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Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation
Editor-in-chief: Peter R. Martin, MD
Vanderbilt University, USA
ISSN: 2324-9005
NLM ID: 101624705  
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Frequency: Quarterly
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Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the field of addiction science that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of research articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of addiction science and making them accessible online freely without any restrictions or any other subscriptions to researchers worldwide.

Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation focuses on the topics include, but are not restricted to: Drug rehabilitation, Drug Abuse, Criminal justice and Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Chronic and acute intoxication, Opioid Toxicity and Overdosage, Cognitive therapies of addiction recovery, Internet Addiction, Alcoholism, Smoking, Work addiction, Mobile addiction, Food addiction, Gambling, Shopping addiction, Sex addiction.

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Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation is organizing & supporting 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy which is to be held on August 3-5, 2015 at Florida, USA. Special interest and theme of the conference is “Accentuate knowledge and explore new treatment regimen for Addiction”.

 

 
Current Issue
Sexual Activities in Methamphetamine Users: A Qualitative Study on a Sample of Iranian Methamphetamine Users in Tehran   Research Article
Masoomeh Maarefvand, Azarakhsh Mokri, Ahmad Danesh and Hamed Ekhtiari
J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 2015, 4:1    doi: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000132
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Sexual Activities in Methamphetamine Users: A Qualitative Study on a Sample of Iranian Methamphetamine Users in Tehran

It is known that psychostimulants including methamphetamine have a great effect on sexual behaviors. Since the rate of methamphetamine use has recently increased in Iranian population, there are concerns that this may drive up sexual risky behaviors among users. The result could shift the dominant mode of HIV transmission from drug injection to sexual contact in the country. The intention of the current study, which is the first one in Iran, was to restate the threat to the decision makers in the country.

 

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Pathological Video Game Use among Young Swiss Men: The Use of Monothetic and Polythetic Formats to Distinguish Between Pathological, Excessive and Normal Gaming   Research Article
Stéphanie Baggio, Joseph Studer, Marc Dupuis, Meichun Mohler-Kuo, Jean-Bernard Daeppen and Gerhard Gme
J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 2015, 4:1    doi: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000133
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Pathological Video Game Use among Young Swiss Men: The Use of Monothetic and Polythetic Formats to Distinguish Between Pathological, Excessive and Normal Gaming

There is no agreement about the distinction between pathological, excessive and normal gaming. The present study compared two classifications for defining pathological gaming: the polythetic format (gamers who met at least half of the criteria) and monothetic format (gamers who met all criteria). Associations with mental, health and social issues were examined to assess differences between subgroups of gamers. A representative sample of 5,663 young Swiss men filled in a questionnaire as part of the ongoing Cohort Study on Substance Use Risk Factors (C-SURF). Game use was assessed with the Game Addiction Scale. Mental, social and physical factors (depression, anxiety, aggressiveness, physical and mental health, social and health consequences), gambling and substance use (illicit drug use, alcohol dependence and problematic cannabis use) were also assessed. The results indicated that monothetic gamers shared problems with polythetic gamers, but were even more inclined to mental health issues (depression, anxiety, and aggressiveness) and were more vulnerable to other dependencies like substance use, alcohol dependence or gambling. A second analysis using Latent Class Analysis confirmed the distinction between monothetic and polythetic gamers. These findings support the use of a monothetic format to diagnose pathological gaming and to differentiate it from excessive gaming.

 

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Factors Linked to Substance Use Disorder Counselors’ (Non) Implementation Likelihood of Tobacco Cessation 5 A’s, Counseling, and Pharmacotherapy   Research Article
Tanja C Laschober, Jessica L Muilenburg and Lillian T Eby
J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 2015, 4:1    doi: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000134
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Factors Linked to Substance Use Disorder Counselors’ (Non) Implementation Likelihood of Tobacco Cessation 5 A’s, Counseling, and Pharmacotherapy

Despite efforts to promote the use of tobacco cessation services (TCS), implementation extensiveness remains limited. This study investigated three factors (cognitive, behavioral, environmental) identified by social cognitive theory as predictors of substance use disorder counselors’ likelihood of use versus non-use of tobacco cessation (TC) 5 A’s (ask patients about tobacco use, advise to quit, assess willingness to quit, assist in quitting, arrange for follow-up contact), counseling, and pharmacotherapy with their patients who smoke cigarettes.

 

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Alcohol Abuse in Russia: History and Perspectives   Letter to Editor
Sergei V Jargin
J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 2015, 4:1    doi: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000135
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Alcohol Abuse in Russia: History and Perspectives

There is abundant literature about alcohol consumption and alcoholism in Russia, which is undoubtedly immense. Nevertheless, there is also a tendency for the issue to be exaggerated, which may veil shortcomings of the health care system, and shifts responsibility for the relatively low life expectancy onto the patients as self-inflicted diseases caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Acknowledging the role of individual choice, the purpose of this review is to draw attention to the alcohol-abuse issues and related problems, such as the inconsistent quality of alcoholic beverages, which have sometimes caused poisonings even after consumption in moderate doses. Furthermore, apart from excessive alcohol consumption, the following causes of the relatively low life expectancy in Russia, not clearly perceptible from the literature, are pointed out: insufficient quality and availability of the health care, particularly for middle-aged and elderly men, including those prone to the alcohol consumption; low quality and toxicity of some alcoholic beverages, acknowledging that there have been improvements over approximately the last decade.

 

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