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  1. There is a marked paucity of published evidence on the extent and nature of substance use disorders in the State of Qatar. This is mirrored by a dearth of information on the policy for the treatment of substan...

    Authors: Majid Alabdulla, Nimesh Samarasinghe, Iain Tulley and Shuja Reagu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. To tackle the long-standing opioid misuse problem, Myanmar introduced the methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program in 2006, starting with 260 clients. Since then, the program has been expanded across diff...

    Authors: Sun Tun, Balasingam Vicknasingam, Darshan Singh and Nyunt Wai

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:2

    Content type: Research

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  3. As Colorado ranked among the top nationally in non-medical use of opioids, a pilot medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program was developed to increase the number of NPs and PAs providing MOUD in order ...

    Authors: Claudia R. Amura, Tanya R. Sorrell, Mary Weber, Andrea Alvarez, Nancy Beste, Ursula Hollins and Paul F. Cook

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2022 17:1

    Content type: Research

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  4. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) incidence has significantly increased in the US in recent years. It is therefore important to develop effective intervention protocols that mitigate the long-term consequence...

    Authors: Diana López-Soto and Paul M. Griffin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:91

    Content type: Research

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  5. Many young people in Korea today experience deprivation in various areas of life. The social determinants of health approach maintains that social factors play an important role in an individual’s physical and...

    Authors: Soo Bi Lee and Sulki Chung

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:90

    Content type: Research

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  6. This study measured emergency department (ED) use and hospitalization for medical reasons among patients with substance-related disorders (SRD), comparing four subgroups: cannabis-related disorders, drug-relat...

    Authors: Bahram Armoon, Guy Grenier, Zhirong Cao, Christophe Huỳnh and Marie-Josée Fleury

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:89

    Content type: Research

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  7. This study examined the perceived difficulty of getting help with substance use among sexual and gender minorities who have sex with men (SGMSM) who use methamphetamine during the early COVID-19 period.

    Authors: Kiffer Card, Madison McGuire, Jordan Bond-Gorr, Tribesty Nguyen, Gordon A. Wells, Karyn Fulcher, Graham Berlin, Nicole Pal, Mark Hull and Nathan J. Lachowsky

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:88

    Content type: Research

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  8. There are preliminary indications that the trajectory of drug overdose-related deaths in North America has been exacerbated due to the novel coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19). As such, the impact of COVI...

    Authors: Sameer Imtiaz, Frishta Nafeh, Cayley Russell, Farihah Ali, Tara Elton-Marshall and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:87

    Content type: Review

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  9. In sub-Saharan Africa, there is paucity of research on substance use patterns among young people living with HIV (YLWH). To address the gap, we sought to: i) determine the prevalence of substance use, specific...

    Authors: Moses K. Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Michael Kinuthia, Amin S. Hassan, Hans M. Koot, Pim Cuijpers, Charles R. J. C. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:86

    Content type: Research

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  10. E-cigarettes are increasing in popularity, particularly among young adults. With public health organisations contesting the possible benefits of e-cigarettes, research is required to explore young adults’ use ...

    Authors: Ananth Ranjit, Grace McCutchan, Katherine Brain and Ria Poole

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:85

    Content type: Review

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  11. Alcohol use during pregnancy has been associated with several birth defects and developmental disabilities generally known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Contextual in-depth understanding on why w...

    Authors: Apophia Agiresaasi, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Elizabeth Nabiwemba, Juliet Kiguli, Gakenia Wamuyu Maina and Goretti Nassanga

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:84

    Content type: Research

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  12. The use of alcohol and illicit drugs during adolescence can lead to serious short- and long-term health related consequences. Despite a global trend of decreased substance use, in particular alcohol, among ado...

    Authors: Pia Kvillemo, Linda Hiltunen, Youstina Demetry, Anna-Karin Carlander, Tim Hansson, Johanna Gripenberg, Tobias H. Elgán, Kim Einhorn and Charlotte Skoglund

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:83

    Content type: Research

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  13. Substance using often cause a wide range of social, health, and psychological problems. This study aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire of barriers of treatment in substance users.

    Authors: Hamid Tavakoli Ghouchani, Hossein Lashkardoost, Hassan Saadati, Seyed Kaveh Hojjat, Faezeh Kaviyani, Kazem Razaghi, Dordane Asghari and Nazanin Gholizadeh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:82

    Content type: Research

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  14. Previous reports on healthcare costs and expenditures associated with populations prescribed an opioid primarily focused on populations who chronically use opioids or have opioid use disorder. However, studies...

    Authors: Mark Bounthavong, Kangho Suh, Meng Li, Patrick M. Spoutz, Britney Ann Stottlemyer and Aryana Sepassi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:80

    Content type: Research

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  15. British Columbia (BC) is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. Since 2017, smoking illicit drugs has been the leading mode of drug administration causing overdose death. Yet, little is known about people ...

    Authors: Stephanie Parent, Kristi Papamihali, Brittany Graham and Jane A. Buxton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:79

    Content type: Research

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  16. Expanding access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine and extended release (XR) naltrexone, is critical to addressing the US opioid epidemic, but little is known about prescribe...

    Authors: Hannah K. Knudsen, Randy Brown, Nora Jacobson, Julie Horst, Jee-Seon Kim, Hanna Kim, Lynn M. Madden, Eric Haram and Todd Molfenter

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:78

    Content type: Research

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  17. Canada implemented the legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis use, production and sale in 2018 aiming to improve public health and safety. While outcomes from legalization reforms in other jurisdi...

    Authors: Benedikt Fischer, Angelica Lee, Tessa Robinson and Wayne Hall

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:77

    Content type: Short Report

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  18. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is one of the most frequently used screening instrument for hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and potential alcohol dependence in primary health care (P...

    Authors: Maria Neufeld, Anna Bunova, Carina Ferreira-Borges, Evgeniy Bryun, Eugenia Fadeeva, Artyom Gil, Boris Gornyi, Daria Khaltourina, Evgenia Koshkina, Aleksey Nadezhdin, Elena Tetenova, Melita Vujnovic, Konstantin Vyshinsky, Elena Yurasova and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:76

    Content type: Review

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  19. The opioid misuse epidemic focused national attention on reducing opioid overprescribing. The purpose of this study is to describe the relationship of time and state-level interventions and opioid filling surr...

    Authors: Daniel J. Cunningham, Sean P. Ryan, Steven Z. George and Brian D. Lewis

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:75

    Content type: Research

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  20. Opioid overdose (OD) and opioid OD death are major health threats to people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Socioeconomic factors are underexplored potential determinants of opioid OD. In this study, we assess...

    Authors: Disa Dahlman, Henrik Ohlsson, Alexis C. Edwards, Jan Sundquist, Anders Håkansson and Kristina Sundquist

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:73

    Content type: Research

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  21. Voodoo is a heterogeneous mixture of psychoactive substances that has recently grown in popularity among youth in Egypt. Patients can present with a variety of manifestations that may lead to death in some cas...

    Authors: Rania Hussien, Maged El-Setouhy, Mohamed El Shinawi, Hazem Mohamed El-Hariri and Jon Mark Hirshon

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:71

    Content type: Research

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  22. Research collaborations between people who use drugs (PWUD) and researchers are largely underutilized, despite the long history of successful, community-led harm reduction interventions and growing health disp...

    Authors: Zach R. Salazar, Louise Vincent, Mary C. Figgatt, Michael K. Gilbert and Nabarun Dasgupta

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:70

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. Smartphone addiction is one of the most important forms of technology addiction that has attracted the attention of all countries around the world. Many studies have been conducted in Iran on cellphone addicti...

    Authors: Zahra Shaahmadi, Touraj Ahmadi Jouybari, Bahare Lotfi, Abbas Aghaei and Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:69

    Content type: Research

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  24. A high proportion of people receiving both oral and injectable opioid agonist treatment report concurrent use of stimulants (i.e. cocaine and or amphetamines), which has been associated with higher rates of co...

    Authors: Heather Palis, Kirsten Marchand, Gerald “ Spike” Peachey, Jordan Westfall, Kurt Lock, Scott MacDonald, Jennifer Jun, Anna Bojanczyk-Shibata, Scott Harrison, David C. Marsh, Martin T. Schechter and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:68

    Content type: Research

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  25. Continuous use of amphetamines, alcohol, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, or opioids contributes to health impairments, increased morbidity, and overdose deaths among patients with substance use disorders (...

    Authors: Jørn Henrik Vold, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Christer F. Aas, Else-Marie Løberg, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:67

    Content type: Research

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  26. Self-reported substance use is more likely to be influenced by underreporting bias compared to the biological markers. Underreporting bias or validity of self-reported substance use depends on the study popula...

    Authors: Parvin Khalili, Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Leila Janani, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Zohre Rajabi, Abdollah Rahmani, Zahra Hojati, Kazem Khalagi and Seyed Abbas Motevalian

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:66

    Content type: Research

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  27. Into the 21st century, the conflation of high rates of chronic pain, systemic gaps in treatment availability and access, and the arrival of potent new opioid medications (e.g., slow-release oxycodone) facilita...

    Authors: Wayne Jones, Ridhwana Kaoser and Benedikt Fischer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:65

    Content type: Research

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  28. The teratogenic effect of fetal alcohol exposure may lead to actual and potential problems, instantly after birth, at infancy; or even later, and mental impairment in life. This study aimed to investigate the ...

    Authors: Alemu Earsido Addila, Telake Azale, Yigzaw Kebede Gete and Mezgebu Yitayal

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:64

    Content type: Research

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  29. Increasing the availability of naloxone among people who use opioids, and friends and family of past and present people who use opioids is a vitally important mission to reduce the occurrence of opioid-related...

    Authors: Lauren Gilbert, Jennifer Elliott, Lauren Beasley, Ekene Oranu, Kimberly Roth and Jennifer Nguyễn

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:63

    Content type: Research

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  30. In sub-Saharan Africa, most government mental health facilities are under-resourced to cater for the mental health needs of the population, including the provision of treatment and recovery support services fo...

    Authors: Kwaku Oppong Asante, Emmanuella Asiama-Sampong and Richard Appiah

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:62

    Content type: Research

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  31. The potential impact of menthol versus non-menthol cigarette use on smoking behaviors is an intensely scrutinized topic in the public health arena. To date, several general literature reviews have been conduct...

    Authors: Mimi M. Kim and Geoffrey M. Curtin

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:61

    Content type: Review

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  32. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare delivery worldwide with likely negative effects on people who use opioids (PWUO). This scoping review of the original research literature describes the impact of the ...

    Authors: Karen Alexander, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Angela Gerolamo, Nadia Hassen, Erin L. Kelly and Kristin L. Rising

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:60

    Content type: Review

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  33. Portugal decriminalized the public and private use, acquisition, and possession of all drugs in 2000; adopting an approach focused on public health rather than public-order priorities. Arguing that the Portugu...

    Authors: Ximene RÊGO, Maria João OLIVEIRA, Catarina LAMEIRA and Olga S. CRUZ

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:59

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Brief treatment (BT) can be an effective, short-term, and low-cost treatment option for many people who misuse alcohol and drugs. However, inconsistent implementation is suggested to result in BT that often lo...

    Authors: Dennis P. Watson, Monte D. Staton, Michael L. Dennis, Christine E. Grella and Christy K. Scott

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:58

    Content type: Research

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  35. The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was developed to assist nations in reducing the demand and supply of tobacco. As of 2020, 182 nations joined the FCTC, agreein...

    Authors: Sarah S. Monshi and Jennifer Ibrahim

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:57

    Content type: Research

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  36. Although the Chinese government has introduced a series of regulations to promote tobacco-related health education in workplaces, their implementation has been far from satisfactory. The aim of the present stu...

    Authors: Haoxiang Lin, Meijun Chen, Yunting Zheng, Qingping Yun and Chun Chang

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:56

    Content type: Research

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  37. Provision of culturally safe care has been proposed to address health inequity, including in the areas of mental health and addiction. The factors that influence the provision of culturally safe care remain un...

    Authors: Julie Lauzière, Christopher Fletcher and Isabelle Gaboury

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:55

    Content type: Research

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  38. Over the years, there has been a clarion call for legalising marijuana cultivation and trading for commercial purposes in South Africa. Proponents of the call argue that the criminalisation of commercial marij...

    Authors: Emmanuel Manu, Mbuyiselo Douglas, Mohlomi Jafta Ntsaba and Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:54

    Content type: Research

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  39. Settings throughout the United States and Canada are contending with high rates of drug-related overdose. This in turn has prompted efforts to more effectively engage people who use drugs (PWUD) in treatment a...

    Authors: Annemarie Goytan, William Lee, Huiru Dong, Kanna Hayashi, M. J. Milloy and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:53

    Content type: Short Report

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  40. In the United States, the high dropout rate (75%) in opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment among women and racial/ethnic minorities calls for understanding factors that contribute to making progress in treatment...

    Authors: Erick Guerrero, Hortensia Amaro, Yinfei Kong, Tenie Khachikian and Jeanne C. Marsh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:52

    Content type: Research

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  41. This paper reviews methodologically rigorous studies examining group treatments for interview-diagnosed drug use disorders. A total of 50 studies reporting on the efficacy of group drug use disorder treatments...

    Authors: Gabriela López, Lindsay M. Orchowski, Madhavi K. Reddy, Jessica Nargiso and Jennifer E. Johnson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:51

    Content type: Review

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  42. Opioid treatment programs (OTPs) are the primary source of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for many individuals with opioid use disorder, including poor and uninsured patients and those involved in the cri...

    Authors: George Pro, Brooke E. E. Montgomery and Nickolas Zaller

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:50

    Content type: Research

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  43. Alcohol use leads to about 3 million deaths globally. The alcohol industry employs marketing strategies to establish their brands in the lives of young people at a time when addictive behaviors are initiated a...

    Authors: Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Joseph KB Matovu, John M Ssenkusu, Tonny Ssekamatte and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:49

    Content type: Research

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  44. Drug addiction is difficult to overcome. The relapse rate is high, and the negative impact on individuals, families and society is severe, therefore exploring social psychological mechanisms to reduce relapse ...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Zeng, Mengyao Lu and Meirong Chen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:48

    Content type: Research

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  45. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are related to adverse physical and mental health outcomes. However, few larger studies based on a general population sample with age groups ranging from young adults to eld...

    Authors: Siri Håvås Haugland, Barbara Carvalho, Tonje Holte Stea, Arve Strandheim and John-Kåre Vederhus

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:47

    Content type: Research

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  46. People who inject drugs (PWID) suffer high morbidity and mortality from injection related infections (IRI). The inpatient setting is an ideal opportunity to treat underlying substance use disorder (SUD), but i...

    Authors: Austin E. Coye, Mackenzie T. Jones, Kasha J. Bornstein, Hansel E. Tookes and Joan E. St. Onge

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:46

    Content type: Short Report

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  47. As the population of older adults continues to grow, changes in alcohol consumption are important to monitor because an increase may have public health consequences. Rates of alcohol use vary with geographical...

    Authors: Line Tegner Stelander, Anne Høye, Jørgen G. Bramness, Geir Selbæk, Linn-Heidi Lunde, Rolf Wynn and Ole Kristian Grønli

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:45

    Content type: Research

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