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

    Knowing and, if necessary, altering competitive athletes’ real attitudes towards the use of banned performance-enhancing substances is an important goal of worldwide doping prevention efforts. However athletes...

    Authors: Ralf Brand, Wanja Wolff and Detlef Thieme

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:36

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  14. Content type: Research

    This study examined associations between perceived neighborhood illicit drug selling, peer illicit drug disapproval and illicit drug use among a large nationally representative sample of U.S. high school seniors.

    Authors: Dustin T Duncan, Joseph J Palamar and James H Williams

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:35

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  15. Content type: Research

    Cultural interventions offer the hope and promise of healing from addictions for Indigenous people.a However, there are few published studies specifically examining the type and impact of these interventions. Pos...

    Authors: Margo Rowan, Nancy Poole, Beverley Shea, Joseph P Gone, David Mykota, Marwa Farag, Carol Hopkins, Laura Hall, Christopher Mushquash and Colleen Dell

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:34

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  16. Content type: Research

    Substance use disorders, which include substance abuse and substance dependence, are present in all regions of the world including Middle Eastern Arab countries. Bibliometric analysis is an increasingly used t...

    Authors: Waleed M Sweileh, Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi and Ansam F Sawalha

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:33

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  17. Content type: Research

    Opioid substitution therapy (OST) programs involve the dispensing of OST medicines to patients to address their dependence on heroin and/or other opioid substances. OST medicines are subsidised by the Australi...

    Authors: Alexandra Shepherd, Bianca Perrella and Hendrika Laetitia Hattingh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:32

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  18. Content type: Research

    Supervised injection facilities (SIFs) are venues where people who inject drugs (PWID) have access to a clean and medically supervised environment in which they can safely inject their own illicit drugs. There...

    Authors: Ehsan Jozaghi, Andrew A Reid, Martin A Andresen and Alexandre Juneau

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:31

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  19. Content type: Research

    We examined Mexican migrants’ perceived barriers to entering substance abuse treatment and potential differences by gender.

    Authors: Erick G Guerrero, Jorge Ameth Villatoro, Yinfei Kong, Clara Fleiz, William A Vega, Steffanie A Strathdee and Maria Elena Medina-Mora

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:30

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  20. Content type: Research

    The associations between depressive symptoms and alcohol-related disorders, drinking patterns and other characteristics of alcohol use are important public health issues worldwide. This study aims to study the...

    Authors: Cassiano L S Coelho, Ronaldo R Laranjeira, Jair L F Santos, Ilana Pinsky, Marcos Zaleski, Raul Caetano and José Alexandre S Crippa

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:29

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  21. Content type: Research

    Telephone helplines are easily available and can offer anonymity. Alcohol helplines may be a potential gateway to a more advanced support protocol, and they may function as a primary support option for some. H...

    Authors: Kozma Ahacic, Lena Nederfeldt and Ásgeir R Helgason

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:28

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  22. Content type: Review

    To our knowledge, there has never been a systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature on the trajectory and aetiology of nonmedical anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use.

    Authors: Dominic Sagoe, Cecilie Schou Andreassen and Ståle Pallesen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:27

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  23. Content type: Research

    In view of the current economic crisis and the resulting austerity measures being implemented by governments across Europe, public expenditure for substance abuse treatment has increasingly become a subject of...

    Authors: Delfine Lievens, Freya Vander Laenen and Johan Christiaens

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:26

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  24. Content type: Research

    An important way of reducing tobacco use is to train the health professional (HP) students to assist in tobacco cessation by educating patients and public. In order to shape their thoughts for the desired role...

    Authors: Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Sidra Zaheer and Kashif Shafique

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:25

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  25. Content type: Research

    Psychostimulants and cannabis are two of the three most commonly used illicit drugs by young Australians. As such, it is important to deliver prevention for these substances to prevent their misuse and to redu...

    Authors: Laura Elise Vogl, Nicola Clare Newton, Katrina Elizabeth Champion and Maree Teesson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:24

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  26. Content type: Short Report

    The most widely used maintenance treatment for opioid dependency is substitution with long-acting oral opioids. Treatment with injectable diacetylmorphine provides an opportunity for patients to stabilize and ...

    Authors: Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Daphne Guh, Kirsten Marchand, David C Marsh, Kurt Lock, Suzanne Brissette, Aslam H Anis and Martin T Schechter

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:23

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  27. Content type: Research

    The Swedish National Alcohol Helpline was developed with the intention to provide an easily available, low threshold service to hazardous and harmful alcohol users in the community. The primary aim of this stu...

    Authors: Nelleke Heinemans, Mats Toftgård, Kerstin Damström-Thakker and Maria Rosaria Galanti

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:22

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    Researcher-stakeholder collaboration has been identified as critical to bridging research and health system change. While collaboration models vary, meaningful stakeholder involvement over time (“integrated kn...

    Authors: Joanna Henderson, Wendy Sword, Alison Niccols and Maureen Dobbins

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:21

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  29. Content type: Research

    An earlier study using social marketing and audience segmentation distinguished five segments of Dutch adolescents aged 12–18 years based on their attitudes towards alcohol. The present, qualitative study focu...

    Authors: Meriam M Janssen, Jolanda JP Mathijssen, Marja JH van Bon-Martens, Hans AM van Oers and Henk FL Garretsen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:20

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  30. Content type: Research

    The non-compliant use of opioid substitution treatment (OST) medicines is widespread and well-documented. However, less is known about characteristics of non-compliant OST medicine use and the factors that pre...

    Authors: Alicia Casati, Daniela Piontek and Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:19

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  31. Content type: Research

    Historically substance misuse has been relatively common in western countries, but comparatively few Finns report drug use. The Drugs 2020 study aimed at foreseeing changes in the drug situation in Finland by ...

    Authors: Tomi Lintonen, Anne Konu, Sanna Rönkä and Elina Kotovirta

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:18

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  32. Content type: Research

    This study aims to understand which young adults’ drinking behaviors change in the presence of happy hour specials, the ways in which they change, and whether a link exists between happy hour drinking behavior...

    Authors: Julie Marie Baldwin, John M Stogner and Bryan Lee Miller

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:17

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  33. Content type: Short Report

    To examine risk factors for use of hospital services among racial and ethnic minority clients in publicly funded substance abuse treatment in Los Angeles County, California. We explored cross-sectional annual ...

    Authors: Julie A Cederbaum, Erick G Guerrero, Keyon R Mitchell and Tina Kim

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:16

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  34. Content type: Research

    Each year, nearly 20 million Americans with alcohol or illicit drug dependence do not receive treatment. The Affordable Care Act and parity laws are expected to result in increased access to treatment through ...

    Authors: Darren Urada, Cheryl Teruya, Lillian Gelberg and Richard Rawson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:15

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  35. Content type: Research

    Harmful alcohol use can compromise worker health and productivity. Persons employed in safety-sensitive occupations are particularly vulnerable to hazardous alcohol use and its associated risks. This study des...

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

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:14

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  36. Content type: Research

    Opioid replacement treatment (ORT) with methadone is regarded as gold standard in the treatment of opioid addiction. Treatment doses of 60 mg methadone per day and above are associated with better treatment re...

    Authors: Jens Reimer, Eduard Boniakowski, Christian Bachner, Bernd Weber, Wieland Tietje, Uwe Verthein and Stephan Walcher

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:13

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  37. Content type: Research

    Across Europe, illicit drug-related mortality has not declined despite ever increasing prevention measures. The cause of these deaths has traditionally been associated with overdose. Previous findings have rev...

    Authors: Ute Maurer, Carola Kager, Christina Fellinger, Dagmara Loader, Augustin Pollesböck, Bernhard Spitzer and Reinhart Jarisch

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:12

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  38. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors associated with dropout from Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) clinics within a 1 year follow-up cohort study in China.

    Authors: Haifeng Jiang, Yun Han, Jiang Du, Fei Wu, Ruimin Zhang, Huaihui Zhang, Jun Wang, Zhirong Zhou, Yih-Ing Hser and Min Zhao

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:11

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  39. Content type: Research

    Susceptibility to smoke has been recognized as a strong predictor of smoking experimentation and taking up regular smoking habit. The identification of smoking susceptible individuals and its determinants is i...

    Authors: Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Sidra Zaheer, Saadiyah Rao and Kashif Shafique

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:10

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  40. Content type: Research

    Little is known regarding the demographic and behavioral characteristics of nonmedical prescription drug users (NMPDUs) entering substance abuse treatment settings, and information on the HIV-related risk prof...

    Authors: Catherine L O’Grady, Hilary L Surratt, Steven P Kurtz and Maria A Levi-Minzi

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

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  41. Content type: Research

    The use of cognitive enhancement (CE) by means of pharmaceutical agents has been the subject of intense debate both among scientists and in the media. This study investigates several drivers of and obstacles t...

    Authors: Sebastian Sattler, Guido Mehlkop, Peter Graeff and Carsten Sauer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:8

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  42. Content type: Research

    Doping attitude is a key variable in predicting athletes’ intention to use forbidden performance enhancing drugs. Indirect reaction-time based attitude tests, such as the implicit association test, conceal the...

    Authors: Ralf Brand, Philipp Heck and Matthias Ziegler

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:7

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  43. Content type: Research

    “Clubs against drugs” (CAD) is a comprehensive program with a systems approach to prevention with the intention of preventing drug use in nightclub environment. In 2001 CAD was developed and implemented in Sto...

    Authors: Elin Norrgård, Ewa Wikström, Chris Pickering, Johanna Gripenberg and Fredrik Spak

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:6

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  44. Content type: Short Report

    To date, scholarly discourse over the Amethyst Initiative has primarily debated the relative effectiveness of the 21 year-old Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA). Unfortunately, this discourse has failed to acco...

    Authors: Adam E Barry, Michael L Stellefson and Conrad L Woolsey

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:5

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  45. Content type: Research

    Use of the femoral vein for the injection of illicit drugs (i.e. groin injecting) has been linked to various health-related harms, including deep vein thrombosis. However, little is known about the prevalence ...

    Authors: Lianping Ti, Kanna Hayashi, Karyn Kaplan, Paisan Suwannawong, Evan Wood and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:4

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  46. Content type: Research

    The objective of the current study was to examine predictors and moderators of response to two HIV sexual risk interventions of different content and duration for individuals in substance abuse treatment progr...

    Authors: Paul Crits-Christoph, Robert Gallop, Jaclyn S Sadicario, Hannah M Markell, Donald A Calsyn, Wan Tang, Hua He, Xin Tu and George Woody

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:3

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  47. Content type: Short Report

    Crack use is prevalent among street drug users in Brazilian cities, yet despite recent help system reforms and investments, treatment utilization is low. Other studies have identified a variety of – often inco...

    Authors: Marcelo Cruz, Neilane Bertoni, Francisco I Bastos, Chantal Burnett, Jenna Gooch and Benedikt Fischer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:2

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  48. Content type: Research

    Obesity is a public health problem of alarming proportions, including among the university population in Latin America. The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between the self-reported body ma...

    Authors: Pablo Vera-Villarroel, José A Piqueras, Walter Kuhne, Pim Cuijpers and Annemieke van Straten

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2014 9:1

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  49. Content type: Short Report

    Neuroenhancement (NE), the use of psychoactive substances in order to enhance a healthy individual’s cognitive functioning from a proficient to an even higher level, is prevalent in student populations. Accord...

    Authors: Wanja Wolff, Franz Baumgarten and Ralf Brand

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2013 8:41

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