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  1. Research

    Evaluation of blood lead level in methamphetamine users in Tehran

    Given the increasing number of lead poisoning in opioids users and since no study has been conducted so far to review lead poisoning in methamphetamine (crystal) users, this study aimed to investigate blood le...

    Babak Mostafazadeh, Shahin Shadnia, Mohammad Ali Tavakkoli and Hamid Reza Khoddami Vishteh

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:2

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  2. Research

    Social capital and job satisfaction among substance abuse treatment employees

    Job satisfaction is an important predictor for management and clinical ratios. Although it is accepted that is affected by many aspects, the influence of social capital remains to be determined. The main purpo...

    Andreas Tsounis, Dimitris Niakas and Pavlos Sarafis

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:8

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  3. Research

    Global cocaine intoxication research trends during 1975–2015: a bibliometric analysis of Web of Science publications

    Cocaine is subject to recreational abuse as a stimulant and psychoactive agent, which poses a major worldwide health problem. The aim of the present study was to perform a bibliometric analysis of publication ...

    Sa’ed H. Zyoud, W. Stephen Waring, Samah W. Al-Jabi and Waleed M. Sweileh

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:6

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  4. Research

    Implementation of methadone therapy for opioid use disorder in Russia – a modeled cost-effectiveness analysis

    Opioid agonist therapy using methadone, an effective treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) for people who inject drugs (PWID), is recommended by the World Health Organization as essential to curtail the grow...

    Bulat Idrisov, Sean M. Murphy, Tyler Morrill, Mayada Saadoun, Karsten Lunze and Donald Shepard

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:4

    Published on: 20 January 2017

  5. Research

    Drug-related celebrity deaths: A cross-sectional study

    Celebrities are at risk for premature mortality as well as drug-related death. Despite being a vulnerable patient group, celebrities influence people’s health behaviours through biological, psychological and s...

    Johannes M. Just, Markus Bleckwenn, Rieke Schnakenberg, Philipp Skatulla and Klaus Weckbecker

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:40

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  6. Research

    Violence narratives of Mexican women treated in mutual-aid residential centers for addiction treatment

    Violence against women is a social and public health issue in Mexico. The aim of this article is to explore violence among an understudied group of women, who attended Mutual-Aid Residential Centers for Addict...

    Ignacio Lozano-Verduzco, Martha Romero-Mendoza and Rodrigo Marín-Navarrete

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:39

    Published on: 30 November 2016

  7. Research

    Access to substance use treatment among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically

    Non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use is a substantial public health problem in the United States, with 1.5 million new initiates annually. Only 746,000 people received treatment for NMPO use in 2013, dem...

    Elliott J. Liebling, Jesse L. Yedinak, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark and Brandon D. L. Marshall

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:38

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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