Library of Expert-Selected Peer-Reviewed Addiction Medicine Articles

This page links to 50 evidenced based Addiction Medicine articles chosen by an expert panel – the ABAM Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) Committee. These are past or current peer-reviewed journal articles which have been or are being studied and self-assessed  by ABAM Diplomates as a component of their Tmoc requirements.  The majority are in the public domain and accessible at no cost.

2015 Current Cycle

Article 18

Chronic Care Management of Dependence (AHEAD Trial)
Authors: Saitz et al
JAMA 2013;310(11):1156-1167. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.277609

Article 19

Concurrent Naltrexone and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Patients with Comorbid Alcohol Dependence and PTSD
Authors: Foa, Yusko et al
JAMA. 2013;310(5):488-495. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.8268. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.8268

Article 20

Extreme Binge Drinking Among 12th-Grade Students in the United States*
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Authors: Patrick et al
JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(11):1019-1025 DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2392.

Article 21

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Hospital Length of Stay
Authors: Wachman et al
JAMA. 2013;309(17):1821-1827. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.3411.

Article 22

Dispelling the Myth of “Smart Drugs”: Cannabis and Alcohol Use Problems Predict Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants for Studying
Authors: Arria et al
Addictive Behaviors Volume 38, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 1643–1650

Article 23

Immediate Antecedents of Marijuana Use: An Analysis from Ecological Momentary Assessment
Authors: Buckner et al
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2012, Pages 647–655 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.09.010

Article 24

The Use and Perception of Electronic Cigarettes and Snus Among the U.S. Population
Authors: Zhu, Gamst et al
PLoS One. 2013; 8(10): e79332 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079332

Article 25

Effectiveness of Screening and Brief Alcohol Intervention In Primary Care (SIPS Trial)
Authors: Kaner, Bland et al
BMJ 2013;346:e8501 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e8501

Article 26

Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12-Step (STAGE-12): A Multisite Trial in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network
Authors: Donovan, Daley et al/
J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 January; 44(1): 103–114 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2012.04.004

Article 27

The 10-Year Course of Alcoholics Anonymous Participation and Long-Term Outcomes: A Follow-Up Study of Outpatient Subjects in Project MATCH
Authors: Pagano, White et al
Subst Abus. 2013 January ; 34(1): 51–59 DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2012.691450.

Article 28

Cannabis Use Is Quantitatively Associated with Nucleus Accumbens and Amygdala Abnormalities in Young Adult Recreational Users
Authors: GIllman JM et al.
The Journal of Neuroscience, April 16, 2014 34(16):5529–5538

Article 29

Association between Stillbirth and Illicit Drug Use and Smoking During Pregnancy
Authors: Saitz et al
Obstet Gynecol 2014 January ; 123(1): 113–125 DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000052

Article 30

Graphic Warning Labels in Cigarette Advertisements: Recall and Viewing Patterns
Authors: Strasser AA et al
Am J Prev Med 2012 July ; 43(1): 41–47 DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31829623f4

Article 31

Varenicline Tartrate for Alcohol Dependence: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Assessing Efficacy
Authors: Litten, Ryan et al
J Addict Med 2013 ; 7(4): 277–286 DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31829623f4

Article 32

Promethazine Misuse Among Methadone Maintenance Patients and Community-Based Injection Drug Users
Authors: Shapiro, Lynch, et al
J Addict Med 2013 ; 7(2): 96–101 DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31827f9b43

SAM 33

Examining the Specification Validity of the HEDIS® Quality Measures for Substance Use Disorders
Authors: Harris, A.H.S., Ellerbe, L., Phelps, T.E., Finney, J.W., Bowe, T., Gupta, S., Asch, S.M., Humphreys, K. & Trafton, J.,
Abuse Treatment (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.01.002

SAM 34

Brief Intervention for Problem Drug Use in Safety-NetPrimary Care Settings: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Authors: Peter Roy-Byrne, MD; Kristin Bumgardner, BS; Antoinette Krupski, PhD; Chris Dunn, PhD; Richard Ries, MD;, Dennis Donovan, PhD; Imara I.West, MPH; CharlesMaynard, PhD; David C. Atkins, PhD; Meredith C. Graves, PhD;, Jutta M. Joesch, PhD; Gary A. Zarkin, PhD
JAMA. 2014;312(5):492-501. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7860

Article 35

Screening and Brief Intervention for Drug Use in Primary Care (The ASPIRE Trial)
Authors: Saitz, Palfai et al
JAMA. 2014;312(5):502-513. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.7862

Article 36

Gabapentin Treatment for Alcohol Dependence: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Authors: Barbara J. Mason, Susan Quello, Vivian Goodell,Farhad Shadan,Mark Kyle, Adnan Begovic
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(1):70-77. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11950

SAM 37

Psychedelics and mental health: a population study
Authors: Teri S. Krebs, Pål-Ørjan Johansen
PloS One 2013;19;8(8) e:63972 [PMID: 2396938].


An Electronic Screen for Triaging Adolescent Substance Use by Risk Levels
Authors: Sharon Levy, MD, MPH; Roger Weiss, MD; Lon Sherritt, MPH; Rosemary Ziemnik, BS; Allegra Spalding, BA; Shari Van Hook, MPH; Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH
JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(9):822-828. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.774.

 SAM 39

Maintenance Treatment With Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Patients With Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Authors: Evins A, Cather C, Pratt SA, et al
JAMA. 2014, 311(2): 145-154. Doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285113

 SAM 40

Use of the nicotine metabolite ratio as a genetically informed biomarker of response to nicotine patch or varenicline for smoking cessation: a randomised, double-blind placebo controlled trial.
Authors: Caryn Lerman, Robert A Schnoll, Larry W Hawk Jr, Paul Cinciripini, Tony P George, E Paul Wileyto, Gary E Swan, Neal l Benowitz, Daniel F Heitjan, Rachel F Tyndale, on behalf of the PGRN-PNAT Research Group*
Link: S2213-2600(14)70294-2 

Article 41

Buprenorphine treatment for hospitalized, opioid-dependent patients: a randomized clinical trial*
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Authors: Liebschutz JM et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Aug;174(8):1369-76 DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2556.

Article 42

A Smartphone Application to Support Recovery from Alcoholism: a Randomized Clinical Trial
Authors: Gustafson DH, et al.
JAMA Psychiatry 2014 May 1; 71(5): 566–572 DOI: :10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.4642

2014 Cycle

Article 1

Trazodone for sleep disturbance during methadone maintenance: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Authors: Stein MD, Kurth ME, Sharkey KM, Anderson BJ, Corso RP, Millman RP
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jan 1;120(1-3):65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.06.026. Epub 2011 Jul 27.

Article 2

 Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders Before and After Bariatric Surgery
Authors: Wendy C. King, PhD, Jia-Yuh Chen, MS, James E. Mitchell, MD, Melissa A. Kalarchian, PhD, Kristine J. Steffen, PharmD, PhD, Scott G. Engel, PhD, Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, MPH, Walter J. Pories, MD, and Susan Z. Yanovski, MD
JAMA. 2012 Jun 20;307(23):2516-25. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.6147.

Article 3

Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife
Authors:Madeline H. Meier, Avshalom Caspi, Antony Ambler, HonaLee Harrington, Renate Houts, Richard S. E. Keefe, Kay McDonald, Aimee Ward, Richie Poulton, Terrie E. Moffitt
Nat Neurosci. 2012 Jun;15(6):920-5. DOI: 10.1038/nn.3092
Article 4

Implementing Rapid HIV Testing With or Without Risk-Reduction Counseling in Drug Treatment Centers: Results of a Randomized Trial*
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Authors: Metsch LR1, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, Matheson T, Mandler RN, Haynes L, Tross S, Kyle T, Gallup D, Kosinski AS, Douaihy A, Schackman BR, Das M, Lindblad R, Erickson S, Korthuis PT, Martino S, Sorensen JL, Szapocznik J, Walensky R, Branson B, Colfax GN.
Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun;102(6):1160-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300460.

Article 5

Moderate Alcohol Consumption During Adult Life, Drinking Patterns, and Breast Cancer Risk
Authors: Chen WY, Rosner B, Hankinson SE, Colditz GA, Willett WC.
JAMA. 2011 Nov 2;306(17):1884-90. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1590.

Article 6

Reduced fMRI Activity Predicts Relapse in Patients Recovering from Stimulant Dependence*
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Authors: Clark VP, Beatty GK, Anderson RE, Kodituwakku P, Phillips JP, Lane TD, Kiehl KA, Calhoun VD.
Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Feb;35(2):414-28. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22184. Epub 2012 Sep 27.

Article 7

Opiate substitution treatment and HIV transmission in people who inject drugs: systematic review and meta-analysis
Authors: Georgie J MacArthur, Silvia Minozzi, Natasha Martin, Peter Vickerman, Sherry Deren, Julie Bruneau, Louisa Degenhardt, Matthew Hickman
BMJ. 2012 Oct 3;345:e5945. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e5945.

Article 8

Association Between Opioid Prescribing Patterns and Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths
Authors: Amy S. B. Bohnert, PhD; Marcia Valenstein, MD; Matthew J. Bair, MD; Dara Ganoczy, MPH; John F. McCarthy, PhD; Mark A. Ilgen, PhD; Frederic C. Blow, PhD
JAMA. 2011 Apr 6;305(13):1315-21. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.370.

Article 9

Opioid overdose rates and implementation of overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution in Massachusetts: interrupted time series analysis.
Authors: Walley AY, Xuan Z, Hackman HH, Quinn E, Doe-Simpkins M, Sorensen-Alawad A, Ruiz S, Ozonoff A.
BMJ 2013;346:f174 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f174

Article 10

Behavioral Counseling After Screening for Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Authors: Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH; James C. Garbutt, MD; Halle R. Amick, MSPH; Janice M. Brown, PhD; Kimberly A. Brownley, PhD; Carol L. Council, MSPH; Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH; Tania M. Wilkins, MS; Cody J. Schwartz, MPH; Emily M. Richmond, MPH; John Yeatts, MPH; Tammeka Swinson Evans, MOP; Sally D. Wood, BA; and Russell P. Harris, MD, MPH
Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:645-654.

Article 11

Remission from substance dependence: differences between individuals in a general population longitudinal survey who do and do not seek help.
Authors: Grella CE, Stein JA.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Nov 1;133(1):146-53. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.05.019. Epub 2013 Jun 21.

Article 12

Adolescent nonmedical users of prescription opioids: brief screening and substance use disorders
Authors: McCabe SE1, West BT, Teter CJ, Cranford JA, Ross-Durow PL, Boyd CJ.
Addict Behav. 2012 May ; 37(5): 651–656. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.01.021

Article 13

A double-blind randomized controlled trial of N-acetylcysteine in cannabis-dependent adolescents.
Authors: Gray KM, Carpenter MJ, Baker NL, DeSantis SM, Kryway E, Hartwell KJ, McRae-Clark AL, Brady KT
Am J Psychiatry 2012;169:805-12.

Article 14

Early Start: A Cost–Beneficial Perinatal Substance Abuse Program
Authors: Goler, Nancy C. MD; Armstrong, Mary Anne MA; Osejo, Veronica M. BS; Hung, Yun-Yi PhD; Haimowitz, Monica LCSW; Caughey, Aaron B. MD, PhD
Link: doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31823d427d

Article 15

Effectiveness of early interventions for substanceusing adolescents: findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis
Authors: Tara Carney and Bronwyn Myers
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2012, 7:25

Article 16

Abstinence and ‘Low-Risk’ Consumption 1 Year after the Initiation of High-Dose Baclofen: A Retrospective Study among ‘High-Risk’ Drinkers
Authors: Laurent Rigal, Constance Alexandre-Dubroeucq, Renaud de Beaurepaire, Claire Le Jeunne and Philippe Jaury
Link: doi: 10.1093/alcalc/ags028
Alcohol and Alcoholism Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 439–442, 2012

 2012 Cycle

Article 1
Extent of illicit drug use and dependence, and their contribution to the global burden of disease
Authors: Degenhardt L, Hal W.
The Lancet, 379(9810), 55-70 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61138-0

Article 2
Adjunctive Counseling During Brief and Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment for Prescription Opioid Dependence: A 2-Phase Randomized Controlled Trial
Authors: Weiss RD, Potter JS, Fiellin DA, et al.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Dec;68(12):1238-46. DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.121

Article 3
Adolescent impulsivity phenotypes characterized by distinct brain networks
Authors: Whelan R, Conrod PJ, Poline JB, et al.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Dec;68(12):1238-46. DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.121

Article 4

Injectable extended-release naltrexone for opioid dependence: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter randomized trial
Krupitsky E, Nunes EV, Ling W, Illeperuma A, Gastfriend DR, Silverman BL.
The Lancet 377(9776):1506-13 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60358-9

Article 5

Association between marijuana exposure and pulmonary function over 20 years
Authors: Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Kalhan R, et al.
AMA 2012; 307(2):173-81 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2011.1961

Article 6

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome after Methadone or Buprenorphine Exposure
Authors: Jones HE, Kaltenbach K, Heil SH, et al.
N Engl J Med. 2010; 363(24):2320-31 DOI: 10.1097/OGX.0b013e318225c419

Article 7

Association between substance use disorder status and pain related function following 12 months of treatment in primary care patients with musculoskeletal pain
Authors: Morasco BJ, Corson K, Turk DC, Dobscha SK.
J Pain. 2011; 12(3):352-9 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2010.07.010

Article 8

The Cannabis Withdrawal Scale development: Patterns and predictors of cannabis withdrawal and distress
Allsop DJ, Norberg MM, Copeland J, et al.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011; 119(1-2):123-9

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