DougPolcin
  • Douglas L. Polcin, Ed.D

  • Senior Scientist

  • Email

    dpolcin@arg.org
  • Phone

    510-597-3440
  • Expertise

    Sober living recovery homes, motivational interviewing, criminal justice mandated treatment, the roles of coercion and confrontation in treatment outcome, bridging treatment and research, and spirituality.
Current Projects
Completed Projects
Selected Publications
  • Polcin D.L., Korcha R., Bond J. (2015). Interaction of motivation and psychiatric symptoms on substance abuse outcomes in Sober Living Houses. Substance Use and Misuse, 50 (2) 195-204 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D.L., Bond, J., Korcha, R., Nayak, M.B., Galloway, G.P., Evans, K. (2014). Randomized trial of intensive Motivational Interviewing for methamphetamine dependence. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 33 (3) 253-65 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin D.L., Mericle A., Howell J., Sheridan D., Christensen J. (2014). Maximizing social model principles in residential recovery settings. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 46 (5) 436-43 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin DL, Sterling J, Brown T, Brown M, Buscemi R, Korcha R (2014). Client and therapist views about intensive and standard motivational interviewing. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, September (10.1007/s10879-014-9280-1)
  • Jason, L.A., Mericle, A.A., Polcin, D.L., & White, W.L. (2013). The role of recovery residences in promoting long-term addiction recovery. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52 406-411 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D.L., Henderson, D., Trocki, K., Evans, K., Wittman, F. (2012). Community context of sober living houses. Addiction Research &Theory, 20 (6) 490-491 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D. L., Mulia, N., & Jones, L. (2012). Substance Users’ Perspectives on Helpful and Unhelpful Confrontation: Implications for Recovery. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 44 (2) 144-152 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D. L., Korcha, R., Greenfield, T. K., Bond, J., & Kerr, W. (2012). Twenty‐one year trends and correlates of pressure to change drinking. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36 (4) 705-715 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D.L., Korcha, R.A., Bond, J., & Galloway, G (2010). Eighteen month outcomes for clients receiving combined outpatient treatment and sober living houses. Journal of Substance Use, 15 352-366 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D.L., Korcha, R.A., Bond, J., & Galloway, G (2010). Sober living houses for alcohol and drug dependence: 18-month outcomes. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38 (4) 356-365 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D. L. (2009). Communal living settings for adults recovering from substance abuse. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 4 (1&2) 22-Jul Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D. L., Beattie, M (2007). Relationship and institutional pressure to enter treatment: differences by demographics, problem severity, and motivation. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68 (3) 428-36 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D. L., Galloway, G. P., Bostrom, A., & Greenfield, T. K. (2007). Factor analysis of the Alcohol and Drug Confrontation Scale (ADCS). Addictive Behaviors, 32 (10) 2274-2280 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin, D. L. (2006). Reexamining confrontation and Motivational Interviewing. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 5 (4) 201-209
  • Polcin, D. L. (2006). What about Sober Living Houses for parolees?. Criminal Justice Studies, 19 (3) 291-300