This is a quick summary of the main discovery for each research paper we have published, organized issue by issue. Each key finding is below the article title, with a link to the abstract.
Use of Swedish smokeless tobacco during pregnancy: A systematic review of pregnancy and early life health risk
Use of smokeless tobacco (snus) during pregnancy may adversely impact the developing child
The association of lowered alcohol prices with birth outcomes and abortions: A population-based natural experiment
Lowered alcohol prices in Finland were associated with a short-term increase in adverse birth outcomes among low-income mothers, and an overall increase in abortions
Effectiveness of subnational implementation of minimum unit price for alcohol: policy appraisal modelling for local authorities in England
An MUP local policy for alcohol is likely to be more effective in the 3 Northern regions of England than for the national average
COVID-19 complications among patients with opioid use disorder: a retrospective cohort study across five major NYC hospital systems
Opioid use disorder patients appears to have a substantial risk for COVID-19-associated morbidity and mortality.
Safety in solitude? Competing risks and drivers of solitary drug use among women who inject drugs and implications for overdose detection
Women who inject drugs and are in contact with harm reduction services appear to engage often in solitary drug use but take steps to mitigate overdose risk
Social genetic effects for drug use disorder among spouses
A person’s risk for developing drug use disorder may be associated with the genetic makeup of the person’s spouse.
Effect of a Veterans Health Administration mandate to case review patients with opioid prescriptions on mortality among patients with opioid use disorder: a secondary analysis of the STORM randomized control trial
Mortality increased among VHA patients newly-diagnosed with OUD following expansion of a case-review mandate for high-risk patients prescribed opioids.
Long-term recovery from opioid use disorder: recovery subgroups, transition states and their association with substance use, treatment and quality of life
There appear to be four distinct subgroups among individuals in recovery from opioid use disorder.
Socio-economic status moderates within-person associations of risk factors and smoking lapse in daily life
Risk factors (momentary urge, negative affect, stress) exert a weaker influence on smoking lapse among lower compared with higher socioeconomic status groups.
Effects of emotional arousal on the neural impact and behavioral efficacy of cigarette graphic warning labels
High-arousal graphic warning labels on cigarette packs appear to be less efficacious than low-arousal labels
Cognitive training and remediation interventions for substance use disorders: a Delphi consensus study
54 experts provide a consensus on cognitive training and remediation interventions for substance use disorders.
The association between maternal and paternal substance use and child substance use, internalizing and externalizing problems: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Both maternal and paternal substance use are associated with child substance use and mental health problems
Incidence of primary hepatitis C virus infection among people who inject drugs in Australia pre- and post-unrestricted availability of direct acting antiviral therapies
Australia's primary HCV incidence among PWID dropped by over 50% following unrestricted availability of HCV direct acting antiviral therapy in March 2016.
Development and evaluation of a risk algorithm predicting alcohol dependence after early onset of regular alcohol use
A risk algorithm can be created using data collected at the onset of regular alcohol use to target youth at highest risk of alcohol dependence by early adulthood.