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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Robert West, Associate Editor-in-Chief: Thomas F. Babor

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 1/35 (Substance Abuse (Social Science)); 2/18 (Substance Abuse); 13/124 (Psychiatry (Social Science)); 20/136 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1360-0443

Associated Title(s): Addiction Biology

National Scientific Societies

From the Closing Editorial Note
Between 2001 and 2007, Addiction published a series of 13 specially commissioned statements describing the life and times of a range of societies which deal with alcohol and drugs. The international coverage of this series was wide, and we have here reports from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. Table 1 lists these societies, and gives their dates of foundation and key features. Twelve of these organizations are identifiable as national societies, with the 13th (the Kettil Bruun Society) international in its membership and purpose. With this series now wound down, it is time both for a vote of thanks to all those who contributed generously and thoughtfully, and for an overall appraisal of what these contributions in sum can tell. Read in full.

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National Scientific Societies: what are our friends and neighbours doing? (series launch)
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Gual A., Rodríguez-Martos A., Ángel Torres M.
SOCIDROGALCOHOL: the Spanish society for the study of alcohol, alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
Addiction 2001; 96: 1253–9

Carlos Dias Da Silva J., De Paula Ramos S., Luz E. Jr, Melo de Oliveira E., Hungria Requião D., Americo Martinez Campana A.
The Brazilian Association for the Study of Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Addiction 2002; 97: 9–13

Israle Y., Lieber C. S.
The Research Society on Alcoholism.
Addiction 2002; 97: 483–6

Nizzoli U., Foschini V.
ERIT-Italia, the Italian federation for professionals working in the field of drug abuse.
Addition 2002; 97: 1365–7

Weiss S., Gefen L.
The Israel Society for the Prevention of Alcoholism.
Addiction 2003; 98: 255–9

Carrà G., Clerici M.
The Italian Association on Addiction Psychiatry (SIPDip), formerly the Italian Association on Abuse and Addictive Behaviours.
Addiction 2003; 98: 1039–42

Demers A., Garretsen H., Room R., Rossow I., Ugland T.
Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol
Addiction 2004; 99: 161–4

Maruyama K., Higuchi S.
The Japanese Society of Alcohol-related Problems.
Addiction 2004; 99: 419–24

Tober G.
The Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA).
Addiction 2004; 99: 677–85

Samet J., Galanter M., Bridden C., Lewis D. C.
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse.
Addiction 2006; 101: 10–15

Van Beek I., Saunders J. B., Roche A. M.
The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs: from a cottage industry to a regional player.
Addiction 2006; 102: 191–6

Salasuo M.
The Finnish Alcohol and Drug Research Society since 1960—an ‘agora’ of the information age.
Addiction 2007; 102: 693–5

Mann K., Batra A.
The German Society for Addiction Research and Addiction Treatment.
Addiction 2008; 103: 6–8

Edwards G, Babor TF.
Closing remarks: Addiction societies as valuable assets.
Addiction 2008; 103: 9-12