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  1. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted people with substance use disorders (SUDs) worldwide. The aim of this study was to explore, changes in the number of SUD treatment episodes provide...

    Authors: Nadine Harker, Kim Johnson, Jodilee Erasmus and Bronwyn Myers
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:15
  2. Daily cannabis use is most strongly implicated in the cannabis-attributable burden of disease. In the context of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Canada, we characterized trends in daily ca...

    Authors: Sameer Imtiaz, Samantha Wells, Jürgen Rehm, Christine M. Wickens, Hayley Hamilton, Yeshambel T. Nigatu, Damian Jankowicz and Tara Elton-Marshall
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:14
  3. During the scaling-up of a national Norwegian take-home naloxone (THN) program, data collection methods shifted from paper-based to electronic. The aim of this study was to explore staff preferences towards th...

    Authors: Øystein Bruun Ericson, Desiree Eide, Philipp Lobmaier and Thomas Clausen
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:13
  4. Cannabis use during methadone treatment may negatively impact treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of cannabis use among patients attending a methadone treatmen...

    Authors: Elizabeth Wambui Ngarachu, Sarah Kanana Kiburi, Frederick R. Owiti and Rachel Kangethe
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:12
  5. One of the most important routes of HIV transmission is through injections of drugs, and this group, due to unawareness of their infection, causes the spread of HIV. The coexistence of other opportunistic infe...

    Authors: Negin Farhadian, Behzad Karami Matin, Vahid Farnia, Mohammad Hossein Zamanian, Farid Najafi and Maryam Farhadian
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:11
  6. In order to assist the State of Ohio in the United States in addressing the opioid epidemic, the Ohio Attorney General appointed experts in a variety of academic disciplines to the Scientific Committee on Opio...

    Authors: Myriam Shaw Ojeda, Aleda M. H. Chen, Tessa Miracle, Elizabeth Delaney, Caroline E. Freiermuth and Jon E. Sprague
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:10
  7. Age is a critical factor in substance use and related outcomes, with adolescence being a particularly sensitive period. Early initiation of substance use has been linked with higher risk for developing substan...

    Authors: Farihah Ali, Cayley Russell, Frishta Nafeh, Claudia Chaufan, Sameer Imtiaz, Jürgen Rehm, Adrienne Spafford and Tara Elton-Marshall
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:9
  8. Patients in opioid substitution treatment (OST) have poorer health than the general population. Thus, they do not seek somatic health care to the extent that is medically motivated. Barriers hindering patients...

    Authors: Katja Troberg, Karin Lundqvist, Helena Hansson, Anders Håkansson and Disa Dahlman
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:8
  9. To examine whether changes in density of neighborhood alcohol outlets affected changes in alcohol consumption 1-year after regulatory changes increased alcohol availability.

    Authors: Amy H. Auchincloss, Saima Niamatullah, Maura Adams, Steven J. Melly, Jingjing Li and Mariana Lazo
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:7
  10. In 2017, the United States Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) expanded authorization to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) to nurse practitioners (NPs). Compared to physicians, ...

    Authors: Tracy A. Klein, Daniel Hartung and Sheila Markwardt
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:5
  11. In response to COVID-19, the city of Chicago issued stay-at-home orders, which began on March 20, 2020, and restrictions meant to “flatten the curve” remained in effect until June 2, 2020. On June 3, 2020, Chi...

    Authors: Raymond L. Moody, Yen-Tyng Chen, John A. Schneider, Justin Knox, Liadh Timmins, Hillary Hanson, Kangkana Koli, Mainza Durrell, Jessica Dehlin, Rebecca Eavou, Silvia S. Martins and Dustin T. Duncan
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:4
  12. There is a marked paucity of published evidence on the extent and nature of substance use disorders in the State of Qatar. This is mirrored by a dearth of information on the policy for the treatment of substan...

    Authors: Majid Alabdulla, Nimesh Samarasinghe, Iain Tulley and Shuja Reagu
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:3
  13. To tackle the long-standing opioid misuse problem, Myanmar introduced the methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program in 2006, starting with 260 clients. Since then, the program has been expanded across diff...

    Authors: Sun Tun, Balasingam Vicknasingam, Darshan Singh and Nyunt Wai
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:2

    The Correction to this article has been published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:6

  14. As Colorado ranked among the top nationally in non-medical use of opioids, a pilot medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program was developed to increase the number of NPs and PAs providing MOUD in order ...

    Authors: Claudia R. Amura, Tanya R. Sorrell, Mary Weber, Andrea Alvarez, Nancy Beste, Ursula Hollins and Paul F. Cook
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:1
  15. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) incidence has significantly increased in the US in recent years. It is therefore important to develop effective intervention protocols that mitigate the long-term consequence...

    Authors: Diana López-Soto and Paul M. Griffin
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:91
  16. Many young people in Korea today experience deprivation in various areas of life. The social determinants of health approach maintains that social factors play an important role in an individual’s physical and...

    Authors: Soo Bi Lee and Sulki Chung
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:90
  17. This study measured emergency department (ED) use and hospitalization for medical reasons among patients with substance-related disorders (SRD), comparing four subgroups: cannabis-related disorders, drug-relat...

    Authors: Bahram Armoon, Guy Grenier, Zhirong Cao, Christophe Huỳnh and Marie-Josée Fleury
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:89
  18. This study examined the perceived difficulty of getting help with substance use among sexual and gender minorities who have sex with men (SGMSM) who use methamphetamine during the early COVID-19 period.

    Authors: Kiffer Card, Madison McGuire, Jordan Bond-Gorr, Tribesty Nguyen, Gordon A. Wells, Karyn Fulcher, Graham Berlin, Nicole Pal, Mark Hull and Nathan J. Lachowsky
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:88
  19. There are preliminary indications that the trajectory of drug overdose-related deaths in North America has been exacerbated due to the novel coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19). As such, the impact of COVI...

    Authors: Sameer Imtiaz, Frishta Nafeh, Cayley Russell, Farihah Ali, Tara Elton-Marshall and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:87
  20. In sub-Saharan Africa, there is paucity of research on substance use patterns among young people living with HIV (YLWH). To address the gap, we sought to: i) determine the prevalence of substance use, specific...

    Authors: Moses K. Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Michael Kinuthia, Amin S. Hassan, Hans M. Koot, Pim Cuijpers, Charles R. J. C. Newton and Amina Abubakar
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:86
  21. E-cigarettes are increasing in popularity, particularly among young adults. With public health organisations contesting the possible benefits of e-cigarettes, research is required to explore young adults’ use ...

    Authors: Ananth Ranjit, Grace McCutchan, Katherine Brain and Ria Poole
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:85
  22. Alcohol use during pregnancy has been associated with several birth defects and developmental disabilities generally known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Contextual in-depth understanding on why w...

    Authors: Apophia Agiresaasi, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Elizabeth Nabiwemba, Juliet Kiguli, Gakenia Wamuyu Maina and Goretti Nassanga
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:84
  23. The use of alcohol and illicit drugs during adolescence can lead to serious short- and long-term health related consequences. Despite a global trend of decreased substance use, in particular alcohol, among ado...

    Authors: Pia Kvillemo, Linda Hiltunen, Youstina Demetry, Anna-Karin Carlander, Tim Hansson, Johanna Gripenberg, Tobias H. Elgán, Kim Einhorn and Charlotte Skoglund
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:83
  24. Substance using often cause a wide range of social, health, and psychological problems. This study aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire of barriers of treatment in substance users.

    Authors: Hamid Tavakoli Ghouchani, Hossein Lashkardoost, Hassan Saadati, Seyed Kaveh Hojjat, Faezeh Kaviyani, Kazem Razaghi, Dordane Asghari and Nazanin Gholizadeh
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:82
  25. Previous reports on healthcare costs and expenditures associated with populations prescribed an opioid primarily focused on populations who chronically use opioids or have opioid use disorder. However, studies...

    Authors: Mark Bounthavong, Kangho Suh, Meng Li, Patrick M. Spoutz, Britney Ann Stottlemyer and Aryana Sepassi
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:80
  26. British Columbia (BC) is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. Since 2017, smoking illicit drugs has been the leading mode of drug administration causing overdose death. Yet, little is known about people ...

    Authors: Stephanie Parent, Kristi Papamihali, Brittany Graham and Jane A. Buxton
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:79
  27. Expanding access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine and extended release (XR) naltrexone, is critical to addressing the US opioid epidemic, but little is known about prescribe...

    Authors: Hannah K. Knudsen, Randy Brown, Nora Jacobson, Julie Horst, Jee-Seon Kim, Hanna Kim, Lynn M. Madden, Eric Haram and Todd Molfenter
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:78
  28. Canada implemented the legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis use, production and sale in 2018 aiming to improve public health and safety. While outcomes from legalization reforms in other jurisdi...

    Authors: Benedikt Fischer, Angelica Lee, Tessa Robinson and Wayne Hall
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:77
  29. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is one of the most frequently used screening instrument for hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and potential alcohol dependence in primary health care (P...

    Authors: Maria Neufeld, Anna Bunova, Carina Ferreira-Borges, Evgeniy Bryun, Eugenia Fadeeva, Artyom Gil, Boris Gornyi, Daria Khaltourina, Evgenia Koshkina, Aleksey Nadezhdin, Elena Tetenova, Melita Vujnovic, Konstantin Vyshinsky, Elena Yurasova and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:76
  30. The opioid misuse epidemic focused national attention on reducing opioid overprescribing. The purpose of this study is to describe the relationship of time and state-level interventions and opioid filling surr...

    Authors: Daniel J. Cunningham, Sean P. Ryan, Steven Z. George and Brian D. Lewis
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:75
  31. Opioid overdose (OD) and opioid OD death are major health threats to people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Socioeconomic factors are underexplored potential determinants of opioid OD. In this study, we assess...

    Authors: Disa Dahlman, Henrik Ohlsson, Alexis C. Edwards, Jan Sundquist, Anders Håkansson and Kristina Sundquist
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:73
  32. Voodoo is a heterogeneous mixture of psychoactive substances that has recently grown in popularity among youth in Egypt. Patients can present with a variety of manifestations that may lead to death in some cas...

    Authors: Rania Hussien, Maged El-Setouhy, Mohamed El Shinawi, Hazem Mohamed El-Hariri and Jon Mark Hirshon
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:71
  33. Research collaborations between people who use drugs (PWUD) and researchers are largely underutilized, despite the long history of successful, community-led harm reduction interventions and growing health disp...

    Authors: Zach R. Salazar, Louise Vincent, Mary C. Figgatt, Michael K. Gilbert and Nabarun Dasgupta
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:70
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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