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  1. Research

    Comparison of illegal drug use pattern in Taiwan and Korea from 2006 to 2014

    Illegal drug use has long been a global concern. Taiwan and Korea are geographically adjacent and both countries have experienced the illegal use problems of methamphetamine, a predominant prototype of New Psy...

    Ling-Yi Feng, Wen-Jing Yu, Wei-Ting Chang, Eunyoung Han, Heesun Chung and Jih-Heng Li

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:34

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  2. Commentary

    Too much or never enough: a response to Treatment of opioid disorders in Canada: looking at the ‘other epidemic’

    Prescription opioid (PO) misuse is a major health concern across North America, and it is the primary cause of preventable death for the 18–35 year old demographic. Medication assisted therapy including methad...

    Joseph K. Eibl, Kristen A. Morin-Taus and David C. Marsh

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:33

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  3. Research

    Pharmacological Neuroenhancement: teachers’ knowledge and attitudes–Results from a survey study among teachers in Germany

    Pharmacological neuroenhancement (PN) is a topic of increasing importance. Its prevalence rates range from 1 % to more than 20 %. Students are a group that shows exceptionally high prevalence rates. However, l...

    Andreas G. Franke, Sophie Lehmberg and Michael Soyka

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:32

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  4. Research

    Using respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to recruit illegal poly-substance users in Cape Town, South Africa: implications and future directions

    South Africa continues to witness an increase in illicit poly-substance use, although a precise measurement continues to be compounded by difficulties in accessing users. In a pilot attempt to use respondent-d...

    Nadine Harker Burnhams, Ria Laubscher, Simon Howell, Mark Shaw, Jodilee Erasmus and Loraine Townsend

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:31

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  5. Research

    “Overconfidence” versus “helplessness”: A qualitative study on abstinence self-efficacy of drug users in a male compulsory drug detention center in China

    Compulsory drug detention is the most frequent way to control drug use in China; however, it has often been criticized. This qualitative study aimed to investigate abstinence self-efficacy and its sources of d...

    Yan Zhang, Bing Feng, Wenxiu Geng, Laurence Owens and Juzhe Xi

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:29

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  6. Research

    Evaluation of pseudoephedrine pharmacy sales before and after mandatory recording requirements in Western Australia: a case study

    A community pharmacy real-time electronic recording program, ProjectSTOP, enables Australian community pharmacists to verify pseudoephedrine requests. In Western Australia the program was available for volunta...

    Hendrika Laetitia Hattingh, Janki Varsani, Leila Ataei Kachouei and Richard Parsons

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:30

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  7. Commentary

    The impact of prescription opioids on all-cause mortality in Canada

    An influential study from the United States generated considerable discussion and debate. This study documented rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century,...

    Sameer Imtiaz and Jürgen Rehm

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:27

    Published on: 1 August 2016

  8. Research

    Auricular acupuncture for substance use: a randomized controlled trial of effects on anxiety, sleep, drug use and use of addiction treatment services

    A common alternative treatment for substance abuse is auricular acupuncture. The aim of the study was to evaluate the short and long-term effect of auricular acupuncture on anxiety, sleep, drug use and addicti...

    Rickard Ahlberg, Kurt Skårberg, Ole Brus and Lars Kjellin

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:24

    Published on: 25 July 2016

  9. Research

    Using the Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy v1 to conceptualize the clinical content of Breaking Free Online: a computer-assisted therapy program for substance use disorders

    In recent years, research within the field of health psychology has made significant progress in terms of advancing and standardizing the science of developing, evaluating and reporting complex behavioral chan...

    Stephanie Dugdale, Jonathan Ward, Jan Hernen, Sarah Elison, Glyn Davies and Daniel Donkor

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:26

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  10. Short Report

    “It is not just about the alcohol”: service users’ views about individualised and standardised clinical assessment in a therapeutic community for alcohol dependence

    The involvement of service users in health care provision in general, and specifically in substance use disorder treatment, is of growing importance. This paper explores the views of patients in a therapeutic ...

    Paula Cristina Gomes Alves, Célia Maria Dias Sales and Mark Ashworth

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:25

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  11. Research

    Type of opioid dependence among patients seeking opioid substitution treatment: are there differences in background and severity of problems?

    The study explores differences and similarities in background and problem severity among those seeking Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST), comparing those who primarily had misused "opiates", e.g. heroin, mor...

    Bodil Monwell, Per Bülow and Arne Gerdner

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:23

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  12. Debate

    Dextromethorphan: a case study on addressing abuse of a safe and effective drug

    Dextromethorphan is a safe, effective cough suppressant, available without a prescription in the United States since 1958. Due to a perceived prevalence of abuse of dextromethorphan by teens, in 2007 the Drug ...

    David C. Spangler, Catherine M. Loyd and Emily E. Skor

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:22

    Published on: 23 June 2016

  13. Research

    Drug preparation, injection, and sharing practices in Tajikistan: a qualitative study in Kulob and Khorog

    Sharing injection equipment remains an important rout of transmission of HIV and HCV infections in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Tajikistan is one of the most affected countries with high rate...

    David Otiashvili, Alisher Latypov, Irma Kirtadze, Umedjon Ibragimov and William Zule

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:21

    Published on: 2 June 2016

  14. Research

    The relationship between housing subsidies and supportive housing on neighborhood distress and housing satisfaction: does drug use make a difference?

    Since the 1970s, the dominant model for U.S. federal housing policy has shifted from unit-based programs to tenant-based vouchers and certificates. Because housing vouchers allow recipients to move to apartmen...

    Julia Dickson-Gomez, Timothy McAuliffe, Chinekwu Obidoa, Katherine Quinn and Margaret Weeks

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:20

    Published on: 27 May 2016

  15. Research

    The pattern of substance use disorder in the United Arab Emirates in 2015: results of a National Rehabilitation Centre cohort study

    Substance use disorder (SUD) is a global problem with no boundaries, which also afflicts individuals from countries of the Arabian Peninsula. Data from this region is limited. In an effort to develop targeted ...

    Hiba Alblooshi, Gary K. Hulse, Ahmed El Kashef, Hanan Al Hashmi, Mansour Shawky, Hamad Al Ghaferi, Habiba Al Safar and Guan K. Tay

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:19

    Published on: 13 May 2016

  16. Research

    The physiological and perceptual effects of plant extracts (Catha Edulis Forsk) during sustained exercise

    Khat (Catha Edulis Forsk) is a natural psychoactive substance that contains addictive substances such as Cathine and Cathinone which have similar structure and action to amphetamine. This substance has been su...

    Mowaffaq Awad Sallam, Kamaludin Ahmed Sheikh, Ronald Baxendale, Mohammad Nurul Azam and Maged El-Setouhy

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:18

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  17. Research

    Students’ drinking behavior and perceptions towards introducing alcohol policies on university campus in Denmark: a focus group study

    High alcohol consumption among university students is a well-researched health concern in many countries. At universities in Denmark, policies of alcohol consumption are a new phenomenon if existing at all. Ho...

    Eva Ladekjær Larsen, Gitte Andsager Smorawski, Katrine Lund Kragbak and Christiane Stock

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:17

    Published on: 29 April 2016

  18. Research

    Feasibility and patient satisfaction with smoking cessation interventions for prevention of healthcare-associated infections in inpatients

    Smoking increases hospitalization and healthcare-associated infection. Our primary aim of this pilot, randomized-controlled trial was to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a tobacco cessation interve...

    Danielle M. Schulte, Megan Duster, Simone Warrack, Susan Valentine, Douglas Jorenby, Daniel Shirley, James Sosman, Sheryl Catz and Nasia Safdar

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:15

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  19. Research

    Recruitment to doping and help-seeking behavior of eight female AAS users

    Doping with anabolic androgenic steroids in sports has now developed to a widespread use of these agents among young people outside the sport. This is of major concern to the society. The purpose of the use is...

    Annica Börjesson, Nina Gårevik, Marja-Liisa Dahl, Anders Rane and Lena Ekström

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:11

    Published on: 5 March 2016

  20. Reviewer acknowledgement

    Acknowledgement of manuscript reviewers 2015

    The editors of Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2015).

    Stephan Arndt and Janet Zwick

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:10

    Published on: 29 February 2016

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