Journal of Addictive Diseases (J ADDICT DIS)

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

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
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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    ABSTRACT: Background: As a form of opioid maintenance treatment, high-dose buprenorphine is increasingly widely used in the USA. On the French market since 1996, it is the most commonly prescribed and frequently employed opioid maintenance treatment. For unknown reasons, the brand-name form is used far more often than the generic form (76%-24%). Objectives: The objective was to show that patients' levels of addiction were differentiated according to the form of buprenorphine currently being used and to their previous experience of another form. Methods: An observational study in 9 sites throughout France using self-assessment questionnaires filled out in retail pharmacies by all patients to whom their prescribed buprenorphine treatment was being delivered. Results: The 151 canvassed pharmacies solicited 879 patients, of whom 724 completed the questionnaires. Participants were statistically similar to non-participants. The patients using the brand-name form subsequent to experience with the generic form exhibited a more elevated addiction severity index and a higher dosage then brand-name form users with no experience of another form. Compared to generic users, their doses were higher, their addiction more severe, their alcohol consumption more excessive; they were also more likely to make daily use of psychotropic substances. However, the level of misuse or illicit consumption was similar between these groups. Discussion: While preferring the brand-name Buprenorphine form to generic form is associated with a higher level of severe addiction and a more frequent need for daily psychotropics and excessive drinking; but the study was unable to show a causal link.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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    ABSTRACT: Background: This study is based on a drug prevention project for children in the German-Polish border region known as "Pomerania." The aim of this project was to minimize risk behaviors while developing social skills as protective factors through project-specific training interventions. Objectives: The present study especially investigates the development of social skills and risk behaviors at German and Polish primary schools in the critical transitional period from primary to secondary school. Design/methods: Data on German fourth graders and Polish sixth graders was collected by means of a longitudinal and control group design through third-party assessment from teachers. The data on social skills was collected through the use of standardized assessment instruments. Results: The study established that social skills could indeed be increased through training and that risk behaviors decreased in both of the treatment groups. The control group showed altogether an increase in risk behavior and a decrease in coping skills. In the Polish treatment group, even risk behaviors which had been detected previously decreased. The German control group showed an increase in risk behaviors and a decrease in coping skills. Discussion: In the case of the younger German pupils, the effectiveness of the interventions was exhibited indirectly. Despite variations in age and cultural differences, the effects of training were noticeable in children from both countries. The intervention program offered the children adequate assistance in order to successfully cope with this stressful life event. It promoted the development of social skills while minimizing risk behaviors.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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    ABSTRACT: Prescription opioid (PO) injection is a growing concern among people who use illicit drugs. Little is known about the potential health-related harms of injecting POs. We therefore undertook a systematic review to identify health outcomes associated with injecting POs. We searched the PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE®, EMBASE, Journals@Ovid, CINAHL, PsycInfo, Web of Science® Core Collection, CAB Direct, and ERIC databases to identify English articles published between January 1990 and February 2015 that matched our inclusion criteria. Potentially relevant articles were those examining a clinical health outcome among people who use illicit drugs, in which a sub-group injects POs. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) was used to clinically classify health outcomes. In total, we identified and summarized 31 studies that met the inclusion criteria. We used a modified version of the Downs and Black checklist to assess individual study quality and identify sources of bias. Findings supported associations between PO injection and hepatitis C infection, substance dependence and other mental health indicators, and lower general health. Associations with HIV, overdose, and cutaneous infection were less consistent and varied according to PO type(s). We identified several potential sources of bias as well as a need for more longitudinal research and more rigorous confounding adjustment. Our findings highlight a need to consider the growing popularity of PO injection in efforts to reduce drug-related harm among people who inject drugs.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Incarcerated intravenous heroin users (IIHUs) have more problematic patterns of heroin use but are less likely to access methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) by their own initiative than heroin users in the community. Objective: The present study examined predictors for receiving MMT postrelease among IIHUs within a 24-month period. Design/methods: This cohort study recruited 315 IIHUs detained in four prisons in southern Taiwan and followed up within 24-month period postrelease. Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was applied to determine the predictive effects of the sociodemographic and drug-use characteristics, attitude toward MMT, HIV serostatus, perceived family support, and depression for access to MMT after release. Results: Two hundred and ninety five (93.7%) IIHUs were released and entered the follow-up phase of the study. During the 24-month follow-up period, 50.8% of them received MMT. After controlling for the effects of the detainment period before and after recruitment by Cox proportional hazards regression analysis, IIHUs who had positive HIV serostatus (HR = 2.85, 95% CI = 1.80-4.52, p < .001) and had ever received MMT before committal (HR = 1.94, 95% CI = 1.23-3.05, p < .01) were more likely to enter MMT within the 24-month follow-up period. Discussion: Positive HIV serostatus with fully subsidized treatment and previous MMT experiences predicted access of MMT postrelease. Strategies for getting familiar with MMT during detainment including providing MMT prior to release and lowering economic burden of receiving treatment may facilitate entry of MMT for IIHUs.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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    ABSTRACT: Few studies have evaluated text message (TM) content preferences to support evidence-based treatment approaches for opioid use disorders, and none in primary care office-based buprenorphine treatment (OBOT) settings. This study assessed the acceptability and preferences for a tailored TM intervention in support of core OBOT medical management components (e.g., treatment adherence, encouraging abstinence, 12-step group participation, motivational interviewing, and patient-provider communication as needed). 97 patients enrolled in a safety net OBOT program completed a 24 item survey instrument and consisted of multiple choice responses, 7-point Likert-type scales, binomial "Yes/No" questions, and open-ended responses. The sample was predominately male (81%), had an average age of 46 years, and was diverse (64% ethnic/racial minorities); 56% lacked stable employment. Respondents were interested in receiving TM appointment reminders (90%), information pertaining to their buprenorphine treatment (76%), supportive content (70%), and messages to reduce the risk of relapse (88%). Participants preferred to receive relapse prevention TM during all phases of treatment: immediately after induction into buprenorphine treatment (81%), a 'few months' into treatment (57%), and after discontinuing buprenorphine treatment (72%). Respondents also expressed interest in TM content enhancing self-efficacy, social support, and frequent provider communication to facilitate unobserved "home" induction with buprenorphine. Older participants were significantly less receptive to receiving TM appointment reminders, however were as interested in receiving supportive, informational, and relapse prevention components compared to younger respondents. Implications for integrating a TM support system in OBOT are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Addictive Diseases

  • No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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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.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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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.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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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.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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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.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Journal of Addictive Diseases
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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.
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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.
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  • No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Journal of Addictive Diseases