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  1. Content type: Research

    An increasingly recognised prevention approach for substance use entails a reduction in risk factors, and the enhancement of promotive, or protective factors in individuals and the environment surrounding them...

    Authors: Beatrice Wamuyu Muchiri and Monika M. L. dos Santos

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:24

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  2. Content type: Review

    Long-term use of opioid analgesics (OA) for chronic pain may result in opioid use disorder (OUD). This is associated with adverse outcomes for individuals, families and society. Treatment needs of people with ...

    Authors: Johan Kakko, Charlotte Gedeon, Mikael Sandell, Henrik Grelz, Inge Birkemose, Thomas Clausen, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir, Kaarlo Simojoki, Richard Littlewood, Hannu Alho and Fred Nyberg

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:22

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  3. Content type: Research

    “Freshman’s week” (FW) is a Norwegian initiation ritual to higher education. Previous research has suggested that FW-participation is associated with better social adjustment to the student setting, as well as...

    Authors: E. K. Erevik, S. Pallesen, Ø. Vedaa, C. S. Andreassen and T. Torsheim

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:21

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  4. Content type: Short report

    Little is known about the role of financial hardship as it relates to drug use, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). As such, this study aimed to investigate potential associations between financi...

    Authors: Su Hyun Park, Yazan Al-Ajlouni, Joseph J. Palamar, William C. Goedel, Anthony Estreet, Brian Elbel, Scott E. Sherman and Dustin T. Duncan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:19

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  5. Content type: Research

    Over the past several decades, there have been numerous peer-reviewed articles written about people who use drugs (PWUDs) from the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada. While individual research...

    Authors: Ehsan Jozaghi, Alissa M. Greer, Hugh Lampkin and Jane A. Buxton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:18

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  6. Content type: Review

    In response to widespread opioid misuse, ten U.S. states have implemented regulations for facilities that primarily manage and treat chronic pain, called “pain clinics.” Whether a clinic falls into a state’s p...

    Authors: Barbara Andraka-Christou, Joshua B. Rager, Brittany Brown-Podgorski, Ross D. Silverman and Dennis P. Watson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:17

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  7. Content type: Research

    Our study aims to evaluate the trends in online information about cannabis and kratom on Facebook in Thailand, where there is current discussion regarding legalizing these drugs.

    Authors: Kanittha Thaikla, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:15

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  8. Content type: Research

    Betel quid (BQ) chewing in children is initiated in their adolescence. It is pivotal to understand adolescents’ reasons behind chewing BQ. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the reasons for BQ chewing amongst...

    Authors: Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer and Kashif Shafique

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:16

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  9. Content type: Research

    Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) has been implemented for the treatment of individuals with opioid use disorders in Lebanon since 2011, but has not been evaluated yet. The aim of the study is to describe the imple...

    Authors: Ali Ghaddar, Sanaa Khandaqji and Zeinab Abbass

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    Being a global burden of youths, substances use is unhealthy behavior that exposes youths to health and social problems. Knowledge of the prevalence and predictors of substance use behavior among university st...

    Authors: Tesfay Birhane Gebremariam, Kalayu Birhane Mruts and Tedla Kutaye Neway

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    The misuse of codeine is of increasing concern in a number of countries, particularly as this relates to over -the-counter pain and cough relief medication, and is also supplied as a prescription medicine. The...

    Authors: Tara Carney, John Wells, Charles D. H. Parry, Padraig McGuinness, Richard Harris and Marie Claire Van Hout

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:12

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  12. Content type: Research

    Dual diagnosis is common in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), one of the most common being Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Previous studies have shown that general psychiatric management (GPM) was effective...

    Authors: Louise Penzenstadler, Stéphane Kolly, Stéphane Rothen, Yasser Khazaal and Ueli Kramer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:10

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  13. Content type: Research

    Evidence-based research has documented the association between alcohol intake during pregnancy and increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and congenital birth defects. Alcohol consumption is a complex behav...

    Authors: Sanghamitra Pati, Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Pranab Mahapatra, Devraj Hansdah, Krushna Chandra Sahoo and Sandipana Pati

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:9

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  14. Content type: Research

    Social support plays a crucial role in the treatment and recovery process of patients engaging in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). However, there is a paucity of research about social support among MMT p...

    Authors: Long Quynh Khuong, Tuong-Vi Thi Vu, Van-Anh Ngoc Huynh and Truc Thanh Thai

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:8

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  15. Content type: Short report

    Contingency management (CM) has recently shown efficacy in promoting abstinence and retention in treatment among crack cocaine users in Brazil. However, partially because of unawareness and resistance among he...

    Authors: André Q. C. Miguel, Clarice S. Madruga, Viviane Simões, Rodolfo Yamauchi, Claudio J. da Silva, Renata R. Abdalla, Michael McDonell, Sterling McPherson, John M. Roll, Jair J. Mari and Ronaldo R. Laranjeira

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:7

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  16. Content type: Review

    To review studies about the reliability and validity of self-reported alcohol consumption measures among adults, an area which needs updating to reflect current research.

    Authors: Hannah McKenna, Charlene Treanor, Dermot O’Reilly and Michael Donnelly

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:6

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  17. Content type: Research

    Iran is a developing and Islamic country where the consumption of alcoholic beverages is banned. However, psychiatric disorders and alcohol use disorders are often co-occurring. We used the Alcohol Use Disorde...

    Authors: Simasadat Noorbakhsh, Jamal Shams, Mohamadmahdi Faghihimohamadi, Hanieh Zahiroddin, Mats Hallgren and Hakan Kallmen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    As the availability of prescription opioids decreases and the availability of heroin increases, some prescription opioid users are transitioning to heroin. This study seeks to explore factors associated with r...

    Authors: Laura B. Monico and Shannon Gwin Mitchell

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:4

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  19. Content type: Research

    People who use illicit drugs (PWUD) are commonly diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, little is known about whether PWUD living with MDD experience additional barriers to accessing health s...

    Authors: Tara Beaulieu, Lianping Ti, M.-J. Milloy, Ekaterina Nosova, Evan Wood and Kanna Hayashi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:3

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  20. Content type: Research

    Studies indicate that adolescent-onset drug users experience a greater likelihood of dependence that continues into adulthood. The importance of early intervention was evident in treating adolescents before th...

    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 2018 13:2

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  21. Content type: Research

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) participants remain high. Optimized HIV and HCV prevention strategies for MMT clinics in re...

    Authors: Xia Zou, Yong Xu, Wen Chen, Yinghua Xia, Yin Liu, Cheng Gong and Li Ling

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:1

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  22. Content type: Research

    In Latin America, substance related disorders are highly prevalent and one of the treatment strategies is the Therapeutic Communities (TCs), however, in Latin America there is scarce data about this treatment ...

    Authors: Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Patricia Maldonado, Nelcy Rodríguez, Rafael Ruiz-Gaviria, Miguel Ángel Escalante, Raúl Ángel Gómez, Marcelo Ribeiro de Araujo, Ana Carolina Schmidt de Oliveira, Joel Salvador Chávez Rivera, Jorge Alberto Godínez García, Marina Piazza Ferrand and Dora Blitchtein-Winicki

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:53

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  23. Content type: Research

    The motives for elite athletes to dope are related primarily to maintaining and improving their physical performance. Especially, elite athletes training to compete in the Olympics may feel unique situational ...

    Authors: Moonjung Bae, Jungjoong Yoon, Hyunyong Kang and Taegyu Kim

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:52

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