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  1. Despite high levels of substance use disorders in Cape Town, substance abuse treatment utilization is low among people from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town, South Africa. To improve substance abuse trea...

    Authors: Bronwyn J Myers, Johann Louw and Sonja C Pasche

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  2. Adolescent health is a growing concern. High rates of binge drinking and teenage pregnancies, documented in the UK, are two measures defining poor wellbeing. Improving wellbeing through schools is a priority b...

    Authors: Penelope A Phillips-Howard, Mark A Bellis, Linford B Briant, Hayley Jones, Jennifer Downing, Imogen E Kelly, Timothy Bird and Penny A Cook

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:27

    Content type: Research

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  3. The Health Department of the Regional Government of Catalonia, Spain, issued a quality plan for substance abuse centers. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the impact of a multidimensional quality impr...

    Authors: Pilar Hilarion, Oliver Groene, Joan Colom, Rosa M Lopez and Rosa Suñol

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  4. This prospective study investigated the association between life-long methamphetamine and other drug use and high school non-attendance, in a sample of high school students in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Authors: Andreas Plüddemann, Alan J Flisher, Rebecca McKetin, Charles D Parry and Carl J Lombard

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  5. Out-of-school adolescents are often neglected when planning for tobacco prevention programmes whereas they are more vulnerable. Few studies exist in Nigeria about their pattern of tobacco use to serve as the b...

    Authors: Akindele O Adebiyi, Babalola Faseru, Adesola O Sangowawa and Eme T Owoaje

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  6. Injection drug users (IDUs) are at high risk for HIV, hepatitis, overdose and other harms. Greater drug treatment availability has been shown to reduce these harms among IDUs. Yet, little is known about change...

    Authors: Barbara Tempalski, Charles M Cleland, Enrique R Pouget, Sudip Chatterjee and Samuel R Friedman

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  7. Psychological distress (PD) includes symptoms of depression and anxiety and is associated with considerable emotional suffering, social dysfunction and, often, with problematic alcohol use. The rate of current...

    Authors: Tassy Parker, Marcello A Maviglia, Phyllis Trujillo Lewis, J Phillip Gossage and Philip A May

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  8. The rate of women with substance abuse issues is increasing. Women present with a unique constellation of risk factors and presenting needs, which may include specific needs in their role as mothers. Numerous ...

    Authors: Karen Milligan, Alison Niccols, Wendy Sword, Lehana Thabane, Joanna Henderson, Ainsley Smith and Jennifer Liu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  9. Food insufficiency is often associated with health risks and adverse outcomes among marginalized populations. However, little is known about correlates of food insufficiency among injection drug users (IDU).

    Authors: Aranka Anema, Evan Wood, Sheri D Weiser, Jiezhi Qi, Julio SG Montaner and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  10. Previous literature has shown a divergence by age in the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and substance use: adolescents with low SES are more likely to engage in substance use, as are adults wi...

    Authors: Jennifer L Humensky

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  11. Heavy alcohol use among U.S. college students is a major contributor to young adult morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine whether college alcohol policy enforcement levels predict chang...

    Authors: Sion K Harris, Lon Sherritt, Shari Van Hook, Henry Wechsler and John R Knight

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  12. Exposure to alcohol and illicit substances during pregnancy can have an impact on the child for the rest of his/her life. A Special Child Welfare Clinic (SCWC) in Norway provides care for pregnant women with s...

    Authors: Bjørg Hjerkinn, Morten Lindbæk, Idar Skogmo and Elin Olaug Rosvold

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  13. Several epidemiological studies have shown that cannabis; the most widely used illegal drug in the world, is associated with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD).

    Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Srina Welgama, Alwis Gunawardana, Chinthaka Maithripala, Gamini Jayananda and Senaka Rajapakse

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  14. The field of heroin use disorder intervention has been in transition in South Africa since the outbreak of the heroin epidemic. Yet despite growing evidence of an association between heroin users' use of suppl...

    Authors: Monika ML dos Santos, Solomon T Rataemane, David Fourie and Bruce Trathen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  15. Despite legislation and enforcement activities to prevent underage access to alcohol, underage individuals continue to be able to access alcohol and to do so at levels which put them at significant risk of alc...

    Authors: Michela Morleo, Penny A Cook, Mark A Bellis and Linda Smallthwaite

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  16. We sought to determine predictors of drinking the month before and after beginning college, as well as changes in drinking between these two periods among adjudicated students. We conducted these analyses to i...

    Authors: Heather R Johnson, William H Zywiak, Daniel D Graney, Robert L Stout, Winston B Trefry, Joy E LaGrutta and Frances C Cohen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  17. The continuing gap between the number of people requiring treatment for substance use disorders and those receiving treatment suggests the need to develop new approaches to service delivery. Meanwhile, the use...

    Authors: Nancy R VanDeMark, Nicole R Burrell, Walter F LaMendola, Catherine A Hoich, Nicole P Berg and Eugene Medina

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  18. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, client-centred counselling style aimed at eliciting and strengthening clients' intrinsic motivation to change. There is strong research evidence supporting th...

    Authors: Lisa Forsberg, Lars G Forsberg, Helena Lindqvist and Asgeir R Helgason

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  19. With prolonged use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), occasional incidents of renal disorders have been observed. Independently, it has also been established that there are considerable inter-individual an...

    Authors: Nawed Deshmukh, Andrea Petróczi, James Barker, Andrea D Székely, Iltaf Hussain and Declan P Naughton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:7

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  20. Concern is growing regarding frequent and excessive misuse of alcohol by young people. The average age at which young people in Europe start to drink is twelve and a half, and during the last decade, the quant...

    Authors: Graham F Moore, Heather Rothwell and Jeremy Segrott

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  21. Management of nightlife in UK cities focuses on creating safe places for individuals to drink. Little is known about intoxication levels as measuring total alcohol consumption on nights out is complicated by e...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Karen Hughes, Zara Quigg, Michela Morleo, Ian Jarman and Paulo Lisboa

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  22. Completion of substance abuse treatment is a proximal indicator of positive treatment outcomes. To design interventions to improve outcomes, it is therefore important to unpack the factors contributing to trea...

    Authors: Bronwyn J Myers, Sonja Pasche and Mohamed Adam

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  23. This study was conducted to examine the perception and views of medical students regarding the extent of alcohol and substance abuse in the community and the possible predisposing factors for this problem.

    Authors: Ali I Al-Haqwi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  24. Over 20% of women smoke throughout pregnancy despite the known risks to mother and child. Engagement in face-to-face support is a good measure of service reach. The Scottish Government has set a target that by...

    Authors: David M Tappin, Susan MacAskill, Linda Bauld, Douglas Eadie, Debbie Shipton and Linsey Galbraith

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  25. Information on the economic impact of alcohol consumption can provide important evidence in supporting policies to reduce its associated harm. To date, several studies on the economic costs of alcohol consumpt...

    Authors: Montarat Thavorncharoensap, Yot Teerawattananon, Jomkwan Yothasamut, Chanida Lertpitakpong and Usa Chaikledkaew

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:20

    Content type: Review

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  26. Subsequent publication rate of abstracts presented at meetings is seen as an indicator of the interest and quality of the meeting. We have analyzed characteristics and rate publication in peer-reviewed journal...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Valderrama-Zurián, Máxima Bolaños-Pizarro, Francisco Jesús Bueno-Cañigral, F Javier Álvarez, José Antonio Ontalba-Ruipérez and Rafael Aleixandre-Benavent

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:19

    Content type: Short Report

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  27. Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (COD) are the norm rather than the exception. It is therefore critical that performance measures are developed to assess the quality of care for individua...

    Authors: David J Dausey, Harold A Pincus and James M Herrell

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:18

    Content type: Research

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  28. Given concerns over rising use of methamphetamine, especially among street-involved youth, and the links between exposure to the correctional system and the production of drug-related harm, we sought to assess...

    Authors: M-J Milloy, Thomas Kerr, Jane Buxton, Julio Montaner and Evan Wood

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  29. Thailand has traditionally pursued an aggressive enforcement-based anti-illicit drug policy in an effort to make the country "drug-free." In light of this ongoing approach, we sought to assess impacts of enfor...

    Authors: Dan Werb, Kanna Hayashi, Nadia Fairbairn, Karyn Kaplan, Paisan Suwannawong, Calvin Lai and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:16

    Content type: Short Report

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  30. Access to sterile syringes is a proven means of reducing the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis, and bacterial infections among injection drug users. In many U.S. states and te...

    Authors: GE Macalino, D Dhawan Sachdev, JD Rich, C Becker, LJ Tan, L Beletsky and S Burris

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  31. To assess the impact of instructional guidance in the regular use of use nicotine nasal spray (NNS) on the true use of NNS during the first three weeks of smoking cessation for heavy smokers who are willing to...

    Authors: Laurent Rey, Paul Vaucher, Françoise Secretan, Jean-Pierre Zellweger and Patrick Bodenmann

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:12

    Content type: Research

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  32. This study examined cross-sectional data collected from substance-using female sex workers (FSW) and non-sex workers (non-SW) in Pretoria, South Africa, who entered a randomized controlled trial.

    Authors: Wendee M Wechsberg, Li-Tzy Wu, William A Zule, Charles D Parry, Felicia A Browne, Winnie K Luseno, Tracy Kline and Amanda Gentry

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  33. Drug and alcohol using women leaving prison or jail face many challenges to successful re-integration in the community and are severely hampered in their efforts by the stigma of drug or alcohol use compounded...

    Authors: Juliana van Olphen, Michele J Eliason, Nicholas Freudenberg and Marilyn Barnes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:10

    Content type: Research

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  34. Street-involved youth are a population at risk of adopting injection as a route of administration, and preventing the transition to injection drug use among street youth represents a public health priority. In...

    Authors: Will Small, Danya Fast, Andrea Krusi, Evan Wood and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  35. There are indications that marijuana is increasingly used to alleviate symptoms and for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions both physical and psychological. The purpose of this study was to descri...

    Authors: Joan L Bottorff, Joy L Johnson, Barbara M Moffat and Tamsin Mulvogue

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  36. Opioid-substitution treatment (OST) for opioid dependence (OD) has proven effective in retaining patients in treatment and reducing illegal opiate abuse and crime. Consequently, the World Health Organization (...

    Authors: Pekka Rapeli, Carola Fabritius, Hely Kalska and Hannu Alho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  37. Since the mid-1970s, the dominant model for U.S. federal housing policy has shifted from unit-based programs to tenant based vouchers and certificates, intended to allow recipients a choice in their housing an...

    Authors: Julia B Dickson-Gomez, Ellen Cromley, Mark Convey and Helena Hilario

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  38. Knowledge of the correlates of smoking is a first step to successful prevention interventions. The social norms theory hypothesises that students' smoking behaviour is linked to their perception of norms for u...

    Authors: Lionel Riou França, Bertrand Dautzenberg, Bruno Falissard and Michel Reynaud

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  39. Treatment for drug use disorders (DUD) can be effective, but only a small proportion of people with DUD seek or receive treatment. Research on racial and ethnic treatment differences and disparities remains un...

    Authors: Brian E Perron, Orion P Mowbray, Joseph E Glass, Jorge Delva, Michael G Vaughn and Mathew Owen Howard

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  40. Many opiate users entering British prisons require prescribed medication to help them achieve abstinence. This commonly takes the form of a detoxification regime. Previously, a range of detoxification agents h...

    Authors: Laura Sheard, Nat MJ Wright, Hany G El-Sayeh, Clive E Adams, Ryan Li and Charlotte NE Tompkins

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  41. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of drug abuse treatment in Peru that used the therapeutic community (TC) model. Program directors and several staff members from all study treatment facilitie...

    Authors: Knowlton Johnson, Zhenfeng Pan, Linda Young, Jude Vanderhoff, Steve Shamblen, Thom Browne, Ken Linfield and Geetha Suresh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:26

    Content type: Research

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