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A quasi-experimental evaluation of marijuana policies and youth marijuana use.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Feb 15:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

b School of Social Work , Boston College,McGuinn Hall , Chestnut Hill , MA , USA.

Background: Marijuana use carries risks for adolescents' well-being, making it essential to evaluate effects of recent marijuana policies.

Objectives: This study sought to delineate associations between state-level shifts in decriminalization and medical marijuana laws (MML) and adolescent marijuana use.

Methods: Using data on 861,082 adolescents (14 to 18+ years; 51% female) drawn from 1999 to 2015 state Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS), difference-in-differences models assessed how decriminalization and MML policy enactment were associated with adolescent marijuana use, controlling for tobacco and alcohol policy shifts, adolescent characteristics, and state and year trends. Read More

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February 2019

Development of a Cascade of Care for responding to the opioid epidemic.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 24;45(1):1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a Department of Psychiatry , Columbia University , New York , USA.

Amid worsening opioid overdose death rates, the nation continues to face a persistent addiction treatment gap limiting access to quality care for opioid use disorder (OUD). Three FDA-approved medications (methadone, buprenorphine, and extended-release naltrexone) have high quality evidence demonstrating reductions in drug use and overdose events, but most individuals with OUD do not receive them. The development of a unified public health framework, such as a Cascade of Care, could improve system level practice and treatment outcomes. Read More

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January 2019
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Invariance of a recovery capital scale across gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in a substance use disorder treatment program.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Jan 22:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Centerstone Research Institute , Bloomington , IN , USA.

Background: Behavioral health care providers aim to see their clients achieve lifelong recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). To do so, they must accurately assess incoming resources and barriers to recovery to identify areas of need for their clients. A recovery capital scale (RCS) is one way to identify these resources and barriers. Read More

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January 2019
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Identifying research gaps in substance use disorder: A systematic methodology and prioritized list.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Jan 22:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Psychological Health Center of Excellence, Defense Health Agency , Falls Church , VA , USA.

Background: This paper presents a new methodology for identifying and prioritizing research gaps, contributing to the nascent literature on systematic ways to identify research gaps.

Objectives: The goal of this paper is to report on a gaps analysis of substance use disorder (SUD) research. Based on input from Military Health System stakeholders, we selected the following subtopics as priorities: alcohol use disorder (AUD) and comorbid conditions, prescription opioids, and novel synthetic drugs (NSDs), including synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, novel synthetic opioids, and e-cigarette use. Read More

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January 2019
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Effects of ketamine use on psychotic disorders and symptoms in male, methamphetamine-dependent subjects.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Jan 14:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

b Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital , Central South University, National Clinical Research Center on Mental Disorders & National Technology Institute on Mental Disorders, Hunan Key Laboratory of Psychiatry and Mental Health , Changsha , Hunan , China.

Background: Repeated and extensive methamphetamine or ketamine use may cause psychotic symptoms. Whether the chronic and combined use of these substances has a greater psychotic effect is still unknown.

Objectives: To examine the effect of different levels of ketamine use on psychotic disorders and symptoms in male methamphetamine-dependent subjects. Read More

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January 2019
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Reliability and validity evidence of a new interpretation bias task in patients diagnosed with drug use disorder: a preliminary study of the Word Association Task for Drug Use Disorder (WAT-DUD).

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Jan 14:1-12. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

a Department of Clinical and Experimental Psychology , University of Huelva , Huelva , Spain.

Background: Interpretation bias tasks such as word association tests have shown a moderate relation with substance use, but most studies have been conducted in nonclinical samples and these tasks are difficult to rate.

Objectives: To provide: (1) reliability evidence of the Word Association Task for Drug Use Disorder (WAT-DUD), a novel and easy-to-rate instrument for measuring interpretation bias and (2) validity evidence based on the relationship between the WAT-DUD and variables associated with patterns of drug use and treatment outcomes.

Methods: 186 patients (67 outpatients and 119 inpatients, 90% males) participated in the study. Read More

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January 2019
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Neuronal correlates of delay discounting in healthy subjects and its implication for addiction: an ALE meta-analysis study.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 11;45(1):51-66. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

a Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty , University of Cologne , Cologne , Germany.

Background: Delay discounting (DD) describes the phenomenon of devaluing future rewards in favor of immediate rewards. Increased DD is a key behavioral marker of addiction, and has been suggested as a target for interventions to alleviate addiction symptoms (e.g. Read More

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January 2019
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Tramadol induces changes in Δ-FosB, µ-opioid receptor, and p-CREB level in the nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex of male Wistar rat.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 11;45(1):84-89. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

a Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies , Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.

Background: Besides the analgesic effect of tramadol, prolonged exposure to tramadol can induce adaptive changes thereby leading to dependence and tolerance. Tramadol induces its effect via µ-opioid receptor (MOR). However, tramadol has other targets such as serotonin and epinephrine transporters. Read More

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January 2019
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Poly-use of cannabis and other substances among juvenile-justice involved youth: variations in psychological and substance-related problems by typology.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Jan 8:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

a Department of Psychology , Indiana University-Purdue University , Indianapolis , IN , USA.

Background: Adolescent cannabis use is associated with increased risk for psychological problems, with evidence for more severe problems among youth who use cannabis in combination with other substances (i.e., polysubstance use). Read More

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January 2019
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Enhancement motivation to drink predicts binge drinking in adolescence: a longitudinal study in a community sample.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Jan 2:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

a Laboratory for Experimental Psychopathology, Psychological Science Research Institute , Université catholique de Louvain , Louvain-la-Neuve , Belgium.

Background: Binge drinking, characterized by alternations between intense alcohol intakes and abstinence periods, is the most frequent alcohol-consumption pattern among adolescents and is associated with cognitive impairments.

Objectives: It appears crucial to disentangle the psychological factors involved in the emergence of binge drinking in adolescence, and centrally the role played by drinking motives, which are related to binge drinking.

Methods: This longitudinal study explored the role of drinking motives (i. Read More

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January 2019
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Testing hair for fentanyl exposure: a method to inform harm reduction behavior among individuals who use heroin.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 2;45(1):90-96. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

a Department of Population Health , New York University Langone Medical Center , New York , NY , USA.

Background: Deaths from fentanyl exposure continue to increase in the US. Fentanyl test strips are now available to test urine for presence of fentanyl, but additional testing methods are needed to determine past exposure and to determine exposure to specific analogs.

Objectives: To investigate exposure to such analogs through hair testing. Read More

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January 2019
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Exposures to the tobacco retail environment among adolescent boys in urban and rural environments.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Jan 2:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

b College of Public Health , The Ohio State University , Columbus , OH , USA.

Background: The tobacco industry spends billions on retail marketing and such marketing is associated with tobacco use. Previous research has not examined actual and potential exposures that adolescents have on a daily basis.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether both self-reported and geographically estimated tobacco retailer exposures differ by participant or neighborhood characteristics among urban and rural adolescents. Read More

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January 2019
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Systematic review of preclinical, clinical, and post-marketing evidence of bupropion misuse potential.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 Jan 2:1-14. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

c University of Colorado School of Medicine , Denver , CO , USA.

Background: Bupropion is a substituted cathinone compound widely used as a first line or add-on treatment for depression, smoking cessation, and more recently in combination with naltrexone for weight loss. As abuse of synthetic cathinone compounds has received more attention in recent years, concern about the misuse potential of bupropion has grown as well.

Objectives: We review bupropion pharmacology and assessments of misuse potential including preclinical evidence, human studies, and post-marketing surveillance of bupropion misuse. Read More

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January 2019
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Harms from a partner's drinking: an international study on adverse effects and reduced quality of life for women.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Nov 29:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

a Centre for Alcohol Policy Research , La Trobe University , Bundoora , Australia.

Background: Partners of heavy drinking individuals can be detrimentally affected as a result of their partner's drinking.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify the proportion of heterosexual intimate partner relationships with a heavy drinking male that resulted in reported alcohol-related harm and to investigate the impact of this on well-being in 9 countries.

Methods: This study used survey data from the Gender and Alcohol's Harm to Others (GENAHTO) Project on Alcohol's Harm to Others in 9 countries (10,613 female respondents, 7,091 with intimate live-in partners). Read More

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November 2018
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Ethanol content in traditionally fermented ayurvedic formulations: Compromised Good Manufacturing Practice regulations - compromised health.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Nov 14:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

a Multidisciplinary Research Unit , University Centre of Excellence in Research, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences , Faridkot , India .

Background: A large part of the population of India prefers the traditional medicine (ayurvedic formulations) for primary health care. However, the effective quality control of herbal medicine is still a big challenge. Numerous reports indicate noncompliance with Compromised Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines by the manufacturers which may lead to adverse drug reactions or toxic effects. Read More

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November 2018
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Alcohol and tobacco use in men: the role of alexithymia and externally oriented thinking style.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Nov 14:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

a Department of Psychiatry , University of Turku and Turku University Hospital , Turku , Finland.

Background: A high prevalence of alexithymia has been consistently reported in alcohol- and drug-dependent populations. However, less is known about the role of alexithymia, and its individual dimensions on substance use in healthier populations.

Objectives: To examine how different alexithymia dimensions associate with substance use, while controlling for confounding factors. Read More

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November 2018
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Shyness, social anxiety, social anxiety disorder, and substance use among normative adolescent populations: A systematic review.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Nov 13:1-18. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

b Population Health and Optimal Health Practices Branch , CHU de Québec Research Centre , Québec, QC , Canada.

Researchers have increasingly studied shyness, social anxiety, and social anxiety disorder (SAD) as potential precursors of substance use.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to review the relationships between these variables and tobacco use, alcohol use, and cannabis/drug use in normative adolescent populations and the extent to which these associations differ by gender.

Methods: A systematic search in PsycINFO and PubMed was conducted, reference screening was performed, and five experts were consulted. Read More

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November 2018
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State-of-the-art behavioral and pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorder.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Oct 29:1-17. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

b Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine University of California , Los Angeles , CA , USA.

Background: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and its associated consequences remain significant public health concerns. Given that AUD represents a spectrum of severity, treatment options represent a continuum of care, ranging from single-session brief interventions to more intensive, prolonged, and specialized treatment modalities.

Objective: This qualitative literature review seeks to describe the best practices for AUD by placing a particular emphasis on identifying those practices which have received the most empirical support. Read More

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October 2018
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Neuropsychological functioning in opioid use disorder: A research synthesis and meta-analysis.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 25;45(1):11-25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

a California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Pyschology PhD Program , San Diego , CA , USA.

Background: Research has demonstrated that patients with opioid use disorders (OUD; including both opioid abuse and/or dependence) have poorer neuropsychological functioning compared to healthy controls; however, the pattern and robustness of the findings remain unknown.

Objectives: This study meta-analyzed the results from previous research examining the neuropsychological deficits associated with opioids across 14 neurocognitive domains.

Method: Articles comparing patients with OUD to healthy controls were selected based on detailed inclusion/exclusion criteria and variables of interest were coded. Read More

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October 2018
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A latent class analysis of alcohol and drug use immediately before or during sex among women.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Oct 25:1-10. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

b Center for Behavioral Research and Services , California State University , Long Beach , CA , USA.

Background: Alcohol and drug use by women is related to high-risk sexual practices and protective behaviors.

Objectives: To determine sexual risk and protective behaviors using information about women's drug use immediately before or during sex.

Methods: Latent class analysis using PROC LCA in SAS software was used to determine classes of women using both past 30-day drug use and before or during sex. Read More

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October 2018
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EOV.

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January 2018
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Barriers to accurately assessing prescription opioid misuse on surveys.

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Joseph J Palamar

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Sep 19:1-7. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

a Department of Population Health , New York University Langone Medical Center , New York , NY , USA.

Surveys are the leading method of gathering data on prevalence and correlates of prescription opioid misuse. As the opioid crisis continues in the United States, reliable data on misuse have become increasingly important as under- and overreporting is common. This perspective discusses six potential barriers to researchers accurately assessing opioid misuse on surveys. Read More

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September 2018
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A comparison between two retrospective alcohol consumption measures and the daily drinking diary method with university students.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Sep 19:1-6. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

b School of Psychology , Bangor University , Bangor, UK.

Background: There are two main categories of retrospective self-report alcohol consumption measures: summary and daily drinking. Time-efficient summary measures have been criticized for being less able to capture sporadic and unpatterned drinking. A novel retrospective summary measure, the Typical and Atypical Drinking Diary (TADD), may produce more precise estimates of alcohol consumption than the gold-standard daily measure, the Timeline Followback (TLFB). Read More

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September 2018
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Difficulties with emotion regulation, mindfulness, and substance use disorder severity: the mediating role of self-regulation of attention and acceptance attitudes.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 14;45(1):97-107. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

a Department of Psychology , University "Vita-Salute San Raffaele" , Milan , Italy.

Background: Theoretical frameworks postulate that mindfulness represents a relevant therapeutic process in substance use disorders (SUDs), especially in treating difficulties with emotion regulation (DER). Nonetheless, it remains unclear how mindfulness dimensions, particularly self-regulation of attention and acceptance attitudes, are implicated in the well-validated relationship between DER and SUDs. It is also uncertain whether mindfulness is considered a common protective factor for SUDs. Read More

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September 2018
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UPPS-P facets of impulsivity and alcohol use patterns in college and noncollege emerging adults.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 ;44(6):695-704

b Institute for Health and Sport , Victoria University , Melbourne , Australia.

Background: Alcohol use and related problems reach a peak in emerging adulthood. Impulsivity is a multifaceted construct known to be involved in emerging adult alcohol use. Few studies have examined impulsivity and alcohol use across both college attending and noncollege attending emerging adults. Read More

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January 2018
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Self-awareness deficits associated with lower treatment motivation in cocaine addiction.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 5;45(1):108-114. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

a Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences , Monash University , Clayton, Melbourne , VIC , Australia.

Background: Individuals with cocaine use disorder (CUD) often display behaviours that are paradoxically misaligned with their situation. Typical examples include poor treatment motivation and inconsistent self-reported craving. These behaviours may reflect impairments in the awareness of one's own behaviour. Read More

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September 2018
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Daily relationship between positive affect and drinking to cope: the moderating role of difficulties regulating positive emotions.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Aug 23:1-10. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

c Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences , University of Massachusetts Amherst , Amherst , MA , USA.

Background: Alcohol use is highly prevalent and linked to a wide range of negative outcomes among college students. Although emotion dysregulation has been theoretically and empirically linked to alcohol use, few studies have examined emotion dysregulation stemming from positive emotions.

Objective: The goal of the current study was to extend extant research by using daily diary methods to examine the potentially moderating role of difficulties regulating positive emotions in the daily relation between positive affect and alcohol use to cope with social and non-social stressors. Read More

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August 2018
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Buprenorphine in the real world: coming to terms with misuse and diversion.

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Edward V Nunes

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 17;44(6):576-577. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

a Psychiatry , Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute , New York , NY , USA.

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August 2018
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Decreased incidence of venous thromboembolism found in trauma patients with positive blood alcohol concentration on admission.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 7;45(1):77-83. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

a Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care , University of California, Irvine , Orange , CA , USA.

Background: The reported incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) disease in trauma is 1-58% and is considered a preventable cause of mortality. Positive blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is found in 8-45% of trauma admissions; however, its association with VTE is controversial.

Objectives: We hypothesized that a positive BAC on admission would be associated with a lower rate of VTE in a large national database of trauma patients. Read More

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August 2018
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Substance-use disorders, personality traits, and sex differences in institutionalized adolescents.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 1;44(6):686-694. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

a Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Background: Substance-use disorder (SUD) was found to be an aggravating factor to delinquency and is closely related to personality disorders (PDs).

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate sex differences in the relationship between PD traits and SUD in adolescents institutionalized in child welfare and juvenile justice institutions.

Methods: PD traits were measured dimensionally in a sample of 282 boys (69 with an SUD diagnosis) and 143 girls (45 with an SUD diagnosis) from child welfare and juvenile-justice institutions. Read More

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August 2018
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Epilogue to the special issue on the use of mobile technology for real-time assessment and treatment of substance use disorders.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 ;44(5):571-574

a The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Stephenson Cancer Center , Oklahoma City , OK , USA.

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January 2018
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Corrigendum.

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January 2018
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Introduction to the special issue on use of mobile technology for real-time assessment and treatment of substance-use disorders.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 ;44(5):499-501

a Department of Family and Preventive Medicine , University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center , Oklahoma City , OK , USA.

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January 2018
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The economic costs of jail-based methadone maintenance treatment.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 19;44(6):611-618. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

d Departments of Sociology and Health Sector Management and Policy , University of Miami , Coral Gables , FL , USA.

Background: The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world and spends $40-$80 billion to house inmates per year. It is well-known that a significant correlation is present between substance use and crime, especially over recent years as opioid use disorder (OUD) has grown exponentially. To mitigate OUD, methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has demonstrated effectiveness in numerous randomized and quasi-experimental studies. Read More

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July 2018
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Video game addiction, ADHD symptomatology, and video game reinforcement.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 6;45(1):67-76. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

b Department of Computer Science and Engineering , University of California, Riverside, CA, USA.

Background: Up to 23% of people who play video games report symptoms of addiction. Individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at increased risk for video game addiction, especially when playing games with more reinforcing properties.

Objectives: The current study tested whether level of video game reinforcement (type of game) places individuals with greater ADHD symptom severity at higher risk for developing video game addiction. Read More

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June 2018
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Reliability and validity of an internalizing symptom scale based on the adolescent and adult Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism (SSAGA).

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 Jun 5:1-10. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

a Department of Psychiatry , University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine , Iowa City , IA, USA.

Background: The Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism (SSAGA) is an interview that assesses psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses, including substance use disorders and anxiety and mood (i.e., internalizing) disorders. Read More

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June 2018
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Alcohol retail sales licenses and sexually transmitted infections in Texas counties, 2008-2015.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 4;44(6):678-685. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

f Rollins School of Public Health , Emory University , Atlanta , GA, USA.

Background: Research suggests that reduced retail alcohol outlet density may be associated with lower prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). On-premise sale of alcohol for immediate consumption is theorized as increasing social interactions that can lead to sexual encounters.

Objective: We examined associations between on- and off-premise retail alcohol sales licenses and number of newly diagnosed HIV and STI cases in Texas counties. Read More

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June 2018
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Pain severity as a predictor of negative affect following a self-guided quit attempt: An ecological momentary assessment study.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 30;44(5):543-550. Epub 2018 May 30.

a Department of Psychology , University of Houston , Houston , TX , USA.

Background: Past work has documented bidirectional associations between pain and cigarette smoking behaviors such that those who smoke evidence greater pain, and those in pain tend to smoke more. However, such work has not focused on the role of pain in relation to negative affect, which plays an important role during cessation attempts.

Objective: The current study evaluated pain as a predictor of negative affect as well as level of interference associated with negative affect among individuals undergoing a self-guided quit attempt. Read More

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May 2018
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The Self-perception of Text-message Dependency Scale (STDS): Psychometric update based on a United States sample.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2019 14;45(1):42-50. Epub 2018 May 14.

b Department of Applied Behavioral Science , University of Kansas , Lawrence , KS , USA.

Background: Some have suggested that text messaging is an addictive behavior. However, this characterization is uncertain, partly due to lack of well-validated measures of text messaging attitudes and behaviors. One standard instrument for measuring text messaging attitudes and behaviors is the Self-perception of Text-message Dependency Scale (STDS), though the psychometric properties of this scale have only been examined with a sample of Japanese youth. Read More

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May 2018
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Timeline: A web application for assessing the timing and details of health behaviors.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 May 14:1-10. Epub 2018 May 14.

a Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies Brown University School of Public Health , Providence , RI, USA.

Background: Timeline Followback (TLFB) interview methods are used to assess a variety of health behaviors, including alcohol use, drug use, and sexual behavior. While several online TLFBs have been developed, most focus on single behaviors, and few studies have explored their validity in assessing multiple risk behaviors using a single online TLFB.

Objective: To examine the validity of a customizable web application (Timeline) for assessing alcohol use, drug use, and sexual behavior among high-risk men who have sex with men. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1469138DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6235729PMC
May 2018
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Acceptability and compliance with a remote monitoring system to track smoking and abstinence among young smokers.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 8;44(5):561-570. Epub 2018 May 8.

a Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine , Medical University of South Carolina , Charleston , SC , USA.

Background: Similar to adult smokers, quit attempts among younger smokers almost inevitably result in relapse. Unlike adults, less is known about the process of relapse in this younger age group. A technology-based remote monitoring system may allow for detailed and accurate characterization of smoking and abstinence and would help to improve cessation strategies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1467431DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6059983PMC
May 2018
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A review of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), AUDIT-C, and USAUDIT for screening in the United States: Past issues and future directions.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 3;44(6):578-586. Epub 2018 May 3.

b Department of Community Medicine & Health Care , UCONN Health , Farmington , CT, USA.

Background: The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen all adults for alcohol misuse and provide brief counseling to those engaged in risky or hazardous drinking. The World Health Organization's (WHO's) Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is the most widely tested instrument for screening in primary health care.

Objectives: This paper describes the structural and functional features of the AUDIT and methodological problems with the validation of the alcohol consumption questions (AUDIT-C). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1456545DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217805PMC
May 2018
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A longitudinal assessment of change in marijuana use with other substance use problems.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 3;44(6):642-652. Epub 2018 May 3.

a Steve Hicks School of Social Work , University of Texas at Austin , Austin , TX, USA.

Background: Despite increasing marijuana use rates over the past decade, the longitudinal association between marijuana use and other substance use problems among adults is unclear.

Objectives: To examine associations of self-reported changes in marijuana use and marijuana use frequency with self-reported other substance use problems over a 12-month period.

Methods: Two waves (W1 and W2) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study provided data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1461879DOI Listing
May 2018
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Treatment outcomes among a cohort of African American buprenorphine patients: Follow-up at 12 months.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 2;44(6):604-610. Epub 2018 May 2.

a Friends Research Institute , Baltimore , MD, USA.

Background: Although buprenorphine/naloxone (bup/nal) is well-established as a safe and effective treatment for opioid use disorders (OUDs), there are few studies reporting 12-month outcomes of patients receiving bup/nal in formerly drug-free outpatient programs.

Objectives: To examine 12-month outcomes by bup/nal treatment enrollment status among a cohort of African American patients enrolled in a clinical trial.

Methods: This analysis builds upon a randomized trial of 300 opioid-dependent African American bup/nal patients in two outpatient programs in Baltimore, MD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1461877DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6179150PMC
May 2018
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Brain intrinsic network connectivity in individuals with frequent tanning behavior.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 1;44(6):668-677. Epub 2018 May 1.

e Department of Psychiatry , University of Texas Southwestern , Dallas , TX , USA.

Background: Emergent studies suggest a bidirectional relationship between brain functioning and the skin. This neurocutaneous connection may be responsible for the reward response to tanning and, thus, may contribute to excessive tanning behavior. To date, however, this association has not yet been examined. Read More

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May 2018
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Characteristics and experiences of buprenorphine-naloxone use among polysubstance users.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 25;44(6):595-603. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

a Department of Behavioral Science and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, College of Medicine , University of Kentucky , Lexington , KY, USA.

Background: With a rise in overdoses and medical emergencies related to opioids, buprenorphine-naloxone (bup-nx) is seen as a preferred treatment for opioid dependence. However, the research examining experiences with bup-nx among polysubstance users who may or may not be opioid dependent has been limited.

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to examine use, characteristics of users, and experiences of bup-nx use among polysubstance users entering drug-free recovery programs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1461876DOI Listing
April 2018
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High-alcohol-content flavored alcoholic beverages (supersized alcopops) should be reclassified to reduce public health hazard.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 19;44(4):413-417. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

c Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation , Calverton , MD , USA.

In the US, underage drinkers often consume supersized alcopop - a high-alcohol-content, ready-to-drink flavored alcoholic beverage that is currently regulated as beer. However, calculations in this paper illustrate how the high alcohol by volume and low price of supersized alcopops suggest that they rely on a larger proportion of additives for their alcohol content than permitted to meet the legal definition for beer. From a public safety perspective, it is urgently important that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau assess the formulation of supersized alcopops - specifically, the percent of alcohol in the finished product that is derived from additives. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1460375DOI Listing
April 2018
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Sex differences in opioid use and medical issues during buprenorphine/naloxone treatment.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 19;44(4):488-496. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

e Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine , University of California , Los Angeles , CA , USA.

Background: There are sex differences in buprenorphine/naloxone clinical trials for opioid use. While women have fewer opioid-positive urine samples, relative to men, a significant decrease in opioid-positive samples was found during treatment for men, but not women. In order to inform sex-based approaches to improve treatment outcomes, research is needed to determine if opioid use, and predictors of opioid use, differs between men and women during treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1458234DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6186400PMC
April 2018
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Sex differences in daily life stress and craving in opioid-dependent patients.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 11;44(5):512-523. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

a Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Branch , National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Center , Baltimore , MD , USA.

Background: Responses to stress and drug craving differ between men and women. Differences in the momentary experience of stress in relation to craving are less well-understood.

Objectives: Using ecological momentary assessment (EMA), we examined sex differences in real-time in two areas: (1) causes and contexts associated with stress, and (2) the extent to which stress and drug cues are associated with craving. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1454934DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6159214PMC
April 2018
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Impulsivity interacts with momentary PTSD symptom worsening to predict alcohol use in male veterans.

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018 11;44(5):524-531. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

a Department of Psychiatry , Yale University School of Medicine , New Haven , CT , USA.

Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent among veterans who served post-9/11, and co-occurs with problem alcohol and substance use. Studies using ecological momentary assessment have examined the temporal association between time-varying PTSD symptoms and alcohol use. Results suggest individual differences in these associations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1454935DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6172135PMC
April 2018
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