Professor Robert West
John Marsden talks to Robert West about his time as Editor-in-Chief of Addiction
Changes in cannabis with Tom Freeman
Suzi Gage speaks to Dr. Tom Freeman, director of the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath, about his research into how the THC and CBD content of cannabis products has changed over the years.You can read Tom's research here https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.15253
Reefer Madness with Wayne Hall
Suzi Gage talkes to Wayne Hall about his analysis of the film Reefer Madness for the Addiction Classics series.The Addiction Classics series gives authors an opportunity to reflect on what classic works (usually books or research papers but in this case a film) have contributed to the addiction field, and why we need to be aware of them. A Virtual Issue of all articles published so far in the series can be accessed online at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.13530Wayne Hall's paper can be accessed here https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/DXNJ95VNTCFU9FGCH7WU?target=10.1111/add.15258
Addiction News with Rob Calder
Suzi talks to Dr Rob Calder about Addiction News and COVID-19 addiction news from across the globe. Addiction News is an area on the journal website where Rob has been compiling news articles and stories related to addiction. Rob is the Deputy Web Editor for the Society for the Study of Addiction, as well as the editor of Addiction News. We talk about the page itself, as well as news stories about addiction and COVID, in particular around changing policies and changing treatment options for people who use drugs.The Addiction News pages can be found here: https://www.addictionjournal.org/newsroom/news
Smoking and COVID-19 with Olga Perski
Suzi Gage talks to Dr Olga Perski about evidence around the relationship between smoking and COVID-19, why there may have been some disagreement in the literature and the media as to the relationship, and her work conducting a living systematic review to explore this further.The living systematic review can be found here, for pre-publication peer review and comment: https://www.qeios.com/read/UJR2AWPerski has also written this rapid evidence review on the topic: https://www.qeios.com/read/VGJCUN
GHB with Shalini Arunogiri
Suzi Gage interviews Shalini Arunogiri about her research on GHB-related harmsThe research can be found here:onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.14848Arunogiri, S.,Moayeri, F.,Crossin, R.,Killian, J. J.,Smith, K.,Scott, D., andLubman, D. I.(2020)Trends in gamma‐hydroxybutyrate‐related harms based on ambulance attendances from 2012 to 2018 in Victoria, Australia.Addiction,115:473–479.https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14848.
Characteristics of English smokers with Claire Garnett
Suzi Gage interviews Dr Claire Garnett about her research exploring changes in smoking and quitting behaviour in EnglandThe research article can be found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/add.14882Garnett, C.,Tombor, I.,Beard, E.,Jackson, S. E.,West, R., andBrown, J.(2020)Changes in smoker characteristics in England between 2008 and 2017.Addiction,115:748–756.https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14882.