Substance Use Education & Policy Research

Cadiz, D. M., O’Neill, C., Schroeder, S., & Gelatt, V. (2015). Online education for nurse supervisors managing nurses enrolled in alternative-to-discipline programs. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 6(1), 25-32.

Summary: This article describes the evaluation of an online education called Fit to Perform Safely. We observed significant positive changes in knowledge, self-efficacy, and reduced substance abuse stigma.


Cadiz, D.M., Truxillo, D.M., & O’Neill, C. (In press). Common risky behaviors checklist: A tool to assist nurse supervisors to assess unsafe practice. Journal of Nursing Management.

Summary: We describe the development of the Common Risky Behavior Checklist, a tool to aid nurse supervisors in determining when a nurse may be questionably fit to perform, particularly in cases of substance abuse.


O’Neill, C., & Cadiz, D. (2014). Worksite monitors protect patients from unsafe nursing practices. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5, 1-7. (Abstract)

Summary: This article outlines the role worksite monitors play in the success of nurses in monitoring programs, reviews methods by which knowledge and skills can be provided to worksite monitors, and identifies practical and empirically supported supervisory processes and skills that can help the worksite monitor be more effective.


O’Neill, C., & Schroeder, S. (2014). Supervisor training makes a difference with a tough issue. Nurse Leader, 12(2), 67-69. (Abstract)

Summary: This article captures the first-hand experience of a nurse adminstrator going through the hiring process for a nurse in recovery with a substance use disorder who is also enrolled in an alternative to discipline program.


Truxillo, D., Cadiz, D., Bauer, T., & Erdogan, B. (2013). Reactions to employer policies regarding prescription drugs and medical marijuana: The role of safety sensitivity. Journal of Business and Psychology, 28, 145-158. (Abstract)

Summary: This article examines employee and nurse attitudes toward workplace policies regarding prescription drugs and medical marijuana.


Cadiz, D., O’Neill, C., Butell, S., Epeneter, B., & Basin, B. (2012). A quasi-experimental evaluation of a substance use awareness educational intervention for nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 51, 411-415. (Abstract)

Summary: This article reports on a study that evaluated the effectiveness of an educational intervention, Addressing Nurse Impairment, for addressing nursing students’ knowledge acquisition, changes in self-efficacy to intervene, and changes in substance abuse stigma.


Cadiz, D., Truxillo, D., & O’Neill, C. (2012). Evaluation of a training program for nurse supervisors who monitor nurses in an alternative-to-discipline program. Advances in Nursing Science, 35, 135-144. (Abstract)

Summary: This article evaluates a supervisory training called “Fit to Perform” for nurse supervisors to help them monitor and manage nurses enrolled in an alternative-to-discipline program. Significant changes in knowledge, training utility, self-efficacy, and substance abuse stigma were observed.


Einspruch, E., O’Neill, C., Jarvis, K., Vander Ley, K., & Raya-Carlton, P. (2011).  Substance abuse prevention in the electrical industry: the NECA-IBEW team awareness and team vigilance programs. In J. Bray, D. Galvin & L. Cluff (Eds.), Young adults in the workplace: a multi-site initiative of substance use prevention programs. RTI Press Book Series. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.

Summary: This article describes the implementation of a workplace-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention program for electrician apprentices, which was a part of the Young Adults in the Workplace (YIW) initiative, a multisite collaborative project with six multidisciplinary SAMHSA-funded grant teams.