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Nelson, S. E., Belkin, K., LaPlante, D. A., Bosworth, L., & Shaffer, H. J. (2015). A prospective study of psychiatric comorbidity and recidivism among repeat DUI offendersArchives of Scientific Psychology, 3(1), 8-17. greypadlock

Nelson, S. E., & Tao, D. (2012). Driving under the Influence: Epidemiology, etiology, prevention, policy, and treatment. In H. J. Shaffer, LaPlante, D. A., & Nelson, S. E. (Eds.), The APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook (Vol. 2, Recovery, Prevention, and Other Issues, pp. 365-407). Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press. (Book Available for Purchase Online)

Albanese, M. J., Nelson, S. E., Peller, A. J., & Shaffer, H. J. (2010). Bipolar disorder as a risk factor for repeat DUI behaviorJournal of Affective Disorders, 121(3), 253-257. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2009.06.015 greypadlock

Peller, A. J., Najavits, L. M., Nelson, S. E., LaBrie, R. A., & Shaffer, H. J. (2010). PTSD among a treatment sample of repeat DUI offendersJournal of Traumatic Stress, 23(4), 468-473. doi:10.1002/jts.20550 greypadlock

Kleschinsky, J. H., Bosworth, L. B., Nelson, S. E., Walsh, E. K., & Shaffer, H. J. (2009). Persistence pays off: Follow-up methods for difficult-to-track longitudinal samplesJournal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(5), 751-761. greypadlock

LaPlante, D. A., Nelson, S. E., Odegaard, S. S., LaBrie, R. A., & Shaffer, H. J. (2008). Substance and psychiatric disorders among men and women repeat driving under the influence offenders who accept a treatment-sentencing optionJournal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69(2), 209-217. greypadlock

LaBrie, R. A., Kidman, R. C., Albanese, M., Peller, A. J., & Shaffer, H. J. (2007). Criminality and continued DUI offense: Criminal typologies and recidivism among repeat offendersBehavioral Sciences & the Law, 25(4), 603-614. doi:10.1002/bsl.769 greypadlock

Nelson, S. E., LaPlante, D. A., Peller, A. J., LaBrie, R. A., Caro, G., & Shaffer, H. J. (2007). Implementation of a computerized psychiatric assessment tool at a DUI treatment facility: A case example. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 34(5), 489-493. doi:10.1007/s10488-007-0125-z greypadlock

Shaffer, H. J., Nelson, S. E., LaPlante, D. A., LaBrie, R. A., Albanese, M., & Caro, G. (2007). The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders among repeat DUI offenders accepting a treatment sentencing optionJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5), 795-804. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.75.5.795 greypadlock 

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DUI as Self-Harm Behavior

Responsible drinking for women: A Harvard Medical School guide
by Debi A. LaPlante, PhD

Many women drink responsibly—but some have a more troubled relationship with alcohol. Studies regarding the effects of alcohol on women’s health are contradictory—and it’s not easy for concerned women to get a clear picture of the perils and positives of drinking.

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The APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook

by Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CASEditor-in-Chief and Debi A. LaPlante, PhD and Sarah E. Nelson, PhDAssociate Editors

This two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive review of addiction. Volume 1 focuses on the history of addiction and the expressions of addiction. Volume 2 examines recovery, prevention, and other essential issues commonly associated with addiction.

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Harvard Medical School Overcoming Addiction: Paths toward recovery
by Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS

Addiction can be devastating. The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments for addiction, including self-help strategies, psychotherapy, medications, and rehabilitation programs. You can use the strategies presented in this report to discover new ways to cope with life s difficulties.

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