International Archives of

Substance Abuse and RehabilitationISSN: 2690-263X

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710014

Phosphatidylethanol as a Marker of Alcohol Abuse

Razvodovsky YE

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 02, 2022

The present paper aims at a systematic review of the current knowledge on phosphatidylethanol (PEth) in blood as a direct marker of alcohol abuse. The research evidence demonstrates a good clinical efficiency of PEth for detecting chronic heavy drinking....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710013

In Drugs of Abuse Sample Validity Testing, Which Assay is Telling the Truth? A Comparison Between Sample Check Assay and Oxidant Assay

Ashraf Mina, Leah McNeice, Shanmugam Banukumar and Santiago Vazquez

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 14, 2021

Sample adulteration and synthetic or fake urines are challenges laboratories need to address when testing for Drugs of Abuse. Creatinine, pH, Specific Gravity (SG) assays are commonly tested for sample validity, but these assays are not sufficient to address sample adulteration and synthetic urines. Sample Check and Oxidant assays were evaluated in a study to examine which assay would add more value to sample validity testing. We analysed 612 urine samples using creatinine assay, Sample Check as...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710012

Predictive Role of Duration of Treatment, Social Anxiety in Self-Efficacy to Resist Alcohol among Persons with Alcohol Use Disorder in Ghana

Marie Pearl Agordzo, Joseph Kwarteng Ofosuhene-Mensah, Kofi Krafona and George Ekem-Ferguson

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 07, 2021

Self-efficacy to resist alcohol use is necessary to prevent relapse after treatment. However, the duration of patients stay in treatment and social anxiety are crucial in treatment outcomes of patients but its predictive role in selfefficacy to resist alcohol in the Ghanaian context is yet to be known. Sixty participants obtained through purposive sampling participated in the study. These participants were patients with an established diagnosis for alcohol use disorder within the three main publ...

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