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Substance Use and Misuse

  1. Recent debates regarding liberalization of marijuana policies often rest on assumptions regarding the extent to which such policy changes would lead to a change in marijuana consumption and by whom. This paper...

    Authors: Rosalie Liccardo Pacula and Russell Lundberg
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:2
  2. The alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems arena is extending its organizing center from knowledge drawn from the study of addiction-related pathologies and clinical and social interventions to knowledge drawn ...

    Authors: William L. White and Arthur C. Evans Jr.
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:4
  3. The main target of alcohol and other drug self-administration is the brain. For this reason understanding of brain mechanisms (i.e., neuroscience research) may offer important insights for creating effective p...

    Authors: David Nutt and A. Thomas McLellan
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:5
  4. Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world, and is home to significant demographic, social and cultural diversity, as well as intense regional inequality. The country has successfully tackled many of ...

    Authors: Marcelo Ribeiro, Luciane Ogata Perrenoud, Sérgio Duailibi, Lígia Bonacim Duailibi, Clarice Madruga, Ana Cecília Petta Roseli Marques and Ronaldo Laranjeira
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:7
  5. Brain imaging and genetic studies over the past two decades suggest that substance use disorders are best considered chronic illnesses. The passing of the Affordable Care Act in the United States has set the o...

    Authors: A. Thomas McLellan, Joanna L. Starrels, Betty Tai, Adam J. Gordon, Richard Brown, Udi Ghitza, Marc Gourevitch, Jack Stein, Marla Oros, Terry Horton, Robert Lindblad and Jennifer McNeely
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:8