This is a quick summary of the main discovery for each research paper we have published, organized issue by issue. The article titles are in bold and each key finding is below the article title. Use the filters below to isolate key findings for each issue or search for a particular topic across all of this year's issues.
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Amphetamine-type stimulant users' drug use careers are shaped by a complex dynamic of individual, social and environmental factors and need tailored, joined-up interventions.Link to Abstract
A housing subsidy treatment that enables low-income families to move from public to private housing appears to lessen girls' binge drinking but increases boys' binge drinking, compared with controls.Link to Abstract
Light-to-moderate drinking among people in Spain over 60 appears to have no benefit on mortality compared with abstention from alcohol.Link to Abstract
Occasional heavy drinkers following treatment for alcohol use disorder appear to be similar to alcohol abstainers with respect to functioning and life satisfaction.Link to Abstract
In Sweden, parental alcohol use disorder (AUD) is associated with higher probability of marriage at younger ages, lower probability of marriage at older ages, and higher likelihood of marriage to an AUD-affected spouse compared with no parental AUD.Link to Abstract
A large-scale naloxone programme in 7 Norwegian cities with a cumulative distribution rate of 495 per 100,000 population showed good saturation in a sample of highârisk individuals.Link to Abstract
Based on data from Zurich, Switzerland from 1992 to 2015, there is no evidence for an excessive demand for a single medication in a naturalistic and liberal opioid agonist treatment setting.Link to Abstract
Cannabis price policies that include somewhat higher consumer costs for legal cannabis relative to contraband aren't likely to expand the illegal market.Link to Abstract
Multi-line slot machines contain outcomes in which one gains less than the original wager (losses disguised as wins or LDWs). Moderate proportions of LDWs appear to make higherârisk players gamble longer despite financial loss.Link to Abstract
Food insecurity appears to be longitudinally associated with substance use among US women with or at risk for HIV.Link to Abstract
Affective symptoms are common in severe alcohol use disorders; are associated with a history of independent affective/anxiety disorders, neuroticism and suicidal behaviors; and may promote further heavy drinking.Link to Abstract
Globally, 39.2% of people with recent injecting drug use have hepatitis C virus (HCV) and 8.5% of all HCV infections occur among people with recent injecting drug use. There is wide variation among countries and regions.Link to Abstract