Special Issue "Adolescent Substance Use and Related Harms"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2021.
Interests: child and youth health; substance use; alcohol use; marijuana use; co-use; mental health; policy; prevention; harm reduction; developmental methodology; quantitative statistics; program evaluation
Interests: youth risk behaviour surveillance; natural experiment evaluation; predictors of substance use (tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, vaping); poly-substance use and trajectories of onset; substance use and mental health; comprehensive school health
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Interests: adolescent alcohol consumption; the role of parents in young people’s alcohol use; social norms relating to alcohol use; qualitative and quantitative research methodology
Interests: substance use; alcohol use; mental health; young adulthood; academic achievement; employment; prevention; longitudinal data; ecological momentary assessment
The high rates of substance use among youth (particularly alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine products), and the negative effects on their well-being, are a significant public health issue. Globally, rates of substance use during adolescence and young adulthood are higher than at any other age across the lifespan. Youth are also more likely to use substances in risky ways contributing to high rates of unintentional injuries and death, as well as a variety of social problems, such as academic difficulties and mental health. This Special Issue seeks to advance our understanding of the dynamic and emerging substance use trends and correlates of use among youth and inform public health responses to mitigate substance-related risk. Manuscripts that advance our knowledge on the antecedents, consequences, and prevention of youth substance use are welcome. The population of interest includes adolescents (12–17 years of age) and young adults (18–25 years of age). Both qualitative and quantitative studies are encouraged. Papers that focus on the risks associated with polysubstance use and other high-risk and emerging substance use trends among youth (i.e., vaping, use of edibles, misuse of prescription drugs) are preferred.
The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
Dr. Kara Thompson
Prof. Dr. Scott Leatherdale
Prof. Dr. Conor Gilligan
Dr. Hannah Allen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Polysubstance use/Co-use
- Use patterns
- Harm reduction
- Acute harm
- Chronic or long-term harm