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.
Transformation of identity in substance use as a pathway to recovery and the potential of treatment for hepatitis C: a systematic review
Actions, interventions, and treatments for hepatitis C that support a recovery journey provide social connections, a recovery identity and reclaiming a place in society
Classifying alcohol control policies enacted between 2000 and 2020 in Poland and the Baltic countries to model potential impact
This classification of alcohol control policies provides a basis for future modelling of the impact of effective policies (Baltic countries) and loosening such policies (Poland).
Age, period and cohort effects on alcohol-related risky behaviours in Australia from 2001 to 2016
Alcohol-related risky behaviour in Australia has declined generally since 2001
Diagnostic accuracy for self-reported methamphetamine use versus oral fluid test as the reference standard in a methamphetamine-dependent intervention trial population
Self-report of no recent methamphetamine use appears to be sufficiently accurate to be useful in clinical treatment settings.
The association between objectively measured exposure to tobacco outlets and smoking cognitions: a study among non-smoking adolescents in four Dutch cities
GPS-measured exposure to tobacco outlets was associated with pro-smoking cognitions among non-smoking adolescents in the Netherlands
A wastewater-based evaluation of the effectiveness of codeine control measures in Australia
Codeine consumption in Australia decreased by approximately 37% following its rescheduling as a prescription-only medicine
Using recovery management checkups for primary care to improve linkage to alcohol and other drug use treatment: a randomized controlled trial three month findings
Recovery management checkups combined with SBIRT can improve linkage of primary care patients to SUD treatment
Within-person associations of escalated electronic nicotine delivery systems use with cigarette, alcohol, marijuana and drug use behaviors among US young adults
Escalated ENDS use and time-lagged established ENDS use among US young adults may be prospectively associated with individual and combined substance use
‘It's not what you'd term normal smoking’: a qualitative exploration of language used to describe heated tobacco product use and associated user identity
People who use IQOS (a brand of heated tobacco product) are ambiguous about IQOS terminology
Biomarkers of potential harm in people switching from smoking tobacco to exclusive e-cigarette use, dual use or abstinence: secondary analysis of Cochrane systematic review of trials of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation
Switching from smoking to vaping or dual use appears to reduce levels of biomarkers of potential harm
The relationship between alcohol use and dementia in adults aged more than 60 years: a combined analysis of prospective, individual-participant data from 15 international studies
Abstinence from alcohol appears to be associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia.
The emperor has no clothes: a synthesis of findings from the Transformative Research on the Alcohol industry, Policy and Science research programme
The TRAPS programme shows the value of a transdisciplinary approach to understanding how corporate political activity affects alcohol policy
Association between jail-based methadone or buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder and overdose mortality after release from New York City jails 2011–17
Methadone and buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder during incarceration was associated with an 80% reduction in overdose mortality risk for the first month post-release
Cigarette pack size and consumption: a randomized cross-over trial
Smoking from packs of 20 compared with 25 cigarettes reduced the number of cigarettes smoked per day