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  1. In recent years, methamphetamine use has increased noticeably in Iran, and this can make harmful consequences for the health of individuals and society. Therefore, the study aimed to investigate the consequenc...

    Authors: Javad Yoosefi Lebni, Arash Ziapour, Mostafa Qorbani, Fereshteh Baygi, Amin Mirzaei, Omid Safari, Babak Rastegarimehr, Bahar Khosravi and Morteza Mansourian

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:33

    Content type: Research

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  2. Persons who use drug need family and society’s support in the process of treatment and rehabilitation. Therefore, it is imperative to determine the psychological, social, and motivational factors that can help...

    Authors: Sana Shahrabadi, Amir Jalali, Rostam Jalali and Ali Gholami

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:32

    Content type: Research

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  3. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been proven to be effective in improving health status and the quality of life of illicit drug users. Due to the quick expand of methadone program, socialization throu...

    Authors: Tuan Anh Le, Giang Hai Ha, Mai Quynh Thi Le, Lien My Hoang Tran, Duyen Thanh Thi Pham, Ninh Hai Thi Tran, Giang Thu Vu, Long Hoang Nguyen, Hai Quang Pham, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Tung Hoang Tran, Kiet Tuan Huy Pham, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:31

    Content type: Research

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  4. In Iran, as in many other Asian and Middle Eastern countries, some believe that opium has beneficial effects on cardiovascular system. Dependent patients suppose that opium has positive effects on cardiovascul...

    Authors: Samaneh Nakhaee, Saeedeh Ghasemi, Kimiya Karimzadeh, Nasim Zamani, Samaneh Alinejad-Mofrad and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:30

    Content type: Review

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  5. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy represents a significant public health concern. It has several adverse health effects for both the mother and the developing fetus. This study aimed to estimate the pooled ...

    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 15:29

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:82

  6. In China, substance use disorders represent a significant burden on public health and the economy. However, while the range of drugs and drug markets expands and diversifies, the instruments available to evalu...

    Authors: Huiyuan Gao, Meizhu Liu, Xu Luo, Jun Zhang and Taisheng Cai

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:28

    Content type: Research

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  7. Khat (Catha edulis) is a stimulant leaf khat comes from a tree which grows in countries bordering the Red Sea which are along the east coast of Africa and in west Asia. The psycho- active component within these l...

    Authors: Elias Tesfaye, Wolfgang Krahl and Selamawit Alemayehu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:27

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Several studies reported that history of alcohol use among prisoners is higher than the prevalence in the general population. Criminality is found to be associated with alcohol use disorder (AUD) in previous s...

    Authors: Yohannes Gebreegziabhere Haile, Kaleab Berhanu Kebede, Asnake Limenhe, Kassahun Habatmu and Atalay Alem

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:26

    Content type: Research

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  9. Public authorities resort to various control policies in order to curb the prevalence of unhealthy behaviors. As these policies can only succeed to the extent that people agree with them, this study mapped Fre...

    Authors: Sylvie Castanié, Maria Teresa Munoz Sastre, Lonzozou Kpanake and Etienne Mullet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:25

    Content type: Research

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  10. Because alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in patients living with HIV/AIDS are associated with a reduction in therapeutic outcomes and increases the risk of morbidity/mortality, finding an appropriate pharmacothera...

    Authors: Negin Farhadian, Sajad Moradi, Mohammad Hossein Zamanian, Vahid Farnia, Shahab Rezaeian, Maryam Farhadian and Mohsen Shahlaei

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:24

    Content type: Review

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  11. Sustainability of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program involves regularly assessing its impact on health and social outcomes of drug users in different settings, particularly in disadvantaged areas. I...

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Mackenzie Moir, Tam Minh Thi Nguyen, Ha Ngoc Do, Giang Thu Vu, Anh Kim Dang, Giang Hai Ha, Trang Huyen Thi Nguyen, Hoang Quan Vuong, Tung Manh Ho, Nhue Van Dam, Trang Thu Vuong, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:23

    Content type: Research

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  12. North America remains in the midst of an escalating opioid overdose epidemic, largely driven by the influx of synthetic opioids such a fentanyl and related analogues. High rates of mental illness among substan...

    Authors: Lucia Dahlby and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:22

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Opioid Maintenance Treatment (OMT) is a well-evaluated treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Especially, under the condition of imprisonment, OMT is a preventive measure regarding infectious diseases such as...

    Authors: Kathrin Böhmer, Henrike Schecke, Irmgard Render and Norbert Scherbaum

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:21

    Content type: Research

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  14. Recent studies suggest that autonomous and controlled motivation may mediate the relationship between perfectionism and attitudes toward doping. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association amo...

    Authors: Kun Wang, Lei Xu, Jimeng Zhang, Dong Wang and Kaihong Sun

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:20

    Content type: Research

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  15. Driving under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs and certain medicines is not allowed worldwide. Roadside drug testing is considered an important tool for determining such behavior. In Spain, mandatory ro...

    Authors: Francisco Herrera-Gómez, Mercedes García-Mingo and F. Javier Álvarez

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:18

    Content type: Short Report

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  16. Controlled prescription drug use disorders are a growing global health challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Effective supply chain regulations on dispensing and stock control are important for controlling this epi...

    Authors: Pakoyo Fadhiru Kamba, John Mulangwa, Bruhan Kaggwa, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Nelson Kaulukusi Sewankambo, Elly Tebasoboke Katabira, Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Richard Odoi Adome and Robert Cyril Bollinger

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:16

    Content type: Research

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  17. While there has been extensive attention to the ‘demand side’ – or use and adverse consequences, including mortality – of the ‘opioid crisis’ presently unfolding across North America, few considerations have f...

    Authors: Benedikt Fischer, Michelle Pang and Wayne Jones

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:14

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. Quality of life (QoL) has recently attracted increased attention as a major indicator of the recovery from alcohol use disorder (AUD). This study investigated the mediating effects of social support and depres...

    Authors: Soo Bi Lee, Sulki Chung, Jeong Seok Seo, Won Mi Jung and Il Ho Park

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:13

    Content type: Research

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  19. State governments in the United States are increasingly viewing marijuana legalization as a policy option for controlling the opioid epidemic under the premise that marijuana is a less harmful substitute for o...

    Authors: Guohua Li and Stanford Chihuri

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:12

    Content type: Research

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  20. Campus alcohol policy has been associated with student alcohol consumption in numerous studies. However, more information is required to assess the extent to which school policy affects student drinking behavi...

    Authors: Sarah Soyeon Oh, Yeong Jun Ju, Sung-in Jang and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:9

    Content type: Research

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  21. Being a participant in longitudinal follow-up studies is not commonly a factor considered when investigating useful self-change aspects for individuals attempting recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Th...

    Authors: Thomas Solgaard Svendsen, Jone Bjornestad, Tale Ekeroth Slyngstad, James R. McKay, Aleksander Waagan Skaalevik, Marius Veseth, Christian Moltu and Sverre Nesvaag

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:8

    Content type: Research

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  22. Injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) was designed as a pragmatic and compassionate approach for people who have not benefitted from medication assisted treatment with oral opioids (e.g., methadone). Whil...

    Authors: Kirsten Marchand, Julie Foreman, Scott MacDonald, Scott Harrison, Martin T. Schechter and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:7

    Content type: Research

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  23. Excessive prescribing, increased potency of opioids, and increased availability of illicit heroin and synthetic analogs such as fentanyl has resulted in an increase of overdose fatalities. Medications for opio...

    Authors: Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, Michael W. Swank and James R. Langabeer II

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:6

    Content type: Review

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  24. Kentucky Medicaid enrollees, particularly those in the rural Appalachian region, face disproportionate smoking rates and tobacco-related disease burden relative to the rest of the United States (US). The Affor...

    Authors: Amie Goodin, Jeffery Talbert, Patricia R. Freeman, Ellen J. Hahn and Amanda Fallin-Bennett

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:5

    Content type: Short Report

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  25. Substance use is prevalent in Canada, yet treatment is inaccessible. The Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic opened at the University Health Network (UHN) in January 2018 as part of a larger netwo...

    Authors: David Wiercigroch, Hasan Sheikh and Jennifer Hulme

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:4

    Content type: Research

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  26. Adequate access to effective treatment and medication assisted therapies for opioid dependence has led to improved antiretroviral therapy adherence and decreases in morbidity among people who inject drugs (PWI...

    Authors: Barbara Tempalski, Leslie D. Williams, Brooke S. West, Hannah L. F. Cooper, Stephanie Beane, Umedjon Ibragimov and Samuel R. Friedman

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:3

    Content type: Research

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  27. Use of substances such as alcohol, khat leaves (Catha edulis) and tobacco has become one of the rising major public health and socioeconomic problems worldwide and dramatically increased in developing countries. ...

    Authors: Abraham Tamirat Gizaw, Demuma Amdisa and Yohannes Kebede Lemu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:2

    Content type: Research

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  28. According to the German guidelines, people with severe alcohol use disorders (AUDs) should receive withdrawal treatment. Compared to somatic withdrawal treatment (SWT), extended duration and psychosocial eleme...

    Authors: Jakob Manthey, Christina Lindemann, Ludwig Kraus, Jens Reimer, Uwe Verthein, Bernd Schulte and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:1

    Content type: Research

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  29. The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of individuals who inject drugs, to explore use trends in the past 25 years, and to review the profile of users of various drugs, both legal and ill...

    Authors: Martha Romero Mendoza, Denize Meza-Mercado, Rosario Martínez-Martínez, Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, Arturo Ortiz Castro and Maria Elena Medina-Mora

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:59

    Content type: Research

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  30. For people with opioid dependence in Norway, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections contribute to high mortality and high morbidity. Around 50% of patients in medically assisted rehabilitation (MAR) have b...

    Authors: Ole Jørgen Lygren, Ronny Bjørnestad, Else-Marie Løberg, Martine Lepsøy Bonnier, Vibeke Bråthen Buljovcic, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars T. Fadnes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:58

    Content type: Research

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  31. Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is a substance use disorder with a chronic course associated with comorbid mental and somatic disorders, a high burden of psychosocial problems and opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) ...

    Authors: Jens Reimer, Tobias Vogelmann, Daniel Trümper and Norbert Scherbaum

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:57

    Content type: Research

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  32. Methanol is highly toxic to human beings and naturally exists in some beverages. Having access to an easy and cheap method for its determination is of great importance to increase the safety of use of these be...

    Authors: Nasim Zamani, Ali Rafizadeh, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Alireza Akhavan-Tavakoli, Mahdi Ghorbani-Samin, Maryam Akhgari and Shahab Shariati

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:56

    Content type: Research

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  33. Drug injection has been increasing over the past decades all over the world. Hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV) are two common infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) and more than 60% of new huma...

    Authors: Somayeh Najafi-Ghobadi, Khadijeh Najafi-Ghobadi, Lily Tapak and Abbas Aghaei

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:55

    Content type: Research

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  34. Over the last decade, there have been a number of changes in the Canadian landscape - the deconstruction of alcohol policy in some provinces, the legalization of cannabis, increased availability of gambling op...

    Authors: John A. Cunningham and Anja Koski-Jännes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:54

    Content type: Research

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  35. Over the last decade Russia has introduced various policy measures to reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm at the population level. Several of these policies, such as higher pricing and taxation...

    Authors: Maria Neufeld, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Lori E. Ross, Carina Ferreira-Borges and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:53

    Content type: Research

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  36. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is common among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and associated with a greater risk of poor medication adherence, unsafe sexual behaviors as well as poor quality of life. To our k...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Mohammed Ayalew and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:52

    Content type: Review

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  37. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between symptoms of gambling problems, gambling behaviours, and cognitive distortions among a university student population in Japan ages 20 to 29 years...

    Authors: Kengo Yokomitsu, Takanobu Sakai, Tomonari Irie, Jun Tayama, Hirokazu Furukawa, Mika Himachi, Junichiro Kanazawa, Munenaga Koda, Yoshihiko Kunisato, Hirofumi Matsuoka, Takuhiro Takada, Fumito Takahashi, Takahito Takahashi and Kaori Osawa

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:51

    Content type: Research

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  38. Alcohol consumption is generally high among undergraduate students and may lead to adverse consequences. Drinking motives play a vital role in the development of alcohol-related problems. The Drinking Motives ...

    Authors: Christina Nehlin and Caisa Öster

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:49

    Content type: Research

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  39. Methadone is a long-acting opioid receptor agonist. Reported adverse effects of methadone include constipation, respiratory depression, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, itching, sweating, rhabdomyolysis, QT prolon...

    Authors: Saeedeh Ghasemi, Shadi Izadpanahi, Mohammad Ali Yaghoubi, Jeffrey Brent and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:48

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Health care workers in the addiction field have long emphasised the importance of a patient’s motivation on the outcome of treatments for substance use disorders (SUDs). Many patients entering treatment are no...

    Authors: Anne Opsal, Øistein Kristensen and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:47

    Content type: Research

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  41. Substance dependence is considered an international health issue and studies that access the characteristic of this population are required to develop public health programs for harm reduction. To this aim, we...

    Authors: Claudia Chaves Dallelucci, Emi Carneiro Bragiato, Kelsy Catherina Nema Areco, Thiago Marques Fidalgo and Dartiu Xavier da Silveira

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:46

    Content type: Research

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  42. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the following changes should occur in the content of the article. The details are below.

    Authors: Kristen A. Morin, Joseph K. Eibl, Joseph M. Caswell, Graham Gauthier, Brian Rush, Christopher Mushquash, Nancy E. Lightfoot and David C. Marsh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:45

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:29

  43. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that some data in the text should be changed.

    Authors: Chiu-Ching Chang, Jung-Yu Liao, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Hsiao-Pei Hsu, Chih-Che Chen and Jong-Long Guo

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:44

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:2

  44. The last two decades have seen tremendous changes in the U.S. environment surrounding drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs is a growing public health hazard. The present study examined trends in drug in...

    Authors: Sunday Azagba, Keely Latham, Lingpeng Shan and Fares Qeadan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:43

    Content type: Research

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  45. Globally, people who inject drugs (PWID) continue to be among the most vulnerable populations to acquire infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The most recent national survey found that nearly a qua...

    Authors: Gitau Mburu, Pheak Chhoun, Navy Chann, Sovannary Tuot, Phalkun Mun and Siyan Yi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:42

    Content type: Research

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  46. The use of illicit substances represents one of the most difficult problems to confront in the health system. Drug use is a global problem but is not uniform throughout the world, within the same country and c...

    Authors: Patrizia Verri, Cecilia Rustichelli, Anna Ferrari, Filippo Marchesi, Carlo Baraldi, Manuela Licata, Daniele Vandelli, Federica Palazzoli, Francesco Potì and Enrico Silingardi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:41

    Content type: Research

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  47. Emotional distress is common among illicit drug users, and it can negatively affect treatment outcomes and increase the risk of relapse. Nonetheless, instruments that properly measure emotional distress are la...

    Authors: Amira Mohammed Ali and Joseph Green

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:40

    Content type: Methodology

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  48. Methadone, a long-acting opioid agonist maintenance treatment (MMT) is used to treat opioid addiction by preventing opioid withdrawal and reducing cravings. However, it is important to note that mental conditi...

    Authors: Tuan Anh Le, Mai Quynh Thi Le, Anh Duc Dang, Anh Kim Dang, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Hai Quang Pham, Giang Thu Vu, Chi Linh Hoang, Tung Thanh Tran, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Tung Hoang Tran, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:39

    Content type: Research

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  49. Public health and governmental organizations are expected to provide guidance to the public on emerging health issues in accessible formats. It is, therefore, important to examine how such organizations are di...

    Authors: Jenna van Draanen, Tanvi Krishna, Christie Tsang and Sam Liu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:38

    Content type: Short Report

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