Editor-in-Chief: Pedro Ruiz, MD
ISSN: 1531-5754
Online ISSN: 1535-1122
Frequency: 4 issues / year
About this Issue
  • The Use of Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Cocaine Dependence
    Alba-Ferrara, Lucia M. PhD; Fernandez, Francisco MD; de Erausquin, Gabriel A. MD, PhD, MSc

Cocaine dependence has become a substantial public health problem, resulting in a significant number of medical, psychological, and social problems, including the spread of infectious diseases (eg, AIDS, hepatitis, and tuberculosis), crime, violence, and neonatal drug exposure.

  • Opioid Use During Pregnancy: An International Roadmap for Future Research and Clinical Practice
    Jones, Hendrée E. PhD*,†; Friedman, Catherine J. MD‡,§; Starer, Jacquelyn J. MD∥; Terplan, Mishka MD, MPH¶,#; Gitlow, Stuart MD**; from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Women and Substance Use Disorders Work Group

The goal of the present paper is to offer a roadmap to guide future national and international research and clinical practice regarding the use of opioids to treat pain and/or opioid use disorders during pregnancy.

  • Factors That Affect Treatment Initiation Among Individuals With Serious Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorder
    McClean, Jacob M. DO*; Anspikian, Ara MD†; Winters, Brittany N. MA‡; Tsuang, John W. MD*

Research has also found that comorbid substance use disorder and depression is the most common risk factor associated with suicide attempts.5

  • Addicted Doctors: Prevention Strategies
    George, Sanju MRCPsych; Kohli, Sarabjeet MRCPsyc

Studies have noted all doctors to be at risk of developing addictive disorders, irrespective of their grade (medical students, trainees, staff specialists, or consultants), sex (although men are at more risk), and speciality (but some studies have found psychiatrists, general practitioners, and anesthetists to be at higher risk).2

  • Association of Chronic Noncancer Pain With Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes Among a Community Mental Health Center Sample
    Stevenson, Erin PhD, MSW; Cole, Jennifer PhD; Walker, Robert LCSW; Logan, TK PhD

CNCP is defined as physical pain that persists or recurs for 3 months or longer, beyond the usual healing time expected for an injury or illness.3

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