Drug and Alcohol Review

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Edited By: Professor Robin Room

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 6/34 (Substance Abuse (Social Science))

Online ISSN: 1465-3362

Pharmaceutical Misuse


In this virtual issue we have brought you our most recent papers on the topic of pharmaceutical misuse from the journal. The issue includes recent data on growing fentanyl-related deaths in Australia, overdoses from the atypical antipsychotic agent quetiapine, prescription drug use among youth, pharmaceutical opioid use in South Asia , and a description of the prescription drug epidemic in the United States. Also included are popular papers from our 2011 special issue on pharmaceutical misuse. Full details of which can be found on Wiley Online Library.

Trends in fentanyl prescriptions and fentanyl-related mortality in Australia
AMANDA ROXBURGH, LUCY BURNS, OLAF H. DRUMMER, JENNIFER PILGRIM, MICHAEL FARRELL & LOUISA DEGENHARDT

The prescription drug epidemic in the United States: A perfect storm
JANE CARLISLE MAXWELL

Prescription drug misuse among young adults: Looking across youth cultures
Brian C. Kelly, Brooke E. Wells, Amy LeClair, Daniel Tracy, Jeffrey T. Parsons, Sarit A. Golub

Increasing the benefits and reducing the harms of prescription opioid analgesics
RICHARD HALLINAN, MARY OSBORN, MILTON COHEN, MALCOLM DOBBIN, ALEX WODAK

Trends in quetiapine use and non-fatal quetiapine-related ambulance attendances
CHERIE HEILBRONN, BELINDA LLOYD, PAUL MCELWEE, ALAN EADE & DAN I. LUBMAN

The availability, diversion and injection of pharmaceutical opioids in South Asia
BRIONY LARANCE, ATUL AMBEKAR, TASNIM AZIM, PRATIMA MURTHY, SAMIRAN PANDA, LOUISA DEGENHARDT, BRADLEY MATHERS

Prevalence and key covariates of non-medical prescription opioid use among the general secondary student and adult populations in Ontario, Canada
Benedikt Fischer, Anca Ialomiteanu, Angela Boak, Edward Adlaf, J?rgen Rehm, Robert E. Mann

Prescription opioid abuse, pain and addiction: Clinical issues and implications
WALTER LING, LARISSA MOONEY, MAUREEN HILLHOUSE

Benzodiazepines, opioids and driving: An overview of the experimental research
STEFANIE Y. LEUNG

Recent trends in pharmaceutical drug use among frequent injecting drug users, frequent methamphetamine users and frequent ecstasy users in New Zealand, 2006-2009
CHRIS WILKINS, PAUL SWEETSUR, RICHARD GRIFFITHS

Pharmaceutical opioid analgesic and heroin dependence: How do treatment-seeking clients differ in Australia?
SUZANNE NIELSEN, RAIMONDO BRUNO, NICHOLAS LINTZERIS, JANE FISCHER, SUSAN CARRUTHERS, MARK STOOV?

Acceptability of cognitive-behaviour therapy via the Internet for cessation of benzodiazepine use
JANNETTE M. PARR, DAVID J. KAVANAGH, ROSS McD. YOUNG, GEOFFREY MITCHELL

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