Journal of Addictive Diseases Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: American Society of Addiction Medicine, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The Journal of Addictive Diseases is jam-packed with discussions of contemporary issues vital to greater understanding and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. In addition to providing the most current information on addictive diseases available, this important journal is: the only theme-oriented journal in the addictive disease field that focuses on clinical research and treatment, filled with in-depth bibliographies for clinicians' access to additional helpful information, devoted to featuring state-of-the-art research and clinical applications of prominent researchers and leaders in the substance abuse field, an ideal resource for the desks of physicians, psychiatrists, and therapists specializing in addictions and addictions treatment, as well as researchers, clinical experts, and professors interested in the timely topic of alcoholism/substance abuse. This journal, the essential publication for today's addiction professional, is a highly practical resource that will help you stay on top of the scientific issues and the clinical skills necessary for effective practice. It provides an integrated, multi-specialty perspective on clinically relevant research, treatment, and public policy for specialists in addiction medicine. The only theme-oriented journal in the addiction field focusing on clinical research and treatment, the Journal of Addictive Diseases devotes entire issues to the current, most important topics in addiction medicine. Nationally prominent researchers and leaders in the field contribute articles featuring state-of-the-art research and applications. Some of the timely topics covered in past issues of the Journal of Addictive Diseases include: successful strategies in drug abuse epidemiology, methods for decreasing drug dependent persons' risk for AIDS, research on alcoholism from treatment communities, potential addiction of typically abused drugs, the relationship between AIDS and substance abuse, alcohol and drug abuse in affluent sections of society, dual addiction and the problems faced by these addicts, evaluation of drug treatment programs, effects of maternal alcohol and drug abuse on newborn babies.

Current impact factor: 1.46

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2009 Impact Factor 1.234

Additional details

5-year impact 1.57
Cited half-life 7.20
Immediacy index 0.15
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.56
Website Journal of Addictive Diseases website
Other titles Journal of addictive diseases
ISSN 1055-0887
OCLC 23070745
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Addictive Diseases 11/2015; 34(1):122-123. DOI:10.1080/10550887.2014.991618
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    ABSTRACT: Background: There has been modest examination of attentional bias (AB) in individuals with cannabis use disorders (CUD). Clinical implications of this work are directly relevant to better informing extant evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders (e.g., relapse prevention) and/or developing novel interventions. Objectives: The overarching aim of this investigation was to examine a novel AB task in adults with CUD. Design/methods: Participants were comprised of 25 adults (8 women: Mage = 31, SD = 6.8; Range = 22-45) with CUD (n = 12) and controls (n = 13) without any current (past month) psychopathology other than CUD. Results: Relative to controls, adults with CUD had greater AB scores. These differences were present only at the 125 ms probe time, where the CUD group showed greater AB to cannabis cues than the control group (adjusted p = 0.001, CUD mean = 59.9, control mean = -24.8, Cohen's d effect size for 125 ms = 1.03). The CUD group also reported significantly greater perceived stress and post-task stress scores than the control group, but stress was not related to AB. Discussion: This study informs understanding of the influence of cannabis cues on visual detection and reaction time under different cue-target onset times, as AB was most prevalent under time pressure to detect the probe.
    Journal of Addictive Diseases 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/10550887.2015.1116354
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Smoking cessation counseling and therapy provided byPhysicians play an important role in helping smokers quit. Awareness and practices of the clinical practice guidelines for tobacco dependence (in particular the 5A's: Ask,Assist, Assess, Advise, and Arrange) among physicians and perceived barriers for their implementation is needed to improve the care for individuals who smoke/use tobacco products in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional self-administered survey was conducted among 124 general and family practitioners in primary health care clinics belonging to two major medical centers in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. Descriptive statistics were reported for all survey variables. Logistic regression was used to examine the predictors of physicians' use of the 5 A's for smoking cessation counseling and therapy. Results: Among the 216 contacted physicians, 124 responded (57.4%). The majority (63.7%) was males, between the ages of 40 and 49 years (52.4%), practicing full time (95.2%), and had not received smoking cessation training during medical school education or residency training (68.6%). Approximately 85.5% reported some experience with the guidelines (heard, read, or used). Asking (71.8%) and advising (87.9%) were the most implemented for smoking cessation, while assisting (15.3%) and arranging for follow-up (17.7%) were the least implemented. Most (96.0%) did not prescribe pharmacotherapy and 53.2% reported documenting the patient's smoking status. Reported barriers were mostly lack of time (72.6%) and lack of training (66.9%). Awareness of the guidelines, physician's smoking status, perceived competence in ability to provide smoking cessation counseling and therapy, reporting the ineffectiveness of smoking cessation therapy as a barrier, and the perceived benefit of reducing patient's physical symptoms were independently statistically significant predictors of the implementation of the 5A's for smoking cessation therapy Conclusion: This preliminary study showed that smoking cessation delivery according to the clinical practice guidelines recommendation in Saudi Arabia is inadequate. We identified barriers to delivery of smoking cessation therapy and counseling for the first time. Physician training is likely to improve compliance with implementing smoking cessation counseling and therapy.
    Journal of Addictive Diseases 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/10550887.2015.1116355
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of opium tincture versus Methadone syrup in management of acute withdrawal syndrome in opium dependent patients during detoxification period. In this double-blind randomized controlled study, a total of 74 adult male raw opium dependent patients were treated with opium tincture or Methadone syrup twice daily for five consecutive days. Detoxification was initiated by tapered dose reductions to reach abstinence. At the end of tenth day the medications were discontinued. The Objective Opioid Withdrawal Scale was used to assess withdrawal symptoms every day. A significant decreases in the Objective Opioid Withdrawal Scale were found in both treatment methods during the study period (P<0.0001). But no significant difference between total Objective Opioid Withdrawal Scale and adverse effects existed. Opium tincture can be considered as a potential substitute of methadone syrup for suppression of raw opium withdrawal symptoms, with minimal adverse effects.
    Journal of Addictive Diseases 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/10550887.2015.1074504
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Twitter users' descriptions of prescription opioid (PO) use may reveal insights into the prescription drug epidemic. We qualitatively assessed tweets about prescription opioids in order to characterize their content according to: 1) abuse vs therapeutic use and 2) having a positive or negative connotation. Methods: Six keywords for POs were utilized to search tweets. 2100 tweets (50 for each PO keyword for 7 days) were reviewed utilizing Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet®. Retweets and foreign language tweets were excluded. The investigators determined whether the tweet represented: abuse (i.e., use to get high), not abuse (i.e., use as analgesic), or was not characterizable (e.g., "I need a Percocet"). The tweets were also categorized as to whether the connotation was positive (i.e. promote psychoactive or analgesic use), negative (i.e., adverse event), or not characterizable. Investigators were asked to identify contextual themes among the tweets. Twenty percent of the tweets were assessed by three investigators and analyzed for agreement. Results: Abuse was commonly described with each keyword, ranging from 37.5-65% of tweets. The majority of terms (>66%) were "tweeted" with a positive connotation. Mean percentage agreement was excellent. Common themes included: receiving PO for dental procedures, obtaining PO from a doctor or ED visit, obtaining PO from friends to treat pain and getting high while taking PO for pain. Conclusion: Twitter content about prescription opioids is often about abuse. PO use or abuse is described favorably in the majority of tweets. Twitter can be a resource to improve understanding of PO use and abuse and trends in perceptions about prescription opioids.
    Journal of Addictive Diseases 09/2015; 34(4):00-00. DOI:10.1080/10550887.2015.1074505
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    ABSTRACT: Addiction treatment can be effective but fewer than 50% of addiction affected persons are ever treated. Little is known about the addiction and recovery experience of this large subgroup. A national sample persons in recovery (N = 3,176, 29.5% untreated) was used to begin addressing these questions to inform strategies to encourage help-seeking and to contribute to the small knowledge base on untreated individuals. Study domains were finances, family, social and civic functioning, health, criminal justice involvement, and employment. Treated persons reported significantly greater levels of negative-and fewer positive-experiences in all areas during active addiction than did the untreated group. This gap was significantly narrowed in recovery.
    Journal of Addictive Diseases 03/2015; 34(1):1-18. DOI:10.1080/10550887.2014.975615
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    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT The study of personality is critical to enhance our knowledge of the psychological characteristics of alcohol dependence (AD). Recent evidence shows that mindfulness-oriented meditation (MOM) positively influences healthy individuals' character. Here we assessed whether 8-week MOM promotes similar changes in a group of alcohol-dependent individuals. A control group with AD was also tested. MOM participants showed an increase in the character scores of the Temperament and Character Inventory together with reduced risks of relapse. These longitudinal data highlight the importance of assessing personality in alcohol-dependent individuals and support the utility of therapeutic interventions for AD aimed at enhancing individuals' character.
    Journal of Addictive Diseases 01/2015; 34(1). DOI:10.1080/10550887.2014.991657

  • Journal of Addictive Diseases 12/2014; 33(4):388-9. DOI:10.1080/10550887.2014.970945
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract This study examines causes of death, years of life lost, and health and drug use characteristics associated with mortality over an 8-10 year period in a sample of methamphetamine (MA) users who had and had not received substance use disorder treatment (N=563). Decedents reported initiating their MA use for different reasons than surviving MA users, and some of these differences varied by treatment status. Study findings provide additional detail on long-term health and mortality outcomes in a diverse sample of MA users, which may inform public health strategies targeting the comparable and divergent needs of treated and untreated populations.
    Journal of Addictive Diseases 11/2014; 34(1). DOI:10.1080/10550887.2014.975610

  • Journal of Addictive Diseases 04/2014; 33(2):174-175. DOI:10.1080/10550887.2014.912066

  • Journal of Addictive Diseases 07/2012; 31(3):319-320. DOI:10.1080/10550887.2012.695658