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


Research on the Connection Between Gambling and Crime in Hungary – The Third SOGS Prison Research in a 10-Year Perspective

Judit Tessényi and Gergely Farkas
In our research we examined the connection between gambling and crime with 175 prisoners before going to prison. The main topics were gaming habits and demographic attitudes. For our research we used tests to find out the right answer. The actual habits are based on the results of the previous test between 2009 and 2014.

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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) is a peer-reviewed quarterly published journal that promotes studies in the practice of addiction medicine and in clinical research, supporting addiction medicine as a mainstream medical sub-specialty. The Journal is published for physicians and other health professionals who need the most current news and information related to the treatment of addiction disorders information. All the published articles focus on developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics

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