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SDSU Center for Alcohol & Drug Studies




Welcome to the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services


The Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services is a project ofSan Diego State University  San Diego State University School of Social Work. Originally named the Center on Substance Abuse, the Center was established in 1987 by Dr. Anita S. Harbert to address alcohol and other drug-related problems at San Diego State University and in the larger community.

The Center specializes in research and evaluation design with an emphasis on socio-behavioral research and applied evaluation. Our multi-disciplinary staff have decades of experience in research and evaluation and are highly committed to scientific excellence.

The Center serves as an umbrella organization for several alcohol and drug related research initiatives, including the California Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Services.

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Cigarette smoking and subsequent hospitalization in a cohort of young U.S. Navy female recruits
Susan I. Woodruff, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Terry L. Conway, Ph.D., Audrey M. Shillington, Ph.D., John D. Clapp, Ph.D., Hector Lemus, Dr.P.H., & Mark B. Reed, Ph.D.

Tobacco use is of particular concern to the U.S. Department of Defense because the military historically has had higher and heavier rates of tobacco use than civilians. Few prospective studies have examined the association of cigarette smoking with medical outcomes, particularly among initially healthy female military personnel. This prospective cohort study followed over 5,000 young U.S. Navy female recruits varying in their smoking status at entry into the Navy and collected their subsequent hospitalization data (i.e., International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes) for up to 78 years of service.

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Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, HH 203, San Diego, CA 92182-4119  |  Tel: 619.594.3475  |  Fax: 619.594.5991

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