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  1. The impact of addiction extends beyond the individual using a substance. Caring for an individual with addiction creates persistent stressful circumstances that cause worry, anger, depression, shame, guilt, an...

    Authors: Geoffrey Maina, Marcella Ogenchuk, Taryn Phaneuf and Abukari Kwame

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:11

    Content type: Research

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  2. Monk healers provide an accessible and popular service in Southeast Asia, but little is known on the substance use status of their clients. This investigation intended to assess and compare the rate and correl...

    Authors: Supa Pengpid and Karl Peltzer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:10

    Content type: Short Report

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  3. Anxiety, an important factor that affects the therapeutic effect and preservation rate of methadone maintenance treatment, has a high prevalence among MMT patients. This study aims to investigate the effects o...

    Authors: Penghui Cao, Zhaohua Zhang, Jun Zhong, Shichao Xu, Qiaofang Huang and Ni Fan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:9

    Content type: Research

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  4. Opioid use disorder (OUD), a chronic disease, is a major public health problem. Despite availability of effective treatment, too few people receive it and treatment retention is low. Understanding barriers and...

    Authors: Alison C. Lynch, Andrea N. Weber, Suzy Hedden, Sayeh Sabbagh, Stephan Arndt and Laura Acion

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:8

    Content type: Short Report

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  5. This study examines how the North Carolina state prevention system responded to a policy shift from individual-level prevention strategies to environmental strategies from the perspective of the organizations ...

    Authors: Parissa J. Ballard, Melinda Pankratz, Kimberly G. Wagoner, Jennifer Cornacchione Ross, Scott D. Rhodes, Sunday Azagba, Eunyoung Y. Song and Mark Wolfson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. Although commercial cultivation and trading of marijuana, commonly known as cannabis or dagga in the South African context, remains an illicit practice, adolescents actively engage in it. However, contextual i...

    Authors: Emmanuel Manu, Mbuyiselo Douglas and Mohlomi Jafta Ntsaba

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:6

    Content type: Research

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  7. Consuming drugs in conjunction with sexual intercourse may shape the perceived interdependence of drug use and sexual intercourse (PIDS). Additionally, the severity of drug problems may have a significant impa...

    Authors: Risa Yamada, Takuya Shimane, Ayumi Kondo, Masako Yonezawa and Toshihiko Matsumoto

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:5

    Content type: Research

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  8. Alcohol use during pregnancy has been associated with several births and developmental disorders. This study set out to determine the various forms of alcohol consumption among pregnant women and their predict...

    Authors: Apophia Agiresaasi, Goretti Nassanga, Gakenia Wamuyu Maina, Juliet Kiguli, Elizabeth Nabiwemba and Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:3

    Content type: Research

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  9. Alcohol use disorders (AUD) in tuberculosis patients are complicated with poor compliance to anti-tuberculosis treatment and poor tuberculosis treatment outcomes. However, aggregate data concerning this proble...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Mekonnen Tsehay, Muhammed Seid, Yosef Zenebe, Asmare Belete, Habitam Gelaye and Amare Muche

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:2

    Content type: Research

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  10. Research has demonstrated that therapeutic interventions based on the self-efficacy theory produce positive outcomes for people who exhibit addictive behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use. Several questionna...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Seyed Abolhassan Naghibi, Tahereh Pashaei, Mosharafeh Chaleshgar-Kordasiabi, Mahbobeh Daneshnia and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:1

    Content type: Research

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  11. The impact of clinical and sociodemographic factors on fatigue remains unknown among patients with substance use disorders (SUD). This study aims to evaluate fatigue among patients with SUD using a nine-item f...

    Authors: Jørn Henrik Vold, Rolf Gjestad, Christer F. Aas, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Svetlana Skurtveit, Else-Marie Løberg, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:93

    Content type: Research

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  12. Substance use disorders (SUD) are prevalent among those in the juvenile justice system. SUD treatment programs implemented in correctional settings can prevent overdose and other health-related problems among ...

    Authors: Micah E. Johnson and Dieu X. Tran

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:92

    Content type: Research

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  13. Today, COVID-19 is spreading around the world. Information about its mechanism, prognostic factors, and management is minimal. COVID-19, as a human disease, has several identifying phases. Physicians of patien...

    Authors: Mahshid Ataei, Farshad M. Shirazi, Roland J. Lamarine, Samaneh Nakhaee and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:91

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) are among the most prevalent mental disorders in the world. They are the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among 15 to 49-year-olds. Links between alcohol m...

    Authors: Morgane Guillou Landreat, Céline Beauvais, Marie Grall Bronnec, Delphine Le Goff, Jean Yves Le reste, Delphine Lever, Antoine Dany and Karine Gallopel Morvan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:90

    Content type: Research

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  15. Women’s rise in opioid use disorder has increased their presence in the criminal justice system and related risk behaviors for HIV infection. Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective biomedical...

    Authors: Sarahmona M. Przybyla, Catherine Cerulli, Jacob Bleasdale, Kennethea Wilson, Melissa Hordes, Nabila El-Bassel and Diane S. Morse

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:89

    Content type: Research

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  16. Recent evidence from Western countries suggests that private school students are more prone to drug use. Such an evidence is lacking in Muslim countries. The aim of this study was to examine whether the risk o...

    Authors: Ali Bahramnejad, Abedin Iranpour and Nouzar Nakhaee

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:88

    Content type: Research

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  17. To describe and explore somatic disease burdens of ageing long-term patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT), a unique population emerging in countries offering OMT as a long-term treatment.

    Authors: David Medved, Thomas Clausen, Anne Bukten, Ronny Bjørnestad and Ashley Elizabeth Muller

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:87

    Content type: Research

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  18. Measuring behavioral health treatment accessibility requires timely, comprehensive and accurate data collection. Existing public sources of data have inconsistent metrics, delayed times to publication and do n...

    Authors: Sierra X. Vaughn, Hannah L. Maxey, Alyson Keen, Kelli Thoele and Robin Newhouse

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:85

    Content type: Research

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  19. The US 21st Century Cures Act provided $7.5 billion in grant funding to states and territories for evidence-based responses to the opioid epidemic. Currently, little is known about optimal strategies for susta...

    Authors: Lauren Caton, Mina Yuan, Dexter Louie, Carlos Gallo, Karen Abram, Lawrence Palinkas, C. Hendricks Brown and Mark McGovern

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:84

    Content type: Research

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  20. Smoking is a social epidemic and one of the main risk factors for premature deaths and disabilities worldwide. In the present study, we investigated the Pattern of Cigarette Smoking: intensity, cessation, and ...

    Authors: Behrooz Hamzeh, Vahid Farnia, Mehdi Moradinazar, Yahya Pasdar, Ebrahim Shakiba, Farid Najafi and Mostafa Alikhani

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:83

    Content type: Research

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  21. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Alemu Earsido Addila, Telake Azale Bisetegn, Yigzaw Kebede Gete, Mezgebu Yitayal Mengistu and Getnet Mihretie Beyene

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:82

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:29

  22. There is an emerging literature on the impact of correctional substance abuse treatment (SAT) on reoffending for people in prison with substance misuse issues. This study estimates a pathway effect for people ...

    Authors: Arun Sondhi, Alessandro Leidi and David Best

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:81

    Content type: Research

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  23. With increasing frequencies of non-fatal overdose in people who inject drugs (PWID), it is essential to improve our knowledge about associated risk factors for overdose to inform overdose prevention and assist...

    Authors: Mehdi Noroozi, Peter Higgs, Azadeh Bayani, Bahram Armoon, Ali Nazeri Astaneh, Ladan Fattah Moghaddam and Mohammad Askari

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:80

    Content type: Research

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  24. Supervised injection facilities have been set-up in many countries to curb the health risks associated with unsafe injection practices. These facilities have, however, been met with vocal opposition, notably i...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Munoz Sastre, Lonzozou Kpanake and Etienne Mullet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:79

    Content type: Research

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  25. In the U.S. and Canada, people who inject drugs’ (PWID) enrollment in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been associated with a reduced likelihood that they will assist others in injection initiation even...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Meyers, Claudia Rafful, Sonia Jain, Xiaoying Sun, Britt Skaathun, Andrew Guise, Patricia Gonzalez-Zuñiga, Steffanie A. Strathdee, Dan Werb and Maria Luisa Mittal

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:78

    Content type: Research

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  26. Previous studies have rarely explored the effect of type of sentencing on employment status among illegal heroin users, therefore, we aims to examine the association of the sentencing types and employment outc...

    Authors: Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Li-Chun Chang, Shih-Wen Wang, Hsiao-Pei Hsu, Jung-Yu Liao and Jong-Long Guo

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:77

    Content type: Research

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  27. Despite conflicting results in the literature concerning its efficacy in practice, racial matching has been identified as a component of culturally sensitive treatment.

    Authors: Jesse A. Steinfeldt, Shondra L. Clay and Paul E. Priester

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:76

    Content type: Research

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  28. Law enforcement officers (LEOs) come into frequent contact with people who inject drugs (PWID). Through service referrals, LEOs may facilitate PWID engagement in harm reduction, substance use treatment, and ot...

    Authors: Gabriella K. Olgin, Annick Bórquez, Pieter Baker, Erika Clairgue, Mario Morales, Arnulfo Bañuelos, Jaime Arredondo, Alicia Harvey-Vera, Steffanie Strathdee, Leo Beletsky and Javier A. Cepeda

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:75

    Content type: Research

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  29. Early-onset substance use is a risk factor for continued use, dependency, and poor long-term health outcomes. Indigenous youth are more likely to engage in early-onset substance use than their non-Indigenous c...

    Authors: Geoffrey Maina, Maeve Mclean, Solomon Mcharo, Megan Kennedy, Joseph Djiometio and Alexandra King

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:74

    Content type: Review

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  30. Little evidence has examined the therapeutic effects of methylphenidate (MPH) and Matrix Model treatment on addiction severity, craving, relapse and mental health in people who use methamphetamine (PWUM). This...

    Authors: Nazanin Aryan, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Vahid Farnia, Jalal Shakeri, Mostafa Alikhani, Habibollah Rahimi, Mojtaba Sehat, Peyman Mamsharifi, Amir Ghaderi and Abdollah Omidi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:72

    Content type: Research

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  31. Over the last 50 years, there has been a growing interest in and use of contingency management (CM) for people who use substances. Yet, despite showing some level of efficacy (albeit only short-term) and being...

    Authors: Marilou Gagnon, Adrian Guta and Alayna Payne

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:71

    Content type: Short Report

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  32. Alcohol use has impacts on several dimensions of health, including physical health and mental health, particularly in college-age populations. Therefore, this study aimed to estimate the prevalence and to dete...

    Authors: Tandin Dorji, Peeradone Srichan, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Rachanee Sunsern and Wipob Suttana

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:70

    Content type: Research

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  33. Evidence demonstrates that medications for treating opioid use disorder (MOUD) —namely buprenorphine, methadone, and extended-release naltrexone—are effective at treating opioid use disorder (OUD) and reducing...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Haffajee, Barbara Andraka-Christou, Jeremy Attermann, Anna Cupito, Jessica Buche and Angela J. Beck

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:69

    Content type: Research

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  34. Opioid dependence carries the highest disease burden of all illicit drugs. Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is an evidence-based medical intervention that reduces morbidity and mortality. There is limited knowledg...

    Authors: Christer Frode Aas, Jørn Henrik Vold, Svetlana Skurtveit, Aaron G. Lim, Sabine Ruths, Kamrul Islam, Jan Erik Askildsen, Else-Marie Løberg, Lars Thore Fadnes and Kjell Arne Johansson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:68

    Content type: Research

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  35. Both alcohol drinking and second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure have shown a strong association with smoking behaviour. This study uses mediation analysis to clarify the process underlying the relationship between ...

    Authors: Haoxiang Lin, Chun Chang and Zhao Liu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:67

    Content type: Research

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  36. As several regulatory and environmental changes have occurred in North America, trends in overdose deaths were examined in the United States (US), Ontario and British Columbia (BC), including changes in consum...

    Authors: Sameer Imtiaz, Kevin D. Shield, Benedikt Fischer, Tara Elton-Marshall, Bundit Sornpaisarn, Charlotte Probst and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:66

    Content type: Research

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  37. Most hookah use studies have not included racial and ethnic minorities which limits our understanding of its use among these growing populations. This study aimed to investigate the individual characteristics ...

    Authors: Omar El Shahawy, Su Hyun Park, Erin S. Rogers, Jenni A. Shearston, Azure B. Thompson, Spring C. Cooper, Nicholas Freudenberg, Samuel A. Ball, David Abrams, Donna Shelley and Scott E. Sherman

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:65

    Content type: Research

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  38. Hepatitis C diagnosis could be a gateway to behavioral change and subsequent decline in transmission among people who inject drugs (PWIDs). We assessed the association between the social determinants of PWID, ...

    Authors: Salah Eddin Karimi, Azadeh Bayani, Peter Higgs, Amir-Hossein Bayat, Morteza Hemmat, Elahe Ahounbar, Bahram Armoon and Yadolah Fakhri

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:64

    Content type: Review

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  39. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) in HIV/AIDS patient’s decreases adherence and effectiveness of medications and help-seeking to HIV/AIDS care and treatment. This study, therefore, assessed the average 1 year prevale...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Asmare Belete and Yibeltal Getachew

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:63

    Content type: Research

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  40. Tobacco smoking is the second leading cause of death and is closely linked to fatal diseases. Hookah Smoking (HS) is a traditional way to smoke tobacco, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean region that is c...

    Authors: Fatemeh Bakhtari, Asghar Mohammadpoorasl, Haidar Nadrian, Nader Alizadeh, Leila Jahangiry and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:62

    Content type: Research

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  41. Street children constitute a marginalized population in most urban centers of the world. According to UN sources, there are up to 150 million street children in the world today. The estimated number of childre...

    Authors: Mengistu Ayenew, Teshome Kabeta and Kifle Woldemichael

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:61

    Content type: Research

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  42. Suicidal behavior has a significant contribution to the global burden of disease that affects individuals, families and communities at different age groups. Sadly, up to 75% of suicides in the world occur in l...

    Authors: Getasew Legas, Habte Belete, Sintayehu Asnakew, Amsalu Belete and Shegaye Shumet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:60

    Content type: Research

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  43. Substance use and adverse sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes continue to be significant threats to female adolescents’ health and wellbeing, particularly to these marginalized subpopulations. Our re...

    Authors: Xu-Dong Zhang, Jun Zhang, Ren-Sheng Xie and Wei-Hong Zhang

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:59

    Content type: Research

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  44. The misuse of legal and illegal substances has led to an increase in substance use disorder (SUD) in the United States. Although primary prevention strategies have been successfully used to target chronic phys...

    Authors: Eric Afuseh, Caitlin A. Pike and Ukamaka M. Oruche

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:58

    Content type: Review

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  45. Opioid use remains a significant cause of harm to individual health. Perceived motives are of the main factors that help lead a patient into seeking treatment voluntarily to obviate that harm. The current stud...

    Authors: Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Tahereh Pashaei and Maryam Moeeni

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:57

    Content type: Research

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  46. The lack of robust estimates of HIV/HCV incidence among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Iran calls for well-designed prospective cohort studies. Successful recruitment and follow-up of PWID in cohort studies...

    Authors: Ali Mirzazadeh, Samira Hosseini-Hooshyar, Armita Shahesmaeili, Ali Bahramnejad, Adibeh Barshan, Ghazal Mousavian, Esmail Najafi, Hamid Sharifi, Ali-Akbar Haghdoost, Alya Briceno, Willi McFarland and Kimberly Page

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:56

    Content type: Research

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  47. Pill testing services could potentially be used to reduce drug-related harm. This study aims to identify patterns of ecstasy use among live music event attendees; explore the opinions and potential usage of il...

    Authors: Madeleine Southey, Ashwini Kathirgamalingam, Benjamin Crawford, Rohan Kaul, Jack McNamara, Franklin John-Leader, Jenny Heslop and Sabrina Winona Pit

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:55

    Content type: Research

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