CAPER research on anxiety among low income drug users focuses on understanding anxiety as an understudied risk factor for drug use disorders and relapse in the context of an abstinence attempt.
McDermott, M. J., Tull, M. T., Gratz, K. L., Daughters, S. B., & Lejuez, C. W. (2009). The role of anxiety sensitivity and difficulties in emotion regulation in posttraumatic stress disorder among crack/cocaine users in residential substance abuse treatment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 591-599.
Tull, M. T., Gratz, K. L., Aklin, W. M., & Lejuez, C. W. (2009). A preliminary examination of the relationships between posttraumatic stress symptoms and crack/cocaine, heroin, and alcohol dependence. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 55-62.
Lejuez, C. W., Zvolensky, M. J., Daughters, S. B., Bornovalova, M. A., Paulson, A., Tull, M., Ettinger, K., & Otto, M. W. (2008). Anxiety Sensitivity: A Unique Predictor of Dropout among Inner-city Heroin and Crack/Cocaine Users in Residential Substance Use Treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 7, 811-818.
Tull, M. T., Schulzinger, D. S., Schmidt, N. B., Zvolensky, M. J., & Lejuez, C. W. (2007). Development and initial examination of a brief intervention for heightened anxiety sensitivity among heroin users. Behavior Modification, 31, 220-242.
Lejuez, C. W., Paulson, A., Daughters, S. B., Bornovalova, M. A., Zvolensky, M. J. (2006). The association between heroin use and anxiety sensitivity among inner-city individuals in residential drug use treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 667-677.Funding: