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
Impact factor
3.842 (2009)

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Addiction

Alcohol tax reform needed

La Trobe University researchers have found introducing a minimum unit price (MUP) of $1.30 per standard drink across Australia could dramatically reduce alcohol consumption.

Addiction

New study finds 8% of Chinese men are problem drinkers

Alcohol consumption has become more prevalent in China in recent years but limited large-scale epidemiological evidence has made it difficult to know the true scale of the problem. A new large study of Chinese adults, published ...

Addiction

Study examines opioid involvement in US drug overdoses

Fatal overdoses involving stimulants (cocaine and other psychostimulants, primarily methamphetamine) have been increasing over the past few years. A recent analysis published in Addiction found that in 2016, 27% of overdose ...

Addiction

Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

A pair of studies suggests that a region of the brain - called the insular cortex - may hold the key to treating addiction. Scientists have come to this conclusion after finding that smokers who suffered a stroke in the insular ...

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