Substance type moderates the longitudinal association between depression and substance use from pre-treatment through a 1-year follow-up.

Affiliation

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 235 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Research examining directionality of the relationship between depressive symptoms and substance use following treatment entry is limited. Furthermore, substances differ in their neurobiological effects on mood. The relationship between depression and substance use following treatment entry may be moderated by dependence on specific substances. The study tested (a) lagged effects between depressive symptoms and substance use frequency following substance use treatment entry through a 1-year post-treatment follow-up and (b) if substance dependence type moderates these effects.

Keywords

Addiction,Cannabis,Comorbidity,Depression,Opioids,Substance use treatment,

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