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Addiction Research and MedicineISSN: 2474-3631


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510036

The Detrimental Effects of Cannabis on Brain. A Concise Review

Omar ME Abdel-Salam

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 30, 2022

Marijuana and hashish, from the plant Cannabis sativa L, are the illicit drugs most frequently used worldwide. Cannabis is well known for its recreational effects being popular among adolescents and young adults and is often perceived as harmless. Cannabis, however, impairs working and shortterm memory and is associated with decline in academic functioning, impaired driving skills, cognitive impairment, and progression to other illicit substance use....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510035

Association of Substance and Psychiatric Disorders with Health Care Utilization and Cost

David Cawthorpe, BSc, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 20, 2022

Few studies have directly examined the health care costs of those who suffer from mental disorder problems. The quality of administrative data has improved to the point where such study is currently possible. We report prevalence and cost results for 16 years of physician billing data comparing the health costs of groups with and without substance and/or other psychiatric disorders. A 16-year dataset containing 95846511 physician-assigned International Classification of Disease (ICD) diagnoses a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510034

The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experience and Clinical Outcomes for Admissions to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Sandra Cheung and David Cawthorpe

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 05, 2022

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between measured clinical outcomes and Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) survey scores in a regional population of children and adolescents admitted to psychiatric services. ACE survey data collected between 2016 and 2020 was linked with demographic, clinical profile, clinical system variables (eg, repeated admissions), and outcome data for those admitted for treatment. Improved and deteriorated categories of clinical outcome were defined...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510033

A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Influence of Psychological Needs and Cultural Individualism on Problematic Internet Use

Ibrahim Arpaci, PhD, Kasım Karataş, PhD, Mustafa Baloğlu, PhD and Şahin Kesici, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 08, 2021

This study presents a cross-cultural analysis of the influence of psychological needs and cultural individualism on problematic Internet use. The Individualism-Collectivism Scale, New Needs Assessment Questionnaire, and Internet Addiction Scale were used to collect data from American and Turkish college students. A structural equation modeling based multi-group analysis was employed to test the research model and hypothesized relationships. The results showed that there is a negative and signifi...

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