Journal of Addiction and Preventive Medicine

Current Issue

  • Research article - Medical Published: May 24, 2017

    M5 Muscarinic Receptor Gene Deletion Accelerates Extinction, But Inhibits Reinstatement of Morphine-Conditioned Reward in Mice

    Mesolimbic dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) play important roles in mediating the rewarding effects of opiates in addicted rats and in drug relapse. M5 muscarinic receptors (M5R) are needed for prolonged dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens induced by morphine. However, little is known about the role…

    -Haoran G. Wang

  • Review article - Medical Published: Feb 10, 2017

    Older Adults Prescribed Methadone for Opiate Replacement Therapy: A Literature Review

    Conducting analysis of both recent and past studies can help identify gaps in the literature, areas that may need further research, country of origin of study and types of research methods being used. This information alerts program developers and policy makers of the need to establish appropriate treatment modalities for…

    -Nick Doukas

  • Research article - Medical Published: Jan 31, 2017

    Toxic Effects of Cigarette Smoke and Alcohol on Conceptuses of Exposed Wistar Rats

    Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals including nicotine, which has its effects mediated predominantly at nicotine acetylcholine receptors widely distributed in the hypothalamus and mid-brain. The nicotine facilitates neurotransmitter release from dopaminergic, cholinergic, glutamergic, serotonergic, and ?-aminobutyric acid-ergic nerve terminals. Exposure to nicotine from cigarette smoke can change brain…

    -Moses. O Akiibinu, Titiloye J. Oyewumi, Olutola B. Soile, Felix A Oyeyiola, Patrick A. Okarfor and O

  • Research article - Medical Published: Nov 15, 2016

    Depression among Users of Social Networking Sites (SNSs): The Role of SNS Addiction and Increased Usage

    The results indicated that both Instagram use and SNS addiction were related to depression, and that Instagram use was related to SNS addiction. Results are explained from a uses and gratifications perspective. Further research using longitudinal designs is needed to establish the direction of this relationship.

    -Ella Donnelly and Daria J. Kuss

  • Research article - Medical Published: Jun 30, 2016

    Family Dynamics May Influence an Individual’s Substance Use Abstinence Self-Efficacy

    Emotions are generally believed to be an evolutionarily adaptive way to respond to situations . Broadly, emotion regulation is defined as the ability to influence the emotion an individual has at any given time “when they have them and how they experience and express these emotions”. Emotion regulation also refers…

    -Daphna Ram, Christopher R. Whipple, and Leonard A. Jason