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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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