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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research

    The use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit substances typically first occurs in adolescence. The purpose of this study was to examine alcohol, cigarette, and illicit substance use among adolescents in Poland, in...

    Authors: Maria Nowak, Malgorzata Papiernik, Alicja Mikulska and Bozena Czarkowska-Paczek

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:42

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  7. Content type: Research

    Nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPOU) is a serious public health problem in North America. At a population-level, previous research has identified differences in the prevalence and correlates of NMPOU amo...

    Authors: Tessa Cheng, Will Small, Huiru Dong, Ekaterina Nosova, Kanna Hayashi and Kora DeBeck

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:41

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  8. Content type: Research

    In western countries demographic changes are leading to an ageing society. Consequently, the number of older adults with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) will rise and the demand of treatment is likely to increase...

    Authors: Hanna Dauber, Oliver Pogarell, Ludwig Kraus and Barbara Braun

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:40

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  9. Content type: Research

    Substance use disorders are associated with poorer clinical outcomes in patients with schizophrenia. There is no specific treatment for amphetamine or cannabis use disorder, but methadone and buprenorphine are...

    Authors: Kristiina Kivimies, Eila Repo-Tiihonen, Hannu Kautiainen and Jari Tiihonen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:39

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  10. Content type: Research

    Drug misuse is a major problem that has an extreme negative effect on people’s health. Methamphetamine (MA) is frequently used by young adults, despite its harmful consequences. The Transtheoretical Model (TTM...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Leila Jahangiry, Tahereh Pashaei, Farhad Ramezani-badr, Haidar Nadrian and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:38

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  11. Content type: Research

    Pharmacological neuroenhancement (PNE) refers to the use of psychoactive substances without doctor’s prescription to enhance cognitive performance or to improve mood. Although some studies have reported that d...

    Authors: Christiana Bagusat, Angela Kunzler, Jennifer Schlecht, Andreas G. Franke, Andrea Chmitorz and Klaus Lieb

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:37

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  12. Content type: Review

    Substance use and depression co-occurrence is a frequent phenomenon and an important public health concern. Given the clinical implications and the high prevalence of both disorders, effective interventions ar...

    Authors: Carmela Martínez-Vispo, Úrsula Martínez, Ana López-Durán, Elena Fernández del Río and Elisardo Becoña

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:36

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  13. Content type: Research

    The reported high rate of relapse in the context of an ever-increasing rate of substance abuse internationally and in South Africa together with the fact that the topic of sustained recovery from Substance Use...

    Authors: Mandy Stokes, Peter Schultz and Assim Alpaslan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:35

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  14. Content type: Research

    The Climate and Preventure (CAP) study was the first trial to assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of a combined universal and selective approach for preventing alcohol use and related harms among adolescents...

    Authors: Nicola C. Newton, Maree Teesson, Marius Mather, Katrina E. Champion, Emma L. Barrett, Lexine Stapinski, Natacha Carragher, Erin Kelly, Patricia J. Conrod and Tim Slade

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:34

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  15. Content type: Research

    Program attrition is a major problem in substance use treatment. It is not clear which client and treatment variables are related to successful completion. This study aimed to identify client variables associa...

    Authors: Michael Harley, Sabrina Winona Pit, Trent Rees and Susan Thomas

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:33

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  16. Content type: Research

    This paper discusses the initial testing of the Housing First Training and Technical Assistance (HFTAT) Program, a multifaceted, distance-based strategy for the implementation of the Housing First (HF) support...

    Authors: Dennis P. Watson, Emily Q. Ahonen, Valery Shuman, Molly Brown, Sam Tsemberis, Philip Huynh, Fangqian Ouyang and Huiping Xu

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:32

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  17. Content type: Research

    Substance use in adolescents is a global public health concern that continues to draw attention from academics, policy experts, and government officials. In Morocco, few studies have investigated the influenci...

    Authors: Hicham El Kazdouh, Abdelghaffar El-Ammari, Siham Bouftini, Samira El Fakir and Youness El Achhab

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:31

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  18. Content type: Research

    Cognitions associated with craving and substance use are important contributors for the psychological theories of Substance use disorders (SUD), as they may affect the course and treatment. In this study, we a...

    Authors: Melike Küçükkarapınar, Hale Yapici Eser, Vahap Ozan Kotan, Merve Yalcinay-Inan, Rifat Tarhan and Zehra Arikan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:29

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  19. Content type: Short report

    Our previous research has found low and stable mean drug treatment coverage among people who inject drugs (PWID) across 90 large US metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) during 1993–2002. This manuscript updat...

    Authors: Barbara Tempalski, Charles M. Cleland, Leslie D. Williams, Hannah L. F. Cooper and Samuel R. Friedman

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:28

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  20. Content type: Research

    For many individuals with substance use disorders, the entry point for addiction treatment can be through withdrawal management (e.g. detoxification) services. However, little is known about the factors that p...

    Authors: Sharon Vipler, Kanna Hayashi, M.-J. Milloy, Evan Wood, Ekaterina Nosova, Thomas Kerr and Lianping Ti

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:27

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  21. Content type: Research

    Youth exposure to positive marijuana messages increases their risk of marijuana use. Since Washington State legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, marijuana businesses have used social media business pages ...

    Authors: Megan A. Moreno, Aubrey D. Gower, Marina C. Jenkins, Bradley Kerr and Jesse Gritton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:23

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  22. Content type: Commentary

    Recently the United States Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use disclosed having suspended the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, stating it was so deficient in both ...

    Authors: Sharon Green-Hennessy

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:26

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  23. Content type: Research

    Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes remain a significant and costly public health issue globally. Particularly young people are over-represented in these incidents. This study set out to explore the factors ...

    Authors: Mario Fernando, Johanna Buckland, Prashina Melwani, Vanessa Tent, Philip Preston and Sabrina Winona Pit

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:25

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  24. Content type: Research

    An increasingly recognised prevention approach for substance use entails a reduction in risk factors, and the enhancement of promotive, or protective factors in individuals and the environment surrounding them...

    Authors: Beatrice Wamuyu Muchiri and Monika M. L. dos Santos

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:24

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  25. Content type: Review

    Long-term use of opioid analgesics (OA) for chronic pain may result in opioid use disorder (OUD). This is associated with adverse outcomes for individuals, families and society. Treatment needs of people with ...

    Authors: Johan Kakko, Charlotte Gedeon, Mikael Sandell, Henrik Grelz, Inge Birkemose, Thomas Clausen, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir, Kaarlo Simojoki, Richard Littlewood, Hannu Alho and Fred Nyberg

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:22

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  26. Content type: Research

    “Freshman’s week” (FW) is a Norwegian initiation ritual to higher education. Previous research has suggested that FW-participation is associated with better social adjustment to the student setting, as well as...

    Authors: E. K. Erevik, S. Pallesen, Ø. Vedaa, C. S. Andreassen and T. Torsheim

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:21

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  27. Content type: Short report

    Little is known about the role of financial hardship as it relates to drug use, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). As such, this study aimed to investigate potential associations between financi...

    Authors: Su Hyun Park, Yazan Al-Ajlouni, Joseph J. Palamar, William C. Goedel, Anthony Estreet, Brian Elbel, Scott E. Sherman and Dustin T. Duncan

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:19

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  28. Content type: Research

    Over the past several decades, there have been numerous peer-reviewed articles written about people who use drugs (PWUDs) from the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada. While individual research...

    Authors: Ehsan Jozaghi, Alissa M. Greer, Hugh Lampkin and Jane A. Buxton

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:18

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  29. Content type: Review

    In response to widespread opioid misuse, ten U.S. states have implemented regulations for facilities that primarily manage and treat chronic pain, called “pain clinics.” Whether a clinic falls into a state’s p...

    Authors: Barbara Andraka-Christou, Joshua B. Rager, Brittany Brown-Podgorski, Ross D. Silverman and Dennis P. Watson

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:17

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  30. Content type: Research

    Our study aims to evaluate the trends in online information about cannabis and kratom on Facebook in Thailand, where there is current discussion regarding legalizing these drugs.

    Authors: Kanittha Thaikla, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:15

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  31. Content type: Research

    Betel quid (BQ) chewing in children is initiated in their adolescence. It is pivotal to understand adolescents’ reasons behind chewing BQ. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the reasons for BQ chewing amongst...

    Authors: Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer and Kashif Shafique

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:16

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  32. Content type: Research

    Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) has been implemented for the treatment of individuals with opioid use disorders in Lebanon since 2011, but has not been evaluated yet. The aim of the study is to describe the imple...

    Authors: Ali Ghaddar, Sanaa Khandaqji and Zeinab Abbass

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:14

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  33. Content type: Research

    Being a global burden of youths, substances use is unhealthy behavior that exposes youths to health and social problems. Knowledge of the prevalence and predictors of substance use behavior among university st...

    Authors: Tesfay Birhane Gebremariam, Kalayu Birhane Mruts and Tedla Kutaye Neway

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

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  34. Content type: Research

    The misuse of codeine is of increasing concern in a number of countries, particularly as this relates to over -the-counter pain and cough relief medication, and is also supplied as a prescription medicine. The...

    Authors: Tara Carney, John Wells, Charles D. H. Parry, Padraig McGuinness, Richard Harris and Marie Claire Van Hout

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:12

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  35. Content type: Research

    Dual diagnosis is common in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), one of the most common being Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Previous studies have shown that general psychiatric management (GPM) was effective...

    Authors: Louise Penzenstadler, Stéphane Kolly, Stéphane Rothen, Yasser Khazaal and Ueli Kramer

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:10

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  36. Content type: Research

    Evidence-based research has documented the association between alcohol intake during pregnancy and increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and congenital birth defects. Alcohol consumption is a complex behav...

    Authors: Sanghamitra Pati, Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Pranab Mahapatra, Devraj Hansdah, Krushna Chandra Sahoo and Sandipana Pati

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:9

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  37. Content type: Research

    Social support plays a crucial role in the treatment and recovery process of patients engaging in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). However, there is a paucity of research about social support among MMT p...

    Authors: Long Quynh Khuong, Tuong-Vi Thi Vu, Van-Anh Ngoc Huynh and Truc Thanh Thai

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:8

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Contingency management (CM) has recently shown efficacy in promoting abstinence and retention in treatment among crack cocaine users in Brazil. However, partially because of unawareness and resistance among he...

    Authors: André Q. C. Miguel, Clarice S. Madruga, Viviane Simões, Rodolfo Yamauchi, Claudio J. da Silva, Renata R. Abdalla, Michael McDonell, Sterling McPherson, John M. Roll, Jair J. Mari and Ronaldo R. Laranjeira

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:7

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  39. Content type: Review

    To review studies about the reliability and validity of self-reported alcohol consumption measures among adults, an area which needs updating to reflect current research.

    Authors: Hannah McKenna, Charlene Treanor, Dermot O’Reilly and Michael Donnelly

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:6

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  40. Content type: Research

    Iran is a developing and Islamic country where the consumption of alcoholic beverages is banned. However, psychiatric disorders and alcohol use disorders are often co-occurring. We used the Alcohol Use Disorde...

    Authors: Simasadat Noorbakhsh, Jamal Shams, Mohamadmahdi Faghihimohamadi, Hanieh Zahiroddin, Mats Hallgren and Hakan Kallmen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:5

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  41. Content type: Research

    As the availability of prescription opioids decreases and the availability of heroin increases, some prescription opioid users are transitioning to heroin. This study seeks to explore factors associated with r...

    Authors: Laura B. Monico and Shannon Gwin Mitchell

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:4

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  42. Content type: Research

    People who use illicit drugs (PWUD) are commonly diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, little is known about whether PWUD living with MDD experience additional barriers to accessing health s...

    Authors: Tara Beaulieu, Lianping Ti, M.-J. Milloy, Ekaterina Nosova, Evan Wood and Kanna Hayashi

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:3

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  43. Content type: Research

    Studies indicate that adolescent-onset drug users experience a greater likelihood of dependence that continues into adulthood. The importance of early intervention was evident in treating adolescents before th...

    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 2018 13:2

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  44. Content type: Research

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) participants remain high. Optimized HIV and HCV prevention strategies for MMT clinics in re...

    Authors: Xia Zou, Yong Xu, Wen Chen, Yinghua Xia, Yin Liu, Cheng Gong and Li Ling

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2018 13:1

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  45. Content type: Research

    In Latin America, substance related disorders are highly prevalent and one of the treatment strategies is the Therapeutic Communities (TCs), however, in Latin America there is scarce data about this treatment ...

    Authors: Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Patricia Maldonado, Nelcy Rodríguez, Rafael Ruiz-Gaviria, Miguel Ángel Escalante, Raúl Ángel Gómez, Marcelo Ribeiro de Araujo, Ana Carolina Schmidt de Oliveira, Joel Salvador Chávez Rivera, Jorge Alberto Godínez García, Marina Piazza Ferrand and Dora Blitchtein-Winicki

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:53

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  46. Content type: Research

    The motives for elite athletes to dope are related primarily to maintaining and improving their physical performance. Especially, elite athletes training to compete in the Olympics may feel unique situational ...

    Authors: Moonjung Bae, Jungjoong Yoon, Hyunyong Kang and Taegyu Kim

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:52

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  47. Content type: Short report

    Illicit drug use has become an increasing public health and social concern in the past decades worldwide. Intravenous injection has an elevated risk of infection. Needle embolism is a rare complication of intr...

    Authors: Xianming Fu, Kai Chen, Xiaobo Liao and Kangjun Shen

    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017 12:51

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