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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder prevalence is very high in susceptible groups worldwide

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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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Experiences of racial discrimination are associated with problematic alcohol use among Black Americans, particularly among younger individuals.

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Studies conducted to date have not clearly shown an association between childhood/adolescent anxiety and subsequent alcohol use disorder.

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People with drug use disorder who have PTSD suffer greater social and mental health problems than people with alcohol use disorder and PTSD.

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Bayesian structural time-series models enable investigation of the future impacts of alcohol-related harms in population subgroups.

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Children of mothers who drank alcohol heavily early in pregnancy appear to be more emotionally reactive and have physical health problems at age 3 but may be less aggressive at age 5 compared with unexposed siblings.

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European cannabis resin and herbal cannabis increased in potency and price from 2006 to 2016. Marked increases in resin potency and value from 2011 to 2016 are consistent with the emergence of new resin production techniques in European and neighbouring drug markets.

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There has been a dramatic increase in pregabalin use, poisonings and deaths in Australia since pregabalin became subsidized publicly in 2013.

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Nearly one in four 12th grade (modal age 18 years) frequent marijuana users in the US continues to report high frequency use to age 30.

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In the United States, physicians who receive payments or benefits from providers of opioid drugs tend to prescribe substantially larger quantities, particularly for hydrocodone and oxycodone.

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In countries with no regulatory policies governing nicotine vaping products (NVPs), use rates are very low. NVP use is higher among high-income countries.

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Increases in tobacco taxes and smoke-free policies are significantly related to reduced smoking prevalence among European older adults.

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Self-report measures of temptation and alcohol craving can change as a result of alcohol dependence treatment and can predict drinking outcomes.

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A large expert panel has reached consensus on seven core constructs required for understanding addiction: five from the Positive Valence System (reward valuation, expectancy, action selection, reward learning, habit); one from the Cognitive Control System (response selection/inhibition); and one expert-initiated construct (compulsivity).

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Introducing a part-time facilitator into drug and alcohol clinics in England increased engagement of HCV-positive people who inject drugs with hepatitis C virus care pathways.

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