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Heroin use cannot be measured adequately with a general population survey.

Addiction 2021 Mar 2. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College Park, MD, USA.

Background: Globally, heroin and other opioids account for more than half of deaths and years-of-life-lost due to drug use and comprise one of the four major markets for illegal drugs. Having sound estimates of the number of problematic heroin users is fundamental to formulating sound health and criminal justice policies. Researchers and policymakers rely heavily upon general population surveys (GPS), such as the US National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), to estimate heroin use, without confronting their limitations. Read More

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Impact of state-level cannabis legalization on poly use of alcohol and cannabis in the United States, 2004-2017.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2021 01 18;218:108364. Epub 2020 Oct 18.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, The City University of New York, New York, NY, USA; Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Cannabis policy has shifted toward legalization in many parts of the United States (US). While attention has been focused on whether legalization will lead to changes in cannabis use, it is conceivable that legalization will also affect use of substances that individuals frequently use with cannabis. This study assessed whether cannabis legalization impacted the prevalence of poly use of cannabis and alcohol from 2004 to 2017 and estimated the prevalence of cannabis and alcohol poly use in 2017. Read More

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January 2021

Predicting opioid misuse at the population level is different from identifying opioid misuse in individual patients.

Prev Med 2020 02;131:105969

Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, IN, USA.

Tumin and Bhalla mentioned challenges associated with the use of population-based survey and machine learning (ML) results on adolescent opioid misuse to clinical settings. In a clinical setting, medical providers do know patient's identity. So, it is not surprising that drug misuse is rarely identified through patient's self-report especially if it involves illicit drug. Read More

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February 2020

Depression among current, former, and never smokers from 2005 to 2013: The hidden role of disparities in depression in the ongoing tobacco epidemic.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2017 Apr 11;173:191-199. Epub 2017 Jan 11.

Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA.

Background: After declining sharply for many years, the prevalence of smoking has remained fairly stable over the past decade. One possible explanation is that there has been an increase in the prevalence of barriers to cessation, like depression, among remaining smokers.

Objectives: To estimate changes in the prevalence of depression among current, former and never smokers in the United States (U. Read More

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Examining the Relationship between Heavy Alcohol Use and Assaults: With Adjustment for the Effects of Unmeasured Confounders.

Biomed Res Int 2015 25;2015:596179. Epub 2015 Aug 25.

National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, P.O. Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia.

Background: Experimental studies suggest that alcohol can lead to aggression in laboratory settings; however, it is impossible to test the causal relationship between alcohol use and real-life violence among humans in randomized clinical trials. Objectives. (i) To examine the relationship between heavy alcohol use and assaults in a population based study; (ii) to demonstrate the proxy outcome method, as a means of controlling the effects of unknown/unmeasured confounders in observational studies. Read More

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Service Utilization among Youth Participating in Negative Externalizing Behaviors.

Ethn Dis 2015 ;25(2):123-9

Purposes: Racial/ethnic differences in mental health service utilization were examined among youth who reported participating in negative externalizing behaviors.

Methods: The study utilized merged data from the 2007-2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) to examine differences in utilization of inpatient or outpatient mental health services not related to substance or alcohol use by White, Black and Hispanic youth who reported engaging in negative externalizing behaviors ("acting out"). Differences in service utilization in these groups were assessed using logistic regression models. Read More

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Monitoring of non-cigarette tobacco use using Google Trends.

Tob Control 2015 May 5;24(3):249-55. Epub 2014 Feb 5.

Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Background: Google Trends is an innovative monitoring system with unique potential to monitor and predict important phenomena that may be occurring at a population level. We sought to validate whether Google Trends can additionally detect regional trends in youth and adult tobacco use.

Methods: We compared 2011 Google Trends relative search volume data for cigars, cigarillos, little cigars and smokeless tobacco with state prevalence of youth (grades 9-12) and adult (age 18 and older) use of these products using data from the 2011 United States state-level Youth Risk Behaviors Surveillance System and the 2010-2011 United States National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), respectively. Read More

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Empirical view of opioid dependence.

Charles Ruetsch

J Manag Care Pharm 2010 Feb;16(1 Suppl B):S9-13

Health Analytics, LLC, 9250 Bendix Rd. N., Ste. 240, Columbia, MD 21045, USA.

Background: The impact of opioid dependence on employers, managed care, and society is significant. Inappropriate use of narcotic analgesics leads to uncontrolled pain management, dependence, and may lead to patient deaths, creating a tremendous cost burden to the health care system.

Objective: To provide an overview of the clinical and economic impact of treating opioid dependence on managed care, employers, and society. Read More

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February 2010

Smoking prevalence: a comparison of two American surveys.

B Rodu P Cole

Public Health 2009 Sep 4;123(9):598-601. Epub 2009 Sep 4.

Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

Objectives: To compare smoking prevalence estimates from two nationally representative surveys in the USA.

Study Design: Smoking prevalence estimates derived from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for the period 1998-2005.

Methods: Comparisons according to age (18-34 or 35+ years) and according to smoking frequency (every day or some days). Read More

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September 2009
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