July 2009

Grant Results


The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the RAND Corporation co-hosted the annual Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference in Santa Monica, Calif., on October 25–26, 2005.

The annual conference is a forum for presenting updates on research and practice in the fields of drug/alcohol abuse and health services. It enables both junior and senior researchers specializing in addiction health services research to:

  • Share current research findings.
  • Interact in an informal setting.
  • Speak with national representatives about the current status of priorities and funding initiatives for addiction health services research.
  • Review current work and sharpen ideas for future research.

The 2005 conference—The Substance Abuse Services Ecology—focused on:

  • The relevance of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) roadmap for health services research.
  • Issues in continuity of care and system-level coordination of health services.
  • Approaches to cost effectiveness analysis in health services.
  • Models of effective research-community partnership.

Key Results

  • Approximately 155 participants attended the conference.
  • The conference included:
    • Presentations now available on the conference Web site. (See the Bibliography for more information.)
    • Breakout sessions with panel presentations of research findings.
    • Poster sessions with approximately 30 posters that covered a wide range of health services research.
    • A special session for junior investigators to meet with staff from the NIH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and to explore potential funding opportunities.
  • The project staff developed a special journal issue based on the conference themes and proceedings, published in the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research in April 2009. Christine Grella, Ph.D., of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs served as guest editor along with M. Douglas Anglin, Ph.D. (See the Bibliography for more information.)

RWJF provided a grant of $31,853 for this unsolicited project. The funds supported the conference as well as the development of the special journal issue.

Other supporters of the AHSR conference were the RAND Corporation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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Annual conference on addiction health services research


University of California, Los Angeles, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (Los Angeles,  CA)

  • Amount: $ 31,853
    Dates: September 2005 to August 2008
    ID#:  055371


Christine Grella, Ph.D.
(310) 445-0874

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(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)


The following articles appear in a special issue of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 36(2): 129–282, 2009, based on the proceedings of the 2005 Addiction Health Services Research Conference, The Substance Abuse Services Ecology:

  • Grella CE and Anglin MD. "Dedication of Special Issue of JBHS&R in Memory of Douglas Longshore," pp. 129–130. Available online.
  • Grella CE and Anglin MD. "Introduction to the Special Issue on Addiction Health Services," pp. 131–136. Available online.
  • Conner BT, Stein JA and Longshore D. "Examining Self-Control as a Multidimensional Predictor of Crime and Drug Use in Adolescents with Criminal Histories," pp. 137–149. Available online.
  • Conner BT, Longshore D and Anglin MD. "Modeling Attitude towards Drug Treatment: The Role of Internal Motivation, External Pressure, and Dramatic Relief," pp. 150–158. Available online.
  • Prendergast M, Greenwell L, Farabee D and Hser Y-I. "Influence of Perceived Coercion and Motivation on Treatment Completion and Re-Arrest among Substance-Abusing Offenders," pp. 159–176. Available online.
  • Longshore D, Anglin MD and Conner BT. "Are Religiosity and Spirituality Useful Constructs in Drug Treatment Research?" pp. 177–188. Available online.
  • Conner BT, Anglin MD, Annon J and Longshore D. "Effect of Religiosity and Spirituality on Drug Treatment Outcomes," pp. 189–198. Available online.
  • Golinelli D, Longshore D and Wenzel SL. "Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence: Clarifying the Relevance of Women's Use and Partners' Use," pp. 199–211. Available online.
  • Gelberg L, Andersen R, Longshore D, Leake B, Nyamathi A, Teruya C and Arangua L. "Hospitalizations Among Homeless Women: Are There Ethnic and Drug Abuse Disparities?" pp. 212–232. Available online.
  • Myers HF, Sumner LA, Ullman JB, Loeb TB, Carmona JV and Wyatt GE. "Trauma and Psychosocial Predictors of Substance Abuse in Women Impacted by HIV/AIDS," pp. 233–246. Available online.
  • Brecht M-L, Stein J, Evans E, Murphy DA and Longshore D. "Predictors of Intention to Change HIV Sexual and Injection Risk Behaviors among Heterosexual Methamphetamine-Using Offenders in Drug Treatment: A Test of the AIDS Risk Reduction Model," pp. 247–266. Available online.
  • Anglin MD, Conner BT, Annon JJ and Longshore D. "Longitudinal Effects of LAAM and Methadone Maintenance on Heroin Addict Behavior," pp. 267–282. Available online.

Presentations and Testimony

The following presentations are posted on the conference Web site:

  • R. Builder, "NIH Roadmap: Links from Basic to Services Research."
  • W. Compton, V. Capoccia and M. Willenbring, "Future Directions in HSR: NIAAA Perspective."
  • Entertainment Industries Council, "From the Lab to the Lens: Encouraging the Art of Making a Difference."

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Report prepared by: DiAnn Ohama
Reviewed by: Marian Bass
Program Officer: Jane Isaacs Lowe

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