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Addiction treatment access and utilization among criminal justice involved populations

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice is pleased to publish the first article in 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.

New Blog: Are inpatient care beds really the answer to the opioid epidemic?

A recent commentary in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice argued for a change in how we think about treatment for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Samet discusses this important issue with author Peter Friedmann.

Thematic Series: Substance use and the HIV care continuum

Read articles from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice's most recent thematic series: Substance use and the HIV care continuum.

Edited by Dr P. Todd Korthuis and Dr Jennifer Edelman, the thematic series highlights articles that address the impact of drug and/or alcohol use on the HIV care cascade and specifically the role of substance use disorder screening and treatment as a means of meeting the 90-90-90 goal.

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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.

Archival content

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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Jeffrey Samet, Editor-in-Chief

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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."

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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.

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