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Validation of the Alcohol, Smoking And Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST).
The findings demonstrated that the ASSIST is a valid screening test for identifying psychoactive substance use in individuals who use a number of substances and have varying degrees of substance use.
The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST): development, reliability and feasibility.
The ASSIST items are reliable and feasible to use as part of an international screening test and can serve as the basis for more extensive validation research.
The Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP): a brief instrument for assessing treatment outcome.
The Maudsley Addiction Profile is a brief, multi-dimensional instrument for assessing treatment outcome for people with drug and/or alcohol problems and can serve as a core research instrument with additional outcome measures added as required.
Meta-analysis of drug-related deaths soon after release from prison
There is an increased risk of drug-related death during the first 2 weeks after release from prison and that the risk remains elevated up to at least the fourth week, a meta-analysis confirms.
Global statistics on addictive behaviours: 2014 status report.
Tobacco and alcohol use are by far the most prevalent addictive behaviours and cause the large majority of the harm, however, the quality of data on prevalence and addiction-related harms is mostly low, and comparisons between countries and regions must be viewed with caution.
Understanding reasons for drug use amongst young people: a functional perspective.
Recognition of the functions fulfilled by substance use should help health educators and prevention strategists to make health messages about drugs more relevant and appropriate to general and specific audiences.
A prospective study of mortality among drug misusers during a 4-year period after seeking treatment.
Drug misusers and those working with drug misusers need to be more alert to the risks of polydrug use, including the combined use of alcohol with illicit drugs, as well as the recording of drug-related deaths on death certificates.
Nicotine, alcohol and drug dependence, and psychiatric comorbidity--results of a national household survey
- M. Farrell, S. Howes, +6 authors H. Meltzer
- MedicineThe British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
- 1 January 2003
The levels of psychiatric morbidity in the non-dependent and the nicotine-, alcohol- and drug-dependent cases are compared to report on consumption patterns of and dependence on nicotine, alcohol, and non-prescribed drugs.
Mephedrone: use, subjective effects and health risks.
- A. Winstock, L. Mitcheson, J. Ramsey, S. Davies, Malgorzata Puchnarewicz, J. Marsden
- Psychology, MedicineAddiction
- 1 November 2011
Mephedrone has a high abuse and health risk liability, with increased tolerance, impaired control and a compulsion to use, the predominant reported dependence symptoms.
Global statistics on alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use: 2017 status report
In 2015 alcohol use and tobacco smoking use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years, with illicit drugs costing further tens of millions.