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Journals & Newsletters 

Addiction – Published on behalf of the Society for the Study of Addiction. Addiction, a peer-reviewed journal, publishes international research offering a forum for debate with editorials, commentaries, interviews with leading figures in the field, and a comprehensive book review section.


Addiction Abstracts Abstracts provides professionals with up-to-date literature in psychology, psychiatry, public health medicine, health behavior, treatment, and prevention processes. The journal is published on behalf of the Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and other Drugs (SSA).


Addiction Biology - The focus of Addiction Biology is on neuroscience contributions, which aim at advancing our understanding regarding aspects on the action of drugs of abuse and addictive processes.


Addiction Messenger - The AM is a monthly publication from the Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) that communicates tips and information on best practices in a brief format. Continuing education hours (NAADAC approved) are available for readers who read a series of three issues and take a pre-post test.


Addiction Professional Addiction Professional is the journal of innovations and trends in the clinical care of persons with substance use and dependence disorders. The journal disseminates information about what works in treatment and assists the effort to translate that information to real-world practice.


Addiction Research and Theory – Addiction Research & Theory is a cross-disciplinary journal examining the effects of context on the use and misuse of substances, and on the nature of intoxications of all kinds.


Addiction Today  – A bi-monthly subscription publication of the Addiction Recovery Foundation from the UK.


Addictive Behaviors – This is an international scientific journal publishing research on substance abuse. The journal specifically focuses on studies related to the abuse of alcohol, drugs and nicotine.


Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment;jsessionid=HTcRtnvLmNhy
– A quarterly international journal devoted to practical clinical research and treatment issues related to the misuse of alcohol and licit and illicit drugs as well as the study and treatment of addictive disorders and their behaviors.


Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health: Current Evidence - A bi-monthly newsletter that provides current research on alcohol, illicit drugs, and health.


Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly –This journal provides news and analysis of federal and state public policy developments, private sector business developments and provider issues and innovations. Topics include the latest findings in treatment and prevention; funding and survival issues for providers; the impact of state and federal policy on treatment and prevention; working under managed care; and co-occurring disorders.


American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse – This journal is published six times per year and provides for the exchange of ideas between the diverse researchers examining the neurobiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of drug abuse and alcoholism. The journal includes a wide range of translational research from preclinical through clinical aspects of substance abuse and dependence.


American Journal on Addictions – This is the official journal of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. The journal provides a forum for the dissemination of information in the extensive field of addiction.


American Psychologist – The American Psychologist is the official journal of the American Psychological Association. The journal contains archival documents and articles covering current issues in psychology, the science and practice of psychology, and psychology's contribution to public policy. Access checked September 19, 2013.


American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Magazine - ASAM Magazine is the leading source for ASAM society and addiction medicine news. The magazine’s core purpose is to grow engagement in the field of addiction medicine at the local, regional and national level by building a dialogue between ASAM, its Members and the public.


Annals of Internal Medicine – The Annals of Internal Medicine was established in 1927 by the American College of Physicians (ACP). The purpose of the journal is to promote excellence in the clinical practice of internal medicine.


CESAR Weekly E-mail Notifications – CESAR (Center for Substance Abuse Research)provides a free weekly e-mail overview of substance abuse trends or issues from the Center for Substance Abuse Research at the University of Maryland.


Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals – This is a national, peer-reviewed publication that blends the in-depth information often found in journals with the ease-of-read and style of a magazine.


Current Drug Abuse Reviews - The journal publishes reviews and meta-analyses on all latest advances on alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. The journal has a multidisciplinary scope and covers developments in neurobiology, neuropsychopharmacology, addiction, behavioral effects, prevention, and treatment strategies on abuse of alcohol and both illicit and prescription drugs.


Drink and Drugs News – This is a free UK based journal for substance misuse specialists and those in the wider health, social care and criminal justice fields who deal with drug and alcohol issues in the course of their work.


Drug & Alcohol Dependence – An international journal devoted to publishing original research, scholarly reviews, commentaries, and policy analyses in the area of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and dependence.


Drug and Alcohol Review
– This is the official publication of the Australian Professional Society for Alcohol and Drugs which provides an international meeting ground for the views, expertise and experience of all those involved in the study of treatment of alcohol, tobacco and drug problems.


Drug Dependence, Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – This subscription based bi-monthly journal covers all aspects of the abuse of drugs, alcohol and organic solvents and includes material relating to experimental pharmacology of addiction.


DS Daily - A Drug Scope daily news service on durgs and alcohol.


European Addiction Research – The journal provides a comprehensive approach to resolving the problems of substance abuse and addiction in Europe. Coverage ranges from clinical and research advances in the fields of psychiatry, biology, pharmacology and epidemiology to the social and legal implications of policy decisions.


Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology – This journal published by the American Psychological Association, features advances in translational and interdisciplinary research on psychopharmacology and drug abuse.


Harm Reduction Journal – This is a peer-reviewed, online journal whose focus is on prevalent patterns of psychoactive drug use, the public policies meant to control them, and the search for effective methods of reducing the adverse medical, public health, and social consequences associated with both drugs and drug policies.


Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems – This is the official journal of EUROPAD written for professionals who wish to keep up to date with research and opinion on opiate misuse treatment in Europe and around the world.


International Journal of Drug Policy - This journal which is the official publication of the International Harm Reduction Society publishes material on the social, political, legal, and health contexts of psychoactive substance use, both licit and illicit.


International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction – This quarterly journal offers a forum for up-to-date information and developments in mental health and addiction-related research, policy, literature, and treatment.


Journal of Addiction Medicine – The official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (JAM), is a new peer reviewed journal designed to address the needs of the professional practicing in the ever-changing and challenging field of Addiction Medicine.


Journal of Addictions Nursing – This is the official journal of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) which publishes original articles on current research, issues, practices and innovations as they relate to the field of addictions.


Journal of Psychoactive Drugs -The journal is an peer-reviewed quarterly periodical containing information of a multidisciplinary nature for clinicians and other professionals in the drug abuse field as well as interested nonprofessionals.


Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment – The journal features original reviews, training and educational articles, special commentary, and especially research articles that are meaningful to the treatment of alcohol, heroin, marijuana, and other drugs of dependence.


NIDA Notes – NIDA Notes published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse covers drug abuse research in the areas of treatment and prevention, epidemiology, neuroscience, behavioral science, health services, and AIDS. The publication reports on research; identifies resources; and promotes communication among clinicians, researchers, administrators, policymakers, and the public.


Of Substance (Australian National Council on Drugs) – The national Australian magazine on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The magazine’s main purpose is to disseminate current research and best practice to drug workers in Australia.


Psychology of Addictive Behaviors - Published by The American Psychological Association, the journal provides peer-reviewed original articles related to the psychological aspects of addictive behaviors.


SAMHSA News – A newsletter with information about new products and services, latest findings, and key agency programs and announcements in the substance abuse and mental health prevention and treatment fields. Free access to each issue is available online as are back issues.


Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - This is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses various aspects of research concerning substance abuse, with a focus on policy issues.


The American Journal of Psychiatry –This monthly journal is the official publication of the American Psychiatric Association psychiatry, publishinh the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. The findings presented in this journal explore the full spectrum of issues related to mental health diagnoses and treatment.


The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse – This is a quarterly journal that focuses on the preclinical, clinical, pharmacological, administrative, and social aspects of substance misuse.


The Journal of Addictive Diseases – The journal provides the latest research, treatments, and public policy issues in addiction medicine presented in a fully integrated, multi-specialty perspective.


The Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse –This journal (formerly Drugs & Society) presents new studies and research on ethnicity and cultural variation in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse.


The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year.


The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) New England Journal of Medicine is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.


Treatment Magazine – A monthly magazine that covers all aspects of the addiction treatment industry, from breaking news and feature stories that highlight the institutions and personalities of addiction treatment, to business, clinical, technological and pharmacological issues, as well as legislative and government developments.

All links checked March 13, 2014.


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