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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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Pregnant women who use nicotine replacement therapy instead of smoking reduce their nicotine exposure.

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While the places where people experience harm from other people's drinking varies across societies, a common feature is that the people who experience most harm from others' drinking are themselves risky drinkers.

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Among men in China, higher alcohol intake appears to be causally associated with increased diabetes risk, even for moderate drinkers.

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Anxiety sensitivity appears to be predictive of not drinking alcohol in adolescents who believe their peers are drinking

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Estimates of the fraction of alcohol-attributable deaths caused by injury (emergency department data and population method) can differ widely according to the method used.

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US clinicians recently waivered to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder treatment appear to prescribe well below their patient limit, and many do not prescribe at all.

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Cannabis use in adolescence does not appear to predict subsequent conduct problems or association with cannabis-using peers.

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Among Danish people in treatment for drug use from 1996 to 2015, those receiving opiate substitution therapy were most likely to be tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV). Because opiate use is now declining, HCV test strategies need to change.

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In Victoria, Australia in 2012 and 2013, heroin-related deaths were under-reported by 32% compared with numbers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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Most smokers seeking help to quit seem able to tolerate transdermal nicotine patch doses up to 84 mg/day during a 4-week pre-quit up-titration period with minimal side effects.

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In the United Kingdom, the introduction of plain tobacco packaging appears to have led to an increase in the price of leading cigarette brands.

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The WHO's proposed International Classification of Diseases, 11th edition (ICD-11) classifications for substance use disorder diagnoses are highly consistent with ICD-10 and the DSM 4th edition but not with the DSM 5th edition

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Providing clean injecting equipment through needle and syringe programmes is a cost-effective way to prevent HCV transmission among people who inject drugs and could save millions of pounds in infection treatment costs in the UK.

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