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  1. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is common among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and associated with a greater risk of poor medication adherence, unsafe sexual behaviors as well as poor quality of life. To our k...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Mohammed Ayalew and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:52

    Content type: Review

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  2. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between symptoms of gambling problems, gambling behaviours, and cognitive distortions among a university student population in Japan ages 20 to 29 years...

    Authors: Kengo Yokomitsu, Takanobu Sakai, Tomonari Irie, Jun Tayama, Hirokazu Furukawa, Mika Himachi, Junichiro Kanazawa, Munenaga Koda, Yoshihiko Kunisato, Hirofumi Matsuoka, Takuhiro Takada, Fumito Takahashi, Takahito Takahashi and Kaori Osawa

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:51

    Content type: Research

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  3. Alcohol consumption is generally high among undergraduate students and may lead to adverse consequences. Drinking motives play a vital role in the development of alcohol-related problems. The Drinking Motives ...

    Authors: Christina Nehlin and Caisa Öster

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:49

    Content type: Research

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  4. Methadone is a long-acting opioid receptor agonist. Reported adverse effects of methadone include constipation, respiratory depression, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, itching, sweating, rhabdomyolysis, QT prolon...

    Authors: Saeedeh Ghasemi, Shadi Izadpanahi, Mohammad Ali Yaghoubi, Jeffrey Brent and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:48

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Health care workers in the addiction field have long emphasised the importance of a patient’s motivation on the outcome of treatments for substance use disorders (SUDs). Many patients entering treatment are no...

    Authors: Anne Opsal, Øistein Kristensen and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:47

    Content type: Research

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  6. Substance dependence is considered an international health issue and studies that access the characteristic of this population are required to develop public health programs for harm reduction. To this aim, we...

    Authors: Claudia Chaves Dallelucci, Emi Carneiro Bragiato, Kelsy Catherina Nema Areco, Thiago Marques Fidalgo and Dartiu Xavier da Silveira

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:46

    Content type: Research

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  7. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the following changes should occur in the content of the article. The details are below.

    Authors: Kristen A. Morin, Joseph K. Eibl, Joseph M. Caswell, Graham Gauthier, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy E. Lightfoot and David C. Marsh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:45

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:29

  8. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that some data in the text should be changed.

    Authors: Chiu-Ching Chang, Jung-Yu Liao, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Hsiao-Pei Hsu, Chih-Che Chen and Jong-Long Guo

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:44

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:2

  9. The last two decades have seen tremendous changes in the U.S. environment surrounding drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs is a growing public health hazard. The present study examined trends in drug in...

    Authors: Sunday Azagba, Keely Latham, Lingpeng Shan and Fares Qeadan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:43

    Content type: Research

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  10. Globally, people who inject drugs (PWID) continue to be among the most vulnerable populations to acquire infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The most recent national survey found that nearly a qua...

    Authors: Gitau Mburu, Pheak Chhoun, Navy Chann, Sovannary Tuot, Phalkun Mun and Siyan Yi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:42

    Content type: Research

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  11. The use of illicit substances represents one of the most difficult problems to confront in the health system. Drug use is a global problem but is not uniform throughout the world, within the same country and c...

    Authors: Patrizia Verri, Cecilia Rustichelli, Anna Ferrari, Filippo Marchesi, Carlo Baraldi, Manuela Licata, Daniele Vandelli, Federica Palazzoli, Francesco Potì and Enrico Silingardi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:41

    Content type: Research

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  12. Emotional distress is common among illicit drug users, and it can negatively affect treatment outcomes and increase the risk of relapse. Nonetheless, instruments that properly measure emotional distress are la...

    Authors: Amira Mohammed Ali and Joseph Green

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:40

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Methadone, a long-acting opioid agonist maintenance treatment (MMT) is used to treat opioid addiction by preventing opioid withdrawal and reducing cravings. However, it is important to note that mental conditi...

    Authors: Tuan Anh Le, Mai Quynh Thi Le, Anh Duc Dang, Anh Kim Dang, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Hai Quang Pham, Giang Thu Vu, Chi Linh Hoang, Tung Thanh Tran, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Tung Hoang Tran, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:39

    Content type: Research

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  14. Public health and governmental organizations are expected to provide guidance to the public on emerging health issues in accessible formats. It is, therefore, important to examine how such organizations are di...

    Authors: Jenna van Draanen, Tanvi Krishna, Christie Tsang and Sam Liu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:38

    Content type: Short Report

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  15. Despite ongoing efforts aimed to improve treatment engagement for people with substance-related disorders, evidence shows modest rates of utilization as well as client-perceived barriers to care. Patient-cente...

    Authors: Kirsten Marchand, Scott Beaumont, Jordan Westfall, Scott MacDonald, Scott Harrison, David C. Marsh, Martin T. Schechter and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:37

    Content type: Review

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  16. Substance use related health and social problems are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, substance abuse is one of the most burning public health problems in Ethiopia. Although it has been known that...

    Authors: Tesfa Gedif, Telake Azale and Adane Nigusie

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:36

    Content type: Research

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  17. One critical factor in the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in substance use disorder treatment organizations is an inner organizational context that clearly supports implementation efforts. The...

    Authors: Mark G. Ehrhart, Elisa M. Torres, Joyce Hwang, Marisa Sklar and Gregory A. Aarons

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:35

    Content type: Short Report

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  18. The current study utilizes system dynamics to model the determinants of youth smoking and simulate effects of anti-smoking policies in the context of North Dakota, a state with one of the lowest cigarette tax ...

    Authors: Arielle S. Selya, Oleksandr Ivanov, Abigail Bachman and David Wheat

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:34

    Content type: Research

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  19. Canada is facing an urgent challenge to reduce the harms associated with opioids: from January 2016 to December of 2018, more than 11,500 individuals lost their lives due to opioid related harms. This review e...

    Authors: Sheena Taha, Bridget Maloney-Hall and Jane Buxton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:32

    Content type: Review

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  20. Different quitting trajectories may reflect the stages of behavior change among smokers. The nature of quitting patterns could help the public health sector to design appropriate cessation plans. This study co...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Chang, Wei-Hsin Huang, Chia-Ying Tsai and Lee-Ching Hwang

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:31

    Content type: Research

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  21. Alcohol is associated with detrimental health and work performance outcomes, and one to three out of ten employees may benefit from interventions. The role of occupational health services (OHS) in alcohol prev...

    Authors: Mikkel Magnus Thørrisen, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Ingvild Kjeken, Irene Jensen and Randi Wågø Aas

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:30

    Content type: Research

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  22. The objective was to characterize the relationship between geography, concurrent psychiatric services, all-cause mortality, and acute health care use for individuals enrolled in Opioid Agonist Treatment, in On...

    Authors: Kristen A. Morin, Joseph K. Eibl, Joseph M. Caswell, Graham Gauthier, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy E. Lightfoot and David C. Marsh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:29

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:45

  23. Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) has received much attention in recent years for treating individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD). However, these medications have been significantly underused among...

    Authors: Charles J. Neighbors, Sugy Choi, Shannon Healy, Rajeev Yerneni, Tong Sun and Liudmila Shapoval

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:28

    Content type: Short Report

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  24. Relapse is one of the main challenges that must be tackled in the drug addiction treatment. Different factors contribute to the relapse process but it remains unclear how relapse occursin women. Describing the...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Tahereh Pashaei, Roghayeh Nouri, Parvaneh Taymoori and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:27

    Content type: Research

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  25. Globally, excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health problem and is associated with social, mental, physical and legal consequences. However, no systematic review and meta-analysis has been perform...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Kalkidan Yohannis, Mebratu Abraha and Bereket Duko

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:26

    Content type: Review

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  26. Substance miss use and neuro-psychiatric conditions are a growing public health challenges, but 76 to 85% of people with those disorders in low and middle-income countries did not receive treatment. The aim of...

    Authors: Habte Belete, Tesfa Mekonen, Wubalem Fekadu, Getasew Legas and Asmamaw Getnet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:25

    Content type: Research

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  27. According to contemporary neurocognitive models, addiction is maintained by the biasing of information-processing and decision-making systems towards relatively automatic, impulsive, reward-seeking responses t...

    Authors: Victoria Manning, Katherine Mroz, Joshua B. B. Garfield, Petra K. Staiger, Kate Hall, Dan I. Lubman and Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:24

    Content type: Short report

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  28. Despite the high rate of traumatic events in clients with substance use disorders, trauma exposure often remains undetected in a majority of treatment-seeking clients. Improving health professionals’ knowledge...

    Authors: Annett Lotzin, Sven Buth, Susanne Sehner, Philipp Hiller, Silke Pawils, Franka Metzner, John Read, Martin Härter and Ingo Schäfer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:23

    Content type: Research

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  29. Individuals living with HIV/AIDS with co-occurring harmful alcohol use may require specialized intervention or even multi-disciplinary team follow-up and management. This study was aimed to assess alcohol use ...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Alemayehu Toma and Yacob Abraham

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:22

    Content type: Research

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  30. Globally, substance use disorders are prevalent and remain an intractable public health problem for health care systems. This study aims to provide a global picture of substance use disorders research.

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Mackenzie Moir, Carl A. Latkin, Brian J. Hall, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Giang Hai Ha, Nam Ba Nguyen, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:21

    Content type: Research

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  31. Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are used to increase muscle strength and improve appearance, but users also carry the risk of developing physical and mental health problems. In Norway, the substance use dis...

    Authors: Ingrid Amalia Havnes, Marie Lindvik Jørstad and Christine Wisløff

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:20

    Content type: Research

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  32. The long border of Saudi Arabia with Yemen is the primary route for khat entry to the Kingdom. As of April 2015, the government of SA tightened the border, making it more difficult to import khat into the coun...

    Authors: Maged El-Setouhy, Rashad Alsanosy, Anwar M. Makeen, Khalid Yaser Ghailan, Abdullah Alsharqi and Kamaludin Ahmed Sheikh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:19

    Content type: Research

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  33. The purpose of this study was to assess what is associated with health service satisfaction among adults with a substance use disorder receiving services provided within different municipalities in Norway. An ...

    Authors: Marianne Stallvik, Grete Flemmen, Jo Arild Salthammer and Trond Nordfjærn

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:18

    Content type: Research

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  34. The problem of substance use disorder in Iran is of great national concern. The aim of this study was to measure the association between substance use disorder and demographic, social and behavioral factors in...

    Authors: Gholamhossein Shahraki, Zahra Sedaghat and Mohammad Fararouei

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:17

    Content type: Research

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  35. Among the adult population worldwide, about 0.5% has illicit drug use disorder (DUD) and about 5% has alcohol use disorder (AUD). Dependency on alcohol, medication or illicit drugs are recognised as risk facto...

    Authors: Dagny Adriaenssen Johannessen, Trond Nordfjærn and Amy Østertun Geirdal

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:16

    Content type: Review

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  36. Alcohol intoxication is associated with problems such as violence, injuries, drunk driving and sexual risk-taking, and music festivals are considered a high-risk setting for high levels of alcohol consumption....

    Authors: Kristin Feltmann, Tobias H. Elgán and Johanna Gripenberg

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:15

    Content type: Research

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  37. Elimination of psychological dependence to substance is more difficult than elimination of physical dependence, and needs to time, going through several stages, and internal care. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Rostam Jalali, Asie Moradi, Fateme Dehghan, Samira Merzai and Mostafa Alikhani

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:14

    Content type: Research

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  38. Cognitive impairment is prevalent among people with substance problems and a factor affecting retention in treatment. Empirical phenomenography was used to systematically explore how people with cognitive impa...

    Authors: Julaine Allan, Susan Collings and Alice Munro

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:13

    Content type: Research

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  39. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has identified a persistent research-to-practice gap in the implementation of evidence-based prevention and treatment programs for substance use disorder. To identify mecha...

    Authors: Zachary F. Meisel, Julia Mitchell, Daniel Polsky, Nada Boualam, Ellen McGeoch, Janet Weiner, Matthew Miclette, Jonathan Purtle, Bruce Schackman and Carolyn C. Cannuscio

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:12

    Content type: Research

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  40. Psychoactive substance (PS) use is a public health concern among University students. Understanding the factors underlay the use helps to underpin effective preventive interventions. However, there is dearth o...

    Authors: Znabu Hadush Kahsay, Azeb Gebresilassie Tesema and Alessandra N. Bazzano

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:11

    Content type: Research

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  41. Smoking cessation is an achievable behavioral change, which reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases, cancers and tobacco-related diseases. There is a need for an effective smoking cessation service for lo...

    Authors: Myo Nyein Aung, Motoyuki Yuasa, Saiyud Moolphate, Thaworn Lorga, Hirohide Yokokawa, Hiroshi Fukuda, Tsutomu Kitajima, Susumu Tanimura, Yoshimune Hiratsuka, Koichi Ono, Payom Thinuan, Kazuo Minematsu, Jitladda Deerojanawong, Yaoyanee Suya and Eiji Marui

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:10

    Content type: Research

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  42. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) might be associated with the symptoms of depression and anxiety, sleep disturbances and sexual dysfunctions. This study was designed to determine the effects of crocin on ...

    Authors: Anahita Khalatbari-mohseni, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Zatollah Asemi, Amir Ghaderi and Abdollah Omidi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:9

    Content type: Research

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  43. Iran is a country with the highest rate of opioid addiction in the world. The most commonly used opioid in Iran is opium, and methadone is in second place. The trend of drug use has changed from opium to metha...

    Authors: Davood Soroosh, Mahbubeh Neamatshahi, Bahram Zarmehri, Samaneh Nakhaee and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:8

    Content type: Research

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  44. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is more common in patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) than in the general population. Although international guidelines recommend integrated treatment clinicians are...

    Authors: Germa Catherina Maria Nass, Leon Willem van Rens and Boukje Arnolda Gerdina Dijkstra

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:7

    Content type: Research

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  45. There has been a dramatic increase of deaths due to illicit fentanyl. We examined the pharmacology of fentanyl and reviewed data on the number of repeat doses of naloxone used to treat fentanyl overdoses. Mult...

    Authors: Ronald B. Moss and Dennis J. Carlo

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:6

    Content type: Debate

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  46. Alcohol use impacts several dimensions, including physical health, mental health, families, and social interactions. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and to determine the factors associated with alc...

    Authors: Onnalin Singkorn, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Bukhari Putsa, Sudkhed Detpetukyon, Rachanee Sunsern, Phitnaree Thutsanti, Ratipark Tamornpark, Panupong Upala and Chadaporn Inta

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:5

    Content type: Research

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  47. Although alcohol use disorders contribute a high proportion of population disease burden, the treatment gap is large, especially in low- and middle-income countries. To narrow this gap, contextually relevant e...

    Authors: Selamawit Zewdu, Charlotte Hanlon, Abebaw Fekadu, Girmay Medhin and Solomon Teferra

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:4

    Content type: Research

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  48. Globally, people who inject drugs are highly vulnerable to HIV transmission. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programs are one of the most cost-effective mechanisms to substitute opioid use and improve th...

    Authors: Tam Minh Thi Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Mercedes Fleming, Manh Duc Pham, Long Thanh Nguyen, Anh Lan Thi Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Thang Huu Nguyen, Van Hai Hoang, Xuan Thanh Thi Le, Quan Hoang Vuong, Manh Tung Ho, Van Nhue Dam, Thu Trang Vuong, Vu Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen…

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:3

    Content type: Research

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