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Perceptions of Game cigarillo packaging among young adult tobacco users: The effect of package color and the "natural leaf" descriptor.

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 13;132:107334. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, USA; Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy, Rutgers School of Public Health, USA; Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, USA. Electronic address:

Introduction: Tobacco packaging elements have been shown to influence product perceptions and use intentions. Garcia y Vega's Game cigarillos are distinct from other brands in their use of "natural leaf" on packaging. The term "natural" has been linked to misperceptions about lower risk in the context of cigarettes. Read More

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The association between level of personality organization and problematic gaming: Anxiety, depression, and motivations for playing as mediators.

Addict Behav 2022 May 16;132:107368. Epub 2022 May 16.

University of Parma - Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries. Borgo Carissimi 10, 43121 Parma (PR), Italy. Electronic address:

Problematic gaming is a topic of great clinical and social relevance, so it is particularly important to identify its protective and risk factors. Literature already showed that maladaptive personality favors problematic gaming. In the light of Kernberg's model of personality organization, the present cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the mediational process through which low level of personality organization associates with problematic gaming, exploring the role of depressive and anxious symptoms and of motivations for playing. Read More

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Nicotine vaping for relaxation and coping: Race/ethnicity differences and social connectedness mechanisms.

Addict Behav 2022 May 13;132:107365. Epub 2022 May 13.

California Tobacco Control Program, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA, United States.

The current study examined race- and ethnicity-based differences in the reasons that youth report for vaping, with an emphasis on understanding the relationship between race/ethnicity and vaping for relaxation and stress/anxiety coping. This work also sought to go beyond examining race-based differences as a cause of tobacco-use disparities by assessing social connectedness factors that mediate relationships between race/ethnicity and vaping for relaxation and coping. Research questions were tested using data from the 2019-2020 California Student Tobacco Survey, a representative school-based survey of 10th and 12th grade public school students throughout schools in California. Read More

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Problematic social media use and associated consequences on academic performance decrement during Covid-19.

Authors:
Abdo Ali Homaid

Addict Behav 2022 May 18;132:107370. Epub 2022 May 18.

Business Administration Department, College of Science and Humanities at Shaqra, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

Based on the Stressor-Strain-Outcome (SSO) model, this study investigates the mechanism by which problematic social media use (PSMU) influences academic performance decrement via two psychological factors namely, technostress and exhaustion. It also identifies the social media usage characteristics of undergraduate students in Saudi Arabia during Covid-19. An online questionnaire was distributed to undergraduate social media users from Shaqra University. Read More

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Differences in cigarette smoking quit attempts and cessation between adults who did and did not take up nicotine vaping: Findings from the ITC four country smoking and vaping surveys.

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 28;132:107339. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada; School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada.

Introduction: There is mixed evidence as to whether nicotine vaping products (NVPs) can help adults who smoke transition away from cigarettes. This study investigated if self-reported attempts to quit smoking and smoking cessation, over a period of either 18 or 24 months, differed between respondents who initiated nicotine vaping versus those who did not. Outcome comparisons were made between those who: (1) initiated vaping vs. Read More

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Gender self-concept and hazardous drinking among sexual minority women: Results from the Chicago health and life experiences of women (CHLEW) study.

Addict Behav 2022 May 13;132:107366. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Sexual minority women (SMW; e.g., lesbian, bisexual) report substantially higher rates of hazardous drinking (HD) than heterosexual women. Read More

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Associations between specific sleep and circadian characteristics and alcohol use disorder criteria and problems.

Addict Behav 2022 May 6;132:107348. Epub 2022 May 6.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry, USA. Electronic address:

Given the significant heterogeneity of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and the increasing priority to understand individual profiles of AUD, pursuing symptom-level examinations of AUD is important. Disturbances in sleep and circadian rhythms have demonstrated robust associations with alcohol consumption and AUD, yet little research has examined these associations at the symptom- or problem-levels and research to date has focused on one or two sleep/circadian characteristics. We sought to investigate the associations between (a) specific AUD symptoms and (b) domains of alcohol-related problems, and multiple sleep characteristics, collected at a daily level in the naturalistic environment. Read More

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How drug cravings affect metacognitive monitoring in methamphetamine abusers.

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 26:107341. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Department of Psychology, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China. Electronic address:

Background And Objective: Metacognitive monitoring refers to the process in which an individual analyzes their own mental state, then monitors and adjusts cognitive activities to achieve a predetermined goal. Recent research has suggested a strong link between metacognition and drug cravings. Conversely, few studies on the impact of metacognitive monitoring on methamphetamine (MA) cravings exist. Read More

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Daily-level associations between sleep duration and next-day alcohol and cannabis craving and use in young adults.

Addict Behav 2022 May 14;132:107367. Epub 2022 May 14.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, United States.

Study Objectives: To examine the effects of sleep duration on next-day alcohol and cannabis craving and use among young adults.

Method: A community sample of young adults who reported recent simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use at screening (N = 409; M = 21.61; 50. Read More

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Disordered gaming in esports: Comparing professional and non-professional gamers.

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 26;132:107342. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX London, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Introduction: The American Psychiatric Association (APA) proposed 'Internet Gaming Disorder' (IGD) as a tentative disorder (APA framework) in 2013 and in 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) has fully recognized 'Gaming Disorder' (GD) as a mental health disorder (WHO framework). These two frameworks have not yet been jointly investigated in the context of esports. The present study aims to investigate the feasibility of the APA and WHO frameworks for disordered gaming among professional and non-professional gamers and to ascertain the suitability of existing psychometric tools for use in esports. Read More

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Substance use among adult marijuana and nicotine e-cigarette or vaping product users, 2020.

Addict Behav 2022 May 7;132:107349. Epub 2022 May 7.

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, United States.

Introduction: Co-use of marijuana and tobacco/nicotine have unknown impacts on addiction and health. There are limited data on the extent to which adults are co-using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)- and nicotine-containing products, in any of their various modes. This study describes adult use of THC- and nicotine-containing products among electronic vaping product (EVP) users. Read More

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Cannabidiol in the context of substance use disorder treatment: A systematic review.

Addict Behav 2022 May 7;132:107360. Epub 2022 May 7.

Hôpital Universitaire Paul Brousse (AP-HP), UR PSYCOMADD, Université Paris-Saclay, Villejuif, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid found in the Cannabis plant. CBD has received significant medical attention in relation to its anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and antipsychotic characteristics. An increasing number of studies focusing on the anti-addictive properties of CBD have recently been published. Read More

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Exposure to e-cigarette health claims and association with e-cigarette use and risk perceptions: A cohort study of young adults.

Addict Behav 2022 May 7;132:107359. Epub 2022 May 7.

Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Introduction: E-cigarettes have been marketed illicitly as smoking cessation aids and reduced risk tobacco products in the United States. Our study assessed consumers' exposure to such claims and evaluated their impact on relative risk perceptions and e-cigarette use.

Methods: Data are from the Assessment of the post-College Experience study, which followed a cohort of young adults since 2010 when they were college freshmen. Read More

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Abstinence phobia among adult African American/Black cannabis users.

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 28;132:107344. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Objective: African American/Black individuals experience significant health disparities, particularly as it relates to cannabis use. As such, there is a need to identify intrapersonal factors related to more severe patterns of use among this subpopulation. Worry about quitting or reducing cannabis as a result of the anticipated anxiety-related states during deprivation (i. Read More

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The indirect effect of negative emotionality via alcohol craving on abstinence self-efficacy among women in alcohol treatment.

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 29;132:107347. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, United States; Butler Hospital, Providence, RI, United States. Electronic address:

Women with alcohol use disorder (AUD) often present to treatment with heightened negative emotionality, including negative affect, anxiety, stress, and depression. Negative emotionality might impact women's alcohol abstinence self-efficacy (AASE), or confidence in their ability to remain sober, which is an important predictor of treatment outcomes. It is also plausible that other variables, such as alcohol craving, influence AASE. Read More

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What's sleep got to do with it? Longitudinal associations between insomnia, PTSD, and alcohol use among U.S. Veterans.

Addict Behav 2022 May 6;132:107358. Epub 2022 May 6.

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, United States.

U.S. veterans are at risk for insomnia, which often co-occurs with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use. Read More

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Association between empathy and drinking among a community sample of heavy drinkers: Sex differences and neural correlates.

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 29;132:107346. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

The University of New Mexico, USA; The Mind Research Network, USA.

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a major health problem, yet most individuals with AUD do not perceive a need for formal treatment and do not receive treatment. The lack of treatment seeking among individuals with AUD may suggest a lack of self-awareness and insight into the seriousness of AUD related problems, as well as lack of empathy for the impact of one's drinking on others. Recent work has suggested that empathy may be impaired among individuals seeking treatment for AUD. Read More

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Associations between sleep patterns, smoking, and alcohol use among older adults in Canada: Insights from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 29;132:107345. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Poor sleep is associated with chronic health conditions among older adults. As substance use rates increase in this population, age-related physiological and cognitive declines may exacerbate its detrimental consequences, including sleep problems. We analyzed cross-sectional associations between sleep patterns, smoking, and alcohol use using baseline data from 30,097 community-dwelling Canadian adults aged 45-85 years from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Read More

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Use of protective behavioral strategies and blackout experience among mandated college students.

Addict Behav 2022 Apr 20;132:107340. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Department of Psychology, Binghamton University, United States.

Objective: Alcohol-induced blackouts are experienced by approximately half of college students who drink. People who use protective behavioral strategies (PBS) tend to experience fewer alcohol-related consequences of drinking, but the relationship between PBS and blackouts is unknown. This study examines the associations among the use of protective behavioral strategies and blacking out. Read More

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Global comparisons of responses to alcohol health information labels: A cross sectional study of people who drink alcohol from 29 countries.

Addict Behav 2022 08 12;131:107330. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

University College London, UK; Global Drug Survey, London, UK.

Aims: The aim of this paper was to explore responses to alcohol health information labels from a cross sectional survey of people who drink alcohol from 29 countries.

Design: This paper draws on findings from the Global Drug Survey (GDS) - an annual cross sectional online survey.

Participants: 75,969 (64. Read More

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Alcohol-related consequences and the intention to seek care in treatment naïve women and men with severe alcohol use disorder.

Addict Behav 2022 08 12;131:107337. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, 99 Jonathan Lucas Street, Room 431, Charleston, SC 29425, USA. Electronic address:

Introduction: Research on treatment utilization for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is based primarily on clinical samples and community samples of low AUD severity that may not need formal care. Using a community sample of adults with untreated but severe AUD symptoms, we tested the hypothesis that alcohol-related consequences, but not alcohol consumption levels, are associated with the intention to seek AUD treatment, examined associations of specific types of alcohol-related consequences with intention, and explored sex differences in these associations.

Methods: The sample was recruited using social media ads for a randomized controlled trial to test a brief intervention to promote AUD treatment seeking. Read More

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Effective prevention programming for reducing alcohol-related harms experienced by first year college students: Evaluation of the expectancy challenge alcohol literacy curriculum (ECALC).

Addict Behav 2022 08 12;131:107338. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, United States. Electronic address:

Prevention programs may have contributed to modest declines in alcohol use among college students in recent years, but negative consequences continue to be pervasive. First year college students (FYCS) are particularly vulnerable, and there is clearly a need for more effective methods to reduce risk. Meta-analyses focused on expectancy challenge (EC) have found this approach to be effective, but "experiential" EC that includes a drinking exercise is not suitable for most FYCS, many of whom are underage. Read More

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Adaptation and psychometric properties of an Arabic version of the smartphone addiction scale (SAS) in the context of Saudi Arabia.

Addict Behav 2022 08 13;131:107335. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: The growing accessibility to smartphones has raised concerns about addictive patterns associated with these technologies. A Smartphone Addiction Scale has been developed to assess individuals' smartphone addiction. However, the psychometric properties of the Smartphone Addiction Scale are scarce in the context of Saudi Arabia. Read More

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The effect of race/ethnicity and adversities on smoking cessation among U.S. adult smokers.

Addict Behav 2022 08 9;131:107332. Epub 2022 Apr 9.

Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, School of Public Health, Brown University, United States; Department of Medicine, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, United States.

Introduction: Black and Hispanic individuals in the US experience more socioeconomic adversities that are associated with disparities in tobacco use and cessation than White individuals. This study examined if racial/ethnic differences in smoking abstinence were mediated by socioeconomic (SES) adversities.

Methods: Data from 7,101 established smokers were identified in Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) and followed to Wave 4 (2016-2018). Read More

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Adolescents' and young adults' perceptions of risks and benefits differ by type of cannabis products.

Addict Behav 2022 08 12;131:107336. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Reach Lab, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Cannabis use patterns among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) have changed recently, with increasing use of non-combustible cannabis products. Little is known about perceived risks or benefits related to non-combustible products (e.g. Read More

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Cross-sectional and longitudinal AUD symptom networks: They tell different stories.

Addict Behav 2022 08 9;131:107333. Epub 2022 Apr 9.

Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, United States.

Modern theoretical models of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) highlight the different functional roles played by various mechanisms associated with different symptoms. Symptom network models (SNMs) offer one approach to modeling AUD symptomatology in a way that could reflect these processes and provide important information on the progression and persistence of disorder. However, much of the research conducted using SNMs relies on cross-sectional data, which has raised questions regarding the extent they reflect dynamic processes. Read More

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Chronic use of cannabis might impair sensory error processing in the cerebellum through endocannabinoid dysregulation.

Addict Behav 2022 08 4;131:107297. Epub 2022 Mar 4.

Donders Center for Neuroscience (DCN) - Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Chronic use of cannabis leads to both motor deficits and the downregulation of CB receptors (CBR) in the cerebellum. In turn, cerebellar damage is often related to impairments in motor learning and control. Further, a recent motor learning task that measures cerebellar-dependent adaptation has been shown to distinguish well between healthy subjects and chronic cannabis users. Read More

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Trends in the frequency of cigar use among US adults, 1998/99-2018/19.

Addict Behav 2022 08 6;131:107331. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, USA.

There is limited information on the trend in the frequency of cigar use from the literature. This study aimed to examine the trends of cigar use frequency among U.S. Read More

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Relationship between insecure attachment and mobile phone addiction: A meta-analysis.

Addict Behav 2022 08 28;131:107317. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

School of Nursing and Health, Henan University, Kaifeng, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Many studies have explored the relationship between insecure attachment and mobile phone addiction from different theoretical perspectives; however, the results have been different. This meta-analysis aimed to explore the relationship between insecure attachment and mobile phone addiction.

Methods: Studies published before November 2021 were identified through a systematic online search. Read More

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