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  1. Smartphone addiction is one of the most important forms of technology addiction that has attracted the attention of all countries around the world. Many studies have been conducted in Iran on cellphone addicti...

    Authors: Zahra Shaahmadi, Touraj Ahmadi Jouybari, Bahare Lotfi, Abbas Aghaei and Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:69

    Content type: Research

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  2. A high proportion of people receiving both oral and injectable opioid agonist treatment report concurrent use of stimulants (i.e. cocaine and or amphetamines), which has been associated with higher rates of co...

    Authors: Heather Palis, Kirsten Marchand, Gerald “ Spike” Peachey, Jordan Westfall, Kurt Lock, Scott MacDonald, Jennifer Jun, Anna Bojanczyk-Shibata, Scott Harrison, David C. Marsh, Martin T. Schechter and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:68

    Content type: Research

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  3. Continuous use of amphetamines, alcohol, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, or opioids contributes to health impairments, increased morbidity, and overdose deaths among patients with substance use disorders (...

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

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:67

    Content type: Research

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  4. Self-reported substance use is more likely to be influenced by underreporting bias compared to the biological markers. Underreporting bias or validity of self-reported substance use depends on the study popula...

    Authors: Parvin Khalili, Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Leila Janani, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Zohre Rajabi, Abdollah Rahmani, Zahra Hojati, Kazem Khalagi and Seyed Abbas Motevalian

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:66

    Content type: Research

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  5. Into the 21st century, the conflation of high rates of chronic pain, systemic gaps in treatment availability and access, and the arrival of potent new opioid medications (e.g., slow-release oxycodone) facilita...

    Authors: Wayne Jones, Ridhwana Kaoser and Benedikt Fischer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:65

    Content type: Research

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  6. The teratogenic effect of fetal alcohol exposure may lead to actual and potential problems, instantly after birth, at infancy; or even later, and mental impairment in life. This study aimed to investigate the ...

    Authors: Alemu Earsido Addila, Telake Azale, Yigzaw Kebede Gete and Mezgebu Yitayal

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:64

    Content type: Research

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  7. Increasing the availability of naloxone among people who use opioids, and friends and family of past and present people who use opioids is a vitally important mission to reduce the occurrence of opioid-related...

    Authors: Lauren Gilbert, Jennifer Elliott, Lauren Beasley, Ekene Oranu, Kimberly Roth and Jennifer Nguyễn

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:63

    Content type: Research

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  8. In sub-Saharan Africa, most government mental health facilities are under-resourced to cater for the mental health needs of the population, including the provision of treatment and recovery support services fo...

    Authors: Kwaku Oppong Asante, Emmanuella Asiama-Sampong and Richard Appiah

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:62

    Content type: Research

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  9. The potential impact of menthol versus non-menthol cigarette use on smoking behaviors is an intensely scrutinized topic in the public health arena. To date, several general literature reviews have been conduct...

    Authors: Mimi M. Kim and Geoffrey M. Curtin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:61

    Content type: Review

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  10. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare delivery worldwide with likely negative effects on people who use opioids (PWUO). This scoping review of the original research literature describes the impact of the ...

    Authors: Karen Alexander, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Angela Gerolamo, Nadia Hassen, Erin L. Kelly and Kristin L. Rising

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:60

    Content type: Review

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  11. Portugal decriminalized the public and private use, acquisition, and possession of all drugs in 2000; adopting an approach focused on public health rather than public-order priorities. Arguing that the Portugu...

    Authors: Ximene RÊGO, Maria João OLIVEIRA, Catarina LAMEIRA and Olga S. CRUZ

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:59

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Brief treatment (BT) can be an effective, short-term, and low-cost treatment option for many people who misuse alcohol and drugs. However, inconsistent implementation is suggested to result in BT that often lo...

    Authors: Dennis P. Watson, Monte D. Staton, Michael L. Dennis, Christine E. Grella and Christy K. Scott

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:58

    Content type: Research

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  13. The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was developed to assist nations in reducing the demand and supply of tobacco. As of 2020, 182 nations joined the FCTC, agreein...

    Authors: Sarah S. Monshi and Jennifer Ibrahim

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:57

    Content type: Research

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  14. Although the Chinese government has introduced a series of regulations to promote tobacco-related health education in workplaces, their implementation has been far from satisfactory. The aim of the present stu...

    Authors: Haoxiang Lin, Meijun Chen, Yunting Zheng, Qingping Yun and Chun Chang

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:56

    Content type: Research

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  15. Provision of culturally safe care has been proposed to address health inequity, including in the areas of mental health and addiction. The factors that influence the provision of culturally safe care remain un...

    Authors: Julie Lauzière, Christopher Fletcher and Isabelle Gaboury

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:55

    Content type: Research

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  16. Over the years, there has been a clarion call for legalising marijuana cultivation and trading for commercial purposes in South Africa. Proponents of the call argue that the criminalisation of commercial marij...

    Authors: Emmanuel Manu, Mbuyiselo Douglas, Mohlomi Jafta Ntsaba and Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:54

    Content type: Research

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  17. Settings throughout the United States and Canada are contending with high rates of drug-related overdose. This in turn has prompted efforts to more effectively engage people who use drugs (PWUD) in treatment a...

    Authors: Annemarie Goytan, William Lee, Huiru Dong, Kanna Hayashi, M. J. Milloy and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:53

    Content type: Short Report

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  18. In the United States, the high dropout rate (75%) in opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment among women and racial/ethnic minorities calls for understanding factors that contribute to making progress in treatment...

    Authors: Erick Guerrero, Hortensia Amaro, Yinfei Kong, Tenie Khachikian and Jeanne C. Marsh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:52

    Content type: Research

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  19. This paper reviews methodologically rigorous studies examining group treatments for interview-diagnosed drug use disorders. A total of 50 studies reporting on the efficacy of group drug use disorder treatments...

    Authors: Gabriela López, Lindsay M. Orchowski, Madhavi K. Reddy, Jessica Nargiso and Jennifer E. Johnson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:51

    Content type: Review

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  20. Opioid treatment programs (OTPs) are the primary source of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for many individuals with opioid use disorder, including poor and uninsured patients and those involved in the cri...

    Authors: George Pro, Brooke E. E. Montgomery and Nickolas Zaller

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:50

    Content type: Research

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  21. Alcohol use leads to about 3 million deaths globally. The alcohol industry employs marketing strategies to establish their brands in the lives of young people at a time when addictive behaviors are initiated a...

    Authors: Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Joseph KB Matovu, John M Ssenkusu, Tonny Ssekamatte and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:49

    Content type: Research

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  22. Drug addiction is difficult to overcome. The relapse rate is high, and the negative impact on individuals, families and society is severe, therefore exploring social psychological mechanisms to reduce relapse ...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Zeng, Mengyao Lu and Meirong Chen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:48

    Content type: Research

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  23. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are related to adverse physical and mental health outcomes. However, few larger studies based on a general population sample with age groups ranging from young adults to eld...

    Authors: Siri Håvås Haugland, Barbara Carvalho, Tonje Holte Stea, Arve Strandheim and John-Kåre Vederhus

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:47

    Content type: Research

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  24. People who inject drugs (PWID) suffer high morbidity and mortality from injection related infections (IRI). The inpatient setting is an ideal opportunity to treat underlying substance use disorder (SUD), but i...

    Authors: Austin E. Coye, Mackenzie T. Jones, Kasha J. Bornstein, Hansel E. Tookes and Joan E. St. Onge

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:46

    Content type: Short Report

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  25. As the population of older adults continues to grow, changes in alcohol consumption are important to monitor because an increase may have public health consequences. Rates of alcohol use vary with geographical...

    Authors: Line Tegner Stelander, Anne Høye, Jørgen G. Bramness, Geir Selbæk, Linn-Heidi Lunde, Rolf Wynn and Ole Kristian Grønli

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:45

    Content type: Research

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  26. People with substance use disorders often have poor oral health, which can negatively impact their quality of life. Since 2005, patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) in Norway have been eligibl...

    Authors: Siv-Elin Leirvaag Carlsen, Katja Isaksen, Lars Thore Fadnes, Ole Jørgen Scheie Lygren and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:44

    Content type: Research

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  27. Female sex workers (FSWs) are at a disproportionate risk of sexually transmitted infections and they may face significant barriers to HIV testing. This study aimed to examine HIV testing prevalence and its ass...

    Authors: Sina Ahmadi, Mehrdad Khezri, Payam Roshanfekr, Salah Eddin Karimi, Meroe Vameghi, Delaram Ali, Elahe Ahounbar, Mehdi Noroozi and Mostafa Shokoohi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:43

    Content type: Research

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  28. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT), is an approach for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, but is often underutilized in healthcare settings. Although the imp...

    Authors: Kelli Thoele, Laura Moffat, Stephanie Konicek, Monika Lam-Chi, Erica Newkirk, Janet Fulton and Robin Newhouse

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:42

    Content type: Review

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  29. A lack of conceptual modeling of how the components of opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) for opioid dependence (OD) work causes it to occasionally be labeled the “black-box” of treatment. This study had a two...

    Authors: Teresa C. Silva and Fredrik B. Andersson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:41

    Content type: Research

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  30. Resilience, referring to the inherent ability to naturally recover in the face of adverse conditions, is an essential concept in discussions of substance use disorder (SUD) recovery. This study’s objective was...

    Authors: Ayako Yamashita, Shin-ichi Yoshioka and Yuki Yajima

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:40

    Content type: Research

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  31. There is little evidence-based guidance on how to optimize methadone dosages among patients with opioid addiction undergoing methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). This study aims to investigate whether self-p...

    Authors: Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Lars Thore Fadnes, Gudrun Høiseth, Christian Ohldieck, Jørn Henrik Vold, Christer Aas, Else-Marie Løberg, Kjell Arne Johansson and Jørgen G. Bramness

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:39

    Content type: Research

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  32. Non-medical use of psychoactive substances is a common harmful behavior that leads to the development of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). SUD is a significant health concern that causes adverse health consequen...

    Authors: Sarah Fatani, Daniel Bakke, Marcel D’Eon and Anas El-Aneed

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:38

    Content type: Research

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  33. The use of illicit substances causes various health and social problems globally. Moreover, open drug use and dealing in urban areas, i.e., open drug scenes, can cause public order problems, lead to the recrui...

    Authors: Kristin Feltmann, Johanna Gripenberg, Anna K. Strandberg, Tobias H. Elgán and Pia Kvillemo

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:37

    Content type: Research

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  34. SARS-CoV-2 reached Europe in early 2020 and disrupted the private and public life of its citizens, with potential implications for substance use. The objective of this study was to describe possible changes in...

    Authors: Jakob Manthey, Carolin Kilian, Sinclair Carr, Miroslav Bartak, Kim Bloomfield, Fleur Braddick, Antoni Gual, Maria Neufeld, Amy O’Donnell, Benjamin Petruzelka, Vladimir Rogalewicz, Ingeborg Rossow, Bernd Schulte and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:36

    Content type: Research

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  35. Since 2012, several states have legalized non-medical cannabis, and cannabis businesses have used social media as a primary form of marketing. There are concerns that social media cannabis exposure may reach u...

    Authors: Marina C. Jenkins, Lauren Kelly, Kole Binger and Megan A. Moreno

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:35

    Content type: Research

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  36. As the legalization of recreational cannabis becomes more widespread, its impact on individuals with substance use disorders must be studied. Amidst an ongoing opioid crisis, Canada’s legalization of recreatio...

    Authors: Tea Rosic, Nitika Sanger, Balpreet Panesar, Gary Foster, David C. Marsh, Launette Rieb, Lehana Thabane, Andrew Worster and Zainab Samaan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:34

    Content type: Research

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  37. In 2016, following a flurry of government inquiries and taskforces including calls for mandatory treatment regimes, the Australian community nominated methamphetamine as the drug most likely to be associated a...

    Authors: Mathew Coleman, Kelly Ridley and Michael Christmass

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:33

    Content type: Review

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  38. Standardization and harmonization of healthcare resource utilization data can improve evaluations of the economic impact of treating people with substance use disorder (SUD), including reductions in use of exp...

    Authors: Michelle A. Papp, Jared A. Leff, Sean M. Murphy, April Yang, Heidi M. Crane, Lisa R. Metsch, Carlos Del Rio, Daniel J. Feaster, Josiah D. Rich, Bruce R. Schackman and Kathryn E. McCollister

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:32

    Content type: Research

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  39. Alcohol consumption in China has increased rapidly, and there have been calls for policies and programs to address the issue. Alcohol plays a complex and important role in Chinese culture, where it is consider...

    Authors: Debra Ann Metcalf, Anthony Saliba, Kirsty McKenzie and Appy Gao

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:31

    Content type: Research

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  40. States have passed various legislative acts in an attempt to reduce opioid prescribing and corresponding doctor shopping, including prescription drug monitoring programs. This study seeks to determine the asso...

    Authors: Sukhada S. Joshi, Nicole Adams, Yuehwern Yih and Paul M. Griffin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:30

    Content type: Research

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  41. Understanding the reasons for loss to follow-up (LTFU) in cohort studies, especially among marginalized groups such as people who inject drugs (PWID), is needed to strengthen the rigor of efficacy trials for p...

    Authors: Ghazal Mousavian, Nima Ghalekhani, Fatemeh Tavakoli, Willi McFarland, Armita Shahesmaeili, Heidar Sharafi, Mehrdad Khezri, Soheil Mehmandoost, Jasem Zarei, Hamid Sharifi and Ali Mirzazadeh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:29

    Content type: Research

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  42. Although the relationship between acute alcohol consumption and injuries is well recognized, studies exploring how the time of day the drinking commences affects alcohol-related injuries have been scarce. This...

    Authors: Bundit Sornpaisarn, Sarnti Sornpaisarn and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:28

    Content type: Research

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  43. For over 30 years, syringe services programs (SSPs) have served as an efficacious intervention for the prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C transmission among persons who use drugs. Despite a strong body of evide...

    Authors: Timothy P. McMullen, Mahan Naeim, Carol Newark, Haden Oliphant, Jeffrey Suchard and Faried Banimahd

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  44. Amid increasing opioid overdose deaths in Canada since 2010 and a changing naloxone access landscape, there is a need for up-to-date research on Canadian women’s experiences with opioids. Studies on Canadian t...

    Authors: Emilie R. Macleod, Iren Tajbakhsh, Sarah Hamilton-Wright, Nancy Laliberte, Jessica L. Wiese and Flora I. Matheson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:26

    Content type: Research

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  45. Recovery has been outlined as a process of change through which involvement and empowerment enables individuals to reach their goals and aspirations. Recovery self-assessment (RSA) is an instrument that has be...

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

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:24

    Content type: Research

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  46. Amid a Canadian opioid crisis, many have turned to natural health products, such as kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), to manage their opioid withdrawal. Kratom has also been reported to relieve anxiety, improve stamin...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Muhammad Ans and Amn Marwaha

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:23

    Content type: Research

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  47. In North America the opioid poisoning crisis currently faces the unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, further straining people and communities already facing structural and individual vul...

    Authors: Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Scott MacDonald, Charles Boissonneault and Kelli Harper

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:22

    Content type: Case report

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  48. Court-mandated substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, as compared to nonmandated treatment, has been associated with increased retention and completion. However, whether child protective services (CPS)-mandat...

    Authors: Dean Rivera, Donna Dueker and Hortensia Amaro

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:21

    Content type: Research

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  49. There is high co-occurrence of substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health disorders. We aimed to assess impact of substance use patterns and sociodemographic factors on mental health distress using the te...

    Authors: Christer Frode Aas, Jørn Henrik Vold, Rolf Gjestad, Svetlana Skurtveit, Aaron Guanliang Lim, Kristian Varden Gjerde, Else-Marie Løberg, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:20

    Content type: Research

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