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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Research

    Factors associated with inability to access addiction treatment among people who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada

    Addiction treatment is an effective strategy used to reduce drug-related harm. In the wake of recent developments in novel addiction treatment modalities, we conducted a longitudinal data analysis to examine f...

    Amy Prangnell, Ben Daly-Grafstein, Huiru Dong, Seonaid Nolan, M-J Milloy, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr and Kanna Hayashi

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:9

    Published on: 25 February 2016

  18. Research

    The misuse of Cyproheptadine: a non-communicable disease risk behaviour in Kinshasa population, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Obesity is one of the main risk factors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The use of Cyproheptadine increases body weight and the risk of becoming obese. The aim ...

    Aimée M. Lulebo, Carine D. Bavuidibo, Eric M. Mafuta, Josaphat D. Ndelo, Lievin’s Corneille M. Mputu, Dalton M. Kabundji and Paulin B. Mutombo

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:7

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  19. Research

    Public opinions about supervised smoking facilities for crack cocaine and other stimulants

    The purpose of this study was to estimate awareness and opinions about supervised smoking facilities (SSFs) for smoking crack cocaine and other stimulants and make comparisons with awareness and opinions about...

    Carol Strike, Nooshin Khobzi Rotondi, Tara Marie Watson, Gillian Kolla and Ahmed M. Bayoumi

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:8

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  20. Research

    Community pharmacists’ experiences in mental illness and addictions care: a qualitative study

    Community pharmacists are accessible health care professionals who encounter people with lived experience of mental illness and addictions in daily practice. Although some existing research supports that commu...

    Andrea L. Murphy, Heather Phelan, Scott Haslam, Ruth Martin-Misener, Stan P. Kutcher and David M. Gardner

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:6

    Published on: 28 January 2016

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