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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Short report

    Illicit drug use has become an increasing public health and social concern in the past decades worldwide. Intravenous injection has an elevated risk of infection. Needle embolism is a rare complication of intr...

    Authors: Xianming Fu, Kai Chen, Xiaobo Liao and Kangjun Shen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:51

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  12. Content type: Research

    Although the initiation of injection drug use has been well characterized among at-risk youth, factors that support or impede cessation of injection drug use have received less attention. We sought to identify...

    Authors: Derek C. Chang, Scott E. Hadland, Ekaterina Nosova, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr and Kora DeBeck

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:50

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  13. Content type: Research

    The need for effective, culturally safe residential rehabilitation services for Aboriginal people is widely acknowledged, however the combination of treatment components that is optimally effective, is not wel...

    Authors: Alice Munro, Julaine Allan, Anthony Shakeshaft and Courtney Breen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:49

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  14. Content type: Short report

    Among persons with opioid use disorder (OUD), neuropsychological dysfunction is associated with depression, and better neuropsychological function is associated with opioid abstinence. However, it is unknown w...

    Authors: Travis M. Scott, Monica Rivera Mindt, Chinazo O. Cunningham, Franchesca Arias, Kelly Coulehan, Aprille Mangalonzo, Pat Olsen and Julia H. Arnsten

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:48

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  15. Content type: Research

    Injectable opioids are an interesting option for people who inject drugs (PWID) that do not respond to oral Opioid Maintenance Treatment (OMT). To date, intravenous (IV) buprenorphine - a safer drug than full-...

    Authors: Perrine Roux, Daniela Rojas Castro, Khadim Ndiaye, Laélia Briand Madrid, Virginie Laporte, Marion Mora, Gwenaelle Maradan, Stéphane Morel, Bruno Spire and Patrizia Carrieri

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:46

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  16. Content type: Research

    Substance use disorders along with neuropsychiatric disorders contributed about 14% of the global burden of disease. Harmful alcohol use, is a known contributor for many harms (accidents, suicide, violence, an...

    Authors: Awoke Mihretu, Solomon Teferra and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:47

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    Addressing opioid use disorder has become a priority in Ontario, Canada, because of its high economic, social and health burden. There continues to be stigma and criticism relating to opioid use disorder and t...

    Authors: Kristen A. Morin, Joseph K. Eibl, Alexandra M. Franklyn and David C. Marsh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:45

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  18. Content type: Research

    The use of multiple licit and illicit substances plays an important role in many university students’ lives. Previous research on multiple substance use patterns of university students, however, often fails to...

    Authors: Laura Schilling, Hajo Zeeb, Claudia Pischke, Stefanie Helmer, Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak, Ralf Reintjes, Ulla Walter, Maria Girbig, Alexander Krämer, Andrea Icks and Sven Schneider

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:44

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  19. Content type: Research

    Lead (Pb) poisoning among people using opium has been an increasing problem in Iran. The present study highlights the clinical effects of lead toxicity associated with opium use in Iran, Kerman province.

    Authors: Mohammad Mahdi Hayatbakhsh, Zohreh Oghabian, Elvira Conlon, Samaneh Nakhaee, Ali Reza Amirabadizadeh, Mohammad Javad Zahedi, Sodief Darvish Moghadam, Bighan Ahmadi, Somayeh Soroush, Jan Aaseth and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:43

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) remains the gold standard for the treatment of opioid use disorder. MAT also reduces the frequency of injecting among people who inject drugs (PWID). Relatedly, data suggest...

    Authors: Maria Luisa Mittal, Devesh Vashishtha, Shelly Sun, Sonia Jain, Jazmine Cuevas-Mota, Richard Garfein, Steffanie A. Strathdee and Dan Werb

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:42

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  21. Content type: Review

    Research in the area of illicit substance use remains preoccupied with describing and analyzing the risks of people who use drugs (PWUD), however more recently there has been a drive to use a strengths-based o...

    Authors: Katherine Rudzinski, Peggy McDonough, Rosemary Gartner and Carol Strike

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:41

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  22. Content type: Review

    The tobacco industry is continually evolving to adapt to increasing tobacco control pressure and regulation, and to cater to consumer preferences. Recently, RJ Reynolds rolled-out a nicotine-containing gum, Zo...

    Authors: Min Gong, Michael S. Dunbar, Claude Setodji and William G. Shadel

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:40

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  23. Content type: Research

    Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) improves patients’ ability to access HIV-related services and reduces needle sharing and other risky HIV-related behaviors. However, patients may continue to engage in ris...

    Authors: Victoria L. Boggiano, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Hung Van Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Hai Quan Le, Canh Dinh Hoang, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Nabil Zary and Thuc Minh Thi Vu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:39

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  24. Content type: Research

    Since 2005, the Australian Government has subsidized the production and distribution of Low Aromatic Fuel (LAF) as a deterrent against petrol (gasoline) sniffing in remote Indigenous communities. LAF is used i...

    Authors: Peter d’Abbs, Gillian Shaw and Emma Field

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:38

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  25. Content type: Research

    Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a major risk factor in the acquisition and transmission of HIV. Clinical practice guidelines call for the integration of HIV services in OUD treatment. This mixed methods study des...

    Authors: Hannah K. Knudsen, Jennifer Cook, Michelle R. Lofwall, Sharon L. Walsh, Jamie L. Studts and Jennifer R. Havens

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:37

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