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  1. Short report

    Neuropsychological function is improved among opioid dependent adults who adhere to opiate agonist treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone: a preliminary study

    Among persons with opioid use disorder (OUD), neuropsychological dysfunction is associated with depression, and better neuropsychological function is associated with opioid abstinence. However, it is unknown w...

    Travis M. Scott, Monica Rivera Mindt, Chinazo O. Cunningham, Franchesca Arias, Kelly Coulehan, Aprille Mangalonzo, Pat Olsen and Julia H. Arnsten

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:48

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  2. Research

    Willingness to receive intravenous buprenorphine treatment in opioid-dependent people refractory to oral opioid maintenance treatment: results from a community-based survey in France

    Injectable opioids are an interesting option for people who inject drugs (PWID) that do not respond to oral Opioid Maintenance Treatment (OMT). To date, intravenous (IV) buprenorphine - a safer drug than full-...

    Perrine Roux, Daniela Rojas Castro, Khadim Ndiaye, Laélia Briand Madrid, Virginie Laporte, Marion Mora, Gwenaelle Maradan, Stéphane Morel, Bruno Spire and Patrizia Carrieri

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:46

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  3. Research

    Problematic khat use as a possible risk factor for harmful use of other psychoactive substances: a mixed method study in Ethiopia

    Substance use disorders along with neuropsychiatric disorders contributed about 14% of the global burden of disease. Harmful alcohol use, is a known contributor for many harms (accidents, suicide, violence, an...

    Awoke Mihretu, Solomon Teferra and Abebaw Fekadu

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:47

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  4. Commentary

    The opioid crisis: past, present and future policy climate in Ontario, Canada

    Addressing opioid use disorder has become a priority in Ontario, Canada, because of its high economic, social and health burden. There continues to be stigma and criticism relating to opioid use disorder and t...

    Kristen A. Morin, Joseph K. Eibl, Alexandra M. Franklyn and David C. Marsh

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:45

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  5. Research

    Licit and illicit substance use patterns among university students in Germany using cluster analysis

    The use of multiple licit and illicit substances plays an important role in many university students’ lives. Previous research on multiple substance use patterns of university students, however, often fails to...

    Laura Schilling, Hajo Zeeb, Claudia Pischke, Stefanie Helmer, Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak, Ralf Reintjes, Ulla Walter, Maria Girbig, Alexander Krämer, Andrea Icks and Sven Schneider

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:44

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  6. Research

    Lead poisoning among opium users in Iran: an emerging health hazard

    Lead (Pb) poisoning among people using opium has been an increasing problem in Iran. The present study highlights the clinical effects of lead toxicity associated with opium use in Iran, Kerman province.

    Mohammad Mahdi Hayatbakhsh, Zohreh Oghabian, Elvira Conlon, Samaneh Nakhaee, Ali Reza Amirabadizadeh, Mohammad Javad Zahedi, Sodief Darvish Moghadam, Bighan Ahmadi, Somayeh Soroush, Jan Aaseth and Omid Mehrpour

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:43

    Published on: 5 October 2017

  7. Short report

    History of medication-assisted treatment and its association with initiating others into injection drug use in San Diego, CA

    Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) remains the gold standard for the treatment of opioid use disorder. MAT also reduces the frequency of injecting among people who inject drugs (PWID). Relatedly, data suggest...

    Maria Luisa Mittal, Devesh Vashishtha, Shelly Sun, Sonia Jain, Jazmine Cuevas-Mota, Richard Garfein, Steffanie A. Strathdee and Dan Werb

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:42

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  8. Review

    Is there room for resilience? A scoping review and critique of substance use literature and its utilization of the concept of resilience

    Research in the area of illicit substance use remains preoccupied with describing and analyzing the risks of people who use drugs (PWUD), however more recently there has been a drive to use a strengths-based o...

    Katherine Rudzinski, Peggy McDonough, Rosemary Gartner and Carol Strike

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:41

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  9. Review

    Zonnic®: a new player in an old field

    The tobacco industry is continually evolving to adapt to increasing tobacco control pressure and regulation, and to cater to consumer preferences. Recently, RJ Reynolds rolled-out a nicotine-containing gum, Zo...

    Min Gong, Michael S. Dunbar, Claude Setodji and William G. Shadel

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:40

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  10. Research

    Sexual behaviors among methadone maintenance patients in a mountainous area in northern Vietnam

    Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) improves patients’ ability to access HIV-related services and reduces needle sharing and other risky HIV-related behaviors. However, patients may continue to engage in ris...

    Victoria L. Boggiano, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Hung Van Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Hai Quan Le, Canh Dinh Hoang, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Nabil Zary and Thuc Minh Thi Vu

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:39

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  11. Research

    A mixed methods study of HIV-related services in buprenorphine treatment

    Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a major risk factor in the acquisition and transmission of HIV. Clinical practice guidelines call for the integration of HIV services in OUD treatment. This mixed methods study des...

    Hannah K. Knudsen, Jennifer Cook, Michelle R. Lofwall, Sharon L. Walsh, Jamie L. Studts and Jennifer R. Havens

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:37

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  12. Review

    Chronic pain and opioid misuse: a review of reviews

    The crisis of prescription opioid (PO) related harms has focused attention toward identifying and treating high-risk populations. This review aims to synthesize systematic reviews on the epidemiology and clini...

    Pauline Voon, Mohammad Karamouzian and Thomas Kerr

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:36

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  13. Research

    Barriers to accessing and using health insurance cards among methadone maintenance treatment patients in northern Vietnam

    Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients face unique costs associated with their healthcare expenditures. As such, it is important that these patients have access to health insurance (HI) to help them pa...

    Bach Xuan Tran, Victoria L. Boggiano, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Anh Tuan Le Nguyen and Carl A. Latkin

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:35

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  14. Research

    Functional beliefs and risk minimizing beliefs among Thai healthcare workers in Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai hospital: its association with intention to quit tobacco and alcohol

    Individual health beliefs are likely to play a key role in how people respond to knowledge and information about the potential harm from smoking and alcohol abuse. The objectives of the study were to 1) explor...

    Surin Jiraniramai, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Nalinee Jakkaew, Tinakon Wongpakaran and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:34

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  15. Research

    Relationships between received and perceived social support and health-related quality of life among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment in Mainland China

    Social support has been considered one of the most important factors of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) evaluations among different populations; however, few studies have explored the relationships of b...

    Kaina Zhou, Hengxin Li, Xiaoli Wei, Juan Yin, Peifeng Liang, Hongmei Zhang, Lingling Kou, Mengmeng Hao, Lijuan You, Xiaomei Li and Guihua Zhuang

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:33

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  16. Research

    Adherence to methadone maintenance treatment and associated factors among patients in Vietnamese mountainside areas

    Medication adherence is essential to achieve successful methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). However, treatment adherence among MMT patients in the mountainous setting in Vietnam has not been yet investigate...

    Long Hoang Nguyen, Huong Thu Thi Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran and Carl A. Latkin

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:31

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  17. Research

    The validity and reliability of the Mandarin Chinese version of the drug abuse screening test among adolescents in Taiwan

    This study aimed to investigate the validity and reliability of the Mandarin Chinese version of the Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-20) among adolescents, as well as examining the test’s predictability with re...

    Jung-Yu Liao, Hsueh-Yun Chi, Jong-Long Guo, Chiu-Mieh Huang and Shu-Fang Shih

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:30

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  18. Research

    Physical pain is common and associated with nonmedical prescription opioid use among people who inject drugs

    People who inject drugs (PWID) often have poor health and lack access to health care. The aim of this study was to examine whether PWID engage in self-treatment through nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPO...

    Disa Dahlman, Alex H. Kral, Lynn Wenger, Anders Hakansson and Scott P. Novak

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:29

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  19. Research

    Intensive Case Management for Addiction to promote engagement with care of people with severe mental and substance use disorders: an observational study

    Co-occurring severe mental and substance use disorders are associated with physical, psychological and social complications such as homelessness and unemployment. People with severe mental and substance use di...

    Stéphane Morandi, Benedetta Silva, Philippe Golay and Charles Bonsack

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:26

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  20. Research

    Identifying and reducing disparities in successful addiction treatment completion: testing the role of Medicaid payment acceptance

    Medicaid has become the largest payer of substance use disorder treatment and may enhance access to quality care and reduce disparities. We tested whether treatment programs’ acceptance of Medicaid payments wa...

    Erick G. Guerrero, Bryan R. Garner, Benjamin Cook, Yinfei Kong, William A. Vega and Lillian Gelberg

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:27

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  21. Research

    Men’s and women’s response to treatment and perceptions of outcomes in a randomized controlled trial of injectable opioid assisted treatment for severe opioid use disorder

    To test whether there are gender differences in treatment outcomes among patients receiving injectable opioids for the treatment of long-term opioid-dependence. The study additionally explores whether men and ...

    Heather Palis, Kirsten Marchand, Daphne Guh, Suzanne Brissette, Kurt Lock, Scott MacDonald, Scott Harrison, Aslam H. Anis, Michael Krausz, David C. Marsh, Martin T. Schechter and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:25

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  22. Research

    Cohort profile: seek, test, treat and retain United States criminal justice cohort

    The STTR treatment cascade provides a framework for research aimed at improving the delivery of services, care and outcomes of PLWH. The development of effective approaches to increase HIV diagnoses and engage...

    Redonna Chandler, Michael S. Gordon, Bridget Kruszka, Lauren N. Strand, Frederick L. Altice, Curt G. Beckwith, Mary L. Biggs, William Cunningham, J.A. Chris Delaney, Patrick M. Flynn, Carol E. Golin, Kevin Knight, Alex H. Kral, Irene Kuo, Jennifer Lorvick, Robin M. Nance…

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:24

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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