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  1. Previous literature has shown a divergence by age in the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and substance use: adolescents with low SES are more likely to engage in substance use, as are adults wi...

    Authors: Jennifer L Humensky

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  2. Heavy alcohol use among U.S. college students is a major contributor to young adult morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine whether college alcohol policy enforcement levels predict chang...

    Authors: Sion K Harris, Lon Sherritt, Shari Van Hook, Henry Wechsler and John R Knight

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  3. Exposure to alcohol and illicit substances during pregnancy can have an impact on the child for the rest of his/her life. A Special Child Welfare Clinic (SCWC) in Norway provides care for pregnant women with s...

    Authors: Bjørg Hjerkinn, Morten Lindbæk, Idar Skogmo and Elin Olaug Rosvold

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  4. Several epidemiological studies have shown that cannabis; the most widely used illegal drug in the world, is associated with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD).

    Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Srina Welgama, Alwis Gunawardana, Chinthaka Maithripala, Gamini Jayananda and Senaka Rajapakse

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  5. The field of heroin use disorder intervention has been in transition in South Africa since the outbreak of the heroin epidemic. Yet despite growing evidence of an association between heroin users' use of suppl...

    Authors: Monika ML dos Santos, Solomon T Rataemane, David Fourie and Bruce Trathen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  6. Despite legislation and enforcement activities to prevent underage access to alcohol, underage individuals continue to be able to access alcohol and to do so at levels which put them at significant risk of alc...

    Authors: Michela Morleo, Penny A Cook, Mark A Bellis and Linda Smallthwaite

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  7. We sought to determine predictors of drinking the month before and after beginning college, as well as changes in drinking between these two periods among adjudicated students. We conducted these analyses to i...

    Authors: Heather R Johnson, William H Zywiak, Daniel D Graney, Robert L Stout, Winston B Trefry, Joy E LaGrutta and Frances C Cohen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  8. The continuing gap between the number of people requiring treatment for substance use disorders and those receiving treatment suggests the need to develop new approaches to service delivery. Meanwhile, the use...

    Authors: Nancy R VanDeMark, Nicole R Burrell, Walter F LaMendola, Catherine A Hoich, Nicole P Berg and Eugene Medina

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  9. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, client-centred counselling style aimed at eliciting and strengthening clients' intrinsic motivation to change. There is strong research evidence supporting th...

    Authors: Lisa Forsberg, Lars G Forsberg, Helena Lindqvist and Asgeir R Helgason

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  10. With prolonged use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), occasional incidents of renal disorders have been observed. Independently, it has also been established that there are considerable inter-individual an...

    Authors: Nawed Deshmukh, Andrea Petróczi, James Barker, Andrea D Székely, Iltaf Hussain and Declan P Naughton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:7

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  11. Concern is growing regarding frequent and excessive misuse of alcohol by young people. The average age at which young people in Europe start to drink is twelve and a half, and during the last decade, the quant...

    Authors: Graham F Moore, Heather Rothwell and Jeremy Segrott

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  12. Management of nightlife in UK cities focuses on creating safe places for individuals to drink. Little is known about intoxication levels as measuring total alcohol consumption on nights out is complicated by e...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Karen Hughes, Zara Quigg, Michela Morleo, Ian Jarman and Paulo Lisboa

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  13. Completion of substance abuse treatment is a proximal indicator of positive treatment outcomes. To design interventions to improve outcomes, it is therefore important to unpack the factors contributing to trea...

    Authors: Bronwyn J Myers, Sonja Pasche and Mohamed Adam

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  14. This study was conducted to examine the perception and views of medical students regarding the extent of alcohol and substance abuse in the community and the possible predisposing factors for this problem.

    Authors: Ali I Al-Haqwi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  15. Over 20% of women smoke throughout pregnancy despite the known risks to mother and child. Engagement in face-to-face support is a good measure of service reach. The Scottish Government has set a target that by...

    Authors: David M Tappin, Susan MacAskill, Linda Bauld, Douglas Eadie, Debbie Shipton and Linsey Galbraith

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  16. Information on the economic impact of alcohol consumption can provide important evidence in supporting policies to reduce its associated harm. To date, several studies on the economic costs of alcohol consumpt...

    Authors: Montarat Thavorncharoensap, Yot Teerawattananon, Jomkwan Yothasamut, Chanida Lertpitakpong and Usa Chaikledkaew

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:20

    Content type: Review

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  17. Subsequent publication rate of abstracts presented at meetings is seen as an indicator of the interest and quality of the meeting. We have analyzed characteristics and rate publication in peer-reviewed journal...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Valderrama-Zurián, Máxima Bolaños-Pizarro, Francisco Jesús Bueno-Cañigral, F Javier Álvarez, José Antonio Ontalba-Ruipérez and Rafael Aleixandre-Benavent

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:19

    Content type: Short Report

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  18. Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (COD) are the norm rather than the exception. It is therefore critical that performance measures are developed to assess the quality of care for individua...

    Authors: David J Dausey, Harold A Pincus and James M Herrell

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:18

    Content type: Research

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  19. Given concerns over rising use of methamphetamine, especially among street-involved youth, and the links between exposure to the correctional system and the production of drug-related harm, we sought to assess...

    Authors: M-J Milloy, Thomas Kerr, Jane Buxton, Julio Montaner and Evan Wood

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  20. Thailand has traditionally pursued an aggressive enforcement-based anti-illicit drug policy in an effort to make the country "drug-free." In light of this ongoing approach, we sought to assess impacts of enfor...

    Authors: Dan Werb, Kanna Hayashi, Nadia Fairbairn, Karyn Kaplan, Paisan Suwannawong, Calvin Lai and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:16

    Content type: Short Report

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  21. Access to sterile syringes is a proven means of reducing the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis, and bacterial infections among injection drug users. In many U.S. states and te...

    Authors: GE Macalino, D Dhawan Sachdev, JD Rich, C Becker, LJ Tan, L Beletsky and S Burris

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  22. To assess the impact of instructional guidance in the regular use of use nicotine nasal spray (NNS) on the true use of NNS during the first three weeks of smoking cessation for heavy smokers who are willing to...

    Authors: Laurent Rey, Paul Vaucher, Françoise Secretan, Jean-Pierre Zellweger and Patrick Bodenmann

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:12

    Content type: Research

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  23. This study examined cross-sectional data collected from substance-using female sex workers (FSW) and non-sex workers (non-SW) in Pretoria, South Africa, who entered a randomized controlled trial.

    Authors: Wendee M Wechsberg, Li-Tzy Wu, William A Zule, Charles D Parry, Felicia A Browne, Winnie K Luseno, Tracy Kline and Amanda Gentry

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  24. Drug and alcohol using women leaving prison or jail face many challenges to successful re-integration in the community and are severely hampered in their efforts by the stigma of drug or alcohol use compounded...

    Authors: Juliana van Olphen, Michele J Eliason, Nicholas Freudenberg and Marilyn Barnes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:10

    Content type: Research

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  25. Street-involved youth are a population at risk of adopting injection as a route of administration, and preventing the transition to injection drug use among street youth represents a public health priority. In...

    Authors: Will Small, Danya Fast, Andrea Krusi, Evan Wood and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  26. There are indications that marijuana is increasingly used to alleviate symptoms and for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions both physical and psychological. The purpose of this study was to descri...

    Authors: Joan L Bottorff, Joy L Johnson, Barbara M Moffat and Tamsin Mulvogue

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  27. Opioid-substitution treatment (OST) for opioid dependence (OD) has proven effective in retaining patients in treatment and reducing illegal opiate abuse and crime. Consequently, the World Health Organization (...

    Authors: Pekka Rapeli, Carola Fabritius, Hely Kalska and Hannu Alho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  28. Since the mid-1970s, the dominant model for U.S. federal housing policy has shifted from unit-based programs to tenant based vouchers and certificates, intended to allow recipients a choice in their housing an...

    Authors: Julia B Dickson-Gomez, Ellen Cromley, Mark Convey and Helena Hilario

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  29. Knowledge of the correlates of smoking is a first step to successful prevention interventions. The social norms theory hypothesises that students' smoking behaviour is linked to their perception of norms for u...

    Authors: Lionel Riou França, Bertrand Dautzenberg, Bruno Falissard and Michel Reynaud

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  30. Treatment for drug use disorders (DUD) can be effective, but only a small proportion of people with DUD seek or receive treatment. Research on racial and ethnic treatment differences and disparities remains un...

    Authors: Brian E Perron, Orion P Mowbray, Joseph E Glass, Jorge Delva, Michael G Vaughn and Mathew Owen Howard

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  31. Many opiate users entering British prisons require prescribed medication to help them achieve abstinence. This commonly takes the form of a detoxification regime. Previously, a range of detoxification agents h...

    Authors: Laura Sheard, Nat MJ Wright, Hany G El-Sayeh, Clive E Adams, Ryan Li and Charlotte NE Tompkins

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  32. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of drug abuse treatment in Peru that used the therapeutic community (TC) model. Program directors and several staff members from all study treatment facilitie...

    Authors: Knowlton Johnson, Zhenfeng Pan, Linda Young, Jude Vanderhoff, Steve Shamblen, Thom Browne, Ken Linfield and Geetha Suresh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:26

    Content type: Research

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  33. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the psychometric properties of four short screening scales to assess problematic forms of cannabis use: Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS), Cannabis Use Disorders Iden...

    Authors: Daniela Piontek, Ludwig Kraus and Danica Klempova

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:25

    Content type: Review

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  34. The inappropriate use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) was originally a problem among athletes but AAS are now often used in nonsport situations and by patients attending regular addiction clinics. The ai...

    Authors: Kurt Skårberg, Fred Nyberg and Ingemar Engström

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:24

    Content type: Research

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  35. Cognitive deficits and personality pathology are prevalent in opiate dependence, even during periods of remission, and likely contribute to relapse. Understanding the relationship between the two in vulnerable...

    Authors: James M Prosser, Daniel Eisenberg, Emily E Davey, Matthew Steinfeld, Lisa J Cohen, Edythe D London and Igor I Galynker

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:23

    Content type: Research

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  36. In this commentary we highlight limitations with the way nonmedical use of prescription medications has been measured in U.S. national studies. We also offer an alternative way of conceptualizing the nonmedica...

    Authors: Carol J Boyd and Sean E McCabe

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:22

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. Alcohol dependence comorbid with major depressive disorder poses a major challenge in the clinical setting. The results in the treatment with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors have been conflicting. Thu...

    Authors: Leea H Muhonen, Jari Lahti, David Sinclair, Jouko Lönnqvist and Hannu Alho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:20

    Content type: Research

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  38. Illicit methamphetamine use continues to be a public health concern in the United States. The goal of the current study was to use a relatively inexpensive methodology to examine the prevalence and demographic...

    Authors: Todd M Durell, Larry A Kroutil, Paul Crits-Christoph, Nina Barchha and David L Van Brunt

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  39. In general having a parent who smokes or smoked is a strong and consistent predictor of smoking initiation among their children while authoritative parenting style, open communication that demonstrates mutual ...

    Authors: Anna V Wilkinson, Sanjay Shete and Alexander V Prokhorov

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:18

    Content type: Research

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