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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Review

    The crisis of prescription opioid (PO) related harms has focused attention toward identifying and treating high-risk populations. This review aims to synthesize systematic reviews on the epidemiology and clini...

    Authors: Pauline Voon, Mohammad Karamouzian and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:36

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  16. Content type: Research

    Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients face unique costs associated with their healthcare expenditures. As such, it is important that these patients have access to health insurance (HI) to help them pa...

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Victoria L. Boggiano, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Anh Tuan Le Nguyen and Carl A. Latkin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:35

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  17. Content type: Research

    Individual health beliefs are likely to play a key role in how people respond to knowledge and information about the potential harm from smoking and alcohol abuse. The objectives of the study were to 1) explor...

    Authors: Surin Jiraniramai, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Nalinee Jakkaew, Tinakon Wongpakaran and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:34

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  18. Content type: Research

    Heavy drinking among university students has been globally recognized as a major public health burden. In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, studies on this issue have been scant, count...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Karl Peltzer and Supa Pengpid

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:32

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  19. Content type: Research

    Social support has been considered one of the most important factors of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) evaluations among different populations; however, few studies have explored the relationships of b...

    Authors: Kaina Zhou, Hengxin Li, Xiaoli Wei, Juan Yin, Peifeng Liang, Hongmei Zhang, Lingling Kou, Mengmeng Hao, Lijuan You, Xiaomei Li and Guihua Zhuang

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:33

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  20. Content type: Research

    Medication adherence is essential to achieve successful methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). However, treatment adherence among MMT patients in the mountainous setting in Vietnam has not been yet investigate...

    Authors: Long Hoang Nguyen, Huong Thu Thi Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran and Carl A. Latkin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:31

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate the validity and reliability of the Mandarin Chinese version of the Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-20) among adolescents, as well as examining the test’s predictability with re...

    Authors: Jung-Yu Liao, Hsueh-Yun Chi, Jong-Long Guo, Chiu-Mieh Huang and Shu-Fang Shih

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:30

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  22. Content type: Research

    People who inject drugs (PWID) often have poor health and lack access to health care. The aim of this study was to examine whether PWID engage in self-treatment through nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPO...

    Authors: Disa Dahlman, Alex H. Kral, Lynn Wenger, Anders Hakansson and Scott P. Novak

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:29

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  23. Content type: Research

    Drug use-related visits to the emergency department (ED) can undermine discharge planning and lead to recurrent use of acute services. Yet, little is known about where patients go post discharge. We explored t...

    Authors: Jennifer I. Manuel and Jane Lee

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:28

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  24. Content type: Research

    Co-occurring severe mental and substance use disorders are associated with physical, psychological and social complications such as homelessness and unemployment. People with severe mental and substance use di...

    Authors: Stéphane Morandi, Benedetta Silva, Philippe Golay and Charles Bonsack

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:26

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  25. Content type: Research

    Medicaid has become the largest payer of substance use disorder treatment and may enhance access to quality care and reduce disparities. We tested whether treatment programs’ acceptance of Medicaid payments wa...

    Authors: Erick G. Guerrero, Bryan R. Garner, Benjamin Cook, Yinfei Kong, William A. Vega and Lillian Gelberg

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:27

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  26. Content type: Research

    To test whether there are gender differences in treatment outcomes among patients receiving injectable opioids for the treatment of long-term opioid-dependence. The study additionally explores whether men and ...

    Authors: Heather Palis, Kirsten Marchand, Daphne Guh, Suzanne Brissette, Kurt Lock, Scott MacDonald, Scott Harrison, Aslam H. Anis, Michael Krausz, David C. Marsh, Martin T. Schechter and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:25

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  27. Content type: Research

    The STTR treatment cascade provides a framework for research aimed at improving the delivery of services, care and outcomes of PLWH. The development of effective approaches to increase HIV diagnoses and engage...

    Authors: Redonna Chandler, Michael S. Gordon, Bridget Kruszka, Lauren N. Strand, Frederick L. Altice, Curt G. Beckwith, Mary L. Biggs, William Cunningham, J.A. Chris Delaney, Patrick M. Flynn, Carol E. Golin, Kevin Knight, Alex H. Kral, Irene Kuo, Jennifer Lorvick, Robin M. Nance…

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:24

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  28. Content type: Research

    Previous research has found strong associations between adolescents’ hazardous alcohol use and their perception of peer behavior, as well as own spending money and a range of antisocial behaviors. However, the...

    Authors: Camilla Jalling, Tobias H. Elgán, Anders Tengström and Andreas Birgegård

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:23

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  29. Content type: Short Report

    Opioids can impair psychomotor performance, and driving under the influence of opioids is associated with an increased risk of accidents. The goals of this study were i) to determine the prevalence of opioids ...

    Authors: Inmaculada Fierro, Mónica Colás, Juan Carlos González-Luque and F. Javier Álvarez

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:22

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  30. Content type: Research

    Alcohol-related problems at professional sporting events are of increasing concern and alarming reports are often reported in international media. Although alcohol consumption increases the risk for interperso...

    Authors: Charlotte Skoglund, Natalie Durbeej, Tobias H. Elgán and Johanna Gripenberg

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:21

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  31. Content type: Research

    Within alcohol and other drug (AOD) services, staff attitudes and beliefs are important influences determining provision of smoking cessation care. This study of AOD staff aimed to examine: a) current attitude...

    Authors: Eliza Skelton, Flora Tzelepis, Anthony Shakeshaft, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Adrian Dunlop, Sam McCrabb, Kerrin Palazzi and Billie Bonevski

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:20

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  32. Content type: Review

    There is a growing body of research highlighting the potential benefits of integrated care as a way of addressing the needs of people with alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems, given the broad range of other ...

    Authors: Michael Savic, David Best, Victoria Manning and Dan I. Lubman

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:19

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  33. Content type: Research

    Illicit drug use among university students has been recognized as a global public health issue in recent years. It may lead to poor academic performance that in turn leads to poor productivity in their later l...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid and Indri Hapsari Susilowati

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:9

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  34. Content type: Research

    Alcohol use and subsequent consequences are harmful for individual college students. Other students and the university can also be negatively impacted by the consequences of alcohol use.

    Authors: Julie M. Croff, Eleanor Leavens and Kathleen Olson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:10

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  35. Content type: Research

    Against the background that crystal methamphetamine (colloquially known as “tik”) is extensively used by the emerging working class Coloured youth in Cape Town, South Africa, this exploratory qualitative study...

    Authors: Kwaku Oppong Asante and Antonio G. Lentoor

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:18

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  36. Content type: Research

    Khat is a psycho-stimulant herb, which has been in use in traditional societies in East Africa and the Middle East over many centuries. Although khat is reported to cause various health problems, what constitu...

    Authors: Awoke Mihretu, Solomon Teferra and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:17

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  37. Content type: Research

    Sleep disturbance is common and may adversely affect treatment outcome, mental health, and quality of life in heroin-dependent patients.

    Authors: Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Hua Ting, Meng-Huan Wu, Tsang-Yaw Lin and Michael Gossop

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:16

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  38. Content type: Commentary

    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 ...

    Authors: Kyle Barbour, Miriam McQuade and Brandon Brown

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

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  39. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  40. Content type: Research

    People seeking care for substance use (PSCSU) experience deep social and health inequities. Harm reduction can be a moral imperative to approach these persons. The purpose of this study was to explore relation...

    Authors: Rozilaine Redi Lago, Elizabeth Peter and Cláudia Maria Bógus

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

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  41. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

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

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  42. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Kanna Hayashi, Chihiro Wakabayashi, Yuzuru Ikushima and Masayoshi Tarui

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

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  43. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Babak Mostafazadeh, Shahin Shadnia, Mohammad Ali Tavakkoli and Hamid Reza Khoddami Vishteh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:2

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  44. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Andreas Tsounis, Dimitris Niakas and Pavlos Sarafis

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:8

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  45. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Sa’ed H. Zyoud, W. Stephen Waring, Samah W. Al-Jabi and Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:6

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  46. Content type: Research

    Adolescents observe and imitate people to whom they are associated in their social context, and the normative factors sent out by reference groups are crucial determinants of their decision to smoke. The aim o...

    Authors: Francesca Scalici and Peter J. Schulz

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:5

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  47. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Bulat Idrisov, Sean M. Murphy, Tyler Morrill, Mayada Saadoun, Karsten Lunze and Donald Shepard

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:4

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  48. Content type: Research

    Opioid use is a significant problem in Alaska. Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use, including buprenorphine, reduces withdrawal symptoms and the harm associated with opioid abuse. Understanding consum...

    Authors: Valerie M. Hewell, Angel R. Vasquez and Inna D. Rivkin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:3

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