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One in ten UK hospital inpatients is alcohol dependent

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder prevalence is very high in susceptible groups worldwide

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Payments to Physicians May Increase Opioid Prescribing

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US housing subsidy may improve adolescent girls' binge drinking but worsen boys'

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US juveniles with conduct problems face high risk of premature death

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Microtransactions can move popular online games closer to online gambling

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Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addictive drugs

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Debunking Two Claims about US Medical Marijuana

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Reversing opioid overdose: Concentrated naloxone nasal spray as good as injection

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No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet

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Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalise cannabis?

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Smokers in Clinical Studies Who Say They've Quit Often Haven't

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The Cost of Opioid Use during Pregnancy

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Review Confirms Link between Drug Use and Poor Dental Health

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Current controls on alcohol marketing are not protecting youth, warn public health experts

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US and Mexican controls on precursor chemicals may reduce cocaine and methamphetamine use in the US

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New study supports link between alcohol advertising and adolescent drinking

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New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

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UK government should fund media campaigns that promote quitting, not films that promote smoking

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New study shows a generational shift toward lighter drinking in Australia

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Prohibition 2016: Assessing the UK's Psychoactive Substances Act

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The trouble with drinking guidelines: What, in the world, is a standard drink?

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Take-home naloxone should be an additional standard of care for prevention of heroin overdose deaths

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Nearly half of women who stop smoking during pregnancy go back to smoking soon after baby is born

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E-cigarettes are estimated to have helped 16,000-22,000 smokers in England to quit in 2014

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How to measure nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes

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Smokers with depression try to quit more often but find it harder

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Improvised Naloxone Nasal Sprays Lack Evidence of Absorption and Effect

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New study finds financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking are highly cost-effective

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The alcohol industry is not meeting its'Responsibility Deal' labelling pledges

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The drug situation in Europe: Opioid misuse continues to dominate the picture

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UK drinking guidelines are a poor fit with Britain's heavy drinking habits

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Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop

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Progressively reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may not lead smokers to quit

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Children's exposure to second-hand smoke in England has dropped 80% since 1998

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New study challenges claims on aldehyde contentof third generation e-cigarettes

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A sobering thought: One billion smokers and 240 million people with alcohol use disorder worldwide

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The more friends you drink with ... the more you drink

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The growing evidence on standardised packaging of tobacco products

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Plain packaging reduces 'cigarette-seeking' response by almost a tenth, says study

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New study shows women have higher risk of injury than menafter more than three drinks

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What twenty years of research on cannabis use has taught us

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WHO-commissioned report on e-cigarettes misleading, say experts

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New review says current evidence suggests potential benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harm

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Warning: Birthdays Can Be Bad for Your Health

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Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship

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UK supermarkets minimise price rises for the cheapest alcohol when taxes are increased

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E-cigarette use for quitting smoking is associated with improved success rates

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Abstention from alcohol has increased sharply among Australian adolescents

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Some truth to the 'potent pot myth': High potency cannabis is linked with higher THC intake

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Alcohol consumption is a necessary cause of nearly 80,000 deaths per year in the Americas

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Following discussions at our spring 2019 editors' meeting in Australia, we have decided to change the title of "Assistant Editor" to "Associate Editor" to reflect the importance of the role and the fact that many of the people who currently occupy this role are senior and eminent figures in the field.

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In Germany, there are positive associations between socio-economic status and alcohol consumption during the life-course, over time and among birth cohorts. Three groups appear to be vulnerable to risky drinking.

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Previously found associations between bipolar disorder and delay discounting may be secondary to alcohol use disorder.

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Giving emergency medical staff brief training about current theories of addiction and evidence-based treatment may improve delivery of emergency department interventions with opioid-involved overdose (OD) survivors.

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In Louisiana, USA, drug-dependent former prisoners whose homes were relocated following Hurricane Katrina had reduced likelihood of re-incarceration than those who remained in their original homes.

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In a US sample of people treated for opioid use disorder, continued treatment with either buprenorphine or methadone was associated with a reduction in arrests relative to no treatment.

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Male dependent anabolic-androgenic steroid users appear to have a thinner cortex in pre-frontal areas involved in inhibitory control and emotional regulation compared with non-dependent users.

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Monthly subcutaneous buprenorphine depot treatment appears to have a similar safety profile to sublingual buprenorphine. It also appears to have high retention rates and low levels of illicit opioid use.

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In a simulated choice situation young e-cigarette users in the use appear to value flavours and the reduced health effects of these products.

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Use by the US Veterans Health Administration in 2011/12 of drugs to help people stop smoking cost just under $5000 per quit generated.

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Globally only a very small proportion of people with substance use disorder receive treatment, even when they have other mental health problems as well.

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Substance use disorders among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hypertension appear to raise the risk for T2DM complications and all-cause mortality.

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A 2017 European online survey found that one-quarter to one-half of long-term vapers who intended to stop wanted vaping cessation support.

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While many addiction journals have adopted publication procedures to improve research integrity, these can be limited by their voluntary nature and monitoring difficulties.

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There is limited evidence that EU countries enact alcohol taxation policies to minimize public health harms; instead, tax rates appear to reflect national alcohol production and consumption patterns.

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Injecting cessation episodes appear to protect against hepatitis C virus acquisition, particularly when maintained for at least 3 months.

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