Introduction to the Special Issue on Addiction Health Services

In Memory of Douglas Longshore
Introduction to Special Issue


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.


addiction health services treatment processes motivation ethnicity gender treatment outcomes offenders 

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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

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