Wishing you a very Happy Birthday | Dr. Ricardo J. Dinis-Oliveira


Dr. Ricardo J. Dinis-Oliveira

Dr. Ricardo J. Dinis-Oliveira serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Current Drug Research Reviews”

Formerly: Current Drug Abuse Reviews

Ricardo J. Dinis-Oliveira
University of Porto

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2019!





Current Drug Abuse Reviews
Volume 1, Issue 1, January, 2008 – Volume 10, Issue 1, May, 2017

Current Psychiatry Reviews
Volume 1, Issue 1, January, 2005 – Volume 14, Issue 4, December, 2018

Current Traditional Medicine
Volume 1, Issue 1, April, 2015 – Volume 6, Issue 1, March, 2020

Vascular Disease Prevention
Volume 1, Issue 1, March, 2004 – Volume 5, Issue 4, November, 2008


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Current Drug Abuse Reviews 10-1


Current Neuropharmacology 16-6


Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering 11-2


Recent Patents on Computer Science 10-4


Protein & Peptide Letters 25-4


Current Nanoscience 14-4




World No Tobacco Day 2017!


May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use.  Tobacco use kills more than 7 million people around the world each year, and that number is predicted to grow unless anti-tobacco actions are increased. It causes many types of cancer, as well as heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and other health problems.

Bentham Science Publishers is in the forefront in creating awareness about this through the research in the journal:

Current Drug Abuse Reviews



Testimonial by Dr. Cornel N. Stanciu!

Dr. Cornel N. Stanciu

Contributed Article: “The Behavioral Profile Of Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) And ?–pyrrolidinopentiophenone (PVP) – A Systematic Review

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Wishing A Very Happy Birthday To Prof. Joris C. Verster!

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Prof. Joris C. Verster

Editor-in-Chief: Current Drug Abuse Reviews

Utrecht University Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Division of Pharmacology,
The Netherlands

The Deadly Chain – ADHD to Substance Abuse to Suicide or Homicide!

This millennium is pretty dangerously marked with events where people have either taken their own lives or lives of others around them for apparently no significant reason. When we say ‘apparently no significant reason’ it does not mean that there wasn’t any trigger whatsoever for such events. When psychiatrists went out to study what was going wrong with certain people, they came across a number of problems related to psyche, behavior and mental health. One problem greatly found in vogue is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. People with ADHD, as we know, can experience serious issues with attention and impulsivity. They are far more likely to succumb to other problems like substance and drug abuse.


Psychiatrists realize that Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders (SRAD) is often the next step for ADHD patients. They are looking for ways that can satiate their urge for suppressing their mental problem and fall victim to substance abuse. Different drugs and substances have different effects on their already vulnerable brains. They can find their depression, anxiety and social problems further aggravated. Substance abusers are badly disconnected with the society and environment. This means they are falling further into the dark abyss of psychosis.

Worst of all stages can be when these ADHD substance abusers begin to detest the life itself. Suicidal or homicidal tendencies erupt inside them and they go out taking the most feared steps. They either take their own lives or of other people who they find as easy targets. Thus, this deadly chain culminates in the death of somebody, which is horrific to say the least.

This dire research is covered in the research article, “Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders as a Risk Factor of Suicide and Homicide among Patients with ADHD: A Mini Review, by Dr. Kouichi Yoshimasu from Wakayama Medical University, Japan.

You can read this and many more researches on the topic in the journal Current Drug Abuse Reviews.

Editors Choice Article – “Drivers’ Visual Scanning Impairment Under the Influences of Alcohol and Distraction: A Literature Review”

Journal: Current Drug Abuse Reviews

Author(s): Brook Shiferaw, Con Stough and Luke Downey

cdarAbstract: Alcohol intoxication and distraction are two of the leading factors associated with impaired driving and fatalities, especially among younger drivers. However, it is currently unclear how these conditions affect mechanisms of visual attention considered essential for driving. The present article first reviews the literature to provide an overview of visual attention as it relates to driving. Secondly, the effects of alcohol and distraction on neurocognitive mechanisms of visual attention are summarised to provide a background which informs discussion of selected driving studies. Visual scanning impairment is identified as a consequence of both alcohol and distraction. Thus, experimental studies combining the use of simulated driving and eye tracking technologies are selected and critically reviewed to assess the relationship between eye movements and driving errors as possible indicators of visual scanning impairment. Seven of the eight studies selected investigated the effects of distraction while only one addressed alcohol. Evaluation of these studies suggests that distraction may affect visual scanning by increasing cognitive load which interferes with visual processing. The evidence for effects of alcohol on drivers’ visual scanning capacity is currently scarce due to the lack of research with a specific focus on impairments of eye movement in intoxicated drivers. Lack of consistency between studies is identified as a current issue which makes it difficult to compare the results of different studies. Finally, we note that our strict selection of driving studies to avoid greater disparity between them is a limitation of the present review.

Read more here: http://benthamscience.com/journals/current-drug-abuse-reviews/volume/7/issue/3/page/174/

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