Adherence and Substance Use

  • A. Meade Eggleston
  • Jennifer L. Strauss
  • Vito S. Guerra
  • Patrick S. Calhoun


As reported in other chapters of this volume, the misuse of alcohol and other substances can contribute to treatment non-adherence across a range of medical and mental health service settings. In this chapter, our focus is specific to non-adherence in the context of treatment programs that directly target substance misuse and substance use disorders. In such treatment settings, problems with adherence are prevalent and, as elaborated below, significantly impact treatment outcomes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Meade Eggleston
    • 1
  • Jennifer L. Strauss
    • 2
  • Vito S. Guerra
    • 3
  • Patrick S. Calhoun
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness, Research, and Clinical CenterDurham Veterans Affairs Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Medical PsychologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.PsychologyDurham Veterans Affairs Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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