JSAT call for papers for special issue: Stimulant use disorder
The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment seeks articles on the changing epidemiology and treatment of stimulant use disorder for a planned Special Issue. JSAT prefers empirical research, however, we will also consider systematic reviews and meta analyses. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - September 24, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Michael McDonell, Richard Rawson Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - September 24, 2021 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

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Teaching residents to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder: Insights from a community-based residency program
Despite the impact of the opioid overdose crisis on the United States, few physicians are trained to provide treatment with buprenorphine. While research has described some factors contributing to comfort in providing buprenorphine treatment, more research is needed to identify optimal strategies to produce physicians who prescribe this medication. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - September 13, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Layla Cavitt, Joshua St. Louis, Wendy B. Barr, Ryan Dono, Nicholas Weida, Mia Sorcinelli Source Type: research

Introduction to a Special Issue: Care and treatment for substance use disorders: Studies from around the world
We are pleased to edit a special issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment focused on research conducted outside of North America. The call for papers requested studies that addressed the organization, delivery, and financing of treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders (i.e., addiction health services research) and invited manuscripts reporting results from studies conducted in countries located in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Investigators working in low-income countries were encouraged to submit manuscripts. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - September 12, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Lena Lundgren, Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie, Dennis McCarty Source Type: research

A pilot randomized trial of CBT4CBT for women in residential treatment for substance use disorders
Despite cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)'s effectiveness for treating substance use disorder, dissemination to clinical practice has been limited due to a range of barriers (e.g., time, cost). Computer-based training for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT4CBT) offers a feasible and cost-effective opportunity to improve the quality and reach of SUD treatment. Research to date has supported the effectiveness of CBT4CBT in outpatient settings; however, research has not yet tested it in residential treatment. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - September 12, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Sydney S. Kelpin, Anna Beth Parlier-Ahmad, Nancy Jallo, Kathleen Carroll, Dace S. Svikis Source Type: research

Successful transfer of stable patients on opioid agonist therapies from specialty addiction treatment to primary care settings in Ukraine: A pilot study
In Ukraine, HIV is concentrated among people who inject drugs (PWID), and opioid agonist therapies (OAT) are the most effective approach to preventing HIV transmission. OAT coverage is well below internationally recommended levels, with OAT provided primarily in specialty addiction treatment clinics. Integrating OAT into primary care settings represents a promising practice for increasing OAT coverage. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - September 7, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Anna Meteliuk, Samy Galvez, Tetiana Fomenko, Hela Kalandiia, Volodymyr Iaryi, Scott O. Farnum, Zahedul Islam, Frederick L. Altice, Lynn M. Madden Source Type: research

Treatment outcome and readmission risk among women in women-only versus mixed-gender drug treatment programs in Chile
Traditional treatment programs for substance use disorder (SUD) tend to be male-dominated environments, which can negatively affect women's access to treatment and related outcomes. Women's specific treatment needs have led some providers to develop women-only SUD treatment programs in several countries. In Chile, women-only programs were only fully implemented in 2010. We compared treatment outcomes and readmission risk for adult women admitted to state-funded women-only versus mixed-gender SUD treatment programs in Chile. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 31, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Carla F. Olivari, Andr és González-Santa Cruz, Pia M. Mauro, Silvia S. Martins, Jaime Sapag, Jorge Gaete, Magdalena Cerdá, Alvaro Castillo-Carniglia Source Type: research

Characteristics and health care events of patients admitted to treatment for both heroin and methamphetamine compared to patients admitted for heroin only
This study assessed the characteristics of Medicaid patients admitted to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs for heroin and methamphetamine use compared with patients admitted for heroin only. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 31, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Sanae El Ibrahimi, Sara Hallvik, Kirbee Johnston, Gillian Leichtling, P. Todd Korthuis, Brian Chan, Daniel M. Hartung Source Type: research

Effects of contingency management and use of reminders for drug use treatment on readmission and criminality among young people: A linkage study of a randomized trial
An increasing number of adolescents and emerging adults are entering treatment for drug use disorders in high-income countries. This fact points not only to a need to evaluate treatment outcomes related to drug use reduction, but also to evaluate other indicators of treatment success. The aim of this study was to examine treatment effects on predicting readmission to drug use treatment and being convicted for a criminal offence among youth. A second aim was to examine whether a psychiatric history had an impact on these outcomes. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 30, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Adriana del Palacio-Gonzalez, Morten Hesse, Birgitte Thylstrup, Mads Uffe Pedersen, Michael Mulbjerg Pedersen Source Type: research

The association between history of civil commitment for severe substance use and future imprisonment: A Swedish registry study
Civil commitment for individuals with severe substance use is fairly common and a part of many treatment systems worldwide. In Sweden, individuals with severe substance use and experience with civil commitment are more likely to use higher levels of alcohol and drugs, to be younger, and be more socially marginalized compared to their counterparts. The study examined whether civil commitments for severe substance use increased the likelihood of imprisonment following the civil commitment. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 27, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert Grahn Source Type: research

Daily associations between alcohol and sweets craving and consumption in early AUD recovery: Results from an ecological momentary assessment study
Alcohol cravings can predict relapse in persons with alcohol use disorders (AUD). Research commonly recommends consuming sweets as a strategy to quell alcohol cravings in early recovery from AUD, yet research is equivocal on whether consuming sweets mitigates alcohol cravings or relapse risk. The current study used ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data to examine real-time alcohol cravings, sweets cravings, and consumption of sweets among adults in early recovery from AUD. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 27, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Ana M. Abrantes, Zachary Kunicki, Tosca Braun, Robert Miranda, Claire E. Blevins, Leslie Brick, Graham Thomas, Eliza Marsh, Sage Feltus, Michael D. Stein Source Type: research

An exploration of thriving over time in recovery
Emerging models of recovery have redirected the traditional focus on relapse prevention to an emphasis on wellness. According to this new framework of recovery, aspects of thriving can strengthen recovery and prevent relapse in substance use. However, the empirical support for these models is sparse. To fill the gap in the literature, the authors sought to predict the risk of relapse based on factors of thriving. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 26, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Daniel Gutierrez, Jeremy R. Goshorn, Stephanie Dorais Source Type: research

The intersection of race and opioid use disorder treatment: A quantitative analysis
Racial health inequities exist in the United States. Racial minorities and whites have different health care experiences and health outcomes. Past studies examined this relationship for health care treatment, but additional research on whether and how race affects treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) is needed. Based on systematic racism theory, this study examines the relationship between race and OUD treatment in three ways, representing three different phases in the treatment process: referral source for treatment, whether the treatment plan includes medications for OUD (MOUD), and reason for discharge. (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 18, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Rebecca M. Entress Source Type: research

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TOC (update)
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The association between heated tobacco product use and cigarette cessation outcomes among youth smokers: A prospective cohort study
This study aimed to explore the association of HTP use with cigarette abstinence and cessation outcomes among youth smokers in Hong Kong who were willing to receive telephone counseling for smoking cessation. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 14, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Wei Xia, William Ho Cheung Li, Yuan Hui Luo, Ting Na Liang, Laurie Long Kwan Ho, Ankie Tan Cheung, Peige Song Source Type: research

Association between industry sponsorship and author conflicts of interest with outcomes of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of interventions for opioid use disorder
Author conflicts of interest (COI) and industry sponsorship may lead to biased research results and conclusions. Considering the direct influence that systematic reviews have on patient care, including the management of patients being treated for opioid use disorders (OUD), these studies should be free of industry bias. Thus, we sought to determine whether a relationship exists between COI and the favorability of systematic review outcomes using a sample of systematic reviews regarding OUD interventions. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 14, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Sydney Ferrell, Simran Demla, J. Michael Anderson, Michael Weaver, Trevor Torgerson, Micah Hartwell, Matt Vassar Source Type: research

Qualitative characterizations of misinformed disclosure reactions to medications for opioid use disorders and their consequences
Methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone medications are among the most effective treatment options for opioid use disorders, yet many people remain misinformed about their benefits and hold negative perceptions about the use of medications to treat opioid use disorders. Such perceptions, especially negative perceptions based on misinformation, may be especially harmful or stigmatizing within the context of disclosure (i.e., telling another about one's opioid use disorder history or treatment), inhibiting important recovery outcomes and sources of social support. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 8, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Natalie M. Brousseau, Heather Farmer, Allison Karpyn, Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, John F. Kelly, Elizabeth C. Hill, Valerie A. Earnshaw Source Type: research

The effect of nicotine dependence and withdrawal symptoms on use of nicotine replacement therapy: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial in primary care
We examined whether nicotine dependence was associated with consumption of NRT, whether this was mediated by withdrawal symptoms, and the impact of these factors on cessation, in a population advised to use as much NRT as needed. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 7, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Gareth J. Hollands, Stephen Sutton, Paul Aveyard Source Type: research

Trends and age-related disparities in opioid use disorder treatment admissions for adolescents and young adults
Treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in adolescents and young adults is imperative to reduce the risk of overdose and other opioid-related harms. Limited information has been published about national trends in health disparities including utilization, access to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), and treatment retention of adolescents and young adults with OUD. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Justine W. Welsh, Michael L. Dennis, Rodney Funk, Maggie J. Mataczynski, Mark D. Godley Source Type: research

Trends and age-related disparities in opioid use disorder treatment dmissions for adolescents and young adults
Treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in adolescents and young adults is imperative to reduce the risk of overdose and other opioid-related harms. Limited information has been published about national trends in health disparities including utilization, access to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), and treatment retention of adolescents and young adults with OUD. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Justine W. Welsh, Michael L. Dennis, Rodney Funk, Maggie J. Mataczynski, Mark D. Godley Source Type: research

Participation in methadone programs improves antiretroviral uptake and HIV viral suppression among people who inject drugs in Kenya
HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Kenya is estimated to be 18% compared to 4.5% in the general population. Studies from high-income countries have demonstrated that methadone use is associated with increased uptake of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and higher rates of viral suppression among PWID with HIV. However, it is unclear whether methadone use has the same effect among African PWID living with HIV. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Loice W. Mbogo, Betsy Sambai, Aliza Monroe-Wise, Natasha T. Ludwig-Barron, Brandon L. Guthrie, David Bukusi, Bhavna Chohan, Paul Macharia, Matt Dunbar, Emily Juma, William Sinkele, Esther Gitau, Ashley S. Tseng, Rose Bosire, Sarah Masyuko, Helgar Musyoki, Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Naturalistic follow-up after a trial of medications for opioid use disorder: Medication status, opioid use, and relapse” [Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 131 (2021) 108447]
The authors regret that there is an error in the current manuscript publication in the Methods section under “2.1 Design Overview” when describing the detoxification procedures at the inpatient units. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 5, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Miranda G. Greiner, Matisyahu Shulman, Tse-Hwei Choo, Jennifer Scodes, Martina Pavlicova, Aimee N.C. Campbell, Patricia Novo, Marc Fishman, Joshua D. Lee, John Rotrosen, Edward V. Nunes Source Type: research

Did drug use increase following COVID-19 relaxation of methadone take-out regulations? 2020 was a complicated year
This study explores the impact of the federal variance on drug use in one urban opioid treatment program as measured by drug testing. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 5, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Gavin Bart, Solvejg Wastvedt, James S. Hodges, Rebecca Rosenthal Source Type: research

Race, ethnicity, and emergency department post-overdose care
Emergency department (ED) visits for opioid-related overdoses continue to rise across the United States, particularly among Black, Latinx, and American Indian/Alaskan Native communities. A minority of people with opioid use disorder (OUD) engages in formal addiction treatment and racial disparities in treatment access exist. ED visits for opioid overdose are crucial opportunities to link individuals with OUD to harm reduction and treatment services, including take-home naloxone, behavioral counseling, and referral to treatment. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 5, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Neha G. Reddy, Brendan Jacka, Hannah N. Ziobrowski, Taneisha Wilson, Alexis Lawrence, Francesca Beaudoin, Elizabeth A. Samuels Source Type: research

Understanding the service needs of youth with opioid use: A descriptive study of demographics and co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns
Opioid misuse among youth is a significant concern given its potential negative consequences; yet youth with opioid use continue to face challenges in seeking treatment. The goal of this study was to understand the demographics, mental health, and substance use and co-occurring concerns of youth with opioid use to inform future services and research. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 5, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Irina Sverdlichenko, Lisa D. Hawke, Joanna Henderson Source Type: research

“They went down that road, and they get it”: A qualitative study of peer support worker roles within perinatal substance use programs
Perinatal substance use programs employ multidisciplinary teams to support women who use drugs through pregnancies and parenting, with some programs expanding to include peer support workers with lived experience of parenting and substance use. Research has shown peer support to enhance care in substance use treatment; however, little research exists that examines this model of support within perinatal substance use programs. We explore the current and potential role of peer support workers within perinatal substance use programs, from the perspectives of mothers accessing these programs. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Michelle Olding, Ainslie Cook, Tamar Austin, Jade Boyd Source Type: research

Phenomenological insight into the motivation to quit smoking
Quitting tobacco is often viewed as a difficult experience as the dependence includes sets of behavioral, cognitive, social, and physiologic phenomena that prevent most smokers from having a successful first attempt of quitting. The aim of this qualitative study was to gain insight into and understand the motivation for attempts to quit smoking in relation to the stages of the behavior change model. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Karishma Kaur Gill, Sander van der Moolen, Sobia Bilal Source Type: research

“They went down that road, and they get it”: A qualitative study of peer-to-peer models of care within perinatal substance use programs
Perinatal substance use programs employ multidisciplinary teams to support women who use drugs through pregnancies and parenting, with some programs expanding to include peer support workers with lived experience of parenting and substance use. Research has shown peer support to enhance care in substance use treatment; however, little research exists that examines this model of support within perinatal substance use programs. We explore the current and potential role of peer support workers within perinatal substance use programs, from the perspectives of mothers accessing these programs. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Michelle Olding, Ainslie Cook, Tamar Austin, Jade Boyd Source Type: research

Timing of smoking cessation treatment integrated into outpatient treatment with medications for opioid use disorder: Feasibility trial
Cigarette smoking rates among individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) are notoriously high and may be improved by considering the timing of treatment integration for these two substances. The current study examined the feasibility of a method for assessing the timing of integrating smoking cessation pharmacotherapy within three different phases of outpatient treatment with medication for OUD (MOUD). (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Nicholas J. Felicione, Jenny E. Ozga, Geri Dino, James H. Berry, C. Rolly Sullivan, Melissa D. Blank Source Type: research

Associations between relationship quality and treatment-related stress among couples receiving methadone for opioid use disorder
Social relationships may buffer or exacerbate stress among patients receiving methadone treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Little is known, however, about how relationship quality is linked to treatment-related stress among couples in which both partners receive methadone. We considered the links between relationship quality and treatment-related stress among couples in methadone treatment for OUD. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Courtney A. Polenick, Benjamin H. Han, Summer N. Meyers, Tomorrow D. Arnold, Brandi Parker Cotton Source Type: research

Augmenting substance use treatment in the drug court: A pilot randomized trial of peer recovery support
Peer recovery specialist (PRS) support has been used to varying degrees in community substance use and mental health treatment for a number of years. Although there has been some evidence of positive PRS impacts on client outcomes, previous research has shown inconsistent findings and methodological shortcomings. Given the high prevalence of substance use disorders among people involved in the criminal justice system, and limited available treatment opportunities, PRS support could provide a cost-effective opportunity to promote positive client outcomes. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Steven Belenko, Archana Bodas LaPollo, Nili Gesser, Doris Weiland, Lauren Perron, Ingrid Diane Johnson Source Type: research

Engagement patterns with a digital therapeutic for substance use disorders: Correlations with abstinence outcomes
Patient engagement may play a key role in the success or failure of treatments for substance use disorder (SUD). This exploratory analysis of data from a large, multisite effectiveness trial (NCT01104805) sought to determine how patient engagement with a digital therapeutic for SUD delivered at clinics was associated with abstinence outcomes. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - August 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Hilary F. Luderer, Aimee N.C. Campbell, Edward V. Nunes, Nicole M. Enman, Xiaorui Xiong, Robert Gerwien, Yuri A. Maricich Source Type: research

Latent class analysis of self-reported substance use during incarceration: Gender differences and associations with emotional distress and aggressiveness
We know little about the prevalence and patterns of substance use during incarceration, and we know even less about comparative substance use patterns by gender. To address these gaps in the literature, this study used latent class analysis (LCA) to identify substance use subgroups of incarcerated men (n  = 1118) and women (n = 207). (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 29, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Francisco Caravaca-S ánchez, Eva Aizpurua, Nancy Wolff Source Type: research

SMART Recovery International and COVID-19: Expanding the reach of mutual support through online groups
Mutual support groups play an extremely important role in providing opportunities for people to engage in alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and support. SMART Recovery groups employ cognitive, behavioural and motivational principles and strategies to offer support for a range of addictive behaviours. COVID-19 fundamentally changed the way that these groups could be delivered. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Peter J. Kelly, Kim McCreanor, Alison K. Beck, Isabella Ingram, Darren O'Brien, Angie King, Ryan McGlaughlin, Angela Argent, Mark Ruth, Bendt Skjold Hansen, Ditlev Andersen, Victoria Manning, Anthony Shakeshaft, Leanne Hides, Briony Larance Source Type: research

Drug and alcohol treatment utilization and barriers among Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Latine, Asian/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, and White adults: Findings from NESARC-III
The objective of this study was to examine whether disparities remain for DSM-5 lifetime alcohol use disorder (AUD) and drug use disorder (DUD) treatment utilization and barriers across Black, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), Latine, Asian/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (Asian/PI/NH), and White adults. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Angela M. Haeny, Oladunni Oluwoye, Rick Cruz, Theddeus Iheanacho, Asti B. Jackson, Sycarah Fisher, Maria Crouch, Stephanie O'Malley Source Type: research

Frequency and recency of non-medical opioid use and death due to overdose or suicide among individuals assessed for risky substance use: A national registry study in Sweden
Sweden and many other countries have experienced increases in suicide and accidental overdose deaths. An analysis examined the associations between recency of non-medical opioid misuse and frequency of use of non-medical opioids with death due to either suicide or accidental overdose within a sample of 15,000 Swedish adults who completed an Addiction Severity Index (ASI) assessment for risky substance use or a substance use disorder. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Lena Lundgren, Mojgan Padyab, Mikael Sandlund, Dennis McCarty Source Type: research

The effects of drug addiction treatment methods on families' behaviors: The Congress 60 treatment method
When a family member who uses drugs begins drug abstinence, this change can cause a great deal of tension within a family. Although family members are willing to help drug users overcome their addiction, they sometimes disrupt the treatment process and, in many cases, resist change altogether. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 14, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Azam Pilevari, Mohamad Zahedi Asl Source Type: research

‘They don't actually join the dots’: An exploration of organizational change in Irish opiate community treatment services
People who use community-based drug treatment services spend a considerable amount of their time in treatment in direct contact with frontline staff. These staff are also fundamental to supporting the implementation of change to meet service user needs. Yet, very little is known about staff perspectives on the process and internal dynamics of drug treatment services, their views about what makes services work effectively, and how services can more effectively adopt to changes in practice. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 8, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Kelly Peter, J. Hegarty, R. Dyer Kyle, A. O Donovan Source Type: research

Predictive validity of the New York State Level of Care for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Referral (LOCADTR) for continuous engagement in treatment among individuals recommended for outpatient care
We examined the predictive validity of the LOCADTR recommendation for outpatient treatment by determining whether those who entered an LOC concordant with the LOCADTR recommendation differed in continuous engagement in treatment compared to those who entered a discordant LOC. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 8, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Charles Neighbors, Shazia Hussain, Megan O'Grady, Marc Manseau, Sugy Choi, Xiaojing Hu, Constance Burke, Pat Lincourt Source Type: research

Receipt of evidence-based alcohol-related care in a national sample of transgender patients with unhealthy alcohol use: Overall and relative to non-transgender patients
We examined receipt of alcohol-related care among transgender patients compared to non-transgender patients in a large national sample of Veterans Health Administration (VA) outpatients with unhealthy alcoh ol use. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 7, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Emily C. Williams, Jessica A. Chen, Madeline C. Frost, Anna D. Rubinsky, Amy T. Edmonds, Joseph E. Glass, Keren Lehavot, Theresa E. Matson, Chelle L. Wheat, Scott Coggeshall, John R. Blosnich Source Type: research

Baseline executive functions and receiving cognitive rehabilitation can predict treatment response in people with opioid use disorder
Impaired cognitive functions, particularly executive function, predicts poor treatment success in people with substance use disorders. The current study investigated the effect of receiving adjunct cognitive rehabilitation and baseline executive function (EF) measures on treatment response among people with opioid use disorder (OUD). (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Tara Rezapour, Javad Hatami, Ali Farhoudian, Alireza Noroozi, Reza Daneshmand, Mehmet Sofuoglu, Alex Baldacchino, Hamed Ekhtiari Source Type: research

Race, psychosocial characteristics, and treatment outcomes among individuals undergoing treatment for cannabis use disorder: A latent profile analysis based on preferred method of using cannabis
There are a wide variety of methods for using combustible cannabis which may impact an individual's pattern of use as well as their response to cannabis use disorder (CUD) treatment. Previous research has noted racial/ethnic differences in cannabis users' preferred method of use. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Helen S. Ullrich, Autena Torbati, Weihua Fan, Consuelo Arbona, Miguel A. Cano, Saman Essa, Laura Harvey, Ellen L. Vaughan, Marcel A. de Dios Source Type: research

Tobacco smoking and nicotine dependence among patients with respiratory diseases in Vietnam: Status and correlated factors
Understanding nicotine dependence can support clinicians in enhancing the effectiveness of treatments for respiratory patients. Our research aimed to assess the severity of nicotine dependence among patients with respiratory diseases in Vietnam and accordingly suggest potential interventions for tobacco cessation. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Phuong Thu Phan, Giap Van Vu, Chau Quy Ngo, Quyen Le Thi Pham, Lan Phuong Thi Doan, Trang Huyen Thi Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Trang Ha Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S.H. Ho, Roger C.M. Ho Source Type: research

Comparative outcomes for Black children served by the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams program for families with parental substance abuse and child maltreatment
This study is the first to test the effects of START on Black families. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Ruth A. Huebner, Tina Willauer, Martin T. Hall, Erin Smead, Velva Poole, Lynn Posze, Paul G. Hibbeler Source Type: research

A comparison of psychosocial adjustment among children of women who received behavioral couples therapy versus individually based therapy for substance use disorder
Children of women with substance use disorder (SUD) exhibit elevated risk for psychosocial adjustment problems. However, little research has examined whether women's SUD treatment is beneficial for their children. In comparison to individually based therapy (IBT), behavioral couples therapy (BCT) is superior for reducing women's SUD problems and improving their intimate partner relationships. The current study sought to examine whether BCT is more efficacious than 12-step-oriented IBT for reducing psychosocial adjustment problems among the children of women with SUD. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - July 5, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeremiah A. Schumm, Timothy J. O'Farrell Source Type: research

Perspectives on preconception health among formerly incarcerated women with substance use disorders
Women involved in the criminal justice system have high rates of substance use disorders (SUD) placing them at increased risk for unintended pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Little is known about the factors that influence the decision-making of formerly incarcerated women with SUD prior to becoming pregnant, in the preconception period. The goal of this study is to understand formerly incarcerated women's perceptions of changing substance use behaviors before pregnancy. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - June 26, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Jennifer K. Bello, Alysia Johnson, Sarah Ski öld-Hanlin Source Type: research

The COVID-19 pandemic and opioid use disorder: Expanding treatment with buprenorphine, and combining safety precautions with telehealth
This study investigated the efficacy and safety of providing medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and individualized telehealth in Kentucky, a state severely impacted simultaneously by the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - June 25, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard H. Cales, Shannon C. Cales, Jacob Shreffler, Martin R. Huecker Source Type: research

Experiences of racial discrimination in the medical setting and associations with medical mistrust and expectations of care among black patients seeking addiction treatment
Experiences of racial discrimination in the medical setting are common among Black patients and may be linked to mistrust in medical recommendations and poorer clinical outcomes. However, little is known about the prevalence of experiences of racial mistreatment by healthcare workers among Black patients seeking addiction treatment, or how these experiences might influence Black patients' medical mistrust or expectations of care. (Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment)
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - June 25, 2021 Category: Addiction Authors: O. Trent Hall, Ayana Jordan, Julie Teater, Kamilah Dixon-Shambley, Monique E. McKiever, Mikyung Baek, Stephanie Garcia, Kara M. Rood, David A. Fielin Source Type: research