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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRESS AND SUBSTANCE USE: A REVIEW AND INTEGRATIVE MODEL

Ann M Roche, Victoria Kostadinov, Femke Buisman-Pijlman, Jane Fischer

DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction: Stress is a defining feature of life. The relationship between stress and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use is increasingly recognised. Policymakers, academics and clinicians require a comprehensive understanding of this relationship in order to develop and implement effective prevention and treatment strategies. However, the evidence-base regarding stress and AOD use is disparate and inconsistent, hampering efforts to implement holistic initiatives. Method: A comprehensive review of the peer-reviewed literature regarding the relationship between stress and AOD was conducted. Searches of online databases (Medline, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed) were undertaken, with 5..

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