A primary healthcare challenge. The Bridge: Linking Science and Services, 4(3), 9-13. Retrieved from

Mathew, N., & Rosenheck, R.A. (2016). Prescription opioid use among seriously mentally ill Veterans nationally in the Veterans Health Administration. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(2), 165-173. 

Milivojevic, V., Fox, H.C., Sofuoglu, M., Covault, J., & Sinha, R. (2016). Effects of progesterone stimulated allopregnanolone on craving and stress response in cocaine dependent men and women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 65, 44-53. 

Milivojevic, V., Sinha, R., Morgan, P.T., Sofuoglu, M., & Fox, H.C. (2014). Effects of endogenous and exogenous progesterone on emotional intelligence in cocaine-dependent men and women who also abuse alcohol. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 29(6), 589-598. 

Morean, M.E., de Wit, H., King, A.C., Sofuoglu, M., Rueger, S.Y., & O'Malley, S.S. (2013). The drug effects questionnaire: Psychometric support across three drug types. Psychopharmacology, 227(1), 177-192. 

Rosen, M.I., Black, A.C., Arnsten, J.H., Goggin, K., Remien, R.H., Simoni, J.M., Golin, C.E., Bangsberg, D.R., & Liu, H. (2013). Association between use of specific drugs and antiretroviral adherence: Findings from MACH14. AIDS and Behavior, 17(1), 142-147.

Sartor, C.E., Ecker, A.H., Kraus, S.W., Leeman, R.F., Dukes, K.N., & Foster, D.W. (2017). Perceived safety and controllability of events: Markers of risk for marijuana use in young adults? Addictive Behaviors, 66, 114-117.

Sofuoglu, M. (2012). Commentary on Ling et al. (2012): The PROMETA treatment does not reduce methamphetamine use. Addiction, 107(2), 370-371. 

Sofuoglu, M., DeVito, E.E., Waters, A.J., & Carroll, K.M. (2013). Cognitive enhancement as a treatment for drug addictions. Neuropharmacology, 64, 452-463. 

Sofuoglu, M., DeVito, E.E., Waters, A.J., & Carroll, K.M. (2016). Cognitive function as a transdiagnostic treatment target in stimulant use disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 12(1), 90-106.

Yonkers, K.A., Forray, A., Nich, C., Carroll, K.M., Hine, C., Merry, B.C., Shaw, H., Shaw, J., & Sofuoglu, M. (2014). Progesterone reduces cocaine use in postpartum women with a cocaine use disorder: A randomized, double-blind study. The Lancet Psychiatry, 1(5), 360-367.

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Edens, E.L. & Rosenheck, R.A. (2012). Rates and correlates of pathological gambling among VA mental health service users. Journal of Gambling Studies, 28(1), 1-11.

Grant, J.E., Potenza, M.N., Kraus, S.W., & Petrakis, I.L. (in press). Naltrexone and disulfiram treatment response in Veterans with alcohol dependence and co-occurring problem-gambling features. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Kong, G., Tsai, J., Pilver, C., Tan, H.S., Desai, R.A., Cavallo, D., Krishnan-Sarin, S., Steinberg, M.A., Rugle, L., & Potenza, M.N. (2013). Differences in gambling problem severity and gambling and health/functioning characteristics among Asian-American and Caucasian high-school students. Psychiatry Research, 210(3), 1071-1078.

Whiting, S.W., Potenza, M.N., Park, C.L., McKee, S.A., Mazure, C.M., & Hoff, R.A. (2016). Investigating Veterans’ pre-, peri-, and post-deployment experiences as potential risk factors for problem gambling. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5(2), 213-220.

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Black, A.C., Cooney, N.L., Justice, A.C., Fiellin, L.E., Pietrzak, R.H., Lazar, C.M., & Rosen, M.I. (2016). Momentary assessment of PTSD symptoms and sexual risk behavior in male OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 424-428. 

Black, A.C., McMahon, T.J., Potenza, M.N., Fiellin, L.E., & Rosen, M.I. (2015). Gender moderates the relationship between impulsivity and sexual risk-taking in a cocaine-using psychiatric outpatient population. Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 190-194. 

Grubbs, J.B., Hook, J.N., Griffin, B.J., Penberthy, J.K., & Kraus, S.W. (In press). Clinical assessment and diagnosis of sexual addiction. In J. Benfield and T. Birchard (Eds.), International Handbook on Sexual Addiction.

Kraus, S. W., Martino, S., & Potenza, M. (2016). Clinical characteristics of men interested in seeking treatment for use of pornography. Journal of Behavioral Addiction, 5(2), 169-178.

Kraus, S.W., Martino, S., Potenza, M.N., Park, C., Merrel, J., & Hoff, R.A. (2017). Examining compulsive sexual behavior and psychopathology among a sample of post-deployment US male and female military Veterans. Military Psychology, 29, 143-165.

Kraus, S.W., Meshberg-Cohen, S., Martino, S., Quinones, L.J., & Potenza, M.N. (2015). Treatment of compulsive pornography use with naltrexone: A case report. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 172(12), 1260-1261. 

Kraus, S.W., & Potenza, M.N. (in press). Digital technologies and sex: Internet and smartphone influences on pornography viewing and other sexual behaviors. The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technologies and Mental Health

Kraus, S.W., Potenza, M.N., Martino, S., & Grant, J.E. (2015). Examining the psychometric properties of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale in a sample of compulsive pornography users. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 59, 117-122. 

Kraus, S. & Rosenberg, H. (2014). The Pornography Craving Questionnaire: Psychometric properties. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(3), 451-462.

Kraus, S.W., & Rosenberg, H. (2016). Lights, camera, condoms! Assessing college men’s attitudes toward condom use in pornography. American Journal of College Health, 64(2), 139-146. 

Kraus, S.W., Rosenberg, H., & Tompsett, C.J. (2015). Assessment of self-efficacy to employ self-initiated pornography use-reduction strategies. Addictive Behaviors, 40, 115-118. 

Kraus, S.W., Voon, V., Kor, A., & Potenza, M.N. (2016). Searching for clarity in muddy water: Future considerations for classifying compulsive sexual behavior as an addiction. Addiction, 111(12), 2113-2114. 

Kraus, S.W., Voon, V., & Potenza, M.N. (2016). Should compulsive sexual behavior be considered an addiction? Addiction, 111(12), 2097-2106. 

Rosenberg, H. & Kraus, S.W. (2014). The relationship of "passionate attachment" for pornography with sexual compulsivity, frequency of use, and craving for pornography. Addictive Behaviors, 39(5), 1012-1017. 

Smith, P.H., Potenza, M.N., Mazure, C.M., McKee, S.A., Park, C.L., & Hoff, R.A. (2014). Compulsive sexual behavior among male military Veterans: Prevalence and associated clinical factors. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 3(4), 214-222.

Turban, J.L., Potenza, M.N., Hoff, R.A., Martino, S., & Kraus, S.W. (2017). Psychiatric disorders, suicidal ideation, and sexually transmitted infections among post-deployment Veterans who utilize digital social media for sexual-partner-seeking. Addictive Behaviors, 66, 96-100.

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Devito, E.E., Herman, A.I., Valentine, G.W., & Sofuoglu, M. (2016). Effect of menthol-preferring status on response to intravenous nicotine. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 2(4), 317-328.

Devito, E.E., Herman, A.I., Waters, A.J., Valentine, G.W., & Sofuoglu, M. (2014). Subjective, physiological, and cognitive responses to intravenous nicotine: Effects of sex and menstrual cycle phase. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(6), 1431-1440. 

Hefner, K., Rosenheck, R., Merrel, J., Coffman, M., Valentine, G., & Sofuoglu, M. (2016). E-cigarette use in Veterans seeking mental health and/or substance use services. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 12(2), 109-117. 

Herman, A.I. & Sofuoglu, M. (2013). Medications to treat addictions: Nicotine replacement. In P.M. Miller (Ed.), Interventions for Addiction, (337-343). New York: Elsevier Inc. 

Herman, A.I., Waters, A.J., McKee, S.A. & Sofuoglu, M. (2012). Effects of pregabalin on smoking behavior, withdrawal symptoms, and cognitive performance in smokers. Psychopharmacology, 220(3), 611-617. 

Jensen, K.P., DeVito, E.E., Valentine, G., Gueorguieva, R., & Sofuoglu, M. (2016). Intravenous nicotine self-administration in smokers: Dose-response function and sex differences. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(8), 2034-2040. 

Kelly, M.M., Grant, C., Cooper, S., & Cooney, J.L. (2013). Anxiety and smoking cessation outcomes in alcohol-dependent smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15, 364-375. 

Kelly, M.M., Jensen, K.P., & Sofuoglu, M. (2015). Co-occurring tobacco use and posttraumatic stress disorder: Smoking cessation treatment implications. American Journal on Addictions, 24(8), 695-704. 

Kelly, M.M., Latta, R.E. & Gimmestad, K. (2012). Acceptance and mindfulness-based tobacco cessation interventions for individuals with mental health disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8(2), 89-98.

Kelly, M.M., Sido, H., & Rosenheck, R. (2016). Rates and correlates of tobacco cessation service use nationally in the Veterans Health Administration. Psychological Services, 13(2), 183-192.

Kelly, M.M., Wang, S., & Rosenheck, R. (2017). Use and correlates of VHA tobacco cessation counseling services by veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Public Mental Health, 16(1), 12-14.

MacLean, R.R., Nichols, T.T., LeBreton, J.M., & Wilson, S.J. (2016). Effects of cognitive load on neural and behavioral responses to smoking-cue distractors. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(4), 588-600.

Oncken, C., Arias, A.J., Feinn, R., Litt, M., Covault, J., Sofuoglu, M., & Kranzler, H.R. (2014). Topiramate for smoking cessation: a randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study. Nicotine Tobacco Research, 16(3), 288-296.

Ralevski, E., Perry, E., D’Souza, D. C., Bufis, V., Elander, J., Limoncelli, D., Vendetti, M., Dean, E., Cooper, T. B., McKee, S., & Petrakis, I. (2012). Preliminary findings on the interactive effects of IV ethanol and IV nicotine on human behavior and cognition: A laboratory study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14(5), 596-606.

Sofuoglu, M., Herman, A.I., Li, Y., & Waters, A.J. (2012). Galantamine attenuates some of the subjective effects of intravenous nicotine and improves performance on a Go No-Go task in abstinent cigarette smokers: A preliminary report. Psychopharmacology, 224(3), 413-420.

Sofuoglu, M., Herman, A.I., Nadim, H., & Jatlow, P. (2012). Rapid nicotine clearance is associated with greater reward and heart rate increases from intravenous nicotine. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37(6), 1509-1516. 

Sofuoglu, M., Herman, A.I., Robinson, C., & Waters, A.J. (2012). Cognitive effects of nicotine. In B. Madra & M. Kuhar (Eds.), The effects of drug abuse on the human nervous system. Neuroscience-Net, LLC:

Sofuoglu, M. & LeSage, M. (2012). The reinforcement threshold for nicotine as a target for tobacco control. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125(1-2), 1-7.

Toll, B.A., Martino, S., O’Malley, S.S., Fucito, L.M., McKee, S.A., Kahler, C.W., Rojewski, A.M., Mahoney, M.C., Wu, R., Celestino, P., Seshadri, S., Koutsky, J., Hyland, A., & Cummings, K.M. (2015). A randomized trial for hazardous drinking and smoking cessation for callers to a quitline. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(3), 445-454.

Tsai, J. & Rosenheck, R.A. (2012). Smoking among chronically homeless adults: Prevalence and correlates. Psychiatric Services, 63(6), 569-576. 

Valentine, G.W., Jatlow, P.I., Coffman, M., Nadim, H., Gueorguieva, R., & Sofuoglu, M. (2016). The effects of alcohol-containing e-cigarettes on young adult smokers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 159, 272-276.

Wright, M. & Valentine, G. (2016). Advances in behavioral laboratory methods that inform tobacco regulatory science: A TCORS working group special issue. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 2(4), 294-300. 

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Mehmet Sofuoglu, M.D., Ph.D.

Patricia J. Sweeney, Psy.D., CPRP
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