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The 20 most downloaded papers in 2016

 

Title

Issue

Full text accesses
1

Alcohol consumption as a cause of cancer

Feb 2017
56,147
2

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

Sep 2014

8,984

3 What has research over the past two decades revealed about the adverse health effects of recreational cannabis use? Jan 2015
8,595
4 Time for a change: Putting the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model to rest Aug 2005 7,096
5

Internet gaming disorder and the DSM-5

Jul 2013
5,559
6
Mobile phone addiction: A point of issue Feb 2010
5,170
7

Legalization of cannabis in Washington State:  How is it going?

Jul 2016

4,099

8 The long and winding road to cannabis legalization May 2012 3,929
9 The effectiveness of interventions for reducing stigma related to substance use disorders:  A systematic review Jan 2012
3,875
10 Impact of treatment for opioid dependence on fatal drug-related poisoning: a national cohort study in England Feb 2016
3,454
11 Global statistics on addictive behaviours: 2014 status report Jun 2015
3,106
12 Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among US college students: prevalence and correlates from a national survey Jan 2005
3,103
13
The global alcohol industry: An overview Supp 2009
3,043
14
Evaluating the public health impacts of legalizing recreational cannabis use in the United States Oct 2016
2,739
15
Caffeine addiction? Caffeine for youth? Time to act! Nov 2014
2,632
16
Are take-home naloxone programmes effective?  Systematic review utilizing application of the Bradford Hill criteria Jul 2016
2,572
17 Electronic cigarettes: Review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers and potential for harm and benefit

Nov 2014

2,566
18

Governmental standard drink definitions and low-risk alcohol consumption guidelines in 37 countries

Jul 2016
2,562
19

A review of the clinical pharmacology of methamphetamine

Jul 2009
2,556
20

Treatment of comorbid alcohol use disorders and depression with cognitive-behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing: A meta-analysis

Mar 2014
2,535

 

The 20 most cited papers in 2016, published in 2014/2015

 

Title

Issue

Times cited in 2016

1 Electronic cigarettes: Review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers and potential for harm and benefit Nov 2014 63
2 Real-world effectiveness of e-cigarettes when used to aid smoking cessation: A cross-sectional population study Sep 2014 52
3 Spatial differences and temporal changes in illicit drug use in Europe quantified by wastewater analysis Aug 2014 47
4 An international consensus for assessing internet gaming disorder using the new DSM-5 approach Sep 2014 42
5
What has research over the past two decades revealed about the adverse health effects of recreational cannabis use? Jan 2015
36
6
Is the use of electronic cigarettes while smoking associated with smoking cessation attempts, cessation and reduced cigarette consumption? Jul 2015
33
7 Intimate partner violence victimization and alcohol consumption in women: A systematic review and meta-analysis Mar 2014
23
8 Global statistics on addictive behaviours: 2014 status report Jun 2015
23
9 Nicotine content of electronic cigarettes, its release in vapour and its consistency across batches: Regulatory implications Mar 2014
22
10 Use of Silk Road, the online drug marketplace, in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States
May 2014
21
11 The burden of premature opioid-related mortality
Sep 2014
20
12 Testing a social ecological model of alcohol use: The California 50-city study
May 2014
20
13 'Real world' effectiveness of smoking cessation treatments: A population study
Mar 2014
19
14 E-cigarettes generate high levels of aldehydes only in 'dry puff' conditions
Aug 2015
19
15 Legalizing a market for cannabis for pleasure: Colorado, Washington, Uruguay and beyond Mar 2014 18
16 Treatment retention among patients randomized to buprenorphine/naloxone compared to methadone in a multi-site trial Jan 2014 18
17 The global epidemiology and burden of opioid dependence: results from the global burden of disease 2010 study Aug 2014 16
18 Sustaining motivational interviewing: a meta-analysis of training studies Aug 2014 16
19 The impact of opioid substitution therapy on mortality post-release from prison: retrospective data linkage study Aug 2014 15
20 Has the leaning tower of presumed health benefits from 'moderate' alcohol use finally collapsed? May 2015 15

 

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