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FIRST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOURS AND DEPENDENCIES: LISBON, 23-25 SEP 2015. The Portuguese General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD) the journal Addiction, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) are providing a conference for European addiction science on illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other addictive behaviours. It will address major topical issues including new psychoactive substances, alcohol pricing and alternative nicotine delivery systems. A call for abstracts will be published in the autumn.
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Silk road: Ebay for drugs Mar 2012 16,873

A randomized experiment to examine unintended consequences of dietary supplement use among daily smokers: taking supplements reduces self-regulation of smoking

Dec 2011



Time for a change: putting the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model to rest Aug 2005 7,388
Ketamine use: a review Jan2012 4,671
The global alcohol industry: an overview Supp 2009 3,233
Drug driving among injecting drug users in Sydney, Australia: prevalence, risk factors and risk perceptions Feb 2004 2,909
The long and winding road to cannabis legalization May 2012 2,883
Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among US college students: prevalence and correlates from a national survey Jan 2005 2,571
Collective amnesia: reversing the global epidemic of addiction library closures Aug 2012 2,496
Proposed diagnostic criteria for internet addiction Mar 2010 2,470
Vested Interests in Addiction Research and Policy Alcohol policies out of context: drinks industry supplanting government role in alcohol policies in sub-Saharan Africa Jan 2010 2,275
Mobile phone addiction: a point of issue Feb 2010 2,205
The effectiveness of interventions for reducing stigma related to substance use disorders: a systematic review Jan 2012 2,146
Food and addiction – sugars, fats and hedonic overeating Jul 2011 2,136
Addiction's priorities when evaluating submissions Mar 2011 2,135
The age-21 minimum legal drinking age: a case study linking past and current debates Dec 2009 2,081
Addiction: definition and implications Nov 1990 2,051
Warning: legal synthetic cannabinoid-receptor agonists such as JWH-018 may precipitate psychosis in vulnerable individuals Oct 2010 1,933
Benzodiazepines revisited—will we ever learn? Dec 2011 1,857
Can food be addictive? Public health and policy implications Jul 2011 1,847


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The relation between different dimensions of alcohol consumption and burden of disease: an overview

May 2010



Mephedrone, new kid for the chop? Jan 2011 29 44
Mental disorders as risk factors for substance use, abuse and dependence: results from the 10-year follow-up of the National Comorbidity Survey
Jun 2010 23 56
Mortality among regular or dependent users of heroin and other opioids: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies Jan 2011 21 38
Alcohol and depression May 2011 19 33
Mephedrone: use, subjective effects and health risks
Nov 2011 18 24
Proposed diagnostic criteria for internet addiction
Mar 2010 18 30
Addiction and dependence in DSM-V May 2011 17 45
Evidence for the effectiveness of sterile injecting equipment provision in preventing hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus transmission among injecting drug users: a review of reviews May 2010 17 48
Prevalence of comorbid disorders in problem and pathological gambling: systematic review and meta-analysis of population surveys Mar 2011 16 34

Retraining automatic action-tendencies to approach alcohol in hazardous drinkers

Feb 2010



Brief alcohol intervention-where to from here? Challenges remain for research and practice Jun 2010 14 32
Cognitive enhancement as a pharmacotherapy target for stimulant addiction Jan 2010 14 46
Efficacy and safety of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis Jan 2011 13 17
Can food be addictive? Public health and policy implications Jul 2011 13 31
Electronic cigarette: users profile, utilization, satisfaction and perceived efficacy Nov 2011 13 28
The impact of needle and syringe provision and opiate substitution therapy on the incidence of hepatitis C virus in injecting drug users: pooling of UK evidence Nov 2011 13 24
The dimensionality of alcohol use disorders and alcohol consumption in a cross-national perspective Feb 2010 13 30
Pregabalin, tiapride and lorazepam in alcohol withdrawal syndrome: a multi-centre, randomized, single-blind comparison trial Feb 2010 13 20
Meta-analysis of drug-related deaths soon after release from prison Sep 2010 13 31