A randomized trial of yoga for stress and substance use among people living with HIV in reentry

September 6, 2018

 

New Assistant Professor Alexandra Wimberly is the lead author of new research published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment that looks at "A randomized trial of yoga for stress and substance use among people living with HIV in reentry"

 

Background

People in reentry from prison or jail (returning citizens) living with HIV and substance useproblems often experience numerous stressors and are at high risk for resumed substance use. Interventions are needed to manage stress as a pathway to reduced substance use.

 

Objective

This study explored the effect of a hatha yoga intervention as compared to treatment as usual on stress and substance use among returning citizens living with HIV and substance use problems.

 

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