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Our specially curated substance abuse journals strive to share diverse research perspectives that fosters continuous improvement in the substance abuse space. Our journals offer a home for a wide range of topics including interdisciplinary addiction research, education, and treatment, clinical trial, epidemiology, health services, and translation addiction research.

We offer a wide range of publishing options empowering you to choose to publish fully open access (OA) or hybrid open access to maximize your article’s discoverability. We are dedicated to support you in getting your emergent substance abuse research out quickly.

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“Nothing to mourn, He was just a drug addict” – stigma towards people bereaved by drug-related death

Although mortality attributed to illicit drugs is a significant contributor to the overall number of deaths worldwide, knowledge relating to the consequences for those bereaved by drug-related deaths (DRDs) is scarce. Since individuals with substance use disorders are prone to stigma, there is an urgent need for knowledge about the occurrence and content of stigmatization of those bereaved by DRDs.

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Drug dependence is not addiction—and it matters

Accurately identifying persons with addiction is critically important for effectively targeting treatment and harm reduction interventions. Misdiagnosis of addictive disorders can lead to a cascade of negative outcomes, including stigma, discontinuation of needed medications, undue scrutiny of both patients and physicians, and even criminal consequences.

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Psychologists are a vital component of mental health treatment and their perceptions of psychedelic-assisted therapy are critical for future implementation. This cross-sectional quasi-experimental electronic survey study explored the attitudes about psychedelics used in treatment among 366 clinical psychologists in the United States.

Drug checking services provide individuals who use drugs with the ability to test samples of their drugs for the presence of highly potent substances. However, there has been recent concern about whether the existing repertoire of point-of-care drug checking technologies, such as immunoassay strips and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), are adequate in identifying substances in the unregulated drug supply.

Background: A Zoom-based website was developed in 2020 that offers continuous access to online Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings for the first time. This website provides immediate access for persons with substance use disorder to support abstinence from substance-related addictive disorders.

Coaching is increasingly implemented in medical education to support learners’ growth, learning, and wellbeing. Data demonstrating the impact of longitudinal coaching programs are needed.

Background: Non-prescribed substance use (NPSU) during the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) is a recognized phenomenon. The use of non-prescribed substances is associated with discontinuing treatment and drop-out can occur within the early weeks of treatment, before benefit from treatment occurs. Recent developments in treatment include long-acting, slow-release depot buprenorphine injections.

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