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  1. Research has demonstrated that therapeutic interventions based on the self-efficacy theory produce positive outcomes for people who exhibit addictive behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use. Several questionna...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Seyed Abolhassan Naghibi, Tahereh Pashaei, Mosharafeh Chaleshgar-Kordasiabi, Mahbobeh Daneshnia and Koen Ponnet
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2021 16:1
  2. The impact of clinical and sociodemographic factors on fatigue remains unknown among patients with substance use disorders (SUD). This study aims to evaluate fatigue among patients with SUD using a nine-item f...

    Authors: Jørn Henrik Vold, Rolf Gjestad, Christer F. Aas, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Svetlana Skurtveit, Else-Marie Løberg, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:93
  3. Substance use disorders (SUD) are prevalent among those in the juvenile justice system. SUD treatment programs implemented in correctional settings can prevent overdose and other health-related problems among ...

    Authors: Micah E. Johnson and Dieu X. Tran
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:92
  4. Today, COVID-19 is spreading around the world. Information about its mechanism, prognostic factors, and management is minimal. COVID-19, as a human disease, has several identifying phases. Physicians of patien...

    Authors: Mahshid Ataei, Farshad M. Shirazi, Roland J. Lamarine, Samaneh Nakhaee and Omid Mehrpour
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:91
  5. Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) are among the most prevalent mental disorders in the world. They are the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among 15 to 49-year-olds. Links between alcohol m...

    Authors: Morgane Guillou Landreat, Céline Beauvais, Marie Grall Bronnec, Delphine Le Goff, Jean Yves Le reste, Delphine Lever, Antoine Dany and Karine Gallopel Morvan
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:90
  6. Women’s rise in opioid use disorder has increased their presence in the criminal justice system and related risk behaviors for HIV infection. Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective biomedical...

    Authors: Sarahmona M. Przybyla, Catherine Cerulli, Jacob Bleasdale, Kennethea Wilson, Melissa Hordes, Nabila El-Bassel and Diane S. Morse
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:89
  7. Recent evidence from Western countries suggests that private school students are more prone to drug use. Such an evidence is lacking in Muslim countries. The aim of this study was to examine whether the risk o...

    Authors: Ali Bahramnejad, Abedin Iranpour and Nouzar Nakhaee
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:88
  8. To describe and explore somatic disease burdens of ageing long-term patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT), a unique population emerging in countries offering OMT as a long-term treatment.

    Authors: David Medved, Thomas Clausen, Anne Bukten, Ronny Bjørnestad and Ashley Elizabeth Muller
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:87
  9. Measuring behavioral health treatment accessibility requires timely, comprehensive and accurate data collection. Existing public sources of data have inconsistent metrics, delayed times to publication and do n...

    Authors: Sierra X. Vaughn, Hannah L. Maxey, Alyson Keen, Kelli Thoele and Robin Newhouse
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:85
  10. The US 21st Century Cures Act provided $7.5 billion in grant funding to states and territories for evidence-based responses to the opioid epidemic. Currently, little is known about optimal strategies for susta...

    Authors: Lauren Caton, Mina Yuan, Dexter Louie, Carlos Gallo, Karen Abram, Lawrence Palinkas, C. Hendricks Brown and Mark McGovern
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:84
  11. Smoking is a social epidemic and one of the main risk factors for premature deaths and disabilities worldwide. In the present study, we investigated the Pattern of Cigarette Smoking: intensity, cessation, and ...

    Authors: Behrooz Hamzeh, Vahid Farnia, Mehdi Moradinazar, Yahya Pasdar, Ebrahim Shakiba, Farid Najafi and Mostafa Alikhani
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:83
  12. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    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 15:82

    The original article was published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:29

  13. There is an emerging literature on the impact of correctional substance abuse treatment (SAT) on reoffending for people in prison with substance misuse issues. This study estimates a pathway effect for people ...

    Authors: Arun Sondhi, Alessandro Leidi and David Best
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:81
  14. With increasing frequencies of non-fatal overdose in people who inject drugs (PWID), it is essential to improve our knowledge about associated risk factors for overdose to inform overdose prevention and assist...

    Authors: Mehdi Noroozi, Peter Higgs, Azadeh Bayani, Bahram Armoon, Ali Nazeri Astaneh, Ladan Fattah Moghaddam and Mohammad Askari
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:80
  15. Supervised injection facilities have been set-up in many countries to curb the health risks associated with unsafe injection practices. These facilities have, however, been met with vocal opposition, notably i...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Munoz Sastre, Lonzozou Kpanake and Etienne Mullet
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:79
  16. In the U.S. and Canada, people who inject drugs’ (PWID) enrollment in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been associated with a reduced likelihood that they will assist others in injection initiation even...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Meyers, Claudia Rafful, Sonia Jain, Xiaoying Sun, Britt Skaathun, Andrew Guise, Patricia Gonzalez-Zuñiga, Steffanie A. Strathdee, Dan Werb and Maria Luisa Mittal
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:78
  17. Previous studies have rarely explored the effect of type of sentencing on employment status among illegal heroin users, therefore, we aims to examine the association of the sentencing types and employment outc...

    Authors: Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Li-Chun Chang, Shih-Wen Wang, Hsiao-Pei Hsu, Jung-Yu Liao and Jong-Long Guo
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:77
  18. Despite conflicting results in the literature concerning its efficacy in practice, racial matching has been identified as a component of culturally sensitive treatment.

    Authors: Jesse A. Steinfeldt, Shondra L. Clay and Paul E. Priester
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:76
  19. Law enforcement officers (LEOs) come into frequent contact with people who inject drugs (PWID). Through service referrals, LEOs may facilitate PWID engagement in harm reduction, substance use treatment, and ot...

    Authors: Gabriella K. Olgin, Annick Bórquez, Pieter Baker, Erika Clairgue, Mario Morales, Arnulfo Bañuelos, Jaime Arredondo, Alicia Harvey-Vera, Steffanie Strathdee, Leo Beletsky and Javier A. Cepeda
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:75
  20. Early-onset substance use is a risk factor for continued use, dependency, and poor long-term health outcomes. Indigenous youth are more likely to engage in early-onset substance use than their non-Indigenous c...

    Authors: Geoffrey Maina, Maeve Mclean, Solomon Mcharo, Megan Kennedy, Joseph Djiometio and Alexandra King
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:74
  21. Little evidence has examined the therapeutic effects of methylphenidate (MPH) and Matrix Model treatment on addiction severity, craving, relapse and mental health in people who use methamphetamine (PWUM). This...

    Authors: Nazanin Aryan, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Vahid Farnia, Jalal Shakeri, Mostafa Alikhani, Habibollah Rahimi, Mojtaba Sehat, Peyman Mamsharifi, Amir Ghaderi and Abdollah Omidi
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:72
  22. Over the last 50 years, there has been a growing interest in and use of contingency management (CM) for people who use substances. Yet, despite showing some level of efficacy (albeit only short-term) and being...

    Authors: Marilou Gagnon, Adrian Guta and Alayna Payne
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:71
  23. Alcohol use has impacts on several dimensions of health, including physical health and mental health, particularly in college-age populations. Therefore, this study aimed to estimate the prevalence and to dete...

    Authors: Tandin Dorji, Peeradone Srichan, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Rachanee Sunsern and Wipob Suttana
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:70
  24. Evidence demonstrates that medications for treating opioid use disorder (MOUD) —namely buprenorphine, methadone, and extended-release naltrexone—are effective at treating opioid use disorder (OUD) and reducing...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Haffajee, Barbara Andraka-Christou, Jeremy Attermann, Anna Cupito, Jessica Buche and Angela J. Beck
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:69
  25. Opioid dependence carries the highest disease burden of all illicit drugs. Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is an evidence-based medical intervention that reduces morbidity and mortality. There is limited knowledg...

    Authors: Christer Frode Aas, Jørn Henrik Vold, Svetlana Skurtveit, Aaron G. Lim, Sabine Ruths, Kamrul Islam, Jan Erik Askildsen, Else-Marie Løberg, Lars Thore Fadnes and Kjell Arne Johansson
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:68
  26. Both alcohol drinking and second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure have shown a strong association with smoking behaviour. This study uses mediation analysis to clarify the process underlying the relationship between ...

    Authors: Haoxiang Lin, Chun Chang and Zhao Liu
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:67
  27. As several regulatory and environmental changes have occurred in North America, trends in overdose deaths were examined in the United States (US), Ontario and British Columbia (BC), including changes in consum...

    Authors: Sameer Imtiaz, Kevin D. Shield, Benedikt Fischer, Tara Elton-Marshall, Bundit Sornpaisarn, Charlotte Probst and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:66
  28. Most hookah use studies have not included racial and ethnic minorities which limits our understanding of its use among these growing populations. This study aimed to investigate the individual characteristics ...

    Authors: Omar El Shahawy, Su Hyun Park, Erin S. Rogers, Jenni A. Shearston, Azure B. Thompson, Spring C. Cooper, Nicholas Freudenberg, Samuel A. Ball, David Abrams, Donna Shelley and Scott E. Sherman
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:65
  29. Hepatitis C diagnosis could be a gateway to behavioral change and subsequent decline in transmission among people who inject drugs (PWIDs). We assessed the association between the social determinants of PWID, ...

    Authors: Salah Eddin Karimi, Azadeh Bayani, Peter Higgs, Amir-Hossein Bayat, Morteza Hemmat, Elahe Ahounbar, Bahram Armoon and Yadolah Fakhri
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:64
  30. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) in HIV/AIDS patient’s decreases adherence and effectiveness of medications and help-seeking to HIV/AIDS care and treatment. This study, therefore, assessed the average 1 year prevale...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Asmare Belete and Yibeltal Getachew
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:63
  31. Tobacco smoking is the second leading cause of death and is closely linked to fatal diseases. Hookah Smoking (HS) is a traditional way to smoke tobacco, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean region that is c...

    Authors: Fatemeh Bakhtari, Asghar Mohammadpoorasl, Haidar Nadrian, Nader Alizadeh, Leila Jahangiry and Koen Ponnet
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:62
  32. Street children constitute a marginalized population in most urban centers of the world. According to UN sources, there are up to 150 million street children in the world today. The estimated number of childre...

    Authors: Mengistu Ayenew, Teshome Kabeta and Kifle Woldemichael
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:61
  33. Suicidal behavior has a significant contribution to the global burden of disease that affects individuals, families and communities at different age groups. Sadly, up to 75% of suicides in the world occur in l...

    Authors: Getasew Legas, Habte Belete, Sintayehu Asnakew, Amsalu Belete and Shegaye Shumet
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:60
  34. Substance use and adverse sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes continue to be significant threats to female adolescents’ health and wellbeing, particularly to these marginalized subpopulations. Our re...

    Authors: Xu-Dong Zhang, Jun Zhang, Ren-Sheng Xie and Wei-Hong Zhang
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:59
  35. The misuse of legal and illegal substances has led to an increase in substance use disorder (SUD) in the United States. Although primary prevention strategies have been successfully used to target chronic phys...

    Authors: Eric Afuseh, Caitlin A. Pike and Ukamaka M. Oruche
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:58
  36. Opioid use remains a significant cause of harm to individual health. Perceived motives are of the main factors that help lead a patient into seeking treatment voluntarily to obviate that harm. The current stud...

    Authors: Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Tahereh Pashaei and Maryam Moeeni
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:57
  37. The lack of robust estimates of HIV/HCV incidence among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Iran calls for well-designed prospective cohort studies. Successful recruitment and follow-up of PWID in cohort studies...

    Authors: Ali Mirzazadeh, Samira Hosseini-Hooshyar, Armita Shahesmaeili, Ali Bahramnejad, Adibeh Barshan, Ghazal Mousavian, Esmail Najafi, Hamid Sharifi, Ali-Akbar Haghdoost, Alya Briceno, Willi McFarland and Kimberly Page
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:56
  38. Pill testing services could potentially be used to reduce drug-related harm. This study aims to identify patterns of ecstasy use among live music event attendees; explore the opinions and potential usage of il...

    Authors: Madeleine Southey, Ashwini Kathirgamalingam, Benjamin Crawford, Rohan Kaul, Jack McNamara, Franklin John-Leader, Jenny Heslop and Sabrina Winona Pit
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:55
  39. Canada has been home to a longstanding public health crisis related to opioids, including an extensive mortality and morbidity toll in the face of substantive intervention gaps. Recently (2019), two extensive ...

    Authors: Benedikt Fischer
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:54
  40. Mutual aid organizations, such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA), can provide support in substance use disorder (SUD) recovery processes. However, research on NA and its recovery-supportive elements is scarce and pe...

    Authors: Anne Dekkers, Sam Vos and Wouter Vanderplasschen
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:53
  41. Methamphetamine (MA) remains one of the most commonly used amphetamine-type stimulants, accounting for the second most widely-used substance after marijuana. Due to increased use of MA, a wide variety of resea...

    Authors: Ebrahim Moghimi Sarani, Jamshid Ahmadi, Bahare Oji, Motahareh Mahi-Birjand, Nader Bagheri, Amir Bazrafshan, Marie Dehghan Manshadi, Sajad Yaghoubi, Asiyeh Dezhkam, Mehrdad Khatami and Meghdad Abdollahpour-Alitappeh
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:52
  42. Substance use disorders are prevalent and returning to substance use (i.e., relapse) following treatment is common, underscoring the need for effective treatments that will help individuals maintain long-term ...

    Authors: J. Richard Korecki, Frank J. Schwebel, Victoria R. Votaw and Katie Witkiewitz
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:51
  43. The stigma surrounding individuals who have substance use disorders is a pervasive phenomenon that has had detrimental effects on treatment outcomes, health care providers, treatments, research, policies, and ...

    Authors: Janet Zwick, Hannah Appleseth and Stephan Arndt
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:50
  44. The misuse of tramadol has become a major aspect of the wider substance use challenge in recent years and is evolving into a health crisis at an alarming rate. However, literature on motivations for non-medica...

    Authors: Prince Peprah, Williams Agyemang-Duah, Emmanuel Appiah-Brempong, Adjei Gyimah Akwasi and Anthony Kwame Morgan
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:49
  45. Drug dependence and the resultant problems notably decrease the quality of life (QOL). Measuring the QOL in persons who use drugs (PWUDs) and planning to improve it can be helpful for rehabilitation programs. Giv...

    Authors: Sousan Heydarpour, Amir Jalali, Fatemeh Baghaei and Nader Salari
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:48
  46. Social support is a key factor in the treatment and rehabilitation process of persons who use drug (PWUD). This highlights the need for a valid and reliable tool for assessing social support. The cultural and ...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Amir Jalali, Behzad Abdam, Alireza Abdi and Hooman Daryoushi
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:46
  47. Treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) offers an opportunity to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) endemic among people who inject drugs (PWID) and people enrolled in opioid agonist therapy (OAT) ...

    Authors: Christer F. Aas, Jørn Henrik Vold, Svetlana Skurtveit, Ingvild Odsbu, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Aaron G. Lim, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes
    Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2020 15:44

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