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Call for papers: IT interventions to advance treatment for opioid and other addictions

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice is is pleased to announce an upcoming special series to focus on digital/information technology (IT) screening and interventions to advance treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders. 

Edited by Nicolas Bertholet and John Cunningham, the series will highlight in an open-access format articles that address the use of information technology in the prevention and clinical care of people suffering from addiction and in the training and clinical support of health care providers treating addiction.

Call for papers: Global developments in tobacco and alcohol policy

We are pleased to announce an upcoming cross-journal series to focus on tobacco and alcohol policy.

This special thematic series aims to bring together a selection of the latest research and developments surrounding global alcohol and tobacco policy, from a variety of different viewpoints. 

Save the date: INEBRIA 2019

Lübeck, Germany will host the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs 16th Annual Conference, running 26-27 September 2019.

This year's theme is "Recent Developments in Research and Implementation of Screening and Brief Interventions". 

Visit the INEBRIA website for more information.

Addiction treatment access and utilization among criminal justice involved populations

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice is pleased to publish our special series of research studies on addiction treatment access and utilization among criminal justice involved populations. 

Edited by Andrea Finlay, Ingrid Binswanger, and Christine Timko, the series aims to advance understanding of how to improve health outcomes among criminal justice populations who have substance use disorders or use substances in the U.S. and international settings.

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Aims and scope

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice provides a forum for clinically relevant research and perspectives that contribute to improving the quality of care for people with unhealthy alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use and addictive behaviours across a spectrum of clinical settings.

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Addiction Science & Clinical Practice was formerly published by NIDA and previous issues of the journal can be viewed here.

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Standardised alcohol screening in primary health care services targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia
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M. Mofizul Islam et al.

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2018 13:5

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Editor profile

Dr Jeffrey Samet, Editor-in-Chief

"Improving the quality of care provided to patients with problems from the use of alcohol and other drugs should be a major health-care goal and research agenda as articulated in the 2006 US Institute of Medicine report, Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance Use Conditions. Our goal is to make Addiction Science & Clinical Practice the primary home for evidence to address this international health-care challenge."

Society affiliation

International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs

INEBRIA is an international network of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in the potential of brief interventions in health and other settings to reduce the harms produced by alcohol and other drug use. Its main goals are:

1. To share information, experiences, research findings and expertise in the area of early identification and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use.

2. To promote best practice in, and encourage the development of, guidelines for the wide dissemination and implementation of evidence-based early identification and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use.

3. To identify gaps and needs for research in the field of early identification and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use, promote International research co-operation and set standards for research.

4. To Promote the Integration of the study of brief interventions for hazardous and harmful substance use with the wider context of measures to prevent and reduce substance-related harm.

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice is an ISAJE Member Journal

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