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  1. Commentary

    Screening, treatment initiation, and referral for substance use disorders

    Substance use remains a leading cause of preventable death globally. A model of intervention known as screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) was developed decades ago to facilitate ti...

    Steven L. Bernstein and Gail D’Onofrio

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:18

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  2. Research

    Comparison of DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria for alcohol use disorders in VA primary care patients with frequent heavy drinking enrolled in a trial

    Criteria for alcohol use disorders (AUD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) were intended to result in a similar prevalence of AUD as DSM-IV. We evaluated the pre...

    Traci Takahashi, Gwen Lapham, Laura J. Chavez, Amy K. Lee, Emily C. Williams, Julie E. Richards, Diane Greenberg, Anna Rubinsky, Douglas Berger, Eric J. Hawkins, Joseph O. Merrill and Katharine A. Bradley

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:17

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  3. Research

    Enhancing patient navigation to improve intervention session attendance and viral load suppression of persons with HIV and substance use: a secondary post hoc analysis of the Project HOPE study

    Interventions are needed to improve viral suppression rates among persons with HIV and substance use. A 3-arm randomized multi-site study (Metsch et al. in JAMA 316:156–70, 2016) was conducted to evaluate the ef...

    Maxine Stitzer, Tim Matheson, Colin Cunningham, James L. Sorensen, Daniel J. Feaster, Lauren Gooden, Alexis S. Hammond, Heather Fitzsimons and Lisa R. Metsch

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:16

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  4. Research

    Associations of criminal justice and substance use treatment involvement with HIV/HCV testing and the HIV treatment cascade among people who use drugs in Oakland, California

    People who smoke crack cocaine and people who inject drugs are at-risk for criminal justice involvement as well as HIV and HCV infection. Compared to criminal justice involvement, substance use treatment (SUT)...

    Barrot H. Lambdin, Alex H. Kral, Megan Comfort, Andrea M. Lopez and Jennifer Lorvick

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:13

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  5. Research

    Patient-centered primary care for adults at high risk for AUDs: the Choosing Healthier Drinking Options In primary CarE (CHOICE) trial

    Most patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) never receive alcohol treatment, and experts have recommended management of AUDs in primary care. The Choosing Healthier Drinking Options In primary CarE (CHOICE...

    Katharine A. Bradley, Evette Joy Ludman, Laura J. Chavez, Jennifer F. Bobb, Susan J. Ruedebusch, Carol E. Achtmeyer, Joseph O. Merrill, Andrew J. Saxon, Ryan M. Caldeiro, Diane M. Greenberg, Amy K. Lee, Julie E. Richards, Rachel M. Thomas, Theresa E. Matson, Emily C. Williams, Eric Hawkins…

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:15

    Published on: 17 May 2017

  6. Meeting report

    Rethinking alcohol interventions in health care: a thematic meeting of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA)

    In 2016, the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs convened a meeting titled “Rethinking alcohol interventions in health care”. The aims of the meeting were to synthesize recen...

    Joseph E. Glass, Sven Andréasson, Katharine A. Bradley, Sara Wallhed Finn, Emily C. Williams, Ann-Sofie Bakshi, Antoni Gual, Nick Heather, Marcela Tiburcio Sainz, Vivek Benegal and Richard Saitz

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:14

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  7. Research

    Seek, test, treat: substance-using women in the HIV treatment cascade in South Africa

    Women in South Africa who use alcohol and other drugs face multiple barriers to HIV care. These barriers make it difficult for women to progress through each step in the HIV treatment cascade from diagnosis to...

    Wendee M. Wechsberg, Charles van der Horst, Jacqueline Ndirangu, Irene A. Doherty, Tracy Kline, Felicia A. Browne, Jennifer M. Belus, Robin Nance and William A. Zule

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:12

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  8. Research

    Acceptability of a mobile health intervention to enhance HIV care coordination for patients with substance use disorders

    Persons living with HIV and substance use disorders face barriers to sustained engagement in medical care, leading to suboptimal antiretroviral treatment outcomes. Innovative mobile technology tools such as cu...

    Ryan P. Westergaard, Andrew Genz, Kristen Panico, Pamela J. Surkan, Jeanne Keruly, Heidi E. Hutton, Larry W. Chang and Gregory D. Kirk

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:11

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  9. Research

    VA residential substance use disorder treatment program providers’ perceptions of facilitators and barriers to performance on pre-admission processes

    In the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), residential treatment programs are an important part of the continuum of care for patients with a substance use disorder (SUD). However, a limited number of pro...

    Laura S. Ellerbe, Luisa Manfredi, Shalini Gupta, Tyler E. Phelps, Thomas R. Bowe, Anna D. Rubinsky, Jennifer L. Burden and Alex H. S. Harris

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:10

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research

    The association between age of onset of opioid use and comorbidity among opioid dependent patients receiving methadone maintenance therapy

    Opioid use disorder (OUD) affects approximately 21.9 million people worldwide. This study aims to determine the association between age of onset of opioid use and comorbid disorders, both physical and psychiat...

    Leen Naji, Brittany Burns Dennis, Monica Bawor, Michael Varenbut, Jeff Daiter, Carolyn Plater, Guillaume Pare, David C. Marsh, Andrew Worster, Dipika Desai, James MacKillop, Lehana Thabane and Zainab Samaan

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:9

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Mobile technology intervention to improve care coordination between HIV and substance use treatment providers: development, training, and evaluation protocol

    People living with HIV (PLWH) with a substance use disorder (SUD) tend to receive inadequate medical care in part because of a siloed healthcare system in which HIV and substance use services are delivered sep...

    Kasey Claborn, Sara Becker, Susan Ramsey, Josiah Rich and Peter D. Friedmann

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:8

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  12. Research

    Public sector low threshold office-based buprenorphine treatment: outcomes at year 7

    Buprenorphine maintenance for opioid dependence remains of limited availability among underserved populations, despite increases in US opioid misuse and overdose deaths. Low threshold primary care treatment mo...

    Elenore Patterson Bhatraju, Ellie Grossman, Babak Tofighi, Jennifer McNeely, Danae DiRocco, Mara Flannery, Ann Garment, Keith Goldfeld, Marc N. Gourevitch and Joshua D. Lee

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:7

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  13. Research

    A systematic review of health economic models of opioid agonist therapies in maintenance treatment of non-prescription opioid dependence

    Opioid dependence is a chronic condition with substantial health, economic and social costs. The study objective was to conduct a systematic review of published health-economic models of opioid agonist therapy...

    Mersha Chetty, James J. Kenworthy, Sue Langham, Andrew Walker and William C. N. Dunlop

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:6

    Published on: 24 February 2017

  14. Research

    Prenatal treatment for opioid dependency: observations from a large inner-city clinic

    The objective of this study was to review changes in the prevalence of opioid use disorder in pregnancy, and to describe the prenatal care and neonatal outcomes following the implementation of buprenorphine tr...

    Kelley Saia, Sarah M. Bagley, Elisha M. Wachman, Payal P. Patel, Marisa D. Nadas and Susan B. Brogly

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:5

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  15. Research

    Prevalence and factors associated with use of khat: a survey of patients entering HIV treatment programs in Ethiopia

    Khat, a plant native to East Africa, has psychoactive constituents similar to amphetamine. Chronic khat use can lead to psychological dependence with multiple physical and mental health harms, complicating cli...

    Alan R. Lifson, Sale Workneh, Tibebe Shenie, Desalegn Admassu Ayana, Zenebe Melaku, Lemlem Bezabih, Hiwot Tekle Waktola, Behailu Dagne, Rose Hilk, Ken C. Winters and Lucy Slater

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:3

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  16. Research

    Validation of the AUDIT-C in adults seeking help with their drinking online

    The abbreviated Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test for Consumption (AUDIT-C) is rapidly becoming the alcohol screening tool of choice for busy practitioners in clinical settings and by researchers keen t...

    Zarnie Khadjesari, Ian R. White, Jim McCambridge, Louise Marston, Paul Wallace, Christine Godfrey and Elizabeth Murray

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:2

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  17. Study protocol

    Technology-assisted intervention for parents of adolescents in residential substance use treatment: protocol of an open trial and pilot randomized trial

    Adolescents in residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment have poor outcomes post-discharge, with follow-up studies suggesting that most adolescents relapse within 90 days. Parenting practices directly...

    Sara J. Becker, Lynn Hernandez, Anthony Spirito and Selby Conrad

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2017 12:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  18. Review

    Alcohol use in opioid agonist treatment

    Alcohol misuse among individuals receiving agonist treatment for an opioid use disorder is common and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At present, though substantial research highlights ...

    Seonaid Nolan, Jan Klimas and Evan Wood

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2016 11:17

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  19. Research

    Emerging adults in substance misuse intervention: preintervention characteristics and responses to a motivation-enhancing program

    Emerging adulthood is an age of particularly risky behavior. Substance misuse during this phase of life can be the beginning of longer-term problems, making intervention programs particularly important. This ...

    Blair Beadnell, Michele A. Crisafulli, Pamela A. Stafford and Erin A. Casey

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2016 11:16

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  20. Meeting abstracts

    Proceedings of the 13th annual conference of INEBRIA

    Rod Watson, James Morris, John Isitt, Pablo Barrio, Lluisa Ortega, Antoni Gual, Kenneth Conner, Tracy Stecker, Stephen Maisto, Sophie Paroz, Caroline Graap, Véronique S Grazioli, Jean-Bernard Daeppen, Susan E Collins, Nicolas Bertholet, Jennifer McNeely…

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2016 11(Suppl 1):13

    Published on: 19 September 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  21. Research

    Multifaceted academic detailing program to increase pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder: interrupted time series evaluation of effectiveness

    Active consideration of effective medications to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a consensus standard of care, yet knowledge and use of these medications are very low across diverse settings. This study ev...

    Alex H. S. Harris, Thomas Bowe, Hildi Hagedorn, Andrea Nevedal, Andrea K. Finlay, Risha Gidwani, Craig Rosen, Chad Kay and Melissa Christopher

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2016 11:15

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  22. Research

    Hazardous drinking among young adults seeking outpatient mental health services

    Alcohol use can have a significant negative impact on young adults in mental health treatment. This cross-sectional study examined prevalence and factors associated with hazardous drinking among young adults s...

    Anna E. Ordóñez, Rachel Ranney, Maxine Schwartz, Carol A. Mathews and Derek D. Satre

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2016 11:12

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  23. Research

    Drinking to toxicity: college students referred for emergency medical evaluation

    In 2009, a university adopted a policy of emergency department transport of students appearing intoxicated on campus. The objective was to describe the change in ED referrals after policy initiation and descr...

    Sigmund J. Kharasch, David R. McBride, Richard Saitz and Ward P. Myers

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2016 11:11

    Published on: 8 June 2016

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