Advances in Substance Abuse and Addiction

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 255

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
1. Center for Drug Abuse and Addiction, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40447, Taiwan
2. Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
Interests: addiction medicine; opioid pharmacology; cell biology; data analysis

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1. Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Nantou 542019, Taiwan
2. School of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei 112304, Taiwan
3. Center for Neuropsychiatric Research, National Health Research Institute, Miaoli 350401, Taiwan
4. Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei 112304, Taiwan
Interests: psychiatry; schizophrenia; neurochemical and pharmacogenetic mechanisms

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Department of Addiction Treatment, Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Nan-Tou County 542019, Taiwan
Interests: addiction medicine; substance misuse; addictive disorders intervention

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled “Advances in Substance Abuse and Addiction”, aims to collate original research, reviews, and meta-analysis about the current challenges and solutions for substance use disorders (including nicotine, alcohol, illicit, and prescription drugs), providing a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and policy makers in the addiction medicine field. The scope of this Special Issue includes neurochemical and pharmacogenetic mechanisms related to addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery process, with a focus on translational research (from bench to bedside and vice versa). Topics to be considered involve in vitro and in vivo investigations of the pharmacological and behavioral actions of the substance of abuse, addiction treatment, and prevention research in humans. The goal is to identify the emerging trends and unmet needs of people with substance use disorders and serve as a platform to connect industrial and academic communities with regulatory agencies as well as treatment facilities in the field of addiction medicine.

We invite suggestions for manuscripts to be included in this Special Issue. Please contact the editors before preparing your manuscript for a pre-arrangement of the topic.

Dr. Cynthia Wei-Sheng Lee
Prof. Dr. Tsuo-Hung Lan
Dr. Chieh-Liang Huang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • addiction medicine
  • opioid pharmacology
  • substance abuse
  • addictive disorders intervention

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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