New U-M Injury Prevention Center Visual Abstract and Publication Summary now available


We are excited to offer a new Publication Summary and Visual Abstract on a randomized controlled trial for aggression and substance use involvement among Veterans. Dr. Stephen Chermack and co-authors Dr. Erin Bonar, Dr. Jason Goldstick, Dr. Jamie Winters, Dr. Frederic Blow, Dr. Steven Friday, Dr. Mark Ilgen, Dr. Sheila Rauch, Dr. Brian Perron, Dr. Quyen Ngo, and Dr. Maureen Walton studied the effectiveness of two interventions to decrease substance use and aggression in a sample of mostly male Veterans reporting past-year severe physical aggression and recent substance use, who were seeking substance use disorder (SUD) and/or mental health treatment. The findings from this work, “A randomized controlled trial for aggression and substance use involvement among Veterans: Impact of combining motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral treatment and telephone-based continuing care,” showed that there was a significant reduction from baseline to follow up in the frequency of aggression and the frequency of substance use in all groups; however, men in the MI-CBT + Telephone Counseling group showed a significant decrease in partner physical aggression from baseline to follow-up relative to control. Click to access the full publication. Access our Publication Summaries page to read/download summaries and visual abstracts of this work and other studies published by U-M IPC researchers.

The publication summary summarizing the study’s purpose, methods, and key findings is now available for viewing and sharing.