In the media

In the media. Jano Klimas’ research is frequently featured in the news covering substance use disorders and treatment and sharing his passion for science.

The Sunday Times, June 9, 2019

HSE reports rise in cocaine poisoning cases in Dublin

Singh, M., Keer, D., Klimas, J., Wood, E., Werb, D. (2016) Topiramate for Cocaine Dependence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials. Addiction, 111(8): 1337-46

Univadis, May 13, 2019

Meta-analysis identifies predictors of opioid addiction

Klimas J, Gorfinkel L, Fairbairn N, et al. Strategies to Identify Patient Risks of Prescription Opioid Addiction When Initiating Opioids for PainA Systematic ReviewJAMA Network Open. 2019;2(5):e193365.


Practice Update, May 9, 2019

Strategies to Identify Patient Risks of Prescription Opioid Addiction When Initiating Opioids for Pain

Klimas J, Gorfinkel L, Fairbairn N, et al. Strategies to Identify Patient Risks of Prescription Opioid Addiction When Initiating Opioids for PainA Systematic ReviewJAMA Network Open. 2019;2(5):e193365.


The Medical Research, May 6, 2019

Few Valid Tools to Identify Pain Patients Who Can Be Safely Prescribed Opioids

Klimas J, Gorfinkel L, Fairbairn N, et al. Strategies to Identify Patient Risks of Prescription Opioid Addiction When Initiating Opioids for PainA Systematic ReviewJAMA Network Open. 2019;2(5):e193365.


The JAMAevidence, April 11, 2019

Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (chapter)

Wood, E., Albarquoni, L., Tkachuk, S., Green, C.J., Ahamad, K., Nolan, S., McLean, M., Klimas, J. (2018) Will this hospitalized patient develop severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome? The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA 320(8):825-33


The Cochrane Connect Newsletter, April 30, 2019

The Cochrane Collaboration News, April 1, 2019

The Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network News, April 1, 2019

Podcast: Which Talking Therapies Work for People Who Use Drugs and Also Have Alcohol Problems

Klimas  J, Fairgrieve  C, Tobin  H, Field  CA, O’Gorman  CSM, Glynn  LG, Keenan  E, Saunders  J, Bury  G, Dunne  C, Cullen  W. Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD009269.


The University of British Columbia Library News, March 26, 2019

Unique Skillset Makes Librarians Vital to Medical Research at UBC

Klimas, J., Gorfinkel, L., Fairbairn, N., Amato, L., Ahamad, K., Nolan, S., Simel, D., Wood, E. (2019) Strategies to identify patient risks of prescription opioid addiction when initiating opioids for pain: A Systematic review. JAMA Network Open. 2(5):e193365.


Horizon, The EU Research and Innovation Magazine, April 4, 2018

Europe’s Silent Opioid Epidemic

Callon, C., Bosma, H., Klimas, J. (2018) Addiction Social Work Fellowship Program in Canada. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions 18(3): 332-337


The JAMA Network, August 28, 2018

Podcast: Treating Alcohol Use Disorder

The Vancouver Sun, August 29, 2018

A better way to treat alcohol withdrawal

The Star, August 28, 2018

Improve severe alcohol withdrawal treatment by training more doctors, B.C. study urges

CBC, August 28, 2018

Alcohol-withdrawal patient assessment is flawed and strains health-care system

Wood, E., Albarquoni, L., Tkachuk, S., Green, C.J., Ahamad, K., Nolan, S., McLean, M., Klimas, J. (2018) Will this hospitalized patient develop severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome? The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA 320(8):825-33


The Conversation, August 7, 2017

Better medical education: One solution to the opioid crisis

Also republished in the following media:

Medical Express https://medicalxpress.com/

National Newswatch https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/

Study International http://studyinternational.com/

Economic Times http://www.econotimes.com/

Inoreader https://www.inoreader.com/

Klimas, J., McNeil, R., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Rieb, L., Cullen, W., Wood, E., Small, W. (2017) Two birds with one stone: Experiences of Combining Clinical and Research Training in Addiction Medicine. BMC Medical Education, 17(1): 22.


British Medical Journal, March 3, 2017

Irish GPs support wider use of naloxone to treat opiate addiction

Barry, T., Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Egan, M., Bury, G. (2017) Opiate addiction and overdose: Experiences, attitudes and appetite for community naloxone provision. BJGP 67(657):e267-e273.


The 24 hours Vancouver, August 11, 2016

Methadone-like substitute studied for addiction

Singh, M., Keer, D., Klimas, J., Wood, E., Werb, D. (2016) Topiramate for Cocaine Dependence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials. Addiction, 111(8): 1337-46


This Magazine, November 22, 2016

Why B.C. needs more doctors trained in addictions medicine

McEachern, J., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Nolan, S., Wood, E., Klimas, J. (2016) A needs assessment of the number of comprehensive addiction care providers needed in a Canadian Setting. J Addict Medicine 10(4):255–61


The Mental Elf, January 28, 2015

Reducing Alcohol Consumption in Illicit Drug Users: New Cochrane Review on Psychotherapies

Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Field, C. A., O’Gorman, C., Glynn, L., Keenan, E., … Cullen, W. (2014) Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users. Update. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009269.pub3


The Irish Examiner, May 11, 2015

Are Addict Injecting Centres a Step Too Far?

Klimas, J., O’Reilly, M., Egan, M., Tobin, H., Bury, G. (2014) Urban Overdose Hotspots: A 12-Month Prospective Study in Dublin Ambulance Services. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 32(10): 1168-73


Forum, Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, February 1, 2013

Study on Psychosocial Intervention for Polydrug Use

Klimas, J., Anderson, R., Bourke, M., Bury, G., Field, C-A., Kaner, E., Keane, R., Keenan, E., Meagher, D., Murphy, B., O’Gorman, CSM, O’Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B., Dunne, C., Cullen, W. (2013) Psychosocial Interventions for Alcohol use among problem drug users (PINTA): protocol for a feasibility study in primary care. JMIR Research Protocols, 2(2):e26


Users Voices, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2012

Experiences and Perceptions of European Drug Users on Controlling their Drug Consumption

Klimas, J. (2012) Interpersonal relationships during drug use and treatment from the perspective of clients in a therapeutic community. Adiktologie (12)1, 36-45


The Lifestyle Elf, November 19, 2012

Do Talking Treatments Help Problem Drinkers Who Also Use Illicit Drugs? We’re Still Guessing

Klimas, J., Field, C. A., Cullen, W., O’Gorman, C., Glynn, L., Keenan, E., et al. (2012). Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009269.pub2


Drugnet Ireland, Issue 39, Autumn 2011

Cochrane Review of Interventions for Problem Alcohol Use in Illicit Drug Users


The University of Limerick Magazine, July 16, 2011

UL Undertakes Research into Alcohol and Drug Use


Graduate Entry Medical School Newsletter, June 20, 2011

The Cochrane Review


National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, Vol 6, Issue 1, June 2011

Cochrane Review at Graduate Entry Medical School

Klimas, J., Field, C. A., Cullen, W., O’Gorman, C., Glynn, L., Keenan, E., et al. (2012). Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009269.pub2