This is a quick summary of the main discovery for each research paper we have published, organized issue by issue. Each key finding is below the article title, with a link to the abstract.
Global prevalence of help-seeking for problem gambling: A systematic review and meta-analysis
One in 25 moderate-risk gamblers and 1 in 5 people with problem gambling have sought help for problems related to gambling
The impact of alcohol priming on craving and motivation to drink: a meta-analysis
Lab-based alcohol priming studies are a valid way to investigate the impact of acute intoxication on alcohol motivation.
Sex-specific incidences and risk profiles of suicide mortality in people with alcohol dependence in Taiwan
In Taiwan, people with alcohol dependence have a substantially higher suicide rate than the general population
Purpose in life, neural alcohol cue reactivity and daily alcohol use in social drinkers
Enhancing a sense of life purpose may promote alcohol moderation among social drinkers who are reactive to alcohol cues
Alcohol sales in Canadian liquor outlets as a predictor of subsequent COVID-19 infection rates: a time-series analysis
In Canada, increased drinking was associated with increased COVID-19 infection rates 2 weeks later
Mortality in the SuperMIX cohort of people who inject drugs in Melbourne, Australia: a prospective observational study
Mortality in PWID in Melbourne, Australia is positively associated with recent ambulance attendance and incarceration
Duration of medication treatment for opioid-use disorder and risk of overdose among Medicaid enrollees in 11 states: a retrospective cohort study
US Medicaid enrollees receiving medication for OUD who continue their medication have a substantially reduced relative risk of overdose compared with those who discontinue medication
Polysubstance use in young people accessing residential and day-treatment services for substance use: substance use profiles, psychiatric comorbidity and treatment completion
Young people with wide ranging polysubstance use may be more likely to experience psychosis than single substance users
Young adult responses to taxes on cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems
Higher ENDS taxes are associated with decreased ENDS use but increased cigarette smoking among young people in the US
Prospective association between e-cigarette use frequency patterns and cigarette smoking abstinence among adult cigarette smokers in the United States
Consistent daily vaping may be associated with increased chances of cigarette smoking abstinence
Prevalence and self-rated health and depression of family members affected by addictive disorders: results of a nation-wide cross-sectional study
In Germany, family members affected by addictive disorder are a substantial group within the general population.
Adolescent and adult time trends in US hallucinogen use, 2002–19: any use, and use of ecstasy, LSD and PCP
Hallucinogen use is estimated to affect over 3 million US adults 26+ years old and over 5.5 million US adults 18+ years old.
Posttraumatic stress disorder strengthens the momentary associations between emotion dysregulation and substance use: a micro-longitudinal study of community women experiencing intimate partner violence
Women experiencing IPV and higher levels of negative dysregulation relative to others may use more alcohol and be more likely to use drugs.
Impact of wine bottle and glass sizes on wine consumption at home: a within- and between- households randomized controlled trial
Using smaller glasses to drink wine at home may reduce consumption.
Prices, taxes and alcohol use: a systematic umbrella review
Systematic review confirms taxes are effective in reducing alcohol use and demand for alcohol is inelastic.