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Analyses of articles in the journal Addiction published by our partner the Society for the Study of Addiction starting with the most recently published article, totalling today 75 documents.

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REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Critical issues in the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection in methadone maintenance patients

Novick D.M., Kreek M.J.
Addiction: 2008, 103(6), p. 905–918.
European and US studies show that methadone patients stick with therapy for hepatitis C disease and do as well as other patients, bolstering the case for drug services to encourage clients to consider diagnostic testing and therapy.

REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Treating pregnant women dependent on opioids is not the same as treating pregnancy and opioid dependence: a knowledge synthesis for better treatment for women and neonates

Winklbaur B., Kopf N., Ebner N. et al.
Addiction: 2008, 103, p. 1429–1440.
New guidance on managing pregnant women dependent on heroin and allied drugs emphasises that maintenance prescribing is the core treatment but holistic, individualised care is essential; its warnings about the dangers of detoxification are not universally accepted.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Reducing youth alcohol drinking through a parent-targeted intervention: the Örebro Prevention Program

Koutakis N., Stattin H., Kerr M.
Addiction: 2008, 103, p. 1629–1637.
In Sweden routine parent-school meetings incorporating parenting advice and encouraging commitment to take a strong stand against underage drinking had a remarkable impact on adolescent drunkenness – but would this simple, low-cost tactic work as well in the UK?

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Overdose training and take-home naloxone for opiate users: prospective cohort study of impact on knowledge and attitudes and subsequent management of overdoses

Strang J., Manning V., Mayet S. et al.
Addiction: 2008, 103(10), p. 1648–1657.
As concern mounts about Britain's failure to reverse the recent growth in drug-related deaths, the first large-scale UK follow-up study has assessed the impact of training in overdose recognition and management featuring the opiate blocking drug naloxone.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Coping skills training and contingency management treatments for marijuana dependence: exploring mechanisms of behavior change

Litt M.D., Kadden R.M., Kabela-Cormier E. et al.
Addiction: 2008, 103(4), p. 638–648.
Rare glimpse 'under the hood' of contingency management suggests that unless the patient sees themselves as having actively mastered their dependence and has developed anti-relapse strategies, effects of rewarding abstinence will be short-lived.


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