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These are links to publications, societies, services, and sources of information of interest to researchers, authors, and editors in the field of addiction science.
The sister journal to Addiction, Addiction Biology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on behavioral, molecular, genetic, biochemical, neuro-biological and pharmacological fields of animal experimentation and clinical research.
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research (ACER) was founded by the National Council on Alcoholism (now the NCADD) to give readers direct access to the most significant and current research findings on the nature and management of alcoholism and alcohol-related disorders. Each month this journal brings basic science researchers and health care professionals the latest clinical studies and research findings on alcoholism, alcohol-induced syndromes and organ damage. The journal includes categories of basic science, clinical research, and treatment methods
ASH was established in 1971 by the Royal College of Physicians. It is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. ASH activities include information and networking (to develop opinion and awareness about the “tobacco epidemic”) and Advocacy and campaigning (to press for policy measures that will reduce the burden of addiction, disease and premature death attributable to tobacco). The ASH website includes advice on how to quit smoking.
The mission of The Canadian Harm Reduction Network is to serve as an umbrella organization and virtual meeting place for individuals and groups across Canada committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms associated with drugs and drug polices. It was founded in 1999 by a group of activists who work locally, nationally and internationally in harm reduction and drug policy/law reform.
The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), formerly the Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, has been in existence since 1929 and is the longest standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse. CPDD serves as an interface among governmental, industrial and academic communities maintaining liaisons with regulatory and research agencies as well as educational, treatment, and prevention facilities in the drug abuse field.
Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between UK-relevant research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions. The project aims to encapsulate the studies' findings, set them in context and to explore the implications for practice. Drug and Alcohol Findings is a partnership project managed by Alcohol Concern, DrugScope, the National Addiction Centre, and the editor, Mike Ashton.
The ICMJE is a group of general medical journal editors whose participants meet annually and fund their work on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts. The total content of the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals may be reproduced for educational, not-for-profit purposes without regard for copyright; the committee encourages distribution of the material. Journals that agree to use the Uniform Requirements are encouraged to state in their Instructions to Authors that their requirements are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements and to cite this version.
ISAJE promotes excellence in the communication and dissemination of information on addiction and related sciences within the scientific community and to those who have responsibility for the prevention, treatment, cure, professional training and policy formation in this field. ISAJE holds major meetings every year and organizes training seminars. Through online and printed material ISAJE offers guidance on ethical regulations and publication standards. ISAJE especially supports journals published in the developing world and those published in languages other than English.
The aim of PARINT is to provide resources, guidance and support for authors, editors and expert reviewers of research into dependence (addiction) on licit and illicit drugs including tobacco and alcohol, and its relationship to other addictions such as gambling. The site is aimed primarily at researchers and would-be researchers in countries and institutions that do not have a lengthy tradition of research to international standards. It is therefore intended to aid the spread of new research results across national and language borders.
The RSA provides a forum for communication among researchers, who share common interests, in alcoholism. The Society's purpose is to promote research that can lead the way toward prevention and treatment of alcoholism. The Membership of the Society consists of regular scientific members, postdoctoral fellows, associate members and student members. New memberships are approved 4 times a year through the RSA Membership Committee. The current membership of over 1,800 is drawn from countries throughout the world, with the majority from the United States.
The mission of the Society is to stimulate the generation of new knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifestations - from molecular to societal. The Society has three main aims: (1) to sponsor scientific meetings and publications fostering the exchange of information on nicotine and tobacco, (2) to encourage scientific research on public health efforts for the prevention and treatment of tobacco use, and (3) to provide a means by which legislative, governmental, regulatory and other public agencies can obtain expert advice and consultation on nicotine and tobacco.
The SSA was formed in 1884 and is a learned society that promotes the coming together of professionals in the field of the addictions to share their knowledge, skills, and friendships. The Society publishes two journals, Addiction and Addiction Biology, as well as research monographs.