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  1. States have passed various legislative acts in an attempt to reduce opioid prescribing and corresponding doctor shopping, including prescription drug monitoring programs. This study seeks to determine the asso...

    Authors: Sukhada S. Joshi, Nicole Adams, Yuehwern Yih and Paul M. Griffin
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:30
  2. Understanding the reasons for loss to follow-up (LTFU) in cohort studies, especially among marginalized groups such as people who inject drugs (PWID), is needed to strengthen the rigor of efficacy trials for p...

    Authors: Ghazal Mousavian, Nima Ghalekhani, Fatemeh Tavakoli, Willi McFarland, Armita Shahesmaeili, Heidar Sharafi, Mehrdad Khezri, Soheil Mehmandoost, Jasem Zarei, Hamid Sharifi and Ali Mirzazadeh
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:29
  3. Although the relationship between acute alcohol consumption and injuries is well recognized, studies exploring how the time of day the drinking commences affects alcohol-related injuries have been scarce. This...

    Authors: Bundit Sornpaisarn, Sarnti Sornpaisarn and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:28
  4. For over 30 years, syringe services programs (SSPs) have served as an efficacious intervention for the prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C transmission among persons who use drugs. Despite a strong body of evide...

    Authors: Timothy P. McMullen, Mahan Naeim, Carol Newark, Haden Oliphant, Jeffrey Suchard and Faried Banimahd
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:27
  5. Amid increasing opioid overdose deaths in Canada since 2010 and a changing naloxone access landscape, there is a need for up-to-date research on Canadian women’s experiences with opioids. Studies on Canadian t...

    Authors: Emilie R. Macleod, Iren Tajbakhsh, Sarah Hamilton-Wright, Nancy Laliberte, Jessica L. Wiese and Flora I. Matheson
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:26
  6. Recovery has been outlined as a process of change through which involvement and empowerment enables individuals to reach their goals and aspirations. Recovery self-assessment (RSA) is an instrument that has be...

    Authors: Dagny Adriaenssen Johannessen, Amy Østertun Geirdal and Trond Nordfjærn
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:24

    The Correction to this article has been published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:72

  7. Amid a Canadian opioid crisis, many have turned to natural health products, such as kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), to manage their opioid withdrawal. Kratom has also been reported to relieve anxiety, improve stamin...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Muhammad Ans and Amn Marwaha
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:23
  8. In North America the opioid poisoning crisis currently faces the unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, further straining people and communities already facing structural and individual vul...

    Authors: Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Scott MacDonald, Charles Boissonneault and Kelli Harper
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:22
  9. Court-mandated substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, as compared to nonmandated treatment, has been associated with increased retention and completion. However, whether child protective services (CPS)-mandat...

    Authors: Dean Rivera, Donna Dueker and Hortensia Amaro
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:21
  10. There is high co-occurrence of substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health disorders. We aimed to assess impact of substance use patterns and sociodemographic factors on mental health distress using the te...

    Authors: Christer Frode Aas, Jørn Henrik Vold, Rolf Gjestad, Svetlana Skurtveit, Aaron Guanliang Lim, Kristian Varden Gjerde, Else-Marie Løberg, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:20
  11. There is a high risk of death from opioid overdose following release from prison. Efforts to develop and implement overdose prevention programs for justice-involved populations have increased in recent years. ...

    Authors: Christine E. Grella, Erika Ostlie, Christy K. Scott, Michael L. Dennis, John Carnevale and Dennis P. Watson
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:19
  12. Young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (YMSM) are especially vulnerable to the risks associated with sexualized substance use, or ‘chemsex’. Engaging in chemsex established as a major risk fa...

    Authors: Rayner Kay Jin Tan, Caitlin Alsandria O’Hara, Wee Ling Koh, Daniel Le, Avin Tan, Adrian Tyler, Calvin Tan, Chronos Kwok, Sumita Banerjee and Mee Lian Wong
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:18
  13. In the early 2000s, increasing prevalence of psycho-stimulant (e.g., crack/cocaine, methamphetamine) use and related harms, including severe adverse health outcomes, was observed among - mostly marginalized - ...

    Authors: Benedikt Fischer, Caroline O’Keefe-Markman, Angelica (Min-Hye) Lee and Dimitri Daldegan-Bueno
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:17
  14. Most U.S. states have legalized cannabis for medical and/or recreational use. In a 6-month prospective observational study, we examined changes in adult cannabis use patterns and health perceptions following b...

    Authors: Kathleen Gali, Sandra J. Winter, Naina J. Ahuja, Erica Frank and Judith J. Prochaska
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:16
  15. Opioid-related mortality is high and increasing in the Western world, and interventions aimed at reducing opioid-related deaths represent an important area of study. In Skåne County, Sweden, a patient choice r...

    Authors: Lisa Andersson, Anders Håkansson, Jonas Berge and Björn Johnson
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:15
  16. The Opioid Reduction Act (SB 273) took effect in West Virginia in June 2018. This legislation limited ongoing chronic opioid prescriptions to 30 days’ supply, and first-time opioid prescriptions to 7 days’ sup...

    Authors: Cara L. Sedney, Maryam Khodaverdi, Robin Pollini, Patricia Dekeseredy, Nathan Wood and Treah Haggerty
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:14
  17. Relapse to substance use after successful detoxication and rehabilitation is a public health concern worldwide. Forty to sixty percent of persons in general relapsed after completing detoxication and rehabilit...

    Authors: Eric Kabisa, Emmanuel Biracyaza, Jean d’Amour Habagusenga and Aline Umubyeyi
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:13
  18. Global opioid consumption increased multifold post-2000, disproportionately in high-income countries, with severe mortality/morbidity consequences. Latin America features comparatively low opioid availability;...

    Authors: Lucas O. Maia, Dimitri Daldegan-Bueno and Benedikt Fischer
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:12
  19. The impact of addiction extends beyond the individual using a substance. Caring for an individual with addiction creates persistent stressful circumstances that cause worry, anger, depression, shame, guilt, an...

    Authors: Geoffrey Maina, Marcella Ogenchuk, Taryn Phaneuf and Abukari Kwame
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:11
  20. Monk healers provide an accessible and popular service in Southeast Asia, but little is known on the substance use status of their clients. This investigation intended to assess and compare the rate and correl...

    Authors: Supa Pengpid and Karl Peltzer
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:10
  21. Anxiety, an important factor that affects the therapeutic effect and preservation rate of methadone maintenance treatment, has a high prevalence among MMT patients. This study aims to investigate the effects o...

    Authors: Penghui Cao, Zhaohua Zhang, Jun Zhong, Shichao Xu, Qiaofang Huang and Ni Fan
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:9
  22. Opioid use disorder (OUD), a chronic disease, is a major public health problem. Despite availability of effective treatment, too few people receive it and treatment retention is low. Understanding barriers and...

    Authors: Alison C. Lynch, Andrea N. Weber, Suzy Hedden, Sayeh Sabbagh, Stephan Arndt and Laura Acion
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:8
  23. This study examines how the North Carolina state prevention system responded to a policy shift from individual-level prevention strategies to environmental strategies from the perspective of the organizations ...

    Authors: Parissa J. Ballard, Melinda Pankratz, Kimberly G. Wagoner, Jennifer Cornacchione Ross, Scott D. Rhodes, Sunday Azagba, Eunyoung Y. Song and Mark Wolfson
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:7
  24. Although commercial cultivation and trading of marijuana, commonly known as cannabis or dagga in the South African context, remains an illicit practice, adolescents actively engage in it. However, contextual i...

    Authors: Emmanuel Manu, Mbuyiselo Douglas and Mohlomi Jafta Ntsaba
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:6
  25. Consuming drugs in conjunction with sexual intercourse may shape the perceived interdependence of drug use and sexual intercourse (PIDS). Additionally, the severity of drug problems may have a significant impa...

    Authors: Risa Yamada, Takuya Shimane, Ayumi Kondo, Masako Yonezawa and Toshihiko Matsumoto
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:5
  26. Alcohol use during pregnancy has been associated with several births and developmental disorders. This study set out to determine the various forms of alcohol consumption among pregnant women and their predict...

    Authors: Apophia Agiresaasi, Goretti Nassanga, Gakenia Wamuyu Maina, Juliet Kiguli, Elizabeth Nabiwemba and Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:3
  27. Alcohol use disorders (AUD) in tuberculosis patients are complicated with poor compliance to anti-tuberculosis treatment and poor tuberculosis treatment outcomes. However, aggregate data concerning this proble...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Mekonnen Tsehay, Muhammed Seid, Yosef Zenebe, Asmare Belete, Habitam Gelaye and Amare Muche
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:2
  28. Research has demonstrated that therapeutic interventions based on the self-efficacy theory produce positive outcomes for people who exhibit addictive behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use. Several questionna...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Seyed Abolhassan Naghibi, Tahereh Pashaei, Mosharafeh Chaleshgar-Kordasiabi, Mahbobeh Daneshnia and Koen Ponnet
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:1
  29. The impact of clinical and sociodemographic factors on fatigue remains unknown among patients with substance use disorders (SUD). This study aims to evaluate fatigue among patients with SUD using a nine-item f...

    Authors: Jørn Henrik Vold, Rolf Gjestad, Christer F. Aas, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Svetlana Skurtveit, Else-Marie Løberg, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:93
  30. Substance use disorders (SUD) are prevalent among those in the juvenile justice system. SUD treatment programs implemented in correctional settings can prevent overdose and other health-related problems among ...

    Authors: Micah E. Johnson and Dieu X. Tran
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:92
  31. Today, COVID-19 is spreading around the world. Information about its mechanism, prognostic factors, and management is minimal. COVID-19, as a human disease, has several identifying phases. Physicians of patien...

    Authors: Mahshid Ataei, Farshad M. Shirazi, Roland J. Lamarine, Samaneh Nakhaee and Omid Mehrpour
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:91
  32. Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) are among the most prevalent mental disorders in the world. They are the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among 15 to 49-year-olds. Links between alcohol m...

    Authors: Morgane Guillou Landreat, Céline Beauvais, Marie Grall Bronnec, Delphine Le Goff, Jean Yves Le reste, Delphine Lever, Antoine Dany and Karine Gallopel Morvan
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:90
  33. Women’s rise in opioid use disorder has increased their presence in the criminal justice system and related risk behaviors for HIV infection. Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective biomedical...

    Authors: Sarahmona M. Przybyla, Catherine Cerulli, Jacob Bleasdale, Kennethea Wilson, Melissa Hordes, Nabila El-Bassel and Diane S. Morse
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:89
  34. Recent evidence from Western countries suggests that private school students are more prone to drug use. Such an evidence is lacking in Muslim countries. The aim of this study was to examine whether the risk o...

    Authors: Ali Bahramnejad, Abedin Iranpour and Nouzar Nakhaee
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:88
  35. To describe and explore somatic disease burdens of ageing long-term patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT), a unique population emerging in countries offering OMT as a long-term treatment.

    Authors: David Medved, Thomas Clausen, Anne Bukten, Ronny Bjørnestad and Ashley Elizabeth Muller
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:87
  36. Measuring behavioral health treatment accessibility requires timely, comprehensive and accurate data collection. Existing public sources of data have inconsistent metrics, delayed times to publication and do n...

    Authors: Sierra X. Vaughn, Hannah L. Maxey, Alyson Keen, Kelli Thoele and Robin Newhouse
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:85
  37. The US 21st Century Cures Act provided $7.5 billion in grant funding to states and territories for evidence-based responses to the opioid epidemic. Currently, little is known about optimal strategies for susta...

    Authors: Lauren Caton, Mina Yuan, Dexter Louie, Carlos Gallo, Karen Abram, Lawrence Palinkas, C. Hendricks Brown and Mark McGovern
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:84
  38. Smoking is a social epidemic and one of the main risk factors for premature deaths and disabilities worldwide. In the present study, we investigated the Pattern of Cigarette Smoking: intensity, cessation, and ...

    Authors: Behrooz Hamzeh, Vahid Farnia, Mehdi Moradinazar, Yahya Pasdar, Ebrahim Shakiba, Farid Najafi and Mostafa Alikhani
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:83
  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Alemu Earsido Addila, Telake Azale Bisetegn, Yigzaw Kebede Gete, Mezgebu Yitayal Mengistu and Getnet Mihretie Beyene
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:82

    The original article was published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:29

  40. There is an emerging literature on the impact of correctional substance abuse treatment (SAT) on reoffending for people in prison with substance misuse issues. This study estimates a pathway effect for people ...

    Authors: Arun Sondhi, Alessandro Leidi and David Best
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:81
  41. With increasing frequencies of non-fatal overdose in people who inject drugs (PWID), it is essential to improve our knowledge about associated risk factors for overdose to inform overdose prevention and assist...

    Authors: Mehdi Noroozi, Peter Higgs, Azadeh Bayani, Bahram Armoon, Ali Nazeri Astaneh, Ladan Fattah Moghaddam and Mohammad Askari
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:80
  42. Supervised injection facilities have been set-up in many countries to curb the health risks associated with unsafe injection practices. These facilities have, however, been met with vocal opposition, notably i...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Munoz Sastre, Lonzozou Kpanake and Etienne Mullet
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:79
  43. In the U.S. and Canada, people who inject drugs’ (PWID) enrollment in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been associated with a reduced likelihood that they will assist others in injection initiation even...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Meyers, Claudia Rafful, Sonia Jain, Xiaoying Sun, Britt Skaathun, Andrew Guise, Patricia Gonzalez-Zuñiga, Steffanie A. Strathdee, Dan Werb and Maria Luisa Mittal
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:78
  44. Previous studies have rarely explored the effect of type of sentencing on employment status among illegal heroin users, therefore, we aims to examine the association of the sentencing types and employment outc...

    Authors: Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Li-Chun Chang, Shih-Wen Wang, Hsiao-Pei Hsu, Jung-Yu Liao and Jong-Long Guo
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:77
  45. Despite conflicting results in the literature concerning its efficacy in practice, racial matching has been identified as a component of culturally sensitive treatment.

    Authors: Jesse A. Steinfeldt, Shondra L. Clay and Paul E. Priester
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:76
  46. Law enforcement officers (LEOs) come into frequent contact with people who inject drugs (PWID). Through service referrals, LEOs may facilitate PWID engagement in harm reduction, substance use treatment, and ot...

    Authors: Gabriella K. Olgin, Annick Bórquez, Pieter Baker, Erika Clairgue, Mario Morales, Arnulfo Bañuelos, Jaime Arredondo, Alicia Harvey-Vera, Steffanie Strathdee, Leo Beletsky and Javier A. Cepeda
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:75
  47. Early-onset substance use is a risk factor for continued use, dependency, and poor long-term health outcomes. Indigenous youth are more likely to engage in early-onset substance use than their non-Indigenous c...

    Authors: Geoffrey Maina, Maeve Mclean, Solomon Mcharo, Megan Kennedy, Joseph Djiometio and Alexandra King
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:74

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