Date of Award

Fall 1-6-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Dawn Dugan

Second Advisor

Dr. Katherine Elkington

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Martin Chodorow


Little is known about the association between giving and receiving social support and substance use frequency. This study investigates how social support can predict substance use and polysubstance use in adults who use opioids and other substances. Survey data demonstrated significant associations between giving emotional support and heroin use frequency.



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