International Archives of Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation is an open access, peer reviewed journal that focus upon gathering high quality research articles on the substance abuse, development of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as opioid abuse, alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines, etc.
The journal accepts only selective articles with editor's decision to match the standards of open access scientific publishing. The journal invites research, review, cases, reports and other related type of articles covering the concepts such as, addictive personality, addictive psychology, alcohol dependence, anti-tobacco drugs, anxiety and depression, combined drug intoxication, detoxification, drug addiction, drug overdose, harm reduction, low-threshold treatment, needle-exchange-substance abuse, poly drug use, polysubstance abuse, rehabilitation, risk factors in pregnancy, self-medication, social barriers, society and culture, etc.
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Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710014
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
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
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...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710011
Erika Roxana Hernandez Gutierrez, Eva Kerena Hernandez Martinez, Mireya del Carmen Gonzalez Alvarez and Alejandra Leja Mendoza
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 05, 2021
Alcohol consumption is a global health problem. It can affect all people regardless of gender, cultural level, or age. Adolescents are in a vulnerable stage, since adolescence is characterized by the desire to experience new sensations and risks. Therefore, adolescents are the most vulnerable part of the population with respect to alcohol consumption. Formerly, rural areas have shown higher risk for alcohol consumption. Quantitative research, with descriptive-correlational, prolective and cross-...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710010
David Hoskins, Psy.D., M.A.S.
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 30, 2021
Traumatic experiences have been linked to the unmet behavioral health needs of justice-involved youth. Unmet behavioral health needs are some of the most salient predictors of initial justice involvement and recidivism. Latinx youth are one of the most overrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups in the Juvenile Justice System in the United States. The primary aim of this systematic review was focused on justice-involved, Latinx youth in order to compare traumatic experiences and PTSD rates...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710009
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 13, 2021
It was shown, that there is a significant gap in the understanding of pathogenesis of HS, which hamper the elaboration of means of metabolic correction of this condition. The target of majority of currently existing means of treatment of HS is one of the pathogenic mechanisms of HS. The effectiveness of majority of currently existing medicine is not supported by the results of clinical trials. The actual task of future research is the detailed investigation of pathogenic mechanisms of HS. This w...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710008
Patrizia Balbinot and Gianni Testino
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: December 11, 2020
The main outcome of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) treatment is the achievement of abstention. Pharmacological and psychosocial activities are strictly imbricated, however the results at one year are still unsatisfactory. To date, the most effective tool for maintaining abstention is attendance at Self-Mutual-Help Groups (SHGs). Despite that, to date few patients attend Self-Help Groups (SHGs). For this reason we have decided to introduce the Self-Help Group Facilitator (SHGF) to our service. Aft...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710007
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 11, 2020
The aim of this study was to study the relationship between alcohol and the gender gradient in the death rate from stroke in Russia at the population level. In a comparative aspect, we analyzed the dynamics of the overall level of alcohol consumption and the gender difference in the rate of mortality from stroke in the period from 1980 to 2015. The relationship between alcohol consumption and the gender difference in mortality from stroke was assessed using the Autoregressive-Integrated Moving A...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710006
Raka Jain, Aishwariya Brigit George and Shubham Narnoli
Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: August 31, 2020
Alcohol and Substance use remains a worldwide social problem. There is an increasing awareness that alcoholics and substance abusers do show some haematological abnormalities (e.g., hemoglobin, white blood cells count, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration, red blood cells count, hematocrit). Consequences of these haematological abnormalities can result in serious medical complications. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of haematological changes in alc...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iasar-2017/1710005
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 30, 2019
Urban ambient air pollution is identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory morbidity and mortality. There is growing evidence suggesting associations between air pollution and a wide range of additional negative health conditions. The existing literature supports the association between exposure to ambient air pollutants and brain health. Among such reported effects are increased incidence of neurological and psychiatric disorders including cognitive decline, anxiety, depressi...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iasar-2017/1710004
Uepndra Singh and Sweta
Article Type: CASE STUDY | First Published: July 20, 2019
Mindfulness is increasingly conceptualized in terms of its regulatory function with research suggesting that mindfulness may have a constructive effect on psychological well-being. A systematic review of the few existing MBCT randomized controlled trials concluded that MBCT has an additive benefit to usual care in preventing depressive relapse for individuals with three or more previous depressive episodes. Mindfulness is an effective tool which help people with addiction because it is a simple ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/IASAR-2017/1710003
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 25, 2019
Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of mortality from infectious diseases in many countries. To date, there has not been a satisfactory explanation for the gender imbalance in the prevalence and mortality from tuberculosis. The gender differences in tuberculosis mortality in Russia are among the highest in the world....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iasar-2017/1710002
Shayani Ghosh, Raka Jain, Sonali Jhanjee, Ravindra Rao and Ashwani Kumar Mishra
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 21, 2019
Alcohol use disorder is a growing public health concern worldwide. Accurate assessment is an important step towards effective management of the patient suffering from alcohol use disorder. Self-report often lacks accuracy and may be misleading in a hesitant patient. The use of biochemical laboratory measures such as alcohol biomarkers, often helps in obtaining independent estimations of alcohol use. The traditional biomarkers (such as Aspartate Aminotransferase, Alanine Aminotransferase or Mean ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iasar-2017/1710001
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 22, 2018
Today tobacco is the common form used for smoking. Worldwide, tobacco consumption is estimated to kill 1,000 million in the 21st century. Persons with mental illness consume about 33% of the tobacco used and nearly 46 million adults with mental illness have a smoking rate 70 percent higher than those without. Admission to the hospital provides an excellent opportunity for patients to quit smoking. A good knowledge of the hazards of smoking and cessation intervention alone is not adequate for a n...
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