Publications (2012-2017)

  • Baldacchino, A., Aramanyous, M., Balfour, D., Humphris, G., Matthews, K (2017) The neuropsychological consequences of chronic methadone use: a quantitative review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Review 73, 23–38
  • Humphris, G., Giuseppe, C., Martin, F., Neufeind, J., Cecil, J., Scherbaum, N., Crome, I., Baldacchino, A (2017) Engagement in an E-health tool (ORION) predicts opioid-dependent patient likelihood of behavioural change. Heroin Addiction Related Problems February 4th 2017 Ahead of Print (http://www.heroinaddictionrelatedclinical problems.org/harcp-archives.php.).
  • Nutt, R., Gilchrist, G., Sambola, F.M.,  Baldacchino, A (2017) Staff regard towards    working with patients who have co-morbid depression and substance misuse disorders Heroin Addiction Related Problems 19(2), 5-16.
  • O’Rourke, L., Humphris, G., Baldacchino, A (2016) Electronic communication based interventions for hazardous young drinkers: A systematic review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 68, 880-890.
  • Tolomeo, S., Gray, S., Matthews, K., Steele, D., Baldacchino, A (2016) Multifaceted Impairments in Impulsivity and brain structural abnormalities in opioid dependence and abstinence. Psychological Medicine 46(13), 2841-2853.
  • Davey F, Hyslop M, Baldacchino A (2016). A report on the findings of the Fife Drug Deaths 2015. Fife Drug and Alcohol Partnership.
  • Baldacchino, A., Tolomeo, S., Khan, F., Humphris, G., Carra, G (2016) Acute risk factors in fatal opioid overdoses as a result of hypoxia and cardiotoxicity. A systematic review and critical appraisal. Heroin Addiction Related Problems, 18(4): 33-42.
  • Davey F & Baldacchino A (2015) Pharmacogenetics of opioid addiction. Relevant to young people? In ‘Substance Misuse and Young People’ (Crome. I ed).
  • Davey F, Baldacchino A (2015) Fife Drug Death Report 2013-2014. Fife Drug and Alcohol Partnership.
  • Baldacchino, A., Crocamo, C., Humphris, G., Neufeind, J., Frisher M., Scherbaum, N., Carra, G (2016) Decision support in addiction: the development of an e-health tool to assess and prevent risk of fatal overdose. The ORION Project. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 133: 207–216.
  • Baldacchino, A., Balfour, D.J., Matthews, K (2014) Impulsivity and opioid drugs: differential effects of heroin, methadone and prescribed analgesic medication. Psychological Medicine, 8: 1-13.
  • Baldacchino, A., Kathleen, A., Petrie, D., McCowan, C (2014) Neurobehavioral consequences of chronic intra-uterine opioid exposure in infants and pre-school children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry doi: 10.1186/1471- 244X-14-104.
  • Bartoli F, Carrà G, Crocamo C, Neufeind J, Baldacchino A, Humphris G, Clerici M (2014). Association between depression and non-fatal overdoses among drug users: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134, 12– 21.
  • Gilchrist G, Nutt R, Moskalewicz J, Germeni E, Valkova I, Love JG, Kantchelov A, Stoykova T, Bujalski M, Poplas Susic T, Baldacchino A (2014). Understanding access to drug and alcohol treatment services in Europe: A multi-national service users’ perspective. Drug: Education, Prevention and Policy, doi:10.3109/09687637.2013.848841.
  • Baldacchino A, Merinder L , Neufeind J , Gervin M, Lack C, Meder J , Sieroslawski J , Greacen T, Hyldager E, Clancy C , Sorsa M , Laijarvi H , Charzynska K, Baeck-Moller K (2014). Predictors of declared use of services at 9 months follow up in dual diagnosis patients with severe mental illness in seven European centres. Journal of Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, doi:10.1080/17523281.2012.754370.
  • Baldacchino A, Arvapalli SK, Oshun A, Tolomeo S (2014) Substance-induced Mental Disorders. In ‘Textbook of Addiction Treatment: International Perspectives’ (Guebaly el N, Galanter M, Carra G. eds).
  • Montanari L, Baldacchino A, Klempova D, Vicente J (2013). Co-morbidity of substance use and mental disorder in Europe. Journal of Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 6(2), 97-100
  • Gradin V, Baldacchino A, Matthews K, Balfour D, Steele D (2013). Abnormal brain activity during a reward and aversive task in patients with opiate dependence receiving methadone maintenance therapy. Neuropsychopharmacology doi:10.1038/npp.2013.289.
  • Neufiend J, Baldacchino A et al. (2013).Fife Drug Death Report 2012. Fife Drug and Alcohol Partnership.
  • Baldacchino A, Balfour D, Passetti F, Humphris G, Matthews K (2012). The neuropsychological consequences of chronic opioid use: a quantitative review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 2056-2068.
  • Frisher M, Baldacchino A, Crome I, Bloor R (2012). Non-fatal opioid overdoses: extent of the problem in Europe and critical assessment of known risk factors and circumstances, including factors that may lead to a fatal outcome. EMCDDA, European Commission, Lisbon. http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index190073EN.html
  • Baldacchino A, Blair H, Scherbaum N, Grosse-Vehne E, Riglietta M, Tidone L, Sommer B, Tan L, Little H, Galea S, Crome I (2012). Clinical outcomes for psychotic and co-morbid patients admitted to acute psychiatric wards in four European centres – Follow up to 6 months. Journal of Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 5(3), 240-253.
  • Baldacchino A, Hughes Z, Kehoe M, Blair H, The Y, Windeatt S, Crome I (2012). Cannabis psychosis: Examining the evidence for a distinctive psychopathology: a systematic and narrative review. American Journal of Addictions, 21, 88-98.
  • Charzynska K, Hyldager E, Baldacchino A, Greacen T, Henderson Z, Laijarvi H, Hodges CL, Sieroslavska J, Baeck-Moller K (2012). Comorbidity patterns in dual diagnosis across seven European sites. European Journal of Psychiatry, 25(4), 179-191.
  • Kokonyei G, Urban R, Demetrovics Z, Baldacchino A (2012).The psychological basis of obesity. In Obesity- a Ticking Time Bomb for Reproductive Health’ (Mahmood T, Arulkumaran S. eds).
  • Neufiend J, Baldacchino A et al. (2012). Forth Valley Drug Death Report 2011. Forth Valley Drug and Alcohol Partnership Drug Related Critical Incidents Group.
  • Neufiend J, Baldacchino A et al. (2012). Fife Drug Death Report 2009-2011. Tayside Drug and Alcohol Partnership.
  • Neufiend J, Baldacchino A et al. (2012) Fife Drug Death Report 2011. Fife Drug and Alcohol Partnership.

 

  • Kouimtsidis C, Bosco A, Scior K, Baio G, Hunter R, Pezzoni V, Mcnamara E, Hassiotis A. (2017) A feasibility randomised controlled trial of extended brief intervention for alcohol misuse in adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities living in the community. TRIALS, 12;18(1):216. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-1953-0
  • Zanos P, Georgiou P, Weber C, Robinson F, Kouimtsidis C, Nilforooshan R, Bailey A. 2017. Oxytocin and opioid addiction revisited: Old drug, new applications. British Journal of Psychopharmacology, DOI: 10.1111/bph.13757.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Charge KJ, Moch J, Stahl D. 2016. Abstinence Preparation Group Intervention for dependent alcohol users. How does it work? Results of a process study. Journal of Substance Use, DOI: 3109/14659891.2016.1153164.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Stahl D, West R, Drummond C. 2015. Path Analysis of Cognitive Behavioural Models in smoking. What is the relationship between concepts involved? Journal of Substance Use, DOI: 3109/14659891.2015.1093559.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Sharma E, Smith A, Charge KJ. 2015. Structured intervention to prepare dependent drinkers to achieve abstinence; results from a cohort evaluation for six months post detoxification. Journal of Substance Use, DOI:3109/14659891.2015.1029020.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Stahl D, West R, Drummond C. 2015. Negative expectancies measured with the Substance Use Beliefs Questionnaire can differentiate controls from those in treatment for alcohol dependence. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 15 (2), 76-81.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Hassiotis A, Scior K, Hunter R, Baio G, Pezzoni V. 2015. A feasibility study of a psychological intervention to address alcohol misuse for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities living in the community (EBI-LD); study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-0629-x.
  • Croxford A, Notley C, Maskrey V, Holland R, Kouimtsidis C. 2015. An exploratory qualitative study seeking participant views evaluating group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy preparation for alcohol detoxification. Journal of Substance Use, 20(1), 61-68.
  • Anand I, Smith A, Charge KJ, Kouimtsidis C. Are we doing enough to enhance attendance to aftercare? Service Users’ Evaluation of a group Relapse Prevention programme for alcohol dependence. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 15 (1), 9-11.
  • Pezzoni V & Kouimtsidis C. 2014. Screening for Alcohol Misuse within People attending a Psychiatric Intellectual Disability Community Service. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, DOI: 10.1111/jir.12168.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Stahl D, West R, Drummond C. 2014. Can outcome expectancies be measured across substances? Development and validation of a questionnaire for populations in treatment. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 14(4), 172-186.
  • Pullin J, Kouimtsidis C. Alcohol liaison services for the general hospital. Is a specialist nurse necessary to improve service effectiveness and quality? Mental Health Practice, 18. 1, 28-29.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Stahl D, West R, Drummond C. 2014. How important are Positive and Negative Outcome Expectancies in the treatment of Addiction. A narrative review of the literature. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 3, 137-149. (DOI 10.1108/DAT-11-2013-0051).
  • Holland R, Maskrey V, Notley C, Robinson A, Swift L, Gale T, Kouimtsidis C. Treatment retention, drug use and social functioning outcomes in those receiving three months versus one month of supervised opioid maintenance treatment. Results from the Super C randomised controlled trial. Addiction, DOI, 10.1111/add.12439.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Kolli S. 2014. Preparation for alcohol detoxification group programme. Service users’ evaluation of individual sessions. Journal of Substance Use, Vol. 19, No. 1-2, 184-187.
  • Kouimtsidis C, Stahl D, West R, Drummond C. 2014. Path Analysis of Cognitive Behavioural Models in substance misuse. What is the relationship between concepts involved? Journal of Substance Use, 19 (6),399-404.
  • Notley C, Holland R, Maskrey V, Nagar J, Kouimtsidis C. Regaining control: The patient experience of supervised compared with unsupervised consumption in opioid substitution treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review (early view: doi: 10.1111/dar.12079).
  • Kouimtsidis C. Community alcohol detoxification; the challenge of changing service provision. Short report. Journal of Substance Use, 18(2), 166-169.

 

  • Thorens G, Khan R, Khazaal Y, Zullino D. World of Warcraft and alcohol: a secret love story? Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012 19(1); 27-31(5).
  • Khazaal Y, Chatton A, Zullino D, Khan R. HON label and DISCERN as content quality indicators of health-related websites. Psychiatr Q. 2012 83(1):15-27.
  • Khazaal Y, Chatton A, Billieux J, Bizzini L, Monney G, Fresard E, Thorens G, Bondolfi G, El-Guebaly N, Zullino D, Khan R. Effects of expertise on football betting. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2012 May 11; 7(1):18.
  • Khan R, Chatton A, Thorens G, Achab S, Nallet A, Broers B, Calzada G, Poznyak V, Zullino D, Khazaal Y. Validation of the French version of the alcohol, smoking and substance involvement screening test (ASSIST) in the elderly. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2012 20; 7:14.
  • Thorens G, Khan R, Khazaal Y, Zullino Tragic logic or how evidence does not change convictions: the perception of Geneva’s addictology caregivers concerning the utility of disulfiram. J Addict Nurs. 2012 23(4):255-7.
  • Khazaal Y, Chatton A, Prezzemolo R, Zebouni F, Edel Y, Jacquet J, Ruggeri O, Burnens E, Monney G, Protti AS, Etter JF, Khan R, Cornuz J, Zullino D Impact of a board-game approach on current smokers: a randomized controlled trial. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2013 17;8:3.
  • Klila H, Chatton A, Zermatten A, Khan R, Preisig M, Khazaal Y. Quality of Web-based information on obsessive compulsive disorder.Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2013; 9:1717-23.
  • Khan R, Khazaal Y, Thorens G, Zullino D, Uchtenhagen A . Understanding Swiss drug policy change and the introduction of heroin maintenance treatment.Eur Addict Res. 2014; 20(4):200-7.Thorens G, Achab S, Billieux J, Khazaal Y, Khan R, Pivin E,
  • Gupta V, Zullino D.Characteristics and treatment response of self-identified problematic Internet users in a behavioral addiction outpatient clinic. J Behav Addict. 2014 3(1):78-81
  • Khazaal Y, van Singer M, Chatton A, Achab S, Zullino D, Rothen S, Khan R, Billieux J, Thorens G. Does self-selection affect samples’ representativeness in online surveys? An investigation in online video game research. J Med Internet Res. 2014 7;16(7)
  • Achab S, Chatton A, Khan R, Thorens G, Penzenstadler L, Zullino D, Khazaal Y.Early detection of pathological gambling: betting on GPs’ beliefs and attitudes. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014:360585.
  • Khazaal Y, Chatton A, Monney G, Nallet A, Khan R, Zullino D, Etter JF. Internal consistency and measurement equivalence of the cannabis screening questions on the paper-and-pencil face-to-face ASSIST versus the online instrument. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2015 8; 10:8. doi: 10.1186/s13011-015-0002-9.