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  1. Commentary

    Students as effective harm reductionists and needle exchange organizers

    Needle exchange programs are safe, highly effective programs for promoting health among people who inject drugs. However, they remain poorly funded, and often illegal, in many places worldwide due to fear and ...

    Kyle Barbour, Miriam McQuade and Brandon Brown

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:15

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  2. Research

    Post-operative opioid pain management patterns for patients who receive hip surgery

    Identifying optimal, post-operative opioid management strategies is a priority of health providers and government agencies. At present, there are no studies we are aware of that have formally investigated opio...

    Chad E. Cook, Daniel I. Rhon, Brian D. Lewis and Steven Z. George

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:14

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  3. Research

    Stronger declines in youth alcohol consumption thanks to stronger integrated alcohol policies? A qualitative comparison of ten Dutch municipalities

    Little detailed evidence is available on how integrated policies could impact population health and under what conditions such policies could be realized. The aim of this study was to assess how youth alcohol ...

    Moniek C. M. de Goeij, Janneke Harting and Anton E. Kunst

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:13

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  4. Research

    High prevalence of quasi-legal psychoactive substance use among male patients in HIV care in Japan: a cross-sectional study

    Syndemics of illicit drug use and HIV remain as significant public health issues around the world. There has been increasing concern regarding the rapidly growing market of new psychoactive substances, particu...

    Kanna Hayashi, Chihiro Wakabayashi, Yuzuru Ikushima and Masayoshi Tarui

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:11

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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