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  1. The association of traumatic experiences with problematic alcohol use has been described, but data on possible mediation effects of mental distress are sparse. We examined whether mental ill-health mediated th...

    Authors: Kim A. Nguyen, Bronwyn Myers, Naeemah Abrahams, Rachel Jewkes, Shibe Mhlongo, Soraya Seedat, Carl Lombard, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Esnat Chirwa, Andre P. Kengne and Nasheeta Peer
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:38
  2. In 2018, Canada legalized recreational cannabis use with the purpose of protecting youth and restricting access. However, concerns have been raised that this objective has not been met as rates of cannabis use...

    Authors: Toula Kourgiantakis, Eunjung Lee, A. Kumsal Tekirdag Kosar, Christine Tait, Carrie K.Y. Lau, Sandra McNeil, Shelley Craig, Rachelle Ashcroft, Charmaine C. Williams, Abby L. Goldstein, Uppala Chandrasekera, Deepy Sur and J. L. Henderson
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:36
  3. Cannabis marketing exposure via social media may impact use in youth and young adults. Most states with recreational cannabis lack policies regarding social media-based marketing. Thus, we examined such polici...

    Authors: Carla J. Berg, Cassidy R. LoParco, Yuxian Cui, Alexandria Pannell, Grace Kong, Lynniah Griffith, Katelyn F. Romm, Y. Tony Yang, Yan Wang and Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:35
  4. Smoking prevalence is high among people in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and program interventions to address smoking are often complex and lengthy. This cluster-randomized trial tested whether a bri...

    Authors: Joseph Guydish, Caravella McCuistian, Sindhushree Hosakote, Thao Le, Carmen L. Masson, Barbara K. Campbell and Kevin Delucchi
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:34
  5. Tobacco use remains a leading cause of premature death. To combat tobacco use, the Ministry of Health (MOH) improved access to smoking cessation clinics (SCCs) by developing fixed SCCs and mobile SCCs, which m...

    Authors: Sarah S. Monshi, Abdullah M. M. Alanazi, Ali M. Alzahrani, Abdulrhman A. Alzhrani, Turky J. Arbaein, Khulud K. Alharbi, Mansour Z. Alqahtani, Ali H. Alzahrani, Ahmed A. Elkhobby, Aljoharah M. Almazrou and Abdulmohsen H. Al-Zalabani
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:33
  6. In May 2022, Health Canada approved a three-year exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act decriminalizing possession of certain illegal substances for personal use among adults in the province of...

    Authors: Farihah Ali, Cayley Russell, Alissa Greer, Matthew Bonn, Daniel Werb and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:32
  7. People who use cannabis daily or near-daily vary considerably in their daily dosage and use frequency, impacting both experienced effects and adverse consequences. This study identified heavy cannabis user gro...

    Authors: Arturo Alvarez-Roldan, Teresa García-Muñoz, Juan F. Gamella, Iván Parra and Maria J. Duaso
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:31
  8. Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD; methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone) are the most effective treatments for OUD, and MOUD is protective against fatal overdoses. However, continued illegal drug use c...

    Authors: Jaclyn M. W. Hughto, Abigail Tapper, Sabrina S. Rapisarda, Thomas J. Stopka, Wilson R. Palacios, Patricia Case, Joseph Silcox, Patience Moyo and Traci C. Green
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:30
  9. The goal of this study was to (1) Describe the patient population of a newly implemented addiction medicine consult service (AMCS); (2) Evaluate referrals to community-based addiction support services and acut...

    Authors: Tara Leary, Natalie Aubin, David C. Marsh, Michael Roach, Paola Nikodem, Joseph M. Caswell, Bridget Irwin, Emma Pillsworth, Maureen Mclelland, Brad Long, Sastry Bhagavatula, Joseph K Eibl and Kristen A. Morin
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:29
  10. Parents with substance use disorders are highly stigmatized by multiple systems (e.g., healthcare, education, legal, social). As a result, they are more likely to experience discrimination and health inequities [

    Authors: Hannah S. Appleseth, Susette A. Moyers, Erica K. Crockett-Barbera, Micah Hartwell, Stephan Arndt and Julie M. Croff
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:28
  11. The increasing number of illicit drug toxicity deaths in British Columbia (BC) has led to calls for a regulated (pharmaceutical grade) supply of substances (“safe supply”). In order to inform safe supply recom...

    Authors: Ariba Kamal, Max Ferguson, Jessica C Xavier, Lisa Liu, Brittany Graham, Kurt Lock and Jane A. Buxton
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:27
  12. The Ask-Advise-Connect (AAC) approach can help primary care providers to increase the number of people who attempt to quit smoking and enrol into cessation counselling. We implemented AAC in Dutch general prac...

    Authors: Naomi A. van Westen-Lagerweij, Marc C. Willemsen, Esther A. Croes, Niels H. Chavannes and Eline Meijer
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:26
  13. Most people who inject drugs (PWIDs) suffer from severe fatigue, and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may play a role in this. However, there is scarce evidence about interventions that alleviate fati...

    Authors: Jørn Henrik Vold, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Else-Marie Løberg, Christer F. Aas, Aaron G. Lim, Peter Vickerman, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:25
  14. Opioid overdoses are a growing concern, particularly among people who inject drugs. Sweden, with a comparatively high proportion of drug-related mortality, introduced its first Take-Home Naloxone (THN) program...

    Authors: Elin Holmén, Anna Warnqvist and Martin Kåberg
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:24
  15. Rural areas in the United States (US) are ravaged by the opioid overdose epidemic. Oconee County, an entirely rural county in northwest South Carolina, is likewise severely affected. Lack of harm reduction and...

    Authors: Moonseong Heo, Taylor Beachler, Laksika B. Sivaraj, Hui-Lin Tsai, Ashlyn Chea, Avish Patel, Alain H. Litwin and T. Aaron Zeller
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:23
  16. “Kratom” commonly refers to the botanical Mitragyna speciosa, native to Southeast Asia, which is increasingly used globally for its unique pharmacological effects. Motives for using the whole plant material or kr...

    Authors: Katherine Hill, Stephen Gibson, Oliver Grundmann, Kirsten E. Smith, Jonathan Ballard and Corneliu N. Stanciu
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:21
  17. Smoking is a leading cause of avoidable deaths and attributable disability-adjusted life years globally. Yet, the determinants of smoking practices among women are understudied. This study assessed the determi...

    Authors: Daniel Chukwuemeka Ogbuabor, Alphonsus Ogbonna Ogbuabor and Matthew Chibunna Igwe
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:20
  18. Recreational use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is a public health concern world-wide associated with a range of physical and psychological side effects. Still, people who use AAS tend to be reluctant t...

    Authors: Hans Christian Bordado Henriksen, Ingrid Amalia Havnes, Marie Lindvik Jørstad and Astrid Bjørnebekk
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:19
  19. Chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is common in people with former or current injection drug use. Among the patients in the opioid substitution treatment (OST) program in Gothenburg, Sweden, mo...

    Authors: Magdalena Ydreborg, Emil Lundström, Rosanna Kolleby, Sofia Lexén, Elena Pizarro, Jessica Lindgren, Rune Wejstål and Simon B. Larsson
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:17

    The Correction to this article has been published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:48

  20. Supervised consumption sites (SCS) and overdose prevention sites (OPS) have been increasingly implemented in response to the ongoing overdose epidemic in Canada. Although there has been a dramatic increase in ...

    Authors: Emili Gubskaya, Mary Clare Kennedy, Kanna Hayashi, Zishan Cui, M-J Milloy and Thomas Kerr
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:16
  21. Despite efficacy of medication for opioid use disorder, low-income, ethno-racial minoritized populations often experience poor opioid use disorder treatment outcomes. Peer recovery specialists, individuals wit...

    Authors: Mary B. Kleinman, Morgan S. Anvari, Valerie D. Bradley, Julia W. Felton, Annabelle M. Belcher, C. J. Seitz-Brown, Aaron D. Greenblatt, Dwayne Dean, Melanie Bennett and Jessica F. Magidson
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:15
  22. Rural and smaller urban settings in Canada are disproportionately impacted by the overdose crisis, highlighting the need for novel public health interventions within these jurisdictions. Tablet injectable opio...

    Authors: Geoff Bardwell, Jeanette M. Bowles, Manal Mansoor, Dan Werb and Thomas Kerr
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:14
  23. Young people are disproportionately more likely than other age groups to use substances. The rise in substance use and related harms, including overdose, during the Covid-19 pandemic has created a critical nee...

    Authors: Marika Monarque, Judith Sabetti and Manuela Ferrari
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:13

    The Correction to this article has been published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:22

  24. Promptly identifying individuals with addictive disorders reduces mortality and morbidity and improves quality of life. Although screening in primary care with the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral Tr...

    Authors: Maxime Pautrat, Caroline Renard, Vincent Riffault, David Ciolfi, Agathe Edeline, Hervé Breton, Paul Brunault and Jean Pierre Lebeau
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:12
  25. Alcohol use disorder is prevalent globally and in Kenya, and is associated with significant health and socio-economic consequences. Despite this, available pharmacological treatment options are limited. Recent...

    Authors: Florence Jaguga, Philip Kirwa, Benson Gakinya, Imran Manji, Thomas Andale, Daniel Kinyanjui, Edith Kamaru Kwobah, Felicita Mwangi, Kituyi Werunga, Josephat Kerema, Charles Kwobah, Eunice Temet, Julia Songok and Wilson K. Aruasa
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:11
  26. Lower-risk substance use guidelines (LRSUGs) are an evidence-based harm reduction strategy used to provide information to people who use drugs so they can reduce harms associated with substance use.

    Authors: Zakkaery R. Moebes, Kiffer G. Card, Brett Koenig and Cecilia Benoit
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:10
  27. In recent years, emergency departments (EDs) across the nation have implemented peer recovery coach (PRC) services to support patients who use opioids. The majority of such interventions discussed in the liter...

    Authors: Dennis P. Watson, Peter Phalen, Spencer Medcalf, Sarah Messmer and Alan McGuire
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:9
  28. Hazardous alcohol use among people living with HIV is associated with poor outcomes and increased morbidity and mortality. Understanding the hazardous drinking experiences of people living with HIV is needed t...

    Authors: Jayne Lewis-Kulzer, Margaret Mburu, Sarah Obatsa, Julius Cheruiyot, Lorna Kiprono, Steve Brown, Cosmas Apaka, Hillary Koros, Winnie Muyindike, Edith Kamaru Kwobah, Lameck Diero, Maurice Aluda, Kara Wools-Kaloustian and Suzanne Goodrich
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:8
  29. Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) offers a promising approach to addressing the significant burden of smoking in Afghanistan. Over three million Afghans smoke daily, making it a leading cause of preventable deaths ...

    Authors: Attaullah Ahmadi, Ali Rahimi, Mohammad Faisal Wardak, Hamidullah Ahmadi and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:7
  30. Women with perinatal substance problems experience a multitude of barriers to care. They have specific early intervention needs, they endure societal stigma, and both substances and mental health issues influe...

    Authors: Minna Sorsa, Maria Hohenthal, Miia Pikulinsky, Hanna Sellergren and Kaija Puura
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:6
  31. This study identified patient profiles in terms of their quality of outpatient care use, associated sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, and adverse outcomes based on frequent emergency department (E...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Zhirong Cao, Guy Grenier and Christophe Huỳnh
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:5
  32. Medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is the gold standard treatment for opioid use disorder. Traditionally, “success” in MOUD treatment is measured in terms of program retention, adherence to MOUD, and ab...

    Authors: Megan K. Reed, Kelsey R. Smith, Francesca Ciocco, Richard W. Hass, Avery Lin Cox, Erin L. Kelly and Lara C. Weinstein
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:4
  33. Drug addiction is stigmatized, and this stigma contributes to poor outcomes for individuals with addiction. Researchers have argued that providing genetic explanations of addiction will reduce stigma, but ther...

    Authors: Hasan Siddiqui and M. D. Rutherford
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:3
  34. Research indicates that stigma impacts the care provided to individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), but perceptions of SUDs in various healthcare training programs are not well known. We aimed to char...

    Authors: Rachel E. Barenie, Alina Cernasev, R. Eric Heidel, Steven Stewart and Kenneth Hohmeier
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:2
  35. Considering different factors, such as high withdrawal rates in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programs alongside mental health (MH) problems appearing in patients with opioid use disorder and the lack ...

    Authors: Zahra Amini and Ebrahim HeidariFarsani
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2023 18:1
  36. Concerns about youth alcohol and drug use have risen since the declaration of the global COVID-19 pandemic due to the pandemic’s impact on known risk and protective factors for substance use. However, the pand...

    Authors: Kirsten Marchand, Guiping Liu, Emilie Mallia, Nikki Ow, Krista Glowacki, Katherine G. Hastings, Steve Mathias, Jason M. Sutherland and Skye Barbic
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:82
  37. The implementation of equine-assisted services (EAS) during treatment for psychological disorders has been frequently documented; however, little is known about the effect of EAS on outcomes for populations wi...

    Authors: Liam Diaz, Mirinda Ann Gormley, Ashley Coleman, Abby Sepanski, Heather Corley, Angelica Perez and Alain H. Litwin
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:81
  38. Alcohol use during pregnancy is a preventable risk factor for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders. Psycho-social and educational interventions have been reported to enable women reduce alcohol intake levels durin...

    Authors: Apophia Agiresaasi, Goretti Nassanga, Gakenia Wamuyu Maina, Juliet Kiguli, Elizabeth Nabiwemba, Noah Kiwanuka, Aggrey Mukose and Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:80
  39. A pilot study of Safety First: Real Drug Education for Teens showed significant results pre to post curriculum with high school freshmen. Negative outcomes of drug education are linked to a failure to engage s...

    Authors: Nina Rose Fischer
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:79
  40. Since the imposition of the 2018 excise tax, new tobacco products (electronic nicotine delivery system, heated tobacco products, and nicotine pouches) have been considered legal, and their sale has grown rapid...

    Authors: Mouhamad Bigwanto, Fathi Muhammad, Sarah Muthia Widad and Laksmana Yudha
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:78
  41. Concurrent opioid and stimulant use is on the rise in North America. This increasing trend of use has been observed in the general population, and among people released from prison in British Columbia (BC), wh...

    Authors: Heather Palis, Bin Zhao, Pam Young, Mo Korchinski, Leigh Greiner, Tonia Nicholls and Amanda Slaunwhite
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:77
  42. Nevada, like the rest of the United States, is undergoing substantial challenges with opioid misuse and overdose deaths, further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While much of the attention around opioid ...

    Authors: Tessa Swigart and Lisa Lee
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:76
  43. Despite increasing substance use globally, substance use treatment utilisation remains low. This study sought to explore and measure substance use treatment barriers among young adults in South Africa.

    Authors: Tichaenzana Nyashanu and Maretha Visser
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:75
  44. Workforce diversity is a key strategy to improve treatment engagement among members of racial and ethnic minority groups. In this study, we seek to determine whether workforce diversity plays a role in reducin...

    Authors: Erick G. Guerrero, Yinfei Kong, Jemima A. Frimpong, Tenie Khachikian, Suojin Wang, Thomas D’Aunno and Daniel L. Howard
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:74
  45. COVID-19 dramatically limited the scale and scope of local health department (LHD) work, redirecting resources to the response. However, the need for essential public health services—including substance use pr...

    Authors: Kellie Hall, Francis Higgins, Karla Feeser Beach, Kabaye Diriba, Mandy Sladky and Timothy C. McCall
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:73
  46. According to the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, twelve states in the United States (U.S.) have government retail monopolies on spirits/liquor sales. With a new federal minimum legal sales age f...

    Authors: Katherine J. Karriker-Jaffe, Lisa Henriksen, Elizabeth A. Smith, Patricia A. McDaniel, Ruth E. Malone and William C. Kerr
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:72
  47. Based on the US DARE-kiR, a version of the Keepin’ it REAL program, the Drug and Violence Resistance Educational Program (PROERD) is the most widely implemented Brazilian prevention program. It originates from...

    Authors: Julia D Gusmoes, Rodrigo Garcia-Cerde, Juliana Y Valente, Ilana Pinsky and Zila M Sanchez
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:71
  48. To evaluate provider perspectives on the development and implementation of an inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service, including their awareness of the service, its perceived role in the continuum of care...

    Authors: Madelaine Beckett, Ramm Hering and Karen Urbanoski
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:70

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