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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research

    Celebrities are at risk for premature mortality as well as drug-related death. Despite being a vulnerable patient group, celebrities influence people’s health behaviours through biological, psychological and s...

    Authors: Johannes M. Just, Markus Bleckwenn, Rieke Schnakenberg, Philipp Skatulla and Klaus Weckbecker

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:40

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  13. Content type: Research

    Violence against women is a social and public health issue in Mexico. The aim of this article is to explore violence among an understudied group of women, who attended Mutual-Aid Residential Centers for Addict...

    Authors: Ignacio Lozano-Verduzco, Martha Romero-Mendoza and Rodrigo Marín-Navarrete

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:39

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  14. Content type: Research

    Non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use is a substantial public health problem in the United States, with 1.5 million new initiates annually. Only 746,000 people received treatment for NMPO use in 2013, dem...

    Authors: Elliott J. Liebling, Jesse L. Yedinak, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark and Brandon D. L. Marshall

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:38

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  15. Content type: Research

    Alcohol consumption (AC) has negative social and economic consequences, affects health, and can create dependence. As dependence is particularly difficult to cure, prevention is important. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Cornelia Rada and Alexandru Teodor Ispas

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:36

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    Doping presents a potential health risk for young athletes. Prevention programs are intended to prevent doping by educating athletes about banned substances. However, such programs have their limitations in pr...

    Authors: Pia-Maria Wippert and Michael Fließer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:35

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  17. Content type: Research

    Illegal drug use has long been a global concern. Taiwan and Korea are geographically adjacent and both countries have experienced the illegal use problems of methamphetamine, a predominant prototype of New Psy...

    Authors: Ling-Yi Feng, Wen-Jing Yu, Wei-Ting Chang, Eunyoung Han, Heesun Chung and Jih-Heng Li

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:34

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    Prescription opioid (PO) misuse is a major health concern across North America, and it is the primary cause of preventable death for the 18–35 year old demographic. Medication assisted therapy including methad...

    Authors: Joseph K. Eibl, Kristen A. Morin-Taus and David C. Marsh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:33

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  19. Content type: Research

    Pharmacological neuroenhancement (PN) is a topic of increasing importance. Its prevalence rates range from 1 % to more than 20 %. Students are a group that shows exceptionally high prevalence rates. However, l...

    Authors: Andreas G. Franke, Sophie Lehmberg and Michael Soyka

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:32

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  20. Content type: Research

    South Africa continues to witness an increase in illicit poly-substance use, although a precise measurement continues to be compounded by difficulties in accessing users. In a pilot attempt to use respondent-d...

    Authors: Nadine Harker Burnhams, Ria Laubscher, Simon Howell, Mark Shaw, Jodilee Erasmus and Loraine Townsend

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:31

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  21. Content type: Research

    Compulsory drug detention is the most frequent way to control drug use in China; however, it has often been criticized. This qualitative study aimed to investigate abstinence self-efficacy and its sources of d...

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Bing Feng, Wenxiu Geng, Laurence Owens and Juzhe Xi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:29

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  22. Content type: Research

    A community pharmacy real-time electronic recording program, ProjectSTOP, enables Australian community pharmacists to verify pseudoephedrine requests. In Western Australia the program was available for volunta...

    Authors: Hendrika Laetitia Hattingh, Janki Varsani, Leila Ataei Kachouei and Richard Parsons

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:30

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  23. Content type: Research

    Substance use is associated with numerous undesirable short and long term consequences. The individual not only suffer from physical and psychological problems but also loses the ability to interact with famil...

    Authors: Anju Poudel, Chandrakala Sharma, Sital Gautam and Amrit Poudel

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:28

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  24. Content type: Commentary

    An influential study from the United States generated considerable discussion and debate. This study documented rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century,...

    Authors: Sameer Imtiaz and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:27

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  25. Content type: Research

    A common alternative treatment for substance abuse is auricular acupuncture. The aim of the study was to evaluate the short and long-term effect of auricular acupuncture on anxiety, sleep, drug use and addicti...

    Authors: Rickard Ahlberg, Kurt Skårberg, Ole Brus and Lars Kjellin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:24

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  26. Content type: Research

    In recent years, research within the field of health psychology has made significant progress in terms of advancing and standardizing the science of developing, evaluating and reporting complex behavioral chan...

    Authors: Stephanie Dugdale, Jonathan Ward, Jan Hernen, Sarah Elison, Glyn Davies and Daniel Donkor

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:26

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  27. Content type: Short Report

    The involvement of service users in health care provision in general, and specifically in substance use disorder treatment, is of growing importance. This paper explores the views of patients in a therapeutic ...

    Authors: Paula Cristina Gomes Alves, Célia Maria Dias Sales and Mark Ashworth

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:25

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  28. Content type: Research

    The study explores differences and similarities in background and problem severity among those seeking Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST), comparing those who primarily had misused "opiates", e.g. heroin, mor...

    Authors: Bodil Monwell, Per Bülow and Arne Gerdner

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:23

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  29. Content type: Debate

    Dextromethorphan is a safe, effective cough suppressant, available without a prescription in the United States since 1958. Due to a perceived prevalence of abuse of dextromethorphan by teens, in 2007 the Drug ...

    Authors: David C. Spangler, Catherine M. Loyd and Emily E. Skor

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:22

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  30. Content type: Research

    Sharing injection equipment remains an important rout of transmission of HIV and HCV infections in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Tajikistan is one of the most affected countries with high rate...

    Authors: David Otiashvili, Alisher Latypov, Irma Kirtadze, Umedjon Ibragimov and William Zule

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:21

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  31. Content type: Research

    Since the 1970s, the dominant model for U.S. federal housing policy has shifted from unit-based programs to tenant-based vouchers and certificates. Because housing vouchers allow recipients to move to apartmen...

    Authors: Julia Dickson-Gomez, Timothy McAuliffe, Chinekwu Obidoa, Katherine Quinn and Margaret Weeks

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:20

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  32. Content type: Research

    Substance use disorder (SUD) is a global problem with no boundaries, which also afflicts individuals from countries of the Arabian Peninsula. Data from this region is limited. In an effort to develop targeted ...

    Authors: Hiba Alblooshi, Gary K. Hulse, Ahmed El Kashef, Hanan Al Hashmi, Mansour Shawky, Hamad Al Ghaferi, Habiba Al Safar and Guan K. Tay

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:19

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  33. Content type: Research

    Khat (Catha Edulis Forsk) is a natural psychoactive substance that contains addictive substances such as Cathine and Cathinone which have similar structure and action to amphetamine. This substance has been su...

    Authors: Mowaffaq Awad Sallam, Kamaludin Ahmed Sheikh, Ronald Baxendale, Mohammad Nurul Azam and Maged El-Setouhy

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:18

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  34. Content type: Research

    High alcohol consumption among university students is a well-researched health concern in many countries. At universities in Denmark, policies of alcohol consumption are a new phenomenon if existing at all. Ho...

    Authors: Eva Ladekjær Larsen, Gitte Andsager Smorawski, Katrine Lund Kragbak and Christiane Stock

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:17

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  35. Content type: Research

    Despite increasing concern about the quality of life of older adults, little is known about characteristics associated with health risk behaviors among older adults in middle-income countries. This study relie...

    Authors: Emma Aguila, Erick G. Guerrero and William A. Vega

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:16

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  36. Content type: Research

    Smoking increases hospitalization and healthcare-associated infection. Our primary aim of this pilot, randomized-controlled trial was to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a tobacco cessation interve...

    Authors: Danielle M. Schulte, Megan Duster, Simone Warrack, Susan Valentine, Douglas Jorenby, Daniel Shirley, James Sosman, Sheryl Catz and Nasia Safdar

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:15

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  37. Content type: Research

    Health care organizations do not adopt best practices as often or quickly as they merit. This gap in the integration of best practices into routine practice remains a significant public health concern. The rol...

    Authors: Jemima A. Frimpong and Thomas D’Aunno

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:13

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  38. Content type: Commentary

    The magnitude and consequences of prescription opioid (PO) misuse and harms (including rising demand for PO disorder treatment) in Canada have been well-documented. Despite a limited evidence-base for PO depen...

    Authors: Benedikt Fischer, Paul Kurdyak, Elliot Goldner, Mark Tyndall and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:12

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  39. Content type: Research

    Doping with anabolic androgenic steroids in sports has now developed to a widespread use of these agents among young people outside the sport. This is of major concern to the society. The purpose of the use is...

    Authors: Annica Börjesson, Nina Gårevik, Marja-Liisa Dahl, Anders Rane and Lena Ekström

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:11

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  40. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2015).

    Authors: Stephan Arndt and Janet Zwick

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:10

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  41. Content type: Research

    Addiction treatment is an effective strategy used to reduce drug-related harm. In the wake of recent developments in novel addiction treatment modalities, we conducted a longitudinal data analysis to examine f...

    Authors: Amy Prangnell, Ben Daly-Grafstein, Huiru Dong, Seonaid Nolan, M-J Milloy, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr and Kanna Hayashi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:9

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  42. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to estimate awareness and opinions about supervised smoking facilities (SSFs) for smoking crack cocaine and other stimulants and make comparisons with awareness and opinions about...

    Authors: Carol Strike, Nooshin Khobzi Rotondi, Tara Marie Watson, Gillian Kolla and Ahmed M. Bayoumi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:8

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  43. Content type: Research

    Obesity is one of the main risk factors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The use of Cyproheptadine increases body weight and the risk of becoming obese. The aim ...

    Authors: Aimée M. Lulebo, Carine D. Bavuidibo, Eric M. Mafuta, Josaphat D. Ndelo, Lievin’s Corneille M. Mputu, Dalton M. Kabundji and Paulin B. Mutombo

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:7

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  44. Content type: Research

    Community pharmacists are accessible health care professionals who encounter people with lived experience of mental illness and addictions in daily practice. Although some existing research supports that commu...

    Authors: Andrea L. Murphy, Heather Phelan, Scott Haslam, Ruth Martin-Misener, Stan P. Kutcher and David M. Gardner

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:6

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  45. Content type: Research

    In 2009, Mexico reformed its health law to partially decriminalize drug possession considered for personal use and to increase mandatory referrals to certified drug rehabilitation centers in lieu of incarcerat...

    Authors: Alicia Yolanda Harvey-Vera, Patricia González-Zúñiga, Adriana Carolina Vargas-Ojeda, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Carlos Leonardo Magis-Rodríguez, Karla Wagner, Steffanie Anne Strathdee and Daniel Werb

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:5

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  46. Content type: Research

    Since early 2000, intensive policing, wide scale street drug testing, and actions aimed at limiting the availability of specific drugs have been implemented in Georgia. Supporters of this approach argue that f...

    Authors: David Otiashvili, Mzia Tabatadze, Nino Balanchivadze and Irma Kirtadze

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2016 11:4

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