Special Issue "Alcohol Hangover Effects on Human Health"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sally Adams
Guest Editor
Addiction and Mental Health Group, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Interests: alcohol; hangover; cognition; behaviour; psychopharmacology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Worldwide, problematic alcohol use is responsible for 3 million deaths per year and brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society. Hangover is the most commonly reported negative consequence of alcohol use with significant health and economic implications.

We would like to invite you to contribute a paper to this upcoming Special Issue in the international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal Healthcare, managed by MDPI. The Special Issue will be themed “Alcohol Hangover Effects on Human Health” and will focus on the impact of alcohol hangover on physical and mental health. Alcohol hangover is defined as “the combination of negative mental and physical symptoms experienced after a single episode of alcohol consumption, starting when blood alcohol concentration (BAC) approaches zero” (Verster et al, 2020). Increasingly, alcohol hangover is recognised as a wide-reaching consequence of alcohol use with the potential to impact physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying everyday behaviours including driving, workplace absenteeism and productivity and interpersonal relationships. As a result, alcohol hangover is a growing field with research spanning many disciplines of health and has the potential to impact practice and policy surrounding alcohol use.

This special issue aims to bring together research across fields including psychology, public health and pharmacology. This issue will shed light on emerging experimental and theoretical work that can be used to guide public health policy and interventions targeted at reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol use. We look forward to receiving your contributions to this special issue addressing the impact of alcohol hangover on human health.

Dr. Sally Adams
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Alcohol
  • Heavy Alcohol Use
  • Alcohol Hangover
  • Next-Day Effects
  • Cognition
  • Behaviour
  • Mood
  • Physiological
  • Psychological
  • Public Health
  • Psychopharmacology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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