Kenneth Blum, Ph.D, MSc, BA (Pharmacy), DHL.

Department of Psychiatry, Western University College of Medicine, Pomona, CA, USA

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD, MA (Psychology)


Chief of Psychiatry, South Texas Veteran Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX, USA

Frequency: Bi-annual | ISSN: 2693-2180 | Previous Titles: Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Addiction Science

Abstracted/Indexed in: OCLC – WorldCat, SHERPA/RoMEO, Hinari, Genamics, J-Gate, Scilit and Google Scholar


Changes in the Addiction Prevalence in Polish Population between 1990-2019: Review of Available Data

Iwona Nowakowska, Karol Lewczuk and Mateusz Gola
The 1989 collapse of the socialist political system in Poland initiated an avalanche of modifications regarding healthcare policy resulting with new institutions and programs dedicated to monitoring and preventing addiction. In the current article, we look at the available data allowing to track changes in (1) the prevalence of exposure to addictive substances and behaviors, and (2) changes of addictions prevalence in Poland between 1990 and 2019.

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Asking NADA: A Needs Assessment for Training Renewal

Claudia Voyles
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) provides training in “acudetox,” a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol integrated with biopsychosocial models of care to support behavioral health, including emotional response to trauma and disaster.

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Welcome Note

It is a great pleasure to announce the inauguration of the first journal dedicated to the concept of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) coined in 1996 by one of us (KB) as a new way to look at all addictive, obsessive and compulsive behaviors including substance and process addictions, personality and spectrum disorders. The RDS concept embraced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in the new definition of addiction has appeared in encyclopedias and has been used globally in hundreds of peer-reviewed articles.

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Scope, Aims & Topics

Journal of Addiction Science (JAS) (Formerly Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Addiction Science ) is a peer-reviewed quarterly published journal that covers the experimental, clinical and epidemiological areas of research which involves the gene associations (including environmental epigenetics) especially the genes involved in brain reward circuitry.

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