Addiction Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs, Wiley

Journal description

Addiction was established in 1884 and has been in continuous publication ever since the longest established journal in its field. It has built up a reputation in that time for scientific quality for the diversity of material it publishes and for its pioneering role in stimulating and leading debate. It is committed to promoting communication - between disciplines between cultures and between scientists practitioners and policy-makers. Addiction has been successful in these goals because of the huge cast of top specialists throughout the world who contribute to its work through their rigorous peer reviewing writing advice and support in many other ways. We have strengthened commitment to internationalism and to our authors by recently establishing regional offices for the Americas and for Australasia to speed the handling of papers and bring authors and editors closer. Addiction also receives wide media coverage internationally.

Current impact factor: 4.74

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 4.738
2013 Impact Factor 4.596
2012 Impact Factor 4.577
2011 Impact Factor 4.313
2010 Impact Factor 4.145
2009 Impact Factor 3.842
2008 Impact Factor 4.244
2007 Impact Factor 4.014
2006 Impact Factor 4.088
2005 Impact Factor 3.696
2004 Impact Factor 3.006
2003 Impact Factor 3.241
2002 Impact Factor 2.877
2001 Impact Factor 2.399
2000 Impact Factor 2.494
1999 Impact Factor 1.812
1998 Impact Factor 1.62
1997 Impact Factor 1.4
1996 Impact Factor 1.571
1995 Impact Factor 1.373
1994 Impact Factor 1.238

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 5.78
Cited half-life 7.60
Immediacy index 2.13
Eigenfactor 0.03
Article influence 2.00
Website Addiction website
Other titles Addiction (Abingdon, England: Online)
ISSN 1360-0443
OCLC 37914840
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • Joel Billieux · Sophia Achab · Jean-Félix Savary · Olivier Simon · Frédéric Richter · Daniele Zullino · Yasser Khazaal ·
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: To provide an overview of gambling and problem gambling in Switzerland, including historical aspects, past and current legislations and policies, treatment options and research base. Methods: A literature search was conducted on two databases (PubMed and PsycINFO) and official government and statistical reports selected from the official websites of four sources (Federal Office of Justice; Federal Gambling Board; Federal Office of Statistics; Swiss Lottery and Betting Board). Results: After a history of ban or partial ban, gambling became regulated at the beginning of the 20th century through successive laws. The current system is characterized by important differences in the law and policies for casinos and lotteries, and contradictions in the regulation of these two areas are still under debate in order to develop new law. Gambling is ubiquitous in Switzerland, with a lifetime prevalence of more than 60%. In 2014, the prevalence of problem gambling in Switzerland was comparable to that in other European countries. Most gambling treatment facilities are integrated into mental health treatment services that have outpatient programs, and treatment for problem gambling is covered by a universal compulsory Swiss health insurance system. The availability of public funding for gambling research is still limited. Conclusions: A more coherent regulatory and prevention policy approach needs to be developed in Switzerland. Recent efforts to enhance funding for gambling research are promising and could lead to a more systematic analysis of the efficacy of prevention and treatment programs.
    Addiction 11/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: Cannabis use is associated with several adverse health effects. However, little is known about the cannabis-attributable burden of disease. This study quantified the age-, sex- and adverse health effect-specific cannabis-attributable (1) mortality, (2) years of life lost due to premature mortality (YLLs), (3) years of life lost due to disability (YLDs) and (4) disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Canada in 2012. Design: Epidemiological modeling SETTING: Canada PARTICIPANTS: Canadians aged ≥ 15 years in 2012 MEASUREMENTS: Using Comparative Risk Assessment methodology, cannabis-attributable fractions were computed using Canadian exposure data and risk relations from large studies or meta-analyses. Outcome data were obtained from Canadian databases and the World Health Organization. The 95% confidence Intervals (CIs) were computed using Monte Carlo methodology. Findings: Cannabis use was estimated to have caused 287 deaths (95% CI: 108, 609), 10,533 YLLs (95% CI: 4,760, 20,833), 55,813 YLDs (95% CI: 38,175, 74,094) and 66,346 DALYs (95% CI: 47,785, 87,207), based on causal impacts on cannabis use disorders, schizophrenia, lung cancer and road traffic injuries. Cannabis-attributable burden of disease was highest among young people, and males accounted for twice the burden than females. Cannabis use disorders were the most important single cause of the cannabis-attributable burden of disease. Conclusions: The cannabis-attributable burden of disease in Canada in 2012 included 55,813 years of life lost due to disability, mainly caused by cannabis use disorders. Although the cannabis-attributable burden of disease was substantial, it was much lower compared with other commonly used legal and illegal substances. Moreover, the evidence base for cannabis-attributable harms was smaller. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13237

  • Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13187
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: A chronic care strategy could potentially enhance the reach and effectiveness of smoking treatment by providing effective interventions for all smokers, including those who are initially unwilling to quit. This paper describes the conceptual bases of a National Cancer Institute-funded research program designed to develop an optimized, comprehensive, chronic care smoking treatment. Methods: This research is grounded in three methodological approaches: (1) the Phase-Based Model, which guides the selection of intervention components to be experimentally evaluated for the different phases of smoking treatment (motivation, preparation, cessation, and maintenance); (2) the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST), which guides the screening of intervention components via efficient experimental designs and, ultimately, the assembly of promising components into an optimized treatment package; and (3) pragmatic research methods, such as electronic health record recruitment, that facilitate the efficient translation of research findings into clinical practice. Using this foundation and working in primary care clinics, we conducted three factorial experiments (reported in three accompanying papers) to screen 15 motivation, preparation, cessation and maintenance phase intervention components for possible inclusion in a chronic care smoking treatment program. Results: This research identified intervention components with relatively strong evidence of effectiveness at particular phases of smoking treatment and it demonstrated the efficiency of the MOST approach in terms both of the number of intervention components tested and of the richness of the information yielded. Conclusions: A new, synthesized research approach efficiently evaluates multiple intervention components to identify promising components for every phase of smoking treatment. Many intervention components interact with one another, supporting the use of factorial experiments in smoking treatment development.
    Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13154
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: To identify promising intervention components intended to help smokers to attain and maintain abstinence in their quit smoking attempts. Design: A fully crossed, six-factor randomized fractional factorial experiment. Setting: Eleven primary care clinics in southern Wisconsin, USA. Participants: A total of 637 adult smokers (55% women, 88% white) motivated to quit smoking who visited primary care clinics. Interventions: Six intervention components designed to prepare smokers to quit, and achieve and maintain abstinence (i.e. for the preparation, cessation and maintenance phases of smoking treatment): (1) preparation nicotine patch versus none; (2) preparation nicotine gum versus none; (3) preparation counseling versus none; (4) intensive cessation in-person counseling versus minimal; (5) intensive cessation telephone counseling versus minimal; and (6) 16 versus 8 weeks of combination nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patch + nicotine gum). Measurements: Seven-day self-reported point-prevalence abstinence at 16 weeks. Findings: Preparation counseling significantly improved week 16 abstinence rates (P = .04), while both forms of preparation nicotine replacement therapy interacted synergistically with intensive cessation in-person counseling (P < 0.05). Conversely, intensive cessation phone counseling and intensive cessation in-person counseling interacted antagonistically (P < 0.05)-these components produced higher abstinence rates by themselves than in combination. Conclusions: Preparation counseling and the combination of intensive cessation in-person counseling with preparation nicotine gum or patch are promising intervention components for smoking and should be evaluated as an integrated treatment package.
    Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13162
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: Flaws in previous studies mean that findings of J-shaped risk curves for gambling should be disregarded. The current study aims to estimate the shape of risk curves for gambling losses and risk of gambling-related harm (a) for total gambling losses and (b) disaggregated by gambling activity. Design: Four cross-sectional surveys. Setting: Nationally representative surveys of adults in Australia (1999), Canada (2000), Finland (2011) and Norway (2002). Participants: A total of 10 632 Australian adults, 3120 Canadian adults, 4484 people aged 15-74 years in Finland and 5235 people aged 15-74 years in Norway. Measurements: Problem gambling risk was measured using the modified South Oaks Gambling Screen, the NORC DSM Screen for Gambling Problems and the Problem Gambling Severity Index. Findings: Risk curves for total gambling losses were estimated to be r-shaped in Australia {β losses = 4.7 [95% confidence interval (CI) = 3.8, 6.5], β losses(2 =) -7.6 (95% CI = -17.5, -4.5)}, Canada [β losses = 2.0 (95% CI = 1.3, 3.9), β losses(2 =) -3.9 (95% CI = -15.4, -2.2)] and Finland [β losses = 3.6 (95% CI = 2.5, 7.5), β losses(2 =) -4.4 (95% CI = -34.9, -2.4)] and linear in Norway [β losses = 1.6 (95% CI = 0.6, 3.1), β losses(2 =) -2.6 (95% CI = -12.6, 1.4)]. Risk curves for different gambling activities showed either linear, r-shaped or non-significant relationships. Conclusions: Player loss-risk curves for total gambling losses and for different gambling activities are likely to be linear or r-shaped. For total losses and electronic gaming machines, there is no evidence of a threshold below which increasing losses does not increase the risk of harm.
    Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13178
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: In addition to some electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), new heat-not-burn tobacco products Ploom and iQOS have recently begun to be sold by tobacco companies. These products are differently regulated in Japan, depending on whether the contents are liquid or leaf. Our objective was to estimate percentages of awareness and use of e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products among the Japanese population, including minors. Design and setting: An internet survey (randomly sampled research agency panelists) of a nationally-representative sample in Japan PARTICIPANTS: 8,240 respondents aged 15-69 years in 2015 (4,084 men and 4,156 women). Measurements: Adjusted percentages of awareness and use of e-cigarettes (nicotine or non-nicotine e-cigarettes) and heat-not-burn products among total participants; product types and percentages ever used among e-cigarettes ever-users. Findings: 48% (95% confidence interval:47-49) of respondents in Japan were aware of e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products, 6.6% (6.1-7.1) had ever used, 1.3% (1.0-1.5) had used in the last 30 days, and 1.3% (1.1-1.6) had experience of >50 sessions. 72% (95% confidence interval: 69-76) of ever users used non-nicotine e-cigarettes, while 33% (30-37) of them used nicotine e-cigarettes, which has the majority share worldwide. 7.8% (5.5-10.0) and 8.4% (6.1-10.7) of them used new devices Ploom and iQOS, respectively, with a relatively higher percentage among the younger population. Conclusions: Approximately half the respondents in a Japanese Internet survey were aware of e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products, 6.6% had ever used. More than 70% of ever-users used non-nicotine e-cigarettes, the sale of which is not legally prohibited, even to minors, in Japan, and 33% of them used nicotine e-cigarettes. 3.5% of never smoking men and 1.3% of never smoking women had ever used e-cigarettes. Corresponding figures for use in the last 30 days were 0.6% and 0.3%, predominantly non-nicotine e-cigarettes. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13231
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: Dysfunction of physiological regulation systems may underlie the disrupted emotional and self-regulatory processes among people with substance use disorder (SUD). This paper reviews evidence as to whether respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), as a psychophysiological index of emotional regulation, could provide useful information in treatment-outcome research to provide insights into recovery processes. Methods: We reviewed use of RSA in clinical research and studies on SUD treatment. Search terms for the review of RSA in clinical research included respiratory sinus arrhythmia, heart rate variability, vagal, cardiac vagal control, psychophysiology, intervention, treatment, mindfulness, mind-body, mental health, substance use, chemical dependence, regulation, emotion regulation. For the review of RSA in intervention studies, we included only those that provided adequate description of psychophysiological methods, and examined RSA in the context of an intervention study. Results: RSA appears to be able to provide an index of self-regulatory capacity; however it has been little used in either intervention or treatment research. Of the four intervention studies included in this review, all were mindfulness-based interventions. Two studies were with substance using samples and both showed pre-post increases in RSA and related improved substance use outcomes. Two of the three studies were RCTs and both showed significant increases in RSA in the experimental compared to comparison condition. Conclusion: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia may be a useful index of emotional regulation in people with substance use disorder, and a potential measure of underlying mechanisms for SUD treatment studies, particularly mindfulness-based interventions.
    Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13232
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: To estimate associations between age of first drinking (AFD) and alcohol use disorder, nicotine dependence, cannabis dependence, illicit drug dependence, major depression, and anxiety disorder in adulthood, net of a series of covariate factors. Design: Data were obtained from a longitudinal birth cohort. Setting: Christchurch, New Zealand PARTICIPANTS: The Christchurch Health Development Study (CHDS), a longitudinal study of a cohort born in 1977 and studied to age 35. Analysis samples ranged in size from 1056 (ages 11-13) to 962 (age 35). 50.16% of the total sample was male. Measurements: A measure of AFD (ages 5 to 13+ years) was generated using latent class analysis. Outcome measures included: major depression,; anxiety disorders,; alcohol use disorder, nicotine dependence, cannabis dependence, and other illicit drug dependence during the period 15 to 35 years. Covariate factors measured during childhood included family socioeconomic status, family functioning, parental alcohol-related attitudes/behaviours, and individual factors. Findings: Earlier AFD was significantly (p < .05) associated with increased risk of later alcohol use disorders, nicotine dependence, and illicit drug dependence, and was marginally (p < .10) associated with cannabis dependence, but not depression or anxiety disorder. After controlling for covariate factors, the associations between AFD and outcomes were no longer statistically significant (alcohol use disorder: B = -.07, 95% CI: -.22, .08; nicotine dependence: B = -.15, 95% CI: -.34, .04 illicit drug dependence: B = -.29, 95% CI: -.73, .15; cannabis dependence: B = -.05, 95% CI: -.31, .22). Conclusions: The associations between age of first drinking and later alcohol/drug disorders appear to be accounted for to some degree by other factors related to characteristics of the individual and family during childhood.
    Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13230

  • Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13171
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the development and current status of gambling and gambling policy in Norway. Methods: An overview of the research literature and official documents and websites. Results: Gambling on electronic gaming machines (EGMs) increased dramatically in the 1990s in response to technological development and liberalization of gambling policy. Restrictions on availability of EGM gambling occurred from 2006 to 2009 and included a ban on note acceptors, a temporary ban on EGMs and re-introduction of fewer and less aggressive machines under a state monopoly. The restrictions led to significant decreases in total gambling turnover, and several studies suggest that they led to fewer gambling and gambling problems. Various factors may explain why the restrictions were politically feasible. These include media coverage of gambling concerns and economic compensation for revenue losses under the monopoly. Conclusions: In an international context of deregulation of gambling markets, the Norwegian policy restrictions on gambling availability have represented an exceptional case and provide a rare opportunity to explore the outcomes of such regulations. Overall, studies suggest that the policy restrictions have led to reductions in gambling expenditures and problem gambling.
    Addiction 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/add.13172
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    ABSTRACT: AimsTo assess the effect of a multi-component primary care delivered brief intervention for reducing risky psychoactive drug use (RDU) among patients identified by screening.DesignMulticenter single-blind two-arm randomized controlled trial of patients enrolled from February 2011 to November 2012 with 3-month follow-up. Randomization and allocation to trial group were computer-generated.SettingPrimary care waiting rooms of five federally qualified health centers in Los Angeles County (LAC), USA.ParticipantsA total of 334 adult primary care patients (171 intervention; 163 control) with RDU scores (4–26) on the World Health Organization (WHO) Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) self-administered on tablet computers. 261 (78%) completed follow-up. Mean age was 41.7 years; 62.9% were male; 37.7% were Caucasian.Intervention(s) and MeasurementIntervention patients received brief (typically 3–4 minutes) clinician advice to quit/reduce their drug use reinforced by a video doctor message, health education booklet and up to two 20–30–minute follow-up telephone drug use coaching sessions. Controls received usual care and cancer screening information. Primary outcome was patient self-reported use of highest scoring drug (HSD) at follow-up.FindingsIntervention and control patients reported equivalent baseline HSD use at 3-month follow-up. After adjustment for covariates, in the complete sample linear regression model, intervention patients used their HSD on 3.5 fewer days in the previous month relative to controls (P<0.001), and in the completed sample model, intervention patients used their HSD 2.2 fewer days than controls (P < 0.005). No compensatory increases in use of other measured substances were found.ConclusionsA primary-care based, clinician-delivered brief intervention with follow-up coaching calls may decrease risky psychoactive drug use.
    Addiction 11/2015; 110(11). DOI:10.1111/add.12993