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Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 430)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 194)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analitika : Jurnal Magister Psikologi Uma     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 238)
Anuario de investigaciones (Facultad de Psicología. Universidad de Buenos Aires)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Applied Psycholinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 157)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Change     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access  
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 145)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Coaching : Theorie & Praxis     Open Access  
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling et spiritualité / Counselling and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Creativity. Theories - Research - Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Development and Psychopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Diversitas : Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  
Drama Therapy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dreaming     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)

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Journal Cover Current Addiction Reports
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   ISSN (Online) 2196-2952
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  • Correction to: Alcohol and Noncommunicable Disease Risk
    • Authors: Jürgen Rehm; Omer S. M. Hasan; Sameer Imtiaz; Charlotte Probst; Michael Roerecke; Kevin Shield
      Abstract: The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. There are two instances where the content in Fig. 2 was changed to “[CATEGORY NAME][PERCENTAGE],” instead of what actually should be shown.
      PubDate: 2018-03-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0195-x
  • Neurobiological Models of Risky Decision-Making and Adolescent Substance
    • Authors: Valerie F. Reyna
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This article provides an overview of evidence-based neurobiological models of risky decision-making, noting their implications for adolescent substance use. Drawing on brain and behavioral research, neural imbalance and fuzzy-trace theory are reviewed to explain developmental differences in preferences for risk (tolerating the possibility of bad outcomes to achieve larger rewards), time (waiting for larger but delayed rewards), and ambiguity (willingness to explore the unknown to achieve rewards). Recent Findings Consistent with these theories and evidence, and also with major theories of addiction, developmental differences in reward sensitivity, cognitive control to inhibit impulses, and their neural substrates partially explain adolescents’ greater willingness to use substances. However, meta-analyses show that preferences depend on a shift in cognitive representations from risk-reward tradeoffs to simple gist, as predicted by fuzzy-trace theory. Gist representations also facilitate adolescents’ ability to connect social norms and values to decisions. Summary Implications for periods of vulnerability, individual differences, and treatments for addiction are discussed, including opioid addiction. Addiction can begin when multiple vulnerabilities coincide at neurological, psychological, and sociocultural levels, but theory identifies potential strategies for prevention and treatment.
      PubDate: 2018-03-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0193-z
  • Linking Global Youth Tobacco Survey Data to the WHO Framework Convention
           on Tobacco Control: the Case for Egypt
    • Authors: Omar El-Shahawy; Nicole E. Nicksic; Carolina Ramôa; Mohammed Jawad; Raymond Niaura; David Abrams; Scott E. Sherman
      Abstract: Purpose Limited publications from Egypt have focused on prevalence of tobacco use and tobacco control policy. We used four waves of the Egypt Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) between 2001 and 2014 and a cigarette affordability measure, to evaluate the implementation of the World Health Organization’s MPOWER recommendations. Findings Despite Egypt’s implementation of several MPOWER recommendations, the enforcement of laws and regulations may be limited, and therefore had little to no impact on youth current smoking prevalence through 2014. Notably, experimentation with cigarette smoking has significantly increased between waves 2001 and 2014. Summary There is a missed opportunity for implementing evidence-based interventions for youth tobacco control in Egypt. There is a strong need for initiatives aiming at meaningful taxation, enforcement of smoking bans in public places, promoting smoke-free homes, appropriate mass media counter-advertising, and effective cessation activities.
      PubDate: 2018-03-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0184-0
  • Alcohol and Noncommunicable Disease Risk
    • Authors: Jürgen Rehm; Omer S. M. Hasan; Sameer Imtiaz; Charlotte Probst; Michael Roerecke; Kevin Shield
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Alcohol use is a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), annually causing more than 1.8 million deaths, and approximately 52 million disability-adjusted life years lost globally. This review examines the relationship between alcohol use and NCDs in the context of current United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) initiatives to reduce the burden of NCDs as well as the resulting policy implications. Recent Findings The importance of alcohol as a major risk factor for NCDs is evidenced by its inclusion as one of only four behavioral risk factors (tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol) into the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs. Alcohol use also plays a major role in other strategic initiatives of the UN and WHO. Summary While these inclusions help enable policy measures to reduce harmful alcohol use, the Global NCD Action Plan in general disregards many diseases and injuries caused by alcohol, most notably liver cirrhosis and all mental disorders. Furthermore, the Global NCD Action Plan also fails to highlight interactions between risk factors; however, there is strong epidemiological evidence of the differential harms caused by alcohol use between poverty/socioeconomic strata. Thus, future policy plans should explicitly include consideration of health inequalities.
      PubDate: 2018-02-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0189-8
  • Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use Among Adolescents: Global Epidemiological
           Evidence for Prevention, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    • Authors: Alexander S. Perlmutter; Myrela Bauman; Shivani Mantha; Luis E. Segura; Lilian Ghandour; Silvia S. Martins
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This paper reviews the most recent epidemiological evidence on adolescent NMPD use. Particular attention is given to prevention, assessment and diagnosis of disorder, and treatment. Recent Findings While international in scope, global evidence is only available for NMPD use, morbidity, and mortality estimates. Prevention strategies, assessment, and treatment are US-centric. The literature on prevention strategies lacks high-quality evidence. Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of NMPD use disorder have more robust evidence bases. Despite this, screening for NMPD (and other drug) use disorders is infrequent and insensitive, leading to incomplete treatment provision. Treatments are shown to be safe and effective, but disparities in provision prevent wide-scale amelioration of the adolescent NMPD use problem. Summary Mental healthcare professionals and primary care physicians with adolescent patient populations should become involved in preventative strategies mentioned in this review. Additionally, higher screening rates will lead to less downstream problems related to NMPD use.
      PubDate: 2018-02-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0194-y
  • Understanding the Impact of National and State Medical Marijuana Policies
           on Adolescents
    • Authors: Nicholas Chadi; Elissa R. Weitzman; Sharon Levy
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This article provides an overview of current federal, state, and relevant international “medical marijuana” policies. We also describe the impacts of “medical marijuana” policy on adolescents’ use of marijuana and other substances. Recent Findings Evidence on the medical benefits of marijuana in adolescents is limited in the context of risks for marijuana-related harm. The legalization of marijuana for medical purposes is associated with a decrease in marijuana risk perception in older adolescents. Marijuana-related harms have increased in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes or adult use. Summary The long-term impacts on adolescents of marijuana policies for medical purposes or adult use remain poorly understood. Marijuana policy changes that liberalize access may increase rates of youth marijuana use. There is an important need for high quality research and open sharing of best practices regarding marijuana policies.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0191-1
  • mHealth for the Detection and Intervention in Adolescent and Young Adult
           Substance Use Disorder
    • Authors: Stephanie Carreiro; Peter R. Chai; Jennifer Carey; Jeffrey Lai; David Smelson; Edward W. Boyer
      Abstract: Purpose of Review The goal of this review is to highlight recent research in mHealth-based approaches to the detection and treatment of substance use disorders in adolescents and young adults. Recent Findings The main methods for mHealth-based detection include mobile phone-based self-report tools, GPS tracking, and wearable sensors. Wearables can be used to detect physiologic changes (e.g., heart rate, electrodermal activity) or biochemical contents of analytes (i.e., alcohol in sweat) with reasonable accuracy, but larger studies are needed. Detection methods have been combined with interventions based on mindfulness, education, incentives/goals, and motivation. Few studies have focused specifically on the young adult population, although those that did indicate high rates of utilization and acceptance. Summary Research that explores the pairing of advanced detection methods such as wearables with real-time intervention strategies is crucial to realizing the full potential of mHealth in this population.
      PubDate: 2018-02-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0192-0
  • International Approaches to Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programming
           and Policy among Adolescents in India
    • Authors: Anupreet Kaur Sidhu; Shubha Kumar; Heather Wipfli; Monika Arora; Thomas W. Valente
      Abstract: Purpose of the Review India is not only one of the largest producers of tobacco in the world, but is also one of the largest consumers of tobacco products. Adolescents and young adults are the most vulnerable to tobacco addiction as early initiation is predictive of long-term use and health risks. This review seeks to provide an overview of policies and programs for tobacco prevention and cessation among adolescents. The research over the last few years is highlighted and recommendations for future programming and policy are proposed. Recent Findings Tobacco control programs for adolescents in India have mostly been developed for school-based settings. The focus is largely on increasing knowledge and awareness of tobacco harm. However, evidence-based prevention and cessation programming are lacking. Policies regarding advertising and marketing to youth are regulated by national legislation and informed by WHO’s global tobacco control treaty. Stricter implementation and consistent evaluation of these policies are integral to creating an environment for reducing tobacco use and improving health outcomes. Summary With the tobacco industry now marketing heavily to the most vulnerable groups, especially in low and middle-income countries, it is vital to develop programs and enforce policies for adolescents that are effective for prevention as well as cessation.
      PubDate: 2018-02-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0185-z
  • International Approaches to Tobacco-Use Cessation Programs and Policy for
           Adolescents and Young Adults in Saudi Arabia
    • Authors: Mohammed Alrabah; Islam Gamaleddin; Fahad Allohidan
      Abstract: Purpose of Review In this review, we are aiming to explore the recent literature regarding the current state of smoking and control plans and the recent changes in regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Recent Findings Despite the strong efforts of tobacco control agencies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to curb smoking rates, prevalence rates among youth are still around 12.1% with no indicators for a decline. The main reasons that could lead to smoking are peer pressure, stress, easy access, media influence, and lack of knowledge of harmful effects of smoking. School programs, religious background, and health concerns are considered as the main protective factors from smoking in the Saudi community. Most primary health care physicians report that they did not receive any smoking cessation training in medical school or in residency program. Summary There is a strong need for school- and community-based anti-smoking awareness and cessation programs. Allocation of sufficient funds is necessary to reinforce laws combating smoking. Accessibility to smoking cessation clinics is very important and needs to improve significantly. Structured training for health care providers about cessation programs is pivotal. The availability of nicotine replacement therapy in all pharmacies is strongly needed.
      PubDate: 2018-02-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0188-9
  • The Classification and Organisation of Alcohol Misuse Prevention with a
           Focus on Environmental Prevention
    • Authors: Parvati R. Perman-Howe; Emma L. Davies; David R. Foxcroft
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Classifying prevention as universal, selective or indicated only considers the form of interventions. This is limited as it fails to explain the function, or purpose, of interventions. This paper discusses a taxonomy for alcohol misuse prevention that considers both the form and function of prevention interventions. It adds to the previous literature by incorporating subcategories of classification for environmental prevention. Recent Findings Within each taxonomy category there are interventions which are more, and less effective, but not one single category has comprehensive evidence of efficacy. Environmental prevention may have the greatest potential to deliver interventions that are efficient, cost effective and reduce health inequalities. However, comprehensive, systems oriented, prevention coverage should combine all three functional approaches. Summary This taxonomy can be used to organise and classify alcohol misuse prevention interventions and to determine where alcohol misuse prevention strategies and research is warranted. Furthermore, it can help practitioners and researchers to consider the subcategories of environmental prevention: an area that is rapidly gaining traction in the prevention field.
      PubDate: 2018-02-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0190-2
  • International Approaches to Tobacco Use Cessation Programming and Policy
           in Adolescents and Young Adults: the Case of Spain
    • Authors: María T. Gonzálvez; Alexandra Morales; Mireia Orgilés; José P. Espada
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Spain has one of the highest smoking rates among adolescents and young adults worldwide. Smoking prevention and cessation programs have been developed for this population; however, the status of evidence-based programs in Spain remains unknown. Previous reviews evaluated the efficacy of smoking prevention and cessation programs, but an update of the results is needed for these and new interventions implemented in Spain. The objective of this paper was to examine the current status of evidence-based smoking prevention and cessation programs for Spanish adolescents and young adults. Recent Findings The current prevalence of tobacco use among Spanish adolescents is described at the state level. We reviewed the results of drug-prevention programs (including tobacco) and provide an in-depth analysis of evidence-based school programs, focused on prevention and cessation of tobacco use in Spain Summary The strengths and shortcomings of the programs are identified, and recommendations for future studies and applications are proposed.
      PubDate: 2018-02-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0182-2
  • International Approaches to Tobacco Use Cessation Programming and
           Prevention Interventions among Indigenous Adolescents and Young Adults
    • Authors: Claradina Soto; Jennifer B. Unger; Steve Sussman; Ingrid Zeledon
      Abstract: Introduction This article reviews evidence-based smoking cessation and prevention programs for Indigenous youth and young adults in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA. Methods A systematic review using PubMed and PsycINFO search engines was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental studies focusing on Indigenous youth and young adults. Results Beyond two Cochrane reviews (2012) of smoking cessation and prevention programs for Indigenous youth and young adults, we located only two additional studies post Cochrane review. Combined results from the articles in the Cochrane reviews and the more recent studies suggest that recruitment of young Indigenous populations is challenging. Only one study with the smoking cessation program using mobile phone text messaging among the Maori was shown effective. Conclusions Additional evidence-based programs are essential for Indigenous youth and young adults to reduce smoking initiation and prevalence rates. Further evaluations of commercial tobacco use prevention and cessation programs are needed to bridge the gap between tobacco-related health disparities in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Additionally, qualitative research is encouraged to further understand the barriers to recruitment.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0186-y
  • International Approaches to Tobacco Use Cessation Programs and Policy in
           Adolescents and Young Adults: Denmark
    • Authors: Nanna Schneekloth Jarlstrup; Knud Juel; Charlotta H. Pisinger; Morten Grønbæk; Søren Holm; Susan Andersen
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Smoking habits early in life are known to have important implications for lifetime smoking behaviors and efforts that discourage smoking among young people are essential for national tobacco control. In Denmark, various approaches have been taken to prevent or stop smoking in youth. This paper provides an overview of approaches to tobacco control policies and smoking cessation programs targeting adolescents and young adults in Denmark and presents current evidence of their effectiveness. Recent Findings Extensive research documents the effect of tobacco control policies on youth smoking behavior, especially that of increasing prices on tobacco. Further, it has been suggested that strategies addressing the social aspect of smoking should be emphasized. Summary This paper highlights that Denmark has an untapped potential within national tobacco control. Denmark should prioritize a comprehensive approach including enactment of tobacco control policies and implementation of interventions shown to be effective to prevent smoking initiation and encourage quitting among Danish youth.
      PubDate: 2018-01-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0187-x
  • No-Smoking Policy in Russia: Awareness and Perceptions Among Bashkortostan
    • Authors: Artur Galimov; Jane Steinberg; Jennifer B. Unger; Tess Boley Cruz; Bulat Idrisov; Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati; Radik Masagutov; Steve Sussman
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This study aims to describe adolescents’ knowledge and endorsement of tobacco policies in the Russian Federation. We first describe the history of tobacco control policies, and then examine Bashkortostan adolescents’ perceptions of current policies, as well as non-compliance. Recent Findings The Russian Federation has enacted several smoke-free policies that may reduce exposure to second-hand smoke. Among 716 high school students surveyed, over 90% correctly understood the smoke-free rules in public places, school, apartment hallways and elevators, and public transportation. However, only 24% understood that there were no such rules currently applied inside apartments. Approximately 40% witnessed non-compliance in public places and school and 61% in apartment stairs and elevators. The highest compliance was observed in public transportation (85%). Two thirds of 57 recent smokers had violated one of these policies. Adolescents disciplined or suspended from school were more likely to be non-compliant with no smoking policies. Summary Better and widespread education on tobacco laws, enforcement, and potentially more severe penalties for violations should be implemented in the Russian Federation to increase compliance.
      PubDate: 2018-01-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0181-3
  • Bidirectional Associations Between Eating and Alcohol Use During
           Restricted Intake
    • Authors: Jenna R. Cummings; A. Janet Tomiyama
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Many individuals seek to improve their health by restricting intake of alcohol or food. This paper critically examines the existing literature on how restricted alcohol use may increase eating and, reciprocally, how restricted eating may increase alcohol use. Recent Findings Prior non-human animal research suggests that (a) alcohol deprivation causes increased eating behavior and (b) food deprivation causes increased alcohol use. Preliminary observational findings suggest that these effects translate to humans. Future experimental research is needed to identify for whom, for how long, why, and for what specific eating and drinking behaviors these bidirectional effects emerge. We provide a hypothesis-generating tool to guide future research. Summary Understanding bidirectional associations between eating and alcohol use during restricted intake requires additional research. This research may have important treatment implications for multiple health behavior change interventions as well as treatment for alcohol use and eating disorders including addictions.
      PubDate: 2018-01-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0180-4
  • Tobacco Use and Smoking in Israel: Youth and Young Adults
    • Authors: Richard Isralowitz; Alexander Reznik; Itay Pruginin; Maria Bolshakova
      Abstract: Purpose of the Review Tobacco smoking is a major cause of death and disease. In Israel, it has been reported that 22.7% of the population aged 18 and over smoke, mostly using cigarettes. Another smoking method is through a water pipe called hookah or nargila. This paper reviews recent studies of tobacco use among Israeli youth and young adults as well as research conducted by the Ben Gurion University, Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center. Recent Findings Study findings evidence high rates of smoking linked to being male, secular, non-Israeli origin, and school dropout. Hookah use may be a “gateway” to cigarette smoking. Youth and young adults reported they believe smoking prevention programs are not effective and do not have a noticeable effect on smoking-related attitudes and behavior. Motivation, peer-supported activities in school and the community, and family factors have been found to be important for possible smoking cessation. Summary This article suggests multiple factors be considered, organized, and sustained to promote smoking cessation.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0183-1
  • A Policy Perspective on the Global Use of Smokeless Tobacco
    • Authors: Kamran Siddiqi; Aishwarya Lakshmi Vidyasagaran; Anne Readshaw; Ray Croucher
      Pages: 503 - 510
      Abstract: Background Globally, over 300 million people consume diverse smokeless tobacco (ST) products. They are addictive, cause cancer, increased cardiovascular mortality risks and poor pregnancy outcomes. Purpose of Review To identify gaps in implementing key ST demand-reduction measures, focused literature reviews were conducted and findings synthesized according to relevant WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Articles. Recent Findings The literature supports implementation of ST demand-reduction measures. For taxation, labelling and packaging, most administrations have weaker policies for ST than cigarettes. Capacity to regulate ST contents and offer cessation support is lacking. There is poor compliance with bans on ST advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Summary The literature on implementation of WHO FCTC for ST is limited. Although strengths of ST demand-control activities are currently identifiable from available literature, full implementation of FCTC is lacking. A wider evidence-based response to WHO FCTC is proposed, particularly for countries facing the greatest disease burdens.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0166-7
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 4 (2017)
  • Author Correction: Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Cannabis Use
    • Authors: Katina C. Calakos; Shivani Bhatt; Dawn W. Foster; Kelly P. Cosgrove
      Abstract: The authors missed to add the below Acknowledgment to the original version of this article.
      PubDate: 2017-11-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0179-2
  • Gender Differences in U.S. Adolescent E-Cigarette Use
    • Authors: Grace Kong; Karissa E. Kuguru; Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This study aims to review the recent (2012–2017) available gender difference data on e-cigarette use among adolescents. Recent Findings E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among adolescents, and recent study findings showed that e-cigarette use can lead to cigarette smoking. However, gender differences in e-cigarette use among adolescents are relatively unknown. Summary We used the search terms “adolescents” and “e-cigarettes” on PubMed and identified 652 articles. Of these, 16 articles (2.5%) examined gender differences in adolescent e-cigarette use. Boys appear to have greater use of e-cigarettes, but girls may be at increased risk if e-cigarettes are targeted to them, as it has been for cigarettes. Data on gender differences are limited, and future research should continue to examine gender differences in e-cigarette use. Trends in use rates could evolve with new regulations and innovations in e-cigarette marketing and product features.
      PubDate: 2017-11-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0176-5
  • Understanding Rates of Marijuana Use and Consequences Among Adolescents in
           a Changing Legal Landscape
    • Authors: Elizabeth J. D’Amico; Joan S. Tucker; Eric R. Pedersen; Regina A. Shih
      Abstract: Purpose of Review There is not one answer to address whether marijuana use has increased, decreased, or stayed the same given changes in state legalization of medical and non-medical marijuana in the USA. Recent Findings Evidence suggests some health benefits for medical marijuana; however, initiation of marijuana use is a risk factor for developing problem cannabis use. Though use rates have remained stable over recent years, about one in three 10th graders report marijuana use, most adolescents do not view the drug as harmful, and over 650,000 youth aged 12 to 17 struggle with cannabis use disorder. Summary Although the health benefits of medical marijuana are becoming better understood, more research is needed. Intervention and prevention programs must better address effects of marijuana, acknowledging that while there may be some benefits medically, marijuana use can affect functioning during adolescence when the brain is still developing.
      PubDate: 2017-10-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0170-y
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