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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    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

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Short Report

    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

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  6. Content type: Review

    Despite ongoing efforts aimed to improve treatment engagement for people with substance-related disorders, evidence shows modest rates of utilization as well as client-perceived barriers to care. Patient-cente...

    Authors: Kirsten Marchand, Scott Beaumont, Jordan Westfall, Scott MacDonald, Scott Harrison, David C. Marsh, Martin T. Schechter and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:37

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  7. Content type: Research

    Substance use related health and social problems are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, substance abuse is one of the most burning public health problems in Ethiopia. Although it has been known that...

    Authors: Tesfa Gedif, Telake Azale and Adane Nigusie

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:36

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    One critical factor in the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in substance use disorder treatment organizations is an inner organizational context that clearly supports implementation efforts. The...

    Authors: Mark G. Ehrhart, Elisa M. Torres, Joyce Hwang, Marisa Sklar and Gregory A. Aarons

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:35

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  9. Content type: Research

    The current study utilizes system dynamics to model the determinants of youth smoking and simulate effects of anti-smoking policies in the context of North Dakota, a state with one of the lowest cigarette tax ...

    Authors: Arielle S. Selya, Oleksandr Ivanov, Abigail Bachman and David Wheat

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:34

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  10. Content type: Review

    Canada is facing an urgent challenge to reduce the harms associated with opioids: from January 2016 to December of 2018, more than 11,500 individuals lost their lives due to opioid related harms. This review e...

    Authors: Sheena Taha, Bridget Maloney-Hall and Jane Buxton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:32

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  11. Content type: Research

    Different quitting trajectories may reflect the stages of behavior change among smokers. The nature of quitting patterns could help the public health sector to design appropriate cessation plans. This study co...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Chang, Wei-Hsin Huang, Chia-Ying Tsai and Lee-Ching Hwang

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:31

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  12. Content type: Research

    Alcohol is associated with detrimental health and work performance outcomes, and one to three out of ten employees may benefit from interventions. The role of occupational health services (OHS) in alcohol prev...

    Authors: Mikkel Magnus Thørrisen, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Ingvild Kjeken, Irene Jensen and Randi Wågø Aas

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:30

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  13. Content type: Research

    The objective was to characterize the relationship between geography, concurrent psychiatric services, all-cause mortality, and acute health care use for individuals enrolled in Opioid Agonist Treatment, in On...

    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 14:29

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  14. Content type: Short Report

    Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) has received much attention in recent years for treating individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD). However, these medications have been significantly underused among...

    Authors: Charles J. Neighbors, Sugy Choi, Shannon Healy, Rajeev Yerneni, Tong Sun and Liudmila Shapoval

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:28

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  15. Content type: Research

    Relapse is one of the main challenges that must be tackled in the drug addiction treatment. Different factors contribute to the relapse process but it remains unclear how relapse occursin women. Describing the...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Tahereh Pashaei, Roghayeh Nouri, Parvaneh Taymoori and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:27

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  16. Content type: Review

    Globally, excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health problem and is associated with social, mental, physical and legal consequences. However, no systematic review and meta-analysis has been perform...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Kalkidan Yohannis, Mebratu Abraha and Bereket Duko

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:26

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  17. Content type: Research

    Substance miss use and neuro-psychiatric conditions are a growing public health challenges, but 76 to 85% of people with those disorders in low and middle-income countries did not receive treatment. The aim of...

    Authors: Habte Belete, Tesfa Mekonen, Wubalem Fekadu, Getasew Legas and Asmamaw Getnet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:25

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  18. Content type: Short report

    According to contemporary neurocognitive models, addiction is maintained by the biasing of information-processing and decision-making systems towards relatively automatic, impulsive, reward-seeking responses t...

    Authors: Victoria Manning, Katherine Mroz, Joshua B. B. Garfield, Petra K. Staiger, Kate Hall, Dan I. Lubman and Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:24

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  19. Content type: Research

    Despite the high rate of traumatic events in clients with substance use disorders, trauma exposure often remains undetected in a majority of treatment-seeking clients. Improving health professionals’ knowledge...

    Authors: Annett Lotzin, Sven Buth, Susanne Sehner, Philipp Hiller, Silke Pawils, Franka Metzner, John Read, Martin Härter and Ingo Schäfer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:23

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  20. Content type: Research

    Individuals living with HIV/AIDS with co-occurring harmful alcohol use may require specialized intervention or even multi-disciplinary team follow-up and management. This study was aimed to assess alcohol use ...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Alemayehu Toma and Yacob Abraham

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:22

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  21. Content type: Research

    Globally, substance use disorders are prevalent and remain an intractable public health problem for health care systems. This study aims to provide a global picture of substance use disorders research.

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Mackenzie Moir, Carl A. Latkin, Brian J. Hall, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Giang Hai Ha, Nam Ba Nguyen, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:21

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  22. Content type: Research

    Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are used to increase muscle strength and improve appearance, but users also carry the risk of developing physical and mental health problems. In Norway, the substance use dis...

    Authors: Ingrid Amalia Havnes, Marie Lindvik Jørstad and Christine Wisløff

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:20

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  23. Content type: Research

    The long border of Saudi Arabia with Yemen is the primary route for khat entry to the Kingdom. As of April 2015, the government of SA tightened the border, making it more difficult to import khat into the coun...

    Authors: Maged El-Setouhy, Rashad Alsanosy, Anwar M. Makeen, Khalid Yaser Ghailan, Abdullah Alsharqi and Kamaludin Ahmed Sheikh

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:19

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  24. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to assess what is associated with health service satisfaction among adults with a substance use disorder receiving services provided within different municipalities in Norway. An ...

    Authors: Marianne Stallvik, Grete Flemmen, Jo Arild Salthammer and Trond Nordfjærn

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:18

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  25. Content type: Research

    The problem of substance use disorder in Iran is of great national concern. The aim of this study was to measure the association between substance use disorder and demographic, social and behavioral factors in...

    Authors: Gholamhossein Shahraki, Zahra Sedaghat and Mohammad Fararouei

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:17

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  26. Content type: Review

    Among the adult population worldwide, about 0.5% has illicit drug use disorder (DUD) and about 5% has alcohol use disorder (AUD). Dependency on alcohol, medication or illicit drugs are recognised as risk facto...

    Authors: Dagny Adriaenssen Johannessen, Trond Nordfjærn and Amy Østertun Geirdal

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:16

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  27. Content type: Research

    Alcohol intoxication is associated with problems such as violence, injuries, drunk driving and sexual risk-taking, and music festivals are considered a high-risk setting for high levels of alcohol consumption....

    Authors: Kristin Feltmann, Tobias H. Elgán and Johanna Gripenberg

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:15

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  28. Content type: Research

    Elimination of psychological dependence to substance is more difficult than elimination of physical dependence, and needs to time, going through several stages, and internal care. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Rostam Jalali, Asie Moradi, Fateme Dehghan, Samira Merzai and Mostafa Alikhani

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

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  29. Content type: Research

    Cognitive impairment is prevalent among people with substance problems and a factor affecting retention in treatment. Empirical phenomenography was used to systematically explore how people with cognitive impa...

    Authors: Julaine Allan, Susan Collings and Alice Munro

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:13

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  30. Content type: Research

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse has identified a persistent research-to-practice gap in the implementation of evidence-based prevention and treatment programs for substance use disorder. To identify mecha...

    Authors: Zachary F. Meisel, Julia Mitchell, Daniel Polsky, Nada Boualam, Ellen McGeoch, Janet Weiner, Matthew Miclette, Jonathan Purtle, Bruce Schackman and Carolyn C. Cannuscio

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:12

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  31. Content type: Research

    Psychoactive substance (PS) use is a public health concern among University students. Understanding the factors underlay the use helps to underpin effective preventive interventions. However, there is dearth o...

    Authors: Znabu Hadush Kahsay, Azeb Gebresilassie Tesema and Alessandra N. Bazzano

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:11

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  32. Content type: Research

    Smoking cessation is an achievable behavioral change, which reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases, cancers and tobacco-related diseases. There is a need for an effective smoking cessation service for lo...

    Authors: Myo Nyein Aung, Motoyuki Yuasa, Saiyud Moolphate, Thaworn Lorga, Hirohide Yokokawa, Hiroshi Fukuda, Tsutomu Kitajima, Susumu Tanimura, Yoshimune Hiratsuka, Koichi Ono, Payom Thinuan, Kazuo Minematsu, Jitladda Deerojanawong, Yaoyanee Suya and Eiji Marui

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:10

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  33. Content type: Research

    Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) might be associated with the symptoms of depression and anxiety, sleep disturbances and sexual dysfunctions. This study was designed to determine the effects of crocin on ...

    Authors: Anahita Khalatbari-mohseni, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Zatollah Asemi, Amir Ghaderi and Abdollah Omidi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:9

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  34. Content type: Research

    Iran is a country with the highest rate of opioid addiction in the world. The most commonly used opioid in Iran is opium, and methadone is in second place. The trend of drug use has changed from opium to metha...

    Authors: Davood Soroosh, Mahbubeh Neamatshahi, Bahram Zarmehri, Samaneh Nakhaee and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:8

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  35. Content type: Research

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is more common in patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) than in the general population. Although international guidelines recommend integrated treatment clinicians are...

    Authors: Germa Catherina Maria Nass, Leon Willem van Rens and Boukje Arnolda Gerdina Dijkstra

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:7

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  36. Content type: Debate

    There has been a dramatic increase of deaths due to illicit fentanyl. We examined the pharmacology of fentanyl and reviewed data on the number of repeat doses of naloxone used to treat fentanyl overdoses. Mult...

    Authors: Ronald B. Moss and Dennis J. Carlo

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:6

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  37. Content type: Research

    Alcohol use impacts several dimensions, including physical health, mental health, families, and social interactions. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and to determine the factors associated with alc...

    Authors: Onnalin Singkorn, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Bukhari Putsa, Sudkhed Detpetukyon, Rachanee Sunsern, Phitnaree Thutsanti, Ratipark Tamornpark, Panupong Upala and Chadaporn Inta

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:5

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  38. Content type: Research

    Although alcohol use disorders contribute a high proportion of population disease burden, the treatment gap is large, especially in low- and middle-income countries. To narrow this gap, contextually relevant e...

    Authors: Selamawit Zewdu, Charlotte Hanlon, Abebaw Fekadu, Girmay Medhin and Solomon Teferra

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:4

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  39. Content type: Research

    Globally, people who inject drugs are highly vulnerable to HIV transmission. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programs are one of the most cost-effective mechanisms to substitute opioid use and improve th...

    Authors: Tam Minh Thi Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Mercedes Fleming, Manh Duc Pham, Long Thanh Nguyen, Anh Lan Thi Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Thang Huu Nguyen, Van Hai Hoang, Xuan Thanh Thi Le, Quan Hoang Vuong, Manh Tung Ho, Van Nhue Dam, Thu Trang Vuong, Vu Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen…

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:3

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  40. Content type: Research

    Knowledge of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients receiving opioid substitution treatment (OST) is limited and fragmented. The present study examines the HRQOL of a large national sample of OST p...

    Authors: Lisa Strada, Christiane Sybille Schmidt, Moritz Rosenkranz, Uwe Verthein, Norbert Scherbaum, Jens Reimer and Bernd Schulte

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:2

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  41. Content type: Review

    Behavioral Interventions are needed to prevent HIV in substance users, which is associated with higher risk for contracting HIV via unprotected sexual intercourse or syringe-based exposure. We reviewed univers...

    Authors: Adel Elkbuli, Valerie Polcz, Brianna Dowd, Mark McKenney and Guillermo Prado

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2019 14:1

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  42. Content type: Research

    Understanding the relapse risk among different illicit drugs is vital for developing an adequate relapse prevention policy. Therefore, the current study aims to explore the potential difference in long-term re...

    Authors: Liang-Jen Wang, Mei-Yen Chen, Chin-Yin Lin, Mian-Yoon Chong, Wen-Jiun Chou, Yu-Han You, Chih-Pu Tsai, Yi-Syuan Chen and Shing-Fang Lu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:50

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  43. Content type: Research

    Whilst alcohol misuse is decreasing amongst younger adults in many countries, it is increasing in older adults. Residential rehabilitation (rehab) is a vital component of the alcohol treatment system, particul...

    Authors: Sarah Wadd and Maureen Dutton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:49

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  44. Content type: Research

    Little research has investigated in-depth how physicians perceive their role in smoking cessation care. This qualitative study sought to understand physicians’ perceptions of responsibility for smoking cessation.

    Authors: E. Meijer, M. Kampman, M. S. Geisler and N. H. Chavannes

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:48

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  45. Content type: Research

    People with substance use disorders (PWSUDs) are a clearly delineated group at high risk for suicidal behaviour. Expert consensus is that suicide prevention strategies should be culturally sensitive and specif...

    Authors: Daniel Goldstone, Jason Bantjes and Lisa Dannatt

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:47

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  46. Content type: Research

    Substance use is a major mental health concern among university students. It may result in behavioral and academic problems, psychiatric disorders, and infectious diseases. Thus, this study investigated the ri...

    Authors: Farhad Taremian, Hamid Yaghubi, Hamid Pairavi, Seyed Ruhollah Hosseini, Masoud Zafar and Reza Moloodi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:46

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  47. Content type: Research

    Substance dependence is considered as an important health disorder with a wide and serious range of psychosocial effects. With regard to the large number of people with substance dependency in Iran and high fa...

    Authors: Gholamhossein Shahraki, Zahra Sedaghat and Mohammad Fararouei

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:45

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  48. Content type: Research

    This study was conducted to elucidate the anti-doping (AD) education, doping control experience, and AD knowledge according to the World Anti-doping Code (Code) of Japanese university athletes.

    Authors: Yuka Murofushi, Yujiro Kawata, Akari Kamimura, Masataka Hirosawa and Nobuto Shibata

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:44

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  49. Content type: Research

    There is limited information about the potential individual-level and contextual drivers of heavy drinking in South Africa. This study aimed to identify risk factors for heavy drinking in Tshwane, South Africa.

    Authors: Pamela J. Trangenstein, Neo K. Morojele, Carl Lombard, David H. Jernigan and Charles D. H. Parry

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:43

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