Danielle Ramo-Larios, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship, Drug Abuse Treatment2012Psychiatry
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship, Clinical Psychology2009Psychiatry
    San Diego State University/University of California San DiegoPhD, Clinical Psychology2008Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
    Columbia UniversityBA, Urban Studies, Economics1999Columbia College
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    NIDA2006  - 2008National Research Service Award
    NIDA2008  - 2009San Francisco Treatment Research Center Pilot Study Award
    California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program2009  - 2012Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
    NIDA2012  - 2017Patient Centered (K23) Career Development Award
    UCSF School of Medicine and CTSI2013Sponsorship, AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

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    Dr. Danielle Ramo is Associate Professor in Residence and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF. She directs the Research on Addictions and Digital Interventions lab (readi.ucsf.edu), and co-directs the Psychiatry Digital Health Core (http://psychdhc.ucsf.edu). Her research program focuses on using digital media to understand and address risky drug and alcohol use. Dr. Ramo has developed the Tobacco Status Project social media intervention to help young adults quit smoking, and is leading three clinical trials testing the efficacy of social media-mediated treatment to reduce substance use in young adults. Additional studies are examining patterns and toxicology of electronic-cigarette use in adolescents and tobacco and marijuana co-use in a changing policy landscape. Her research has demonstrated the high prevalence of tobacco and marijuana co-use, associations between co-use and smoking, and differences in motivation and thoughts about abstinence for the two substances in co-users. Her funding includes awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (K23, R34, R21), and the California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program (fellowship, High Impact Project awards).

    Dedicated to teaching and mentoring, Dr. Ramo serves as program faculty for the NIDA-funded Substance Abuse Treatment and Services Research Training Program and the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UCSF School of Medicine. She also directs the smoking cessation curriculum for the UCSF Medical School.

    Dr. Ramo serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Being Adept prevention intervention program (Beingadept.org), and regularly speaks to teens, parents, and school administrators throughout the Bay Area about adolescent substance abuse.

    Dr. Ramo obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, doctoral training at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF.

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    A Facebook intervention for young sexual and gender minority smokers
    NIH/NIMHD R21MD011765Aug 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Effects of California's 2016 tobacco policies
    California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program TRDRP 26IR-0014Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Development of CONNECT: a Social Media Intervention for Depressed Cannabis Users
    NIH R21DA042627Sep 30, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Measuring combined tobacco, e-cigarette, and marijuana use
    California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program TRDRP 25IR-0025Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Using Facebook to address smoking and heavy drinking in young adults
    NIH/NIDA R34DA041637May 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Comprehensive Investigation of ENDS Use in Adolescents
    California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program TRDRP 24XT-0007Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Social Media Intervention for Young Adult Smokers
    NIH/NIDA K23DA032578Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Developmental Models of Drug Abuse Relapse
    NIH/NIDA F31DA021941Sep 6, 2006 - Sep 5, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ramo DE, Meacham MC, Kaur M, Corpuz ES, Prochaska JJ, Satre DD. Development of a social media-based intervention targeting tobacco use and heavy episodic drinking in young adults. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 Apr 01; 14(1):14. PMID: 30940206.
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    2. Ramo DE, Meacham M, Thrul J, Belohlavek A, Sarkar U, Humfleet G. Exploring Identities and Preferences for Intervention Among LGBTQ+ Young Adult Smokers Through Online Focus Groups. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Nov 30. PMID: 30509769.
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    3. Satre DD, Borsari B, Tompkins DA, Ramo D. Psychiatric Disorders and Comorbid Cannabis Use: When Should We Be Concerned and What Can We Do About It? J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 11; 79(6). PMID: 30256546.
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    4. Vogel EA, Rubinstein ML, Prochaska JJ, Ramo DE. Associations between marijuana use and tobacco cessation outcomes in young adults. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Nov; 94:69-73. PMID: 30243420.
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    5. Lewis JD, Fane KE, Ingraham AM, Khan A, Mills AM, Pitt SC, Ramo D, Wu RI, Pollart SM. Expanding Opportunities for Professional Development: Utilization of Twitter by Early Career Women in Academic Medicine and Science. JMIR Med Educ. 2018 Jul 23; 4(2):e11140. PMID: 30037788.
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    6. Bahorik AL, Sterling SA, Campbell CI, Weisner C, Ramo D, Satre DD. Medical and non-medical marijuana use in depression: Longitudinal associations with suicidal ideation, everyday functioning, and psychiatry service utilization. J Affect Disord. 2018 12 01; 241:8-14. PMID: 30086434.
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    7. Satre DD, Bahorik A, Zaman T, Ramo D. Psychiatric Disorders and Comorbid Cannabis Use: How Common Is It and What Is the Clinical Impact? J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 26; 79(5). PMID: 29985564.
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    8. Sarkar U, Le GM, Lyles CR, Ramo D, Linos E, Bibbins-Domingo K. Using Social Media to Target Cancer Prevention in Young Adults: Viewpoint. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jun 05; 20(6):e203. PMID: 29871850.
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    9. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Delucchi KL, Hall S, Ling PM, Belohlavek A, Prochaska JJ. A randomized controlled evaluation of the tobacco status project, a Facebook intervention for young adults. Addiction. 2018 May 24. PMID: 29797621.
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    10. Curtis BL, Lookatch SJ, Ramo DE, McKay JR, Feinn RS, Kranzler HR. Meta-Analysis of the Association of Alcohol-Related Social Media Use with Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol-Related Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun; 42(6):978-986. PMID: 29786874.
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    11. Vogel EA, Ramo DE, Rubinstein ML. Prevalence and correlates of adolescents' e-cigarette use frequency and dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 07 01; 188:109-112. PMID: 29763848.
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    12. Meacham MC, Paul MJ, Ramo DE. Understanding emerging forms of cannabis use through an online cannabis community: An analysis of relative post volume and subjective highness ratings. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 07 01; 188:364-369. PMID: 29883950.
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    13. Thrul J, Meacham MC, Ramo DE. A novel and remote biochemical verification method of smoking abstinence: Predictors of participant compliance. Tob Prev Cessat. 2018 May; 4. PMID: 30417159.
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    14. Torous J, Bauer A, Chan S, Boland R, Ramo D. Smart Steps for Psychiatric Education: Approaching Smartphone Apps for Learning and Care. Acad Psychiatry. 2018 Dec; 42(6):791-795. PMID: 29637514.
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    15. Cherian R, Westbrook M, Ramo D, Sarkar U. Representations of Codeine Misuse on Instagram: Content Analysis. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Mar 20; 4(1):e22. PMID: 29559422.
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    16. Rubinstein ML, Delucchi K, Benowitz NL, Ramo DE. Adolescent Exposure to Toxic Volatile Organic Chemicals From E-Cigarettes. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr; 141(4). PMID: 29507165.
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    17. Ramo DE, Kaur M, Corpuz ES, Satre DD, Delucchi K, Brown SA, Prochaska JJ. Using Facebook to address smoking and heavy drinking in young adults: Protocol for a randomized, controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 May; 68:52-60. PMID: 29510223.
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    18. Meacham MC, Ramo DE, Kral AH, Riley ED. Associations between medical cannabis and other drug use among unstably housed women. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 02; 52:45-51. PMID: 29227883.
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    19. Ramo DE, Bahorik AL, Delucchi KL, Campbell CI, Satre DD. Alcohol and Drug Use, Pain and Psychiatric Symptoms among Adults Seeking Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment: Latent Class Patterns and Relationship to Health Status. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2018 Jan-Mar; 50(1):43-53. PMID: 29199899.
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    20. Thrul J, Belohlavek A, Hambrick D, Kaur M, Ramo DE. Conducting online focus groups on Facebook to inform health behavior change interventions: Two case studies and lessons learned. Internet Interv. 2017 Sep; 9:106-111. PMID: 29276693.
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    21. Feng W, Ramo DE, Chan SR, Bourgeois JA. Internet gaming disorder: Trends in prevalence 1998-2016. Addict Behav. 2017 12; 75:17-24. PMID: 28662436.
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    22. Costello CR, Ramo DE. Social Media and Substance Use: What Should We Be Recommending to Teens and Their Parents? J Adolesc Health. 2017 06; 60(6):629-630. PMID: 28532648.
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    23. Gubner NR, Thrul J, Kelly OA, Ramo DE. Young adults report increased pleasure from smoking cigarettes when drinking alcohol but not when using marijuana. Addict Res Theory. 2018; 26(1):71-76. PMID: 29371859.
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    24. Montgomery L, Ramo D. What Did You Expect?: The Interaction Between Cigarette and Blunt vs. Non-Blunt Marijuana Use among African American Young Adults. J Subst Use. 2017; 22(6):612-616. PMID: 29333104.
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    25. McKelvey KL, Ramo DE, Delucchi K, Rubinstein ML. Polydrug use among urban adolescent cigarette smokers. Addict Behav. 2017 03; 66:145-150. PMID: 27979332.
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    26. McKelvey K, Thrul J, Ramo D. Impact of quitting smoking and smoking cessation treatment on substance use outcomes: An updated and narrative review. Addict Behav. 2017 02; 65:161-170. PMID: 27816663.
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    27. Thrul J, Ramo DE. Cessation Strategies Young Adult Smokers Use After Participating in a Facebook Intervention. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 01 28; 52(2):259-264. PMID: 27759475.
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    28. Wang JB, Ramo DE, Lisha NE, Cataldo JK. Medical marijuana legalization and cigarette and marijuana co-use in adolescents and adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 09 01; 166:32-8. PMID: 27460859; PMCID: PMC4983542 [Available on 09/01/17].
    29. Gubner NR, Delucchi KL, Ramo DE. Associations between binge drinking frequency and tobacco use among young adults. Addict Behav. 2016 09; 60:191-6. PMID: 27156220; PMCID: PMC4884528 [Available on 09/01/17].
    30. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Chavez K, Delucchi KL, Prochaska JJ. Feasibility and Quit Rates of the Tobacco Status Project: A Facebook Smoking Cessation Intervention for Young Adults. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Dec 31; 17(12):e291. PMID: 26721211; PMCID: PMC4736286.
    31. Thrul J, Klein AB, Ramo DE. Smoking Cessation Intervention on Facebook: Which Content Generates the Best Engagement? J Med Internet Res. 2015 Nov 11; 17(11):e244. PMID: 26561529; PMCID: PMC4704894.
    32. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. The Tobacco Status Project (TSP): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a Facebook smoking cessation intervention for young adults. BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 15; 15:897. PMID: 26374203; PMCID: PMC4572690.
    33. Ramo DE, Popova L, Grana R, Zhao S, Chavez K. Cannabis Mobile Apps: A Content Analysis. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Aug 12; 3(3):e81. PMID: 26268634; PMCID: PMC4705020.
    34. Babson KA, Ramo DE, Baldini L, Vandrey R, Bonn-Miller MO. Mobile App-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: Feasibility and Initial Efficacy Among Veterans With Cannabis Use Disorders. JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 Jul 17; 4(3):e87. PMID: 26187404.
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    35. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Ramo DE, Young-Wolff KC, Delucchi K, Brown RA, Hall SM. Gender differences in a randomized controlled trial treating tobacco use among adolescents and young adults with mental health concerns. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Apr; 17(4):479-85. PMID: 25762759; PMCID: PMC4402352.
    36. Lisha NE, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Ramo DE. Prevalence and Correlates of Social Smoking in Young Adults: Comparisons of Behavioral and Self-Identified Definitions. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Sep; 17(9):1076-84. PMID: 25385876; PMCID: PMC4542736.
    37. Ramo DE, Young-Wolff KC, Prochaska JJ. Prevalence and correlates of electronic-cigarette use in young adults: findings from three studies over five years. Addict Behav. 2015 Feb; 41:142-7. PMID: 25452058; PMCID: PMC4314311.
    38. Ramo DE, Rodriguez TM, Chavez K, Sommer MJ, Prochaska JJ. Facebook Recruitment of Young Adult Smokers for a Cessation Trial: Methods, Metrics, and Lessons Learned. Internet Interv. 2014 Apr; 1(2):58-64. PMID: 25045624.
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    39. Ramo DE, Liu H, Prochaska JJ. A mixed-methods study of young adults' receptivity to using Facebook for smoking cessation: if you build it, will they come? Am J Health Promot. 2015 Mar-Apr; 29(4):e126-35. PMID: 24575728; PMCID: PMC4147019.
    40. Ramo DE, Delucchi KL, Liu H, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. Young adults who smoke cigarettes and marijuana: analysis of thoughts and behaviors. Addict Behav. 2014 Jan; 39(1):77-84. PMID: 24090626; PMCID: PMC3858522.
    41. Finch KA, Ramo DE, Delucchi KL, Liu H, Prochaska JJ. Subjective social status and substance use severity in a young adult sample. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Sep; 27(3):901-8. PMID: 23915371; PMCID: PMC3783534.
    42. Ramo DE, Delucchi KL, Hall SM, Liu H, Prochaska JJ. Marijuana and tobacco co-use in young adults: patterns and thoughts about use. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Mar; 74(2):301-10. PMID: 23384378; PMCID: PMC3568169.
    43. Ramo DE, Liu H, Prochaska JJ. Validity and reliability of the nicotine and marijuana interaction expectancy (NAMIE) questionnaire. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Jul 01; 131(1-2):166-70. PMID: 23339969; PMCID: PMC3644545.
    44. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Wa C, Matlow R, Ramo DE, Hall SM. Tobacco use and its treatment among young people in mental health settings: a qualitative analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Aug; 15(8):1427-35. PMID: 23322765; PMCID: PMC3715391.
    45. Grana RA, Ramo DE, Fromont SC, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. Correlates of tobacco dependence and motivation to quit among young people receiving mental health treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Sep 01; 125(1-2):127-31. PMID: 22560677; PMCID: PMC3419328.
    46. Ramo DE, Prochaska JJ. Prevalence and co-use of marijuana among young adult cigarette smokers: An anonymous online national survey. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2012 Apr 19; 7:5. PMID: 23186143; PMCID: PMC3507655.
    47. Ramo DE, Prochaska JJ. Broad reach and targeted recruitment using Facebook for an online survey of young adult substance use. J Med Internet Res. 2012 Feb 23; 14(1):e28. PMID: 22360969; PMCID: PMC3374532.
    48. Ramo DE, Liu H, Prochaska JJ. Tobacco and marijuana use among adolescents and young adults: a systematic review of their co-use. Clin Psychol Rev. 2012 Mar; 32(2):105-21. PMID: 22245559; PMCID: PMC3267894.
    49. Ramo DE, Prince MA, Roesch SC, Brown SA. Variation in substance use relapse episodes among adolescents: a longitudinal investigation. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Jul; 43(1):44-52. PMID: 22112505.
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    50. Ramo DE, Liu H, Prochaska JJ. Reliability and validity of young adults' anonymous online reports of marijuana use and thoughts about use. Psychol Addict Behav. 2012 Dec; 26(4):801-11. PMID: 22082344; PMCID: PMC3413779.
    51. Ramo DE, Grov C, Delucchi KL, Kelly BC, Parsons JT. Cocaine use trajectories of club drug-using young adults recruited using time-space sampling. Addict Behav. 2011 Dec; 36(12):1292-300. PMID: 21907497.
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    52. Ramo DE, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. Reliability and validity of self-reported smoking in an anonymous online survey with young adults. Health Psychol. 2011 Nov; 30(6):693-701. PMID: 21574709; PMCID: PMC3202069.
    53. Ramo DE, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. Reaching young adult smokers through the internet: comparison of three recruitment mechanisms. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Jul; 12(7):768-75. PMID: 20530194; PMCID: PMC2893296.
    54. Ramo DE, Myers MG, Brown SA. Self-efficacy mediates the relationship between depression and length of abstinence after treatment among youth but not among adults. Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Nov; 45(13):2301-22. PMID: 20388012; PMCID: PMC3031168.
    55. Anderson KG, Ramo DE, Cummins KM, Brown SA. Alcohol and drug involvement after adolescent treatment and functioning during emerging adulthood. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Mar 01; 107(2-3):171-81. PMID: 19926231; PMCID: PMC2822084.
    56. Ramo DE, Grov C, Delucchi K, Kelly BC, Parsons JT. Typology of club drug use among young adults recruited using time-space sampling. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Mar 01; 107(2-3):119-27. PMID: 19939585.
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    57. Ramo DE, Prochaska JJ, Myers MG. Intentions to quit smoking among youth in substance abuse treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Jan 01; 106(1):48-51. PMID: 19699041; PMCID: PMC2815104.
    58. Schulte MT, Ramo D, Brown SA. Gender differences in factors influencing alcohol use and drinking progression among adolescents. Clin Psychol Rev. 2009 Aug; 29(6):535-47. PMID: 19592147; PMCID: PMC2756494.
    59. Ramo DE, Myers MG, Brown SA. Psychometric Properties of a Revised Form of the Drug-Taking Confidence Questionnaire for Use with Adolescents. J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse. 2009 Jan 01; 18(1):24-42. PMID: 20354581.
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    60. Ramo DE, Brown SA. Classes of substance abuse relapse situations: a comparison of adolescents and adults. Psychol Addict Behav. 2008 Sep; 22(3):372-9. PMID: 18778130; PMCID: PMC3031179.
    61. Anderson KG, Ramo DE, Schulte MT, Cummins K, Brown SA. Impact of relapse predictors on psychosocial functioning of SUD youth one year after treatment. Subst Abus. 2008; 29(2):97-106. PMID: 19042329.
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    62. Anderson KG, Ramo DE, Schulte MT, Cummins K, Brown SA. Substance use treatment outcomes for youth: integrating personal and environmental predictors. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2007 Apr 17; 88(1):42-8. PMID: 17092659; PMCID: PMC3408389.
    63. Anderson KG, Ramo DE, Brown SA. Life stress, coping and comorbid youth: an examination of the stress-vulnerability model for substance relapse. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2006 Sep; 38(3):255-62. PMID: 17165368.
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    64. Ramo DE, Anderson KG, Tate SR, Brown SA. Characteristics of relapse to substance use in comorbid adolescents. Addict Behav. 2005 Oct; 30(9):1811-23. PMID: 16139961.
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    65. Brown SA, Anderson KG, Ramo DE, Tomlinson KL. Treatment of adolescent alcohol-related problems. A translational perspective. Recent Dev Alcohol. 2005; 17:327-48. PMID: 15789874.
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    66. Tate SR, Brown SA, Unrod M, Ramo DE. Context of relapse for substance-dependent adults with and without comorbid psychiatric disorders. Addict Behav. 2004 Dec; 29(9):1707-24. PMID: 15530716.
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