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  1. Content type: Short Report

    Spread of new psychoactive substances (NPS) is a worldwide problem. In Japan, NPSs with psychoactive ingredients are called as “dappou drugs” or “kiken drugs.” Their potential effect on the Japanese society canno...

    Authors: Yasuko Fuse-Nagase, Fukumi Saito, Toshie Hirohara and Happei Miyakawa

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:38

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  2. Content type: Research

    Despite the development of advanced drug testing systems, both deliberate and inadvertent doping in sports is increasing in elite, amateur and school sports. As a result, alternative approaches that seek to in...

    Authors: Haruna Muwonge, Robert Zavuga and Peninnah Aligawesa Kabenge

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:37

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  3. Content type: Research

    In the year 2000, the South Korean government introduced a program for separation of drug prescribing and dispensing. The goals of the program are to reduce misuse of drugs and to contain drug expenditures. Th...

    Authors: Sang Mi Yuk, Kyu-Tae Han, Sun Jung Kim, Woorim Kim, Tae Yong Sohn, Byungyool Jeon, Young-Man Kim and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:36

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  4. Content type: Research

    Opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) is the most widely used treatment for opioid dependence. The opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) programme represents an opportunity for people who are opioid users to minimiz...

    Authors: Arild Granerud and Helge Toft

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:35

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  5. Content type: Research

    Laws on compulsory commitment to care (CCC) in mental health, social and criminal legislation for adult persons with alcohol and/or drug dependence or misuse problems are constructed to address different scena...

    Authors: Magnus Israelsson, Kerstin Nordlöf and Arne Gerdner

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:34

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  6. Content type: Research

    Considering the recent popularity of bodybuilding and the apparent spread of anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use amongst bodybuilding enthusiasts in Kuwait, there is a relative lack of scientific investigati...

    Authors: Ibrahim Alsaeed and Jarrah R. Alabkal

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:33

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  7. Content type: Research

    Alcohol use disorders are among the mental disorders with the lowest treatment rates. Increasing the treatment rates requires insight on the reasons why patients do not seek treatment. This study examined self...

    Authors: Charlotte Probst, Jakob Manthey, Alicia Martinez and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:32

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  8. Content type: Research

    HIV testing and receipt of HIV test results among individuals with substance use disorders is less than optimal. We examined rates and correlates of HIV testing and receipt of test results in one of the larges...

    Authors: Jemima A. Frimpong, Erick G. Guerrero, Yinfei Kong and Gary Tsai

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:31

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  9. Content type: Research

    Community dissemination of empirically-supported behavior therapies is fostered by collaborative design, a joint process pooling expertise of purveyors and treatment personnel to contextualize a therapy for su...

    Authors: Bryan Hartzler

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:30

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  10. Content type: Review

    Zinc chelators were shown to facilitate some opioid-withdrawal signs in animals. Zinc deficiency, which affects more than 15 % the world’s population, is also common among opioid consumers and opioid-treated a...

    Authors: Diana Ciubotariu, Cristina Mihaela Ghiciuc and Cătălina Elena Lupușoru

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:29

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  11. Content type: Research

    The optimum channel(s) used to recruit smokers living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods for smoking cessation behavioural therapy (SCBT) is unknown. This paper examines the channels through which smokers partici...

    Authors: Fiona E. Benson, Vera Nierkens, Marc C. Willemsen and Karien Stronks

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:28

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  12. Content type: Research

    This study assessed the extent to which alcohol consumption in a military group differed from the general population, and how alcohol affected the military group’s health and social functioning.

    Authors: Michael Waller, Annabel C. L. McGuire and Annette J. Dobson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:27

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    This paper describes the methods, strategies and insights gained from a scoping study using a “Two-Eyed Seeing” approach. An evolving technique, Two-Eyed Seeing respects and integrates the strengths of Indigen...

    Authors: Margo Rowan, Nancy Poole, Beverley Shea, David Mykota, Marwa Farag, Carol Hopkins, Laura Hall, Christopher Mushquash, Barbara Fornssler and Colleen Anne Dell

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:26

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  14. Content type: Research

    Historically, US federal policy has not supported harm reduction interventions, such as safe injection facilities (SIFs) and needle and syringe programs (NSPs), which can reduce the burden associated with inje...

    Authors: Magdalena Kulesza, Bethany A. Teachman, Alexandra J. Werntz, Melissa L. Gasser and Kristen P. Lindgren

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:25

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  15. Content type: Research

    Alcohol dependence is associated with deficits in decision making and increased impulsiveness. Therefore, we compared decision making in abstinent alcohol-dependent people (“abstainers”) and matched healthy in...

    Authors: Natalie Körner, Peggy Schmidt and Michael Soyka

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:24

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  16. Content type: Research

    In relation to substance use, Spanish adolescents aged 12 to 14 can be largely classified in four groups, from highest to lowest prevalence: a) No substance use, b) Only alcohol use, c) Alcohol and tobacco use...

    Authors: Víctor Martínez-Loredo, José Ramón Fernández-Hermida, Sergio Fernández-Artamendi, José Luís Carballo, Eduardo García-Cueto and Olaya García-Rodríguez

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:23

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  17. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to conduct a cluster randomized control trial to assess the efficacy of screening and brief intervention (SBI) for conjoint alcohol and tobacco use among hospital out-patients.

    Authors: Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer, Apa Puckpinyo, Somchai Viripiromgool, Kriengsak Thamma-aphiphol, Kawinarat Suthisukhon, Dussanee Dumee and Thiprada Kongtapan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:22

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  18. Content type: Short Report

    Emerging adults have high rates of heavy episodic drinking (binge drinking) and related risks including alcohol-impaired driving. To understand whether social networking sites (SNSs) used on mobile devices rep...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Whitehill, Megan A. Pumper and Megan A. Moreno

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:21

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Measurements for outcomes reporting are not fully formed and utilized in the American addiction industry, though formulated and adopted elsewhere in the world. While studies have established demographic inform...

    Authors: Ruchi M. Sanghani, Alexandra L. Carlin and Alexander K. Moler

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:20

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    Transit workers, in comparison to the general population, have higher rates of smoking. Although smoking cessation programs are often available through workers’ HMOs, these programs are frequently underutilize...

    Authors: Robynn S Battle, Carol B Cunradi, Roland S Moore and Valerie B Yerger

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:19

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  21. Content type: Research

    To test the effectiveness of a programme aimed at reducing the risky use of alcohol and alcohol-related HIV risk and increase help-seeking behaviour among a sample of municipal employees in the Western Cape Pr...

    Authors: Nadine Harker Burnhams, Leslie London, Ria Laubscher, Elmarie Nel and Charles Parry

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:18

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  22. Content type: Research

    While considerable research has been undertaken on addiction treatment, the experiences of transgender individuals who use drugs are rarely explored in such research, as too often transgender individuals are e...

    Authors: Tara Lyons, Kate Shannon, Leslie Pierre, Will Small, Andrea Krüsi and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:17

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  23. Content type: Research

    Thailand has experienced a longstanding epidemic of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID). However, antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage among HIV-positive PWID has historically remained low. While ongoi...

    Authors: Kanna Hayashi, Lianping Ti, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Karyn Kaplan, Paisan Suwannawong, Evan Wood, Julio S G Montaner and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:16

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  24. Content type: Research

    Single-item urges to smoke measures have been contemplated as important measures of nicotine dependence This study aimed to prospectively determine the relationships between measures of craving to smoke and sm...

    Authors: Jaspal S Taggar, Sarah Lewis, Graeme Docherty, Linda Bauld, Andy McEwen and Tim Coleman

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:15

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  25. Content type: Research

    This study investigates test-retest and inter-item consistency of Alcohol Drog Diagnos InStrument (ADDIS), a structured interview to diagnose substance use disorders according to ICD-10, DSM-IV and DSM-5. ADDI...

    Authors: Arne Gerdner and Lynn Wickström

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:14

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  26. Content type: Research

    Buprenorphine is under-utilized in treating opioid addiction. Payers and providers both have substantial influence over the adoption and use of this medication to enhance recovery. Their views could provide in...

    Authors: Todd Molfenter, Carol Sherbeck, Mark Zehner, Andy Quanbeck, Dennis McCarty, Jee-Seon Kim and Sandy Starr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:13

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  27. Content type: Review

    As far as we are aware, no previous systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative/descriptive literature on polypharmacy in anabolic-androgenic steroid(s) (AAS) users has been published.

    Authors: Dominic Sagoe, Jim McVeigh, Astrid Bjørnebekk, Marie-Stella Essilfie, Cecilie Schou Andreassen and Ståle Pallesen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:12

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  28. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to gain information useful to improve traffic safety, concerning the following aspects for DUI (Driving Under the Influence): frequency, reasons, perceived risk, drivers' knowledge of...

    Authors: Francisco Alonso, Juan C Pastor, Luis Montoro and Cristina Esteban

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:11

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  29. Content type: Research

    Adolescent gambling and substance use are viewed as a public health concern internationally. The early onset age of gambling is a known risk factor for developing gambling problems later in life. The aims of t...

    Authors: Sari Castrén, Marjut Grainger, Tuuli Lahti, Hannu Alho and Anne H Salonen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:9

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  30. Content type: Research

    Validated Internet-based screening tools for cannabis use and abuse are needed. The present study aimed to establish equivalence between the previously validated Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Scre...

    Authors: Yasser Khazaal, Anne Chatton, Grégoire Monney, Audrey Nallet, Riaz Khan, Daniele Zullino and Jean-François Etter

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:8

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  31. Content type: Research

    Moral philosophers have debated the extent to which persons are individually responsible for the onset of and recovery from addiction. Empirical investigators have begun to explore counselors’ attitudes on the...

    Authors: Rebecca A Johnson, Jonathan M Lukens, Jonathan W Kole and Dominic A Sisti

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:10

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  32. Content type: Research

    Health professional (HP) students may have an important role in controlling future tobacco use of their patients, and public at large. It is important to understand their existing level of awareness and suppor...

    Authors: Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Beenish Mehboob, Sidra Zaheer and Kashif Shafique

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:7

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  33. Content type: Methodology

    In South Africa, heterosexual couples are at risk for HIV infection and transmission through substance use, gender-based violence and traditional gender roles, and sex risk behaviors such as having multiple pa...

    Authors: Wendee M Wechsberg, Nabila El-Bassel, Tara Carney, Felicia A Browne, Bronwyn Myers and William A Zule

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:6

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  34. Content type: Research

    In the past decade, several studies have focused on the treatment needs of female inmates with substance abuse problems. An important finding has been that these women are more likely to report histories of se...

    Authors: Bertha Mejía, Paloma Zea, Martha Romero and Gabriela Saldívar

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:5

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    Substance abuse and gambling problems are associated, however, studies on gambling problems among opioid substitution treatment (OST) patients are scarce. The aims of this study are to explore the association ...

    Authors: Sari Castrén, Anne H Salonen, Hannu Alho, Tuuli Lahti and Kaarlo Simojoki

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:4

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  36. Content type: Methodology

    The Study to Assess Long-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness (SALOME) is a two-stage phase III, single site (Vancouver, Canada), randomized, double blind controlled trial designed to test if hydromorphone is ...

    Authors: Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Kirsten Marchand, Kurt Lock, Scott MacDonald, Daphne Guh and Martin T Schechter

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:3

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  37. Content type: Review

    Conceptualizing aetiology underpinning an individual’s substance use disorder (SUD) not only facilitates insight and understanding, but also serves to identify targets for treatment and aid practitioners in se...

    Authors: Glyn Davies, Sarah Elison, Jonathan Ward and Alexandre Laudet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2015 10:2

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  38. Content type: Review

    Preventive interventions for adolescents are an important priority within school systems. Several interventions have been developed, but the effectiveness of such interventions varies considerably between stud...

    Authors: Henriette Kyrrestad Strøm, Frode Adolfsen, Sturla Fossum, Sabine Kaiser and Monica Martinussen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:48

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  39. Content type: Research

    Competency profiles for occupational clusters within Canada’s substance abuse workforce (SAW) define the need for skill and knowledge in evidence-based practice (EBP) across all its members. Members of the Sen...

    Authors: Matthew Murphy, M Jayne MacCarthy, Lynda McAllister and Robert Gilbert

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:47

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  40. Content type: Research

    Concomitant cocaine use is a major problem in clinical practice in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and may interfere with successful treatment. Data from European methadone populations is sparse. This re...

    Authors: Marcus Baumeister, Marc Vogel, Kenneth M Dürsteler-MacFarland, Urs Gerhard, Johannes Strasser, Marc Walter, Gerhard A Wiesbeck and Sylvie A Petitjean

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:46

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  41. Content type: Research

    Research on street children and youth has shown that this population is at high risk for substance use. Though risky sexual behaviours have been investigated and widely reported among street youth in resource ...

    Authors: Kwaku Oppong Asante, Anna Meyer-Weitz and Inge Petersen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:45

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  42. Content type: Research

    Opioid substitution treatment (OST) has multiple benefits for heroin injectors and is an evidence-based major component of international treatment. The current qualitative study sought to explore participants’...

    Authors: Rachel Ayres, Jenny Ingram, Avril Rees, Jane Neale, Angela Beattie and Maggie Telfer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:44

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  43. Content type: Short Report

    Consumption levels of prescription opioids (POs) have increased substantially worldwide, particularly the United States. An emerging perspective implicates increasing consumption levels of POs as the primary s...

    Authors: Sameer Imtiaz, Kevin D Shield, Benedikt Fischer and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:43

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  44. Content type: Research

    Substance use among adolescents has caused worldwide public health concern in recent years. Overseas studies have demonstrated an association between adolescent self-esteem and substance use, but studies withi...

    Authors: Cynthia ST Wu, Ho Ting Wong, Carmen HM Shek and Alice Yuen Loke

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:42

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  45. Content type: Research

    Engaging individuals who have a substance use disorder (SUD) in treatment continues to be a challenge for the specialty addiction treatment field. Research has consistently revealed high rates of missed appoin...

    Authors: David Loveland and Hilary Driscoll

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:41

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  46. Content type: Research

    Empirical evidence has suggested that drug treatment courts (DTCs) reduce re-arrest rates. However, DTC program completion rates are low and little is known about the effectiveness of lower levels of program p...

    Authors: Elizabeth J Gifford, Lindsey M Eldred, Sabrina A McCutchan and Frank A Sloan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:40

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  47. Content type: Research

    Recent substance abuse research indicates gender differences in the substance-related epidemiology, biological responses, progression to dependence, medical consequences and treatments. Studies exploring human...

    Authors: Wen-Yin Chen, Ming-Chyi Huang and Shih-Ku Lin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:39

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  48. Content type: Research

    Among high-risk youth, those who may be at increased risk for adverse alcohol and other drug (AOD) use outcomes may benefit from targeted prevention efforts; how youth acquire AOD may provide an objective mean...

    Authors: Karen Chan Osilla, Eric R Pedersen, Brett A Ewing, Jeremy NV Miles, Rajeev Ramchand and Elizabeth J D’Amico

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:38

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  49. Content type: Research

    One important public health issue associated with opioid use today is the risk of hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Although methadone maintenance may help to decrease HCV-related risk practices, HCV risk behaviors...

    Authors: Perrine Roux, Caroline Lions, Laurent Michel, Marion Mora, Jean-Pierre Daulouède, Fabienne Marcellin, Bruno Spire, Alain Morel and Patrizia M Carrieri

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:37

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