ADDICTOLOGY Journal

ADDICTOLOGY is a peer-reviewed international professional journal that publishes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific studies on psychoactive substance use, behavioural addictions, and other related topics. It has been provided through Charles University in Prague and is now a collaborative development with ISSUP.

Articles in the ADDICTOLOGY Journal address a wide range of topics, including education, training, prevention intervention, recovery support research, public health initiatives, and a wide spectrum of substance use research.

It has been published since 2001. It is centred on an interdisciplinary approach to addictive substances and is affiliated with the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). It is based on open-access principles, and it supports the principles of open science.

The journal aims to facilitate communication among experts in this domain, to provide a useful forum for professionals, and to publish current knowledge, both theoretically and practically. In addition to the printed form, the interactive section of this website provides a broader space for communication.

ISSUP is an official strategic partner in the provision of the Journal. This collaboration aims to make a substantial contribution to the field of drug demand reduction and aims to benefit researchers, health and education professionals and to ensure that it helps to have relevance and contribute to the link between researchers and practitioners and consequently to bridge the gap between science and practice.

Homelessness and Substance use: a disturbing link around the world: an ISSUP Webinar Series

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International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) | London | United Kingdom

The connection between homelessness and substance use is well recognised and an issue that impacts countries around the world. People who experience substance use related issues and homelessness are extremely vulnerable to a range of harms and can find it challenging to access appropriate support that will adequately meet their needs.

Combining the European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) and Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) in a Master’s Degree in Addictions

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Orte, C., Amer, J., Gomila, A. M., & Pascual, B. (2022). Combining the European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) and Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) in a Master’s Degree in Addictions. Adiktologie, 22(1), 7–12. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-001-0006
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‘Ten Years Later’ – Developing Institutional Mechanisms for Drug Demand Reduction and Addictology Education in Georgia – A Case Study

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Javakhishvili, J. D., Kirtadze, I., & Otiashvili, D. (2022). ‘Ten years later’ – Developing institutional mechanisms for drug demand reduction and addictology education in Georgia – A case study. Adiktologie, 22(1), 35–46. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-001-0005
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During the last ten years, Georgia made several important accomplishments in responding to the country’s drug problem. Specifically, in 2011, an interagency national drug coordinating body was established within the Ministry of Justice; in 2015, the multidisciplinary Addiction Studies MA Program was initiated within Ilia State University; and in 2019, the National Drug Observatory (NDO) was founded.

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From Face-to-Face to Online Delivery: Training of Professionals in Evidence-Based Prevention

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Hein, A. W., Goycolea, R. M., Rivas, J. A., & Montenegro, M. C. (2022). From face to face to online delivery: Training of professionals in evidence-based prevention. Adiktologie, 22(1), 13–20. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-001-0001
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By disseminating the Universal Prevention Curriculums (UPC), the Colombo Plan (CP) seeks to narrow the gap between scientific knowledge on effective prevention of substance use and its application in the field. In 2020 CP adapted these training methods for online delivery.

Adaptation of the Universal Treatment Curriculum to Philippine Context and Online Environment

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Felipe, M. V., Melgar, M. I., & Johnson, K. (2022). Adaptation of the Universal Treatment Curriculum to Philippine context and online environment. Adiktologie, 22(1), 21–26. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-001-0003
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The Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) is offered to the academic community to integrate substance use-specific knowledge, skills, and evidence-based practices into the continuing professional development of current and future service providers. Although widely disseminated in many countries, the adaptation focuses on language translation and in-person trainings.

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Accreditation of Study Programs on Addictions in Nigerian Universities: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Need for Advocacy

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Francis, C. (2022). Accreditation of study programs on addictions in Nigerian universities: Challenges, opportunities, and the need for advocacy. Adiktologie, 22(1), 27–33. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-001-0004
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Development of the Addiction Treatment Workforce in Ukraine by the Ukraine Addiction Technology Transfer Center

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Yachnik, Y., Pinchuk, I., Blyum, A., Myshakivska, O., Shults, O., Koutsenok, I., Grelotti, D. J., Larkins, S., & Johnson, K. (2022). Development of the addiction treatment workforce in Ukraine by the Ukraine Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Adiktologie, 22(1), 47–52. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-001-0002
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The high prevalence of HIV and substance use disorders (SUD) in Ukraine remains a significant public health problem. A well-trained, recovery-oriented national workforce to enhance SUD treatment associated with HIV care is needed to reduce substance use and HIV-related burden in the country.

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Evidence-based principles for effective drug demand reduction: applying theory to practice

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Jeff Lee
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Between December 8 and 10, 2021, ISSUP’s International (virtual) Conference took place to address the issues surrounding translating the theory and research with respect to an evidence-based approach to prevention, treatment and recovery support. The conference tackled its application to international practice of drug demand reduction.

New Trends in Education and Training Programs in Addictions at the Higher Education and University Levels

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Miovsky, M., Volfova, A., Johnson, K., Peters, R., Koutsenok, I., Heaps, M., & Lososova, A. (2021). New trends in education and training programs in addictions at the higher education and university levels. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 201–209. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0005
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A broad range of professionals, training opportunities, and regional differences exist in the addiction study field worldwide. This educational variety poses a challenge in proposing a precise classification of study programs at the higher education and university levels to meet the criteria of quality control-based treatment for those in need.

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The Master’s in Drug Dependence at the University of Barcelona: Historical Perspective and Future Challenges

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Ferrer, X., Sierra, E., Solanas, A., Amatller, O., Aspa, J., Ovejero, M., & Calvo, F. (2021). The Master’s in Drug Dependence at the University of Barcelona: Historical perspective and future challenges. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 229–237. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0002
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