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The 20 most downloaded papers in 2015

 

Title

Issue

Full text accesses
1

What has research over the past two decades revealed about the adverse health effects of recreational cannabis use?

Jan 2015
24,430
2

Real-world effectiveness of e-cigarettes when used to aid smoking cessation: A cross-sectional population study

Sep 2014

13,767

3 Global statistics on addictive behaviours: 2014 status report Jun 2015 11,226
4 Time for a change: Putting the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model to rest Aug 2005 7,596
5

Electronic cigarettes: Review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers and potential for harm and benefit

Nov 2014
7,341
6
E-cigarettes generate high levels of aldehydes only in 'dry puff' conditions Aug 2015 6.878
7

Mobile phone addiction: A point of issue

Feb 2010

5,685

8 Has the leaning tower of presumed health benefits from 'moderate' alcohol use finally collapsed? May 2015 5,333
9 Internet gaming disorder and the DSM-5 Jul 2013 4,764
10 The global alcohol industry: An overview Sup 2009 4,693
11 The long and winding road to cannabis legalization May 2012 3,716
12 Addiction: Definition and implications Nov 1990 3,376
13
Commentary on Hall (2015): The health effects of recreational cannabis use Jan 2015
3,254
14
Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among US college students: Prevalence and correlates from a national survey Jan 2005
3,154
15
Craving Facebook?: Behavioural addiciton to online social networking and its association with emotion regulation deficits Dec 2014
2,707
16
The effectiveness of interventions for reducing stigma related to substance use disorders:  A systematic review Jan 2012
2,624
17

Silk road: Ebay for drugs

Mar 2012

2,604
18

Legalizing a market for cannabis for pleasure: Colorado, Washington, Uruguay and beyond

Mar 2014
2,576
19

Is the use of electronic cigarettes while smoking associated with smoking cessation attempts, cessation and reduced cigarette consumption?: A survey with a 1-year follow-up

Jul 2015
2,547
20

Caffeine addiction? Caffeine for youth? Time to act!

Nov 2014
2,434

 

The 20 most cited papers in 2015, published in 2013/2014

 

Title

Issue

Times cited in 2015

1 Electronic cigarettes: Review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers and potential for harm and benefit Nov 2014 56
2 Real-world effectiveness of e-cigarettes when used to aid smoking cessation: A cross-sectional population study Sep 2014 43
3 "Vaping" profiles and preferences: An online survey of electronic cigarette users Jun 2013 41
4 Nicotine content of electronic cigarettes, its release in vapour and its consistency across batches: Regulatory implications Mar 2014 31
5
Internet gaming disorder and the DSM-5 Jul 2013 28
6

Acute toxicity due to the confirmed consumption of synthetic cannabinoids: Clinical and laboratory findings

Mar 2013 27
7 An international consensus for assessing internet gaming disorder using the new DSM-5 approach Sep 2014 27
8 Analysis of refill liquids for electronic cigarettes Sep 2013 27
9 Alcohol use disorders and mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis Sep 2013 25
10 Meta-analysis of naltrexone and acamprosate for treating alcohol use disorders: When are these medications most helpful? Feb 2013 21
11 The persistence of the association between adolescent cannabis use and common mental disorders into young adulthood Jan 2013 19
12 The global epidemiology and burden of opioid dependence: Results from the global burden of disease 2010 study Aug 2014 19
13 The D2/3 dopamine receptor in pathological gambling: A positron emission tomography study with [11C]-(+)-propyl-hexahydro-naphtho-oxazin and [11C]raclopride May 2013 17
14 Legalizing a market for cannabis for pleasure: Colorado, Washington, Uruguay and beyond Mar 2014 17
15 Spatial differences and temporal changes in illicit drug use in Europe quantified by wastewater analysis Aug 2014 15
16 Efficacy of interventions to combat tobacco addiction: Cochrane update of 2012 reviews Oct 2013 15
17 The impact of methadone maintenance therapy on hepatitis C incidence among illicit drug users Dec 2014 15
18 Past major depression and smoking cessation outcome: A systematic review and meta-analysis update Feb 2013 14
19 Intimate partner violence victimization and alcohol consumption in women: A systematic review and meta-analysis Mar 2014 14
20 Causes of death in a cohort treated for opioid dependence between 1985 and 2005 Jan 2014 13

 

The 20 most cited papers published in any year

 

Title

Issue

Citations as of August 2016

1

Development of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): WHO Collaborative Project on Early Detection of Persons with Harmful Alcohol Consumption-II

Jun 1993
3723
2 Brief interventions for alcohol problems: A review
Mar 1993
873
3 Meta-analysis of cue-reactivity in addiction research
Mar 1999
699
4 Incentive-sensitization and addiction
Jan 2001
680
5 The psychology and neurobiology of addiction: An incentive-sensitization view
Aug S2 2000
571
6 Brief interventions for alcohol problems: A meta-analytic review of controlled investigations in treatment-seeking and non-treatment-seeking populations
Mar 2002
564
7 Shape of the relapse curve and long-term abstinence among untreated smokers
Jan 2004
524
8 The severity of dependence scale (SDS): Psychometric properties of the SDS in English and Austrian samples of heroin, cocaine and amphetamine users
May 1995
522
9 A pathways model of problem and pathological gambling
May 2002
490
10 The relationship of average volume of alcohol consumption and patterns of drinking to burden of disease: An overview
Sep 2003
463
11 Toward a behavioral economic understanding of drug dependence: Delay discounting processes
Jan 2001
462
12 A validity study of the SSAGA: A comparison with the SCAN
Sep 1999
460
13 Alcohol and coronary heart disease: A meta-analysis
Oct 2000
453
14 The use of brief interventions adapted from motivational interviewing across behavioral domains: A systematic review
Dec 2001
431
15 The validity of self-reports of alcohol consumption: State of the science and challenges for research
Dec S2 2003
414
16 Outcome criteria in smoking cessation trials: Proposal for a common standard
Mar 2005
363
17 Mesa Grande: A methodological analysis of clinical trials of treatments for alcohol use disorders
Mar 2002
360
18

A review of expectancy theory and alcohol consumption

Jan 2001
350
19 Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among US college students: Prevalence and correlates from a national survey
Jan 2005
347
20

A meta-analysis of voucher-based reinforcement therapy for substance use disorders

Feb 2006
336
3723
873
699
680
571
564
524
522
490
463
462
460
453
431
414
363
360
350
347
336