Addiction (Addiction)

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

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 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

Impact factor

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

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    ABSTRACT: Dependence;hookah;measure;scale;use patterns;waterpipe
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    ABSTRACT: Cannabis;evaluation;impact;legalization;marijuana;Washington.
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: Craving for alcohol is thought to be a predictor of alcohol use, particularly in the near future. The assessment of craving in clinical practice requires brief, simple measures that can be implemented routinely. This study tested whether greater alcohol craving was associated with a higher likelihood of alcohol use in the subsequent week. Design: The COMBINE Study was a large, multi-site clinical trial of treatment for alcohol dependence. Participants were randomized (stratified by site) to 1 of 9 treatment conditions involving combinations of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Craving was assessed every other week throughout the treatment period. Setting: Substance use disorder treatment settings at 11 academic sites across the United States. Participants: Participants from the COMBINE Study (N = 1,370) with available craving data. Measurements: Craving was assessed using the 3-item self-report Craving Scale. Drinking was assessed using the Timeline Followback method, and was defined as alcohol use in each study week. Findings: There was an average of 5.8 (of a possible 7) observation pairs per participant. Craving was strongly associated with alcohol use in the following week (B = 0.27, SEB = .06, Wald Chi-Square = 43.34, OR = 1.31, 95% CI = 1.16, 1.47, p < .001). For each 1-unit increase in the Craving Scale, the likelihood of drinking in the next week was 31% higher. Conclusions: Craving for alcohol is strongly associated with alcohol use in the following week. Clinicians can measure alcohol craving effectively using a brief self-report craving scale.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Addiction
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: Sleep disturbance is a prominent complaint in cocaine and alcohol dependence. This controlled study evaluated differences of polysomnographic (PSG) sleep in cocaine dependent and alcohol dependent subjects, and examined whether substance dependence interacts with age to alter slow wave sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Design: Cross-sectional comparison SETTING: Los Angeles and San Diego, California, USA. Participants: Abstinent cocaine dependent subjects (n = 32), abstinent alcohol dependent subjects (n = 73), and controls (n = 108); mean age 40.3 years, 91% male; recruited 2005-2012. Measurements: PSG measures of sleep continuity and sleep architecture primary outcomes of Stage 3 sleep and REM sleep. Covariates included age, ethnicity, education, smoking, body mass index, and depressive symptoms. Findings: Compared with controls, both groups of substance dependent subjects showed loss of Stage 3 sleep (p < 0.001). A substance dependence by age interaction was found in which both cocaine- and alcohol dependent groups showed loss of Stage 3 at an earlier age than controls (p < 0.05 for all), and cocaine dependent subjects showed loss of Stage 3 at an earlier age than alcoholics (p < 0.05). Compared with controls, REM sleep was increased in both substance dependent groups (p < 0.001), and cocaine and alcohol dependence were associated with earlier age-related increase in REM sleep (p < 0.05 for all). Conclusions: Cocaine and alcohol dependence appear to be associated with marked disturbances of sleep architecture, including increased rapid eye movement sleep and accelerated age-related loss of slow wave, Stage 3 sleep.
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: There is a documented link between common psychiatric disorders and substance use in adolescent males. This study addressed two key questions: 1) Is there a within-person association between an increase in psychiatric problems and an increase in substance use among adolescent males?; and 2) Are there sensitive periods during male adolescence when such associations are more evident? Design: Analysis of longitudinal data collected annually on boys randomly selected from schools based on a comprehensive public school enrollment list from the Pittsburgh Board of Education SETTING: Recruitment occurred in public schools in Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania, USA. Participants: 503 boys assessed at ages 13-19, average cooperation rate = 92.1% MEASUREMENTS: DSM-oriented affective, anxiety, and conduct disorder problems were measured with items from the caregiver, teacher, and youth version of the Achenbach scales. Scales were converted to T-scores using age- and gender-based national norms and combined by taking the average across informants. Alcohol and marijuana use were assessed semi-annually by a 16-item Substance Use Scale adapted from the National Youth Survey. Findings: When male adolescents experienced a one-unit increase in their conduct problems T-score, their rate of marijuana use subsequently increased by 1.03 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.01, 1.05), and alcohol quantity increased by 1.01 (95% CI: 1.0002, 1.02). When adolescents experienced a one-unit increase in their average quantity of alcohol use, their anxiety problems T-score subsequently increased by 0.12 (95% CI: 0.05, 0.19). These associations were strongest in early and late adolescence. Conclusions: When adolescent boys experience an increase in conduct disorder problems, they are more likely to exhibit a subsequent escalation in substance use. As adolescent boys increase their intensity of alcohol use, they become more likely to develop subsequent anxiety problems. Developmental turning points such as early and late adolescence appear to be particularly sensitive periods for boys to develop comorbid patterns of psychiatric problems and substance use. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Addiction
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    ABSTRACT: Aim: To compare the effectiveness of proactive telephone counselling, reactive telephone counselling and an internet- and text messages-based intervention with a self-help booklet for smoking cessation. Design: A randomised controlled trial with equal allocation to four conditions: 1) Proactive telephone counselling (n=452), 2) Reactive telephone counselling (n=453), 3) Internet- and text-message-based intervention (n=453), 4) Self-help booklet (control) (n=452) SETTING: Denmark PARTICIPANTS: Smokers who had previously participated in two national health surveys were invited. Eligibility criteria were daily cigarette smoking, age ≥16 years, having a mobile phone and e-mail address. Measurements: Primary outcome was prolonged abstinence to 12 months from the end of the intervention period. Findings: At 12-month follow-up higher prolonged abstinence was found in the proactive telephone counselling group compared with the booklet group (7.3% vs. 3.6%, OR=2.2 (95% CI 1.2-4.0)), There was no clear evidence of a difference in prolonged abstinence between the reactive telephone counselling group or the internet-based smoking cessation program and the booklet group: 1.8% vs. 3.6%, OR=0.8 (95% CI 0.6-1.2) and 5.3% vs. 3.6%, OR=1.6 (95% CI 0.8-3.0) respectively. In the proactive telephone counselling group, the cost per additional 12-month quitter compared with the booklet group was £644. Conclusions: Proactive telephone counselling was more effective than a self-help booklet in achieving prolonged abstinence for 12 months. No clear evidence of an effect of reactive telephone counselling or the internet- and text-message-based intervention was found compared with the self-help booklet. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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