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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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Addiction Theories and Constructs is a new series in which addiction researchers can propose and discuss constructs, models and theories to advance our understanding of the field. We hope this series will contribute to the development of an addiction ontology, a formal system for representing knowledge in addiction to reduce fragmentation, clarify constructs, and advance the field. Read more in the opening editorial: https://bit.ly/2T8p0F0

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The pooled compliance rate for Ecological Momentary Assessment studies in substance-using populations from 1998 to 2017 was below 80% and not associated with frequency or duration of assessments.

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NRT, behavioral counseling and brief advice appear to be effective in aiding smoking cessation in LAMI countries. There is limited rigorous research on other interventions in these regions.

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People who consume alcohol moderately (one glass of wine per day) appear to have a lower risk of being hospitalized compared with heavier drinkers and teetotallers.

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Dual-systems models that include both behavioural-approach and behavioural-control components can explain alcohol involvement during adolescence and emerging adulthood.

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Computerized screening software shows promise in predicting the risk of alcohol use among adolescents.

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Marijuana use, deviant behavior and risk preferences among US adolescents declined from 2002 to 2014. Marijuana use is still positively associated with deviant behaviors and risk preferences.

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Both genetics and perceived peer cannabis seem to contribute to youth/young adult cannabis use trajectories.

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Among US youth and emerging adults, prevalence of cannabis use disorder appears to increase with time since initiation of use and is higher among youth than emerging adults.

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People who use opioids can be trained to respond appropriately to opioid overdoses and thus to save their peers' lives. Appropriate overdose response requires both practical and social competency.

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Cigarette tax increases in the US between 2000 and 2014 may have reduced smoking prevalence due to an absolute and relative increase in household tobacco expenditure.

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Among dual-diagnosis patients in The Netherlands, care as usual plus a new intervention ('Self-wise, Other-wise, Streetwise' training) was more effective in preventing victimization than care as usual alone.

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Discourse network analysis of media coverage of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland from June 2011 to November 2012 revealed two polarized discourse coalitions: opponents and proponents of MUP.

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