Addiction

Addiction is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1884 by the Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and other Drugs. It covers original research relating to alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco, and behavioural addictions. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2009 impact factor of 3.842, ranking it 2nd out of 11 journals in the category "Substance Abuse" and 24th out of 117 journals in the category of "Psychiatry". It is also ranked 1st out of 22 journals in the Social Sciences category "Substance Abuse" and 12th out of 94 journals in the Social Sciences category "Psychiatry".

Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Society for the Study of Addiction
History
1884-present
Website
http://www.addictionjournal.org
Impact factor
3.842 (2009)

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Addiction

Heavy drinking into older age adds 4 cm to waistline

More than half of drinkers aged 59 and over have been heavy drinkers and this is linked to a significantly larger waistline and increased stroke risk, according to a new UCL study.

Health

Wine glass size may influence how much you drink in restaurants

The size of glass used for serving wine can influence the amount of wine drunk, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The study found that when ...

Addiction

The opioid crisis may be far worse than we thought: study

New research appearing in the journal Addiction shows that the number of deaths attributed to opioid-related overdoses could be 28 percent higher than reported due to incomplete death records. This discrepancy is more pronounced ...

Medications

Medication treatment may lower risk for opioid overdose death

(HealthDay)—Medication treatment with methadone and buprenorphine is associated with a significantly lower risk for overdose death for people with opioid use disorder (OUD) compared with nonmedication treatment, but this ...

Medications

New study supports the safety of varenicline

A real-world study of over 600,000 adult participants without a history of depression has found that the stop-smoking medication varenicline (marketed as Chantix in the US and Champix elsewhere in the world) does not appear ...

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