The experience of professionals in the field of addiction from middle and lower income countries, as well as non-western higher income countries, rarely gets disseminated. Several articles have been written on this topic but with limited results so far. Supported by a start-up grant from the National Rehabilitation Center (NRC), Abu Dhabi, I am pleased to announce the creation of a new Journal, "International Addiction Review", to remedy this important gap in the literature.
The Journal aims to be multidisciplinary and will highlight regional experiences. In addition to original research articles, relevant literature reviews will be commissioned and we will try to translate the articles' abstracts into the seven languages recognized by the WHO.