Effect of Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use on Mental Health and Well-Being

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Factors and Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 114

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School of Health Sciences, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS, UK
Interests: problematic substance use; alcohol; mental health; health and wellbeing; personality disorders; age; young people ethnicity; special populations
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The link between alcohol and drug use and mood, affect, mental health and well-being has been an area of much research, treatment and policy interest. Dr John Foster, Reader in Alcohol Policy and Mental Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Greenwich, UK invites papers for a Joint Special Issue in the open access journals International Journal for Environmental and Public Health Research and Healthcare. In addition to papers from clinical and treatment settings, we welcome papers from all types of research paradigms. We particularly encourage qualitative, mixed-methods and interdisciplinary submissions, and hope researchers and scholars will view this as an opportunity for open and free academic communication. We are taking a very broad view of affect, mood and mental health and welcome research which considers this across the lifecourse, from birth and conception to older drinkers and end of life care.

You can submit your research directly to the journal, or if you would like to discuss your ideas please email [email protected].

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in IJERPH

Dr. John H. Foster
Guest Editor

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  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • illicit
  • prescription
  • treatment
  • qualitative
  • quantitative
  • mixed methods
  • interdisciplinary
  • lifecourse

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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