Capturing illicit drug use where and when it happens: an ecologic momentary assessment of the social, physical and activity environment of using versus craving illicit drugs

Post Date: 
2015-02-15
Publication: 
Addiction
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Summary: 
Aim: To understand the environmental and contextual influences of illicit cocaine and heroin use and craving using mobile health (mHealth) methods.  

Design: Interactive mHealth methods of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) were utilized in the Exposure Assessment in Current Time (EXACT) study to assess drug use and craving among urban drug users in real time. Participants were provided with mobile devices and asked to self-report every time they either craved (without using) or used heroin or cocaine for 30 days from November 2008 through May 2013.
Citation: 
Linas B, Latkin C, Westergarrd RP, Chang LW, Bollinger RC, Genz A, Kirk GD. Capturing illicit drug use where and when it happens: an ecologic momentary assessment of the social, physical and activity environment of using versus craving illicit drugs. Addiction. 2015 Feb;110(2):315-25. doi: 10.1111/add.12768.
Collaborators: 
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD
Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD
Departments of Medicine and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI