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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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Continuous abstinence rates in clinical trials of smoking cessation pharmacotherapies can be modelled to allow accurate prediction of abstinence rates up to 52 weeks from end of treatment.

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People with a family history of alcoholism appear to be more vulnerable to the impact of exposure to early life adversity on stress responsiveness compared with people with no family history of alcoholism.

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In Finland and Sweden, income appears to decline substantially before alcohol-attributable death.

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People who are genetically predisposed to develop alcohol problems may be especially sensitive to the influence of alcohol outlet density in their community.

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The recent downward trend in alcohol use in Russia appears to be attributable to reduced participation rates among younger cohorts born after 1990.

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The contribution of genetic and environmental variability to variability in alcohol consumption in the Finnish population appears to vary by birth cohort.

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In the first year of legalized recreational cannabis in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado, traffic fatalities temporarily increased by an average of one more per million residents in those states and their neighbouring states.

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Intranasal 1.4 mg naloxone appears to provide adequate systemic concentrations to treat opioid overdose.

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People in opioid dependence treatment have higher rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than the general population.

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Large proportions of UK smokers and ex-smokers overestimate the relative harmfulness of e-cigarettes and NRT compared with smoking.

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People living in publicly-owned or housing-association housing are much more likely to be smokers, even after adjusting for poverty and other socio-economic factors. These smokers are more motivated to stop than other smokers but find it more difficult.

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Among e-cigarette users who also smoke cigarettes, more frequent vaping is associated with greater likelihood of later quitting smoking while enthusiasm for vaping, higher nicotine content in e-liquid, and use of tobacco-flavoured solution is associated with lower likelihood of quitting.

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Among US youth aged 15-17 years, substance use is correlated with higher sensation-seeking, poor academic performance, non-urban residence, minority sexual orientation and mental health problems.

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