The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 131–136

Introduction to the Special Issue on Addiction Health Services

In Memory of Douglas Longshore
Introduction to Special Issue

DOI: 10.1007/s11414-008-9157-8

Cite this article as:
Grella, C.E. & Anglin, M.D. J Behav Health Serv Res (2009) 36: 131. doi:10.1007/s11414-008-9157-8


This is an Introduction to a special issue in memory of Douglas Longshore, a prominent researcher in the field of addiction health services. The findings from the ten papers in this issue are summarized and discussed within the context of Doug’s development as a researcher and the core themes from his work. Three core areas are addressed: (1) internal processes related to change among substance abusers, (2) processes related to ethnicity and gender, and (3) treatment effectiveness, particularly regarding interventions to reduce risk of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers. The implications for addiction health services are discussed with regard to the application of these themes to practice.


addictionhealth servicestreatment processesmotivationethnicitygendertreatment outcomesoffenders

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© National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human BehaviorUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA