Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre (SARIC)


Peer-reviewed journal publications concerning substances of abuse and addictions

The present section lists exclusively papers authored by Members of SARIC since inception. 



Avvisati R, Bogen IL, Andersen JM, Vindenes V, Mørland J, Badiani A, Boix F.  The active heroin metabolite 6-acetylmorphine has robust reinforcing effects as assessed by self-administration in the rat. Neuropharmacology. 2019 May 15;150:192-199.

Badiani A, Caprioli D, De Pirro S (2019) Opposite environmental gating of the experienced utility and decision utility of heroin versus cocaine in animals and humans: Implications for computational neuroscience.  Psychopharmacology,

Betka S, Harris L, Rae C, Palfi B, Pfeifer G, Sequeira H, Duka T, Critchley H. Signatures of alcohol use in the structure and neurochemistry of insular cortex: a correlational study. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2019 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s00213-019-05228-w. [Epub ahead of print].

Cooke R, Beccaria F, Demant J, Fernandes-Jesus M, Fleig L, Negreiros J, Scholz U, de Visser R. Patterns of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm among European university students. Eur J Public Health. 2019 May 11. pii: ckz067. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz067. [Epub ahead of print]

De Luca MT, Montanari C, Meringolo M, Contu L, Celentano M, Badiani A. Heroin versus cocaine: opposite choice as a function of context but not of drug history in the rat. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2019 Feb;236(2):787-798.

De Pirro S, Parkinson J, Lush P, Duka T, Critchley HD, Badiani A. Effect of alcohol on the sense of agency in healthy humans. Addiction Biology 2019 Jun. 20:e12796. doi: 10.1111/adb.12796.

Dixon CI, Walker SE, Swinny J, Belelli D, Lambert JJ, King SL, Stephens DN. Early-life stress influences acute and sensitized responses of adult mice to cocaine by interacting with GABAA α2 receptor expression. Behav Pharmacol. 2019 Apr;30(2 and 3 - Special Issue):272-281.

Herman AM, Critchley HD, Duka T. The impact of Yohimbine-induced arousal on facets of behavioural impulsivity. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2019 Jan 11. doi:10.1007/s00213-018-5160-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Herman AM, Rae CL, Critchley HD, Duka T. Interoceptive accuracy predicts nonplanning trait impulsivity. Psychophysiology. 2019 Jun;56(6):e13339.

Ilovitsh A, Ilovitsh T, Foiret J, Stephens DN, Ferrara KW. Simultaneous Axial Multifocal Imaging Using a Single Acoustical Transmission: A Practical Implementation. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2019 Feb;66(2):273-284.

Kouimtsidis C, Duka T, Palmer E, Lingford-Hughes A. Prehabilitation in Alcohol Dependence as a Treatment Model for Sustainable Outcomes. A Narrative Review of Literature on the Risks Associated With Detoxification, From Animal Models to Human Translational Research. Front Psychiatry. 2019 May 16;10:339.

Kouimtsidis C, Houghton B, Gage H, Notley C, Maskrey V, Clark A, Holland R, Lingford-Hughes A, Punukollu B, Duka T. A feasibility study of an intervention for structured preparation before detoxification in alcohol dependence: the SPADe  trial protocol. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2019 Apr 27;5:59. 

Leganes-Fonteneau M, Cheang Y, Lam Y, Garfinkel S, Duka T. Interoceptive awareness is associated with acute alcohol-induced changes in subjective effects. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2019 Jun;181:69-76.

Leganes-Fonteneau M, Nikolaou K, Scott R, Duka T. Knowledge about the predictive value of reward conditioned stimuli modulates their interference with cognitive processes. Learn Mem. 2019 Feb 15;26(3):66-76.

Rossi LM, Reverte Soler I, Ragozzino D, Badiani A, Venniro M, Caprioli D (2019) Role of nucleus accumbens core but not shell in incubation of methamphetamine craving after voluntary abstinence. Neuropsychopharmacology, in press.

Steins-Loeber S, Madjarova R, Lörsch F, Herpertz SC, Flor H, Duka T. An experimental study on spontaneous recovery of conditioned reward expectancies and instrumental responding in humans. Behav Res Ther. 2019 Jul;118:54-64.



Ahmed SH, Badiani A, Miczek KA, Müller CP. Non-pharmacological factors that determine drug use and addiction. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2018 Sep 1. pii: S0149-7634(18)30364-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.08.015. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Avvisati R, Meringolo M, Stendardo E, Malavasi E, Marinelli S, Badiani A. Intravenous self-administration of benzydamine, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug with a central cannabinoidergic mechanism of action. Addict Biol. 2018 Mar;23(2):610-619.

Badiani A, Berridge KC, Heilig M, Nutt DJ, Robinson TE. Addiction research and theory: a commentary on the Surgeon General's Report on alcohol, drugs, and health. Addict Biol. 2018 Jan;23(1):3-5.

Barra M, Direnzo GFM, Patruno FV, Patti M, Rodoquino G, Rossi E, Santoro R, Badiani A (2018) The cost-effectiveness of naloxone programmes for the treatment of heroin overdose ‘on the street’: a 2-year data collection by the Street Unit of the Villa Maraini Foundation. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems 24(4):37-43.

Betka S, Gould Van Praag C, Paloyelis Y, Bond R, Pfeifer G, Sequeira H, Duka T, Critchley H. Impact of intranasal oxytocin on interoceptive accuracy in alcohol users: An attentional mechanism? Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2018 Mar 28. 

Boldrini P, Fusco A, Nicoletti F, Badiani A, Saso L. Potential Use of Modulators of Oxidative Stress as Add-on Therapy in Patients with Anxiety Disorders. Curr Drug Targets. 2018;19(6):636-650. 

Brown CRH, Duka T, Forster S. Attentional capture by alcohol-related stimuli may be activated involuntarily by top-down search goals. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 Jul;235(7):2087-2099. doi: 10.1007/s00213-018-4906-8. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Brown CRH, Forster S, Duka T. Goal-driven attentional capture by appetitive and aversive smoking-related cues in nicotine-dependent smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Sep 1;190:209-215. 

Conroy D, de Visser RO. Benefits and drawbacks of social non-drinking identified by British university students. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2018 Apr;37 Suppl 1:S89-S97

De Pirro S, Galati G, Pizzamiglio L, Badiani A. The Affective and Neural Correlates of Heroin versus Cocaine Use in Addiction Are Influenced by Environmental Setting But in Opposite Directions. J Neurosci. 2018 May 30;38(22):5182-5195.

de Visser R, Brown C, Cooke R, Cooper G, Memon A. Using Alcohol Unit-marked Glasses Enhances Capacity To Monitor Intake: Evidence From a Mixed-method Intervention Trial. Alcohol Alcohol. 2017 Mar 9;52(2):206-212. 

de Visser RO, Robinson E, Smith T, Cass G, Walmsley M. The growth of 'Dry January': promoting participation and the benefits of participation. Eur J Public Health. 2017 Oct 1;27(5):929-931.

Graziani M, Sarti P, Arese M, Magnifico MC, Badiani A, Saso L. Cardiovascular Mitochondrial Dysfunction Induced by Cocaine: Biomarkers and Possible Beneficial Effects of Modulators of Oxidative Stress. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:3034245.

Herman AM, Critchley H, Duka T. Decreased olfactory discrimination is associated with impulsivity in healthy volunteers. Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 22;8(1):15584.

Herman AM, Critchley HD, Duka T. Binge drinking is associated with attenuated frontal and parietal activation during successful response inhibition in fearful context. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 Aug 12. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14108. [Epub ahead of  print] PubMed PMID: 30099805.

Herman AM, Critchley HD, Duka T. Risk-Taking and Impulsivity: The Role of Mood States and Interoception. Front Psychol. 2018 Aug 29;9:1625. 

Herman AM, Critchley HD, Duka T. The role of emotions and physiological arousal in modulating impulsive behaviour. Biol Psychol. 2018 Mar;133:30-43.

Herman AM, Duka T. Facets of impulsivity and alcohol use: What role do emotions play? Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2018 Oct 18. pii: S0149-7634(17)30895-3.

Klein JS, Mitchell GS, Stephens DN, Cherry SR. Theoretical investigation of ultrasound-modulated Cerenkov luminescence imaging for higher-resolution imaging in turbid media. Opt Lett. 2018 Aug 1;43(15):3509-3512.

Leganes-Fonteneau M, Scott R, Duka T. Attentional responses to stimuli associated with a reward can occur in the absence of knowledge of their predictive values. Behav Brain Res. 2018 Apr 2;341:26-36.

Mitchell SJ, Maguire EP, Cunningham L, Gunn BG, Linke M, Zechner U, Dixon CI, King SL, Stephens DN, Swinny JD, Belelli D, Lambert JJ. Early-life adversity selectively impairs α2-GABA(A) receptor expression in the mouse nucleus accumbens and influences the behavioral effects of cocaine. Neuropharmacology. 2018 Oct;141:98-112.

Norman P, Cameron D, Epton T, Webb TL, Harris PR, Millings A, Sheeran P. A randomized controlled trial of a brief online intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in new university students: Combining self-affirmation, theory of planned behaviour messages, and implementation intentions. Br J Health Psychol. 2018 Feb;23(1):108-127.

Rae CL, Botan VE, Gould van Praag CD, Herman AM, Nyyssönen JAK, Watson DR, Duka T, Garfinkel SN, Critchley HD. Response inhibition on the stop signal task improves during cardiac contraction. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 14;8(1):9136. 

Singer BF, Fadanelli M, Kawa AB, Robinson TE. Are Cocaine-Seeking "Habits" Necessary for the Development of Addiction-Like Behavior in Rats? J Neurosci. 2018 Jan 3;38(1):60-73.

Vogel V, Kollei I, Duka T, Snagowski J, Brand M, Müller A, Loeber S. Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer: A new paradigm to assess pathological mechanisms with regard to the use of Internet applications. Behav Brain Res. 2018 Jul 16;347:8-16.

Wen LM, Rissel C, Cheng Y, Richters J, de Visser RO. Tobacco smoking and sexual difficulties among Australian adults: a cross-sectional study. Sex Health. 2017 Aug;14(4):313-319. doi: 10.1071/SH17005. PubMed PMID: 28514995.

Yücel M, Oldenhof E, Ahmed SH, Belin D, Billieux J, Bowden-Jones H, Carter A, Chamberlain SR, Clark L, Connor J, Daglish M, Dom G, Dannon P, Duka T, Fernandez-Serrano MJ, Field M, Franken I, Goldstein RZ, Gonzalez R, Goudriaan AE, Grant JE, Gullo MJ, Hester R, Hodgins DC, Le Foll B, Lee RSC, Lingford-Hughes A,  Lorenzetti V, Moeller SJ, Munafò MR, Odlaug B, Potenza MN, Segrave R, Sjoerds Z,  Solowij N, van den Brink W, van Holst RJ, Voon V, Wiers R, Fontenelle LF, Verdejo-Garcia A. A transdiagnostic dimensional approach towards a neuropsychological assessment for addiction: an international Delphi consensus study. Addiction. 2019 Jun;114(6):1095-1109.

Ziminski JJ, Koya E. Reversing Cocaine-Induced Adaptations and Reducing Relapse: An Opportunity for Repurposing Riluzole. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 May;43(6):1197-1198.

Ziminski JJ, Sieburg MC, Margetts-Smith G, Crombag HS, Koya E. Regional Differences in Striatal Neuronal Ensemble Excitability Following Cocaine and Extinction Memory Retrieval in Fos-GFP Mice. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Mar;43(4):718-727.



Avvisati R, Meringolo M, Stendardo E, Malavasi E, Marinelli S, Badiani A. Intravenous self-administration of benzydamine, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug with a central cannabinoidergic mechanism of action. Addict Biol. 2017 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/adb.12516. [Epub ahead of print]

Betka S, Pfeifer G, Garfinkel S, Prins H, Bond R, Sequeira H, Duka T, Critchley H. How Do Self-Assessment of Alexithymia and Sensitivity to Bodily Sensations Relate to Alcohol Consumption? Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jan;42(1):81-88. 

de Visser R, Brown C, Cooke R, Cooper G, Memon A. Using Alcohol Unit-marked Glasses Enhances Capacity To Monitor Intake: Evidence From a Mixed-method Intervention Trial. Alcohol Alcohol. 2017 Mar 9;52(2):206-212. 

Duka T, Collins Z, Anderson SM, Raghanti MA, Ely JJ, Hof PR, Wildman DE, Goodman M, Grossman LI, Sherwood CC. Divergent lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme  profile in cellular compartments of primate forebrain structures. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2017 Jul;82:137-142.

Duka T, Nikolaou K, King SL, Banaschewski T, Bokde AL, Büchel C, Carvalho FM,  Conrod PJ, Flor H, Gallinat J, Garavan H, Heinz A, Jia T, Gowland P, Martinot JL, Paus T, Rietschel M, Robbins TW, Smolka M, Schumann G, Stephens DN. GABRB1 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Associated with Altered Brain Responses (but not Performance) during Measures of Impulsivity and Reward Sensitivity in Human Adolescents. Front Behav Neurosci. 2017 Feb 15;11:24. 

Duka T. Decision Making in Alcoholic Patients and Its Contribution to Relapse. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Dec 1;82(11):779-780.

Fox KJ, Harris PR, Jessop DC. Experimentally Manipulated Self-Affirmation Promotes Reduced Alcohol Consumption in Response to Narrative Information. Ann Behav Med. 2017 Dec;51(6):931-935. 

Gierski F, Benzerouk F, De Wever E, Duka T, Kaladjian A, Quaglino V, Naassila M. Cloninger's Temperament and Character Dimensions of Personality and Binge Drinking Among College Students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Nov;41(11):1970-1979.

Jeffs S, Duka T. Predictive but not emotional value of Pavlovian stimuli leads to pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer. Behav Brain Res. 2017 Mar 15;321:214-222.

Kamboj SK, Place H, Barton JA, Linke S, Curran HV, Harris PR. Processing of Alcohol-Related Health Threat in At-Risk Drinkers: An Online Study of Gender-Related Self-Affirmation Effects. Alcohol Alcohol. 2016 Nov;51(6):756-762.

Kukalev A, Ng YM, Ju L, Saidi A, Lane S, Mondragon A, Dormann D, Walker SE, Grey W, Ho PW, Stephens DN, Carr AM, Lamsa K, Tse E, Yu VP. Deficiency of Cks1 Leads to Learning and Long-Term Memory Defects and p27 Dependent Formation of Neuronal Cofilin Aggregates. Cereb Cortex. 2017 Jan 1;27(1):11-23.

Sanchez-Roige S, Stephens DN, Duka T. Heightened Impulsivity: Associated with  Family History of Alcohol Misuse, and a Consequence of Alcohol Intake. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Oct;40(10):2208-2217.

Singer BF, Bryan MA, Popov P, Robinson TE, Aragona BJ. Rapid induction of dopamine sensitization in the nucleus accumbens shell induced by a single injection of cocaine. Behav Brain Res. 2017 May 1;324:66-70.

Smith KW, Gierski F, Andre J, Dowell NG, Cercignani M, Naassila M, Duka T. Altered white matter integrity in whole brain and segments of corpus callosum, in young social drinkers with binge drinking pattern. Addict Biol. 2017 Mar;22(2):490-501. 

Stephens DN, King SL, Lambert JJ, Belelli D, Duka T. GABA(A) receptor subtype involvement in addictive behaviour. Genes Brain Behav. 2017 Jan;16(1):149-184.

Ziminski JJ, Hessler S, Margetts-Smith G, Sieburg MC, Crombag HS, Koya E. Changes in Appetitive Associative Strength Modulates Nucleus Accumbens, But Not Orbitofrontal Cortex Neuronal Ensemble Excitability. J Neurosci. 2017 Mar 22;37(12):3160-3170.



Ahrens AM, Singer BF, Fitzpatrick CJ, Morrow JD, Robinson TE. Rats that sign-track are resistant to Pavlovian but not instrumental extinction. Behav Brain Res. 2016 Jan 1;296:418-430.

Avvisati R, Contu L, Stendardo E, Montanari C, Scattoni ML, Badiani A (2016) Ultrasonic vocalization in rats self-administering heroin and cocaine: evidence of substance-specific interactions between drug and setting. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 233:1501-11.

Caswell AJ, Celio MA, Morgan MJ, Duka T (2016) Impulsivity as a Multifaceted Construct Related to Excessive Drinking Among UK Students. Alcohol Alcohol 51(1):77-83.

Conroy D, de Visser R. Understanding the Association Between Relative Sociability Prototypes and University Students' Drinking Intention. Subst Use Misuse. 2016 Dec 5;51(14):1831-7.

de Visser RO (2016) Study shows that Dry January does more good than harm. BMJ 352:i583.  

de Visser R, Brown C, Cooke R, Cooper G, Memon A. Using Alcohol Unit-marked Glasses Enhances Capacity To Monitor Intake: Evidence From a Mixed-method Intervention Trial. Alcohol Alcohol. 2016 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]

de Visser RO, Robinson E, Bond R (2016) Voluntary temporary abstinence from alcohol during "Dry January" and subsequent alcohol use. Health Psychol 35(3):281-9.

Duka T, Harrison NA, Howes OD (2016) Immune influences on the brain: new findings and implications for treatment. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 233(9):1539-41. 

Dutcher JM, Creswell JD, Pacilio LE, Harris PR, Klein WM, Levine JM, Bower JE, Muscatell KA, Eisenberger NI (2016) Self-Affirmation Activates the Ventral Striatum: A Possible Reward-Related Mechanism for Self-Affirmation. Psychol Sci 27:455-66. 

Graber R, de Visser R, Abraham C, Memon A, Hart A, Hunt K (2016) Staying in the 'sweet spot': A resilience-based analysis of the lived experience of low-risk drinking and abstention among British youth. Psychol Health 31(1):79-99. 

Graziani M, Antonilli L, Togna AR, Grassi MC, Badiani A, Saso L. Cardiovascular and Hepatic Toxicity of Cocaine: Potential Beneficial Effects of Modulators of Oxidative Stress. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016;2016:8408479.

Fernandes-Jesus M, Beccaria F, Demant J, Fleig L, Menezes I, Scholz U, de Visser R, Cooke R (2016) Validation of the Drinking Motives Questionnaire - Revised in six European countries. Addict Behav 62:91-98.

Furtwängler NA, de Visser RO. University students' beliefs about unit-based guidelines: A qualitative study. J Health Psychol. 2016 Mar 13. pii: 1359105316634449. 

Graziani M, Antonilli L, Togna MR, Grassi MC, Badiani A, Saso L (2016) Cardiovascular and hepatic toxicity of cocaine and potential beneficial effects of modulators of oxidative stress. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2016:8408479.

Kamboj SK, Place H, Barton JA, Linke S, Curran HV, Harris PR (2016) Processing of alcohol-related health threat in at-risk drinkers: an online study of gender-related self-affirmation effects. Alcohol and Alcoholism. ISSN 0725-0414, in press.

Kessels LTE, Harris PR, Ruiter RAC, Klein WMP (2016) Attentional effects of self-affirmation in response to graphic anti-smoking images. Health Psychology. ISSN 0278-6133, in press.

Memon A, Barber J, Rumsby E, Parker S, Mohebati L, de Visser RO, Venables S, Fairhurst A, Lawson K, Sundin J (2016) What factors are important in smoking cessation  and relapse in women from deprived communities? A qualitative study in Southeast  England. Public Health 134:39-45.

Peña-Oliver Y, Carvalho FM, Sanchez-Roige S, Quinlan EB, Jia T, Walker-Tilley  T, Rulten SL, Pearl FM, Banaschewski T, Barker GJ, Bokde AL, Büchel C, Conrod PJ, Flor H, Gallinat J, Garavan H, Heinz A, Gowland P, Paillere Martinot ML, Paus T,  Rietschel M, Robbins TW, Smolka MN, Schumann G, Stephens DN; IMAGEN Consortium (2016) Mouse and Human Genetic Analyses Associate Kalirin with Ventral Striatal Activation during Impulsivity and with Alcohol Misuse. Front Genet 7:52.

Rowe R, Andrews E, Harris PR, Armitage CJ, McKenna FP, Norman P. Identifying beliefs underlying pre-drivers' intentions to take risks: An application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Accid Anal Prev. 2016 Apr;89:49-56.

Sanchez-Roige S, Stephens DN and Duka T (2016) Heightened impulsivity: associated with family history of alcohol misuse, and a consequence of alcohol intake. Alcohol: Clin Exp Res, in press.

Seddon JL, Birchwood M, Copello A, Everard L, Jones PB, Fowler D, Amos T, Freemantle N, Sharma V, Marshall M, Singh SP (2016) Cannabis Use Is Associated With Increased Psychotic Symptoms and Poorer Psychosocial Functioning in First-Episode Psychosis: A Report From the UK National EDEN Study.  Schizophr Bull 42(3):619-25. 

Singer BF, Bryan MA, Popov P, Scarff R, Carter C, Wright E, Aragona BJ, Robinson TE. The sensory features of a food cue influence its ability to act as an incentive stimulus and evoke dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens core. Learn Mem. 2016 Oct 17;23(11):595-606.

Singer BF, Bubula N, Przybycien-Szymanska MM, Li D, Vezina P. Stimuli associated with the presence or absence of amphetamine regulate cytoskeletal signaling and behavior. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2016 Nov;26(11):1836-1842. 

Singer BF, Bubula N, Li D, Przybycien-Szymanska MM, Bindokas VP, Vezina P. Drug-Paired Contextual Stimuli Increase Dendritic Spine Dynamics in Select Nucleus Accumbens Neurons. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Jul;41(8):2178-87.

Singer BF, Guptaroy B, Austin CJ, Wohl I, Lovic V, Seiler JL, Vaughan RA, Gnegy ME, Robinson TE, Aragona BJ. Individual variation in incentive salience attribution and accumbens dopamine transporter expression and function. Eur J Neurosci. 2016 Mar;43(5):662-70.

Stephens DN, King SL, Lambert JJ, Belelli D., and Duka T. (2016) Review: GABAA Receptor Subtype Involvement in Addictive Behaviour. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 2016 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] Review].

Thompson A, Marwaha S, Winsper C, Everard L, Jones PB, Fowler D, Amos T, Freemantle N, Singh SP, Marshall M, Sharma V, Birchwood M (2016) Short-term outcome of substance-induced psychotic disorder in a large UK first episode psychosis cohort (2016)  Acta Psychiatr Scand 134(4):321-8.



Badiani A, Boden JM, De Pirro S, Fergusson DM, Horwood LJ, Harold GT (2015) Tobacco  smoking and cannabis use in a longitudinal birth cohort: evidence of reciprocal causal relationships. Drug Alcohol Depend 150:69-76.

Barkoukis V, Lazarus L, Harris PR (2015) The effects of self-affirmation manipulation on decision making about doping use in elite athletes. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology 16(2):175–181.

Cameron D, Epton T, Norman P, Sheeran P, Harris PR, Webb TL, Julious SA, Brennan A, Thomas C, Petroczi A, Naughton D and Shah I (2015) A theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new university students (U@Uni:LifeGuide): results from a repeat randomized controlled trial. Trials 16:555.

Caswell AJ, Bond R, Duka T, Morgan MJ. (2015) Further evidence of the heterogeneous nature of impulsivity. Pers Individ Dif 76:68-74.

Conroy D, Sparks P, de Visser R. (2015) Efficacy of a non-drinking mental simulation  intervention for reducing student alcohol consumption. Br J Health Psychol 20(4):688-707.

de Visser RO, Graber R, Hart A, Abraham C, Scanlon T, Watten P, Memon A. Using qualitative methods within a mixed-methods approach to developing and evaluating interventions to address harmful alcohol use among young people. Health Psychol. 2015 Apr;34(4):349-60.

de Visser RO. Personalized feedback based on a drink-pouring exercise may improve knowledge of, and adherence to, government guidelines for alcohol consumption. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Feb;39(2):317-23.

Duka T, Dixon CI, Trick L, Crombag HS, King SL, Stephens DN. Motivational Effects of Methylphenidate are Associated with GABRA2 Variants Conferring Addiction Risk. Frontiers in Behav Neuurosci.9:304 (2015)

Edelman NL, de Visser RO, Mercer CH, McCabe L, Cassell JA. Targeting sexual health services in primary care: A systematic review of the psychosocial correlates of adverse sexual health outcomes reported in probability surveys of women of reproductive age. Prev Med. 2015 Dec;81:345-56.

Epton T, Norman P, Harris PR, Webb T, Snowsill FA, Sheeran P. Development of theory-based health messages: three-phase programme of formative research. Health Promot Int. 2015 Sep;30(3):756-68.

Klein WM, Hamilton JG, Harris PR, Han PK. Health messaging to individuals who perceive ambiguity in health communications: the promise of self-affirmation. J Health Commun. 2015 May;20(5):566-72.

Montanari C, Stendardo E, De Luca MT, Meringolo M, Contu L, Badiani A. Differential vulnerability to relapse into heroin versus cocaine-seeking as a function of setting. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25662790.

Persoskie A, Ferrer RA, Taber JM, Klein WM, Parascandola M, Harris PR (2015) Smoke-free air laws and quit attempts: Evidence for a moderating role of spontaneous self-affirmation. Soc Sci Med 141:46-55.

Ripley TL, Sanchez-Roige S, Bullmore ET, Mugnaini M,  Maltby K, Miller S, Wille DR, Nathan P,  Stephens DN. The novel mu-opioid antagonist, GSK1521498, reduces ethanol consumption in C57BL/6J mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 2015 Sep;232(18):3431-41.

Sanchez-Roige S, Ripley TL, Stephens DN. Alleviating waiting impulsivity and perseverative responding by μ-opioid receptor antagonism in two inbred mouse strains. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Apr;232(8):1483-92.

Smith KW, Gierski F, Andre J, Dowell NG, Cercignani M, Naassila M, Duka T. Altered white matter integrity in whole brain and segments of corpus callosum, in young social drinkers with binge drinking pattern. Addict Biol. 2015 Dec 21. doi: 10.1111/adb.12332. 



Rhoades KA, Leve LD, Harold GT, Kim HK, Chamberlain P. Drug use trajectories after a randomized trial of MTFC: Association with partner drug use. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2014;24(1):40-54.

Armitage CJ, Rowe R, Arden MA, Harris PR. A brief psychological intervention that reduces adolescent alcohol consumption. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2014 Jun;82(3):546-50.

Austin AJ, Duka T, Rusted J, Jackson A. Effect of varenicline on aspects of inhibitory control in smokers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Sep;231(18):3771-85.

Badiani A. Is a 'general' theory of addiction possible? A commentary on: a multistep general theory of transition to addiction. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Oct;231(19):3923-7.

Baldwin DS, Aitchison K, Bateson A, Curran HV, Davies S, Leonard B, Nutt DJ, Stephens DN, Wilson S. Benzodiazepines: Risks and Benefits. A Reconsideration. FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry 12 (2), 229-234

de Visser RO, Hart A, Abraham C, Graber R, Scanlon T, Memon A. How alike are young non-drinkers, former-drinkers, low-risk drinkers, and hazardous drinkers? Addict Behav. 2014 Aug;39(8):1258-64. 

de Visser RO, Hart A, Abraham C, Memon A, Graber R, Scanlon T. Which alcohol control strategies do young people think are effective? Drug Alcohol Rev. 2014 Mar;33(2):144-51.

Dixon CI, Halbout B, King SL, Stephens DN. Deletion of the GABAA α2-subunit does not alter self administration of cocaine or reinstatement of cocaine seeking. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Jul;231(13):2695-703.

Duka T, Stephens DN. (2014) Repeated detoxification of alcohol-dependent patients impairs brain mechanisms of behavioural control important in resisting relapse. Current Addiction Reports 1: 1-9.

Epton T, Norman P, Dadzie AS, Harris PR, Webb TL, Sheeran P, Julious SA, Ciravegna F, Brennan A, Meier PS, Naughton D, Petroczi A, Kruger J, Shah I. A theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new university students (U@Uni): results from a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2014 Jun 5;14:563

Maguire EP, Macpherson T, Swinny JD, Dixon CI, Herd MB, Belelli D, Stephens DN, King SL, Lambert JJ. Tonic inhibition of accumbal spiny neurons by extrasynaptic α4βδ GABAA receptors modulates the actions of psychostimulants. J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 15;34(3):823-38.

Nesic J, Duka T. Effects of stress and dietary tryptophan enhancement on craving for alcohol in binge and non-binge heavy drinkers. Behav Pharmacol. 2014 Sep;25(5-6):503-17.

Park A, O'Malley SS, King SL, Picciotto MR. Mediating Role of Stress Reactivity in the Effects of Prenatal Tobacco Exposure on Childhood Mental Health Outcomes. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014;16: 174-85.

Peña-Oliver Y, Sanchez-Roige S, Stephens DN, Ripley TL. Alpha-synuclein deletion decreases motor impulsivity but does not affect risky decision making in a mouse Gambling Task. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Jun;231(12):2493-506. 

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