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Top 20 Downloaded Papers 2013

Title

Issue

Full text accesses
Silk road: Ebay for drugs Mar 2012 17,108
Time for a change: Putting the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model to rest

Aug 2005

8,567

Trends and college-level characteristics associated with the non-medical use of prescription drugs among US college students from 1993 to 2001 Mar 2007
7,331
Mobile phone addiction: A point of issue Feb 2010
4,717

The long and winding road to cannabis legalization

May 2012

4,689

Addiction: Definition and implications Nov 1990
3,984
Alcohol: A universal preventive agent? A critical analysis Dec 2013
3,794
Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among US college students: Prevalence and correlates from a national survey Jan 2005 3,352
The global alcohol industry: An overview Supp 2009
3,180

Internet gaming disorder and the DSM-5

July 2013

3.016

Proposed diagnostic criteria for internet addiction Mar 2010 3,000
The persistance of the association between adolescent cannabis use and common mental disorders into young adulthood Jan 2013
2,843
Quasi-legal cannabis in Colorado and Washington: Local and national implications May 2013
2,589
A review of the clinical pharmacology of methamphetamine Jul 2009 2,339
Acute toxicity due to the confirmed consumption of synthetic cannabinoids: Clinical and laboratory findings Mar 2013 2,186
Warning: legal synthetic cannabinoid-receptor agonists such as JWH-018 may precipitate psychosis in vulnerable individuals Oct 2010
2,153
Legal highs and the challenges for policy makers Oct 2010
2,017
The age-21 minimum legal drinking age: A case study linking past and current debates Dec 2009
2,016
A prospective study of learning, memory, and executive function in new MDMA users Jan 2013
1,998
Alcohol and intimate partner violence: When can we say that heavy drinking is a contributing cause of violence? Apr 2005
1,955

 

Most cited papers in 2013, published in 2011/2012

Article

Issue

Times cited in 2013

Electronic cigarette: Users profile, utilization, satisfaction and perceived efficacy

Nov 2011

29

Mephedrone, new kid for the chop? Jan 2011 29
Mortality among regular or dependent users of heroin and other opioids: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies Jan 2011
27
Alcohol and depression May 2011
26
Mephedrone: use, subjective effects and health risks Nov 2011 24
Prevalence of comorbid disorders in problem and pathological gambling: systematic review and meta-analysis of population surveys Mar 2011
22
Can food be addictive? Public health and policy implications Jul 2011
21
Predictors of attempts to stop smoking and their success in adult general population samples: a systematic review Dec 2011
20
Ketamine use: A review Jan 2012
18
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
18

Benzodiazepines revisited: Will we ever learn?

Dec 2011

17

Probability and predictors of remission from life-time nicotine, alcohol, cannabis or cocaine dependence: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

Mar 2011
17
The cardioprotective association of average alcohol consumption and ischaemic heart disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis Jul 2012
16
Alcohol consumption and non-communicable diseases: Epidemiology and policy implications Oct 2011
16

Determining the relative importance of the mechanisms of behavior change within Alcoholics Anonymous: A multiple mediator analysis

Feb 2012
14

A longitudinal analysis of alcohol outlet density and domestic violence

May 2011
14
Addiction and dependence in DSM-V May 2011
14

Dopamine release in ventral striatum during Iowa Gambling Task performance is associated with increased excitement levels in pathological gambling

Feb 2011 14

Online video game addiction: Identification of addicted adolescent gamers

Jan 2011
14

Brief opportunistic smoking cessation interventions: A systematic review and meta-analysis to compare advice to quit and offer of assistance

Jun 2012

13