Drug and Alcohol Review
© Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)
Edited By: Professor Robin Room
Impact Factor: 2.017
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 8/30 (Substance Abuse (Social Science))
Online ISSN: 1465-3362
Recently Published Issues
Providing alcohol and other drug services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
This virtual issue focuses on the provision of alcohol and other drug services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience disproportionally high rates of harms related to alcohol and other drug use. Access to culturally appropriate interventions is vital to addressing this health disparity. This issue covers the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, issues faced in the workforce, and ways to enable drug and alcohol service provision.
Reducing Alcohol Use and Related Harms in Young People
Alcohol consumption is a major avoidable risk factor for death and disability, accounting for an estimated 3.8% of deaths and 4.6% of disability adjusted life years globally. The onset of this disability begins in the teenage years, when young people start drinking, and extends through adulthood. This virtual issue focuses on interventions that can be used to reduce drinking and related harms among young people. It includes evidence that prevention programs can work, including new and innovative internet-based interventions, social media interventions and serious computer games. Recent research on the effectiveness of broader community-based strategies is also canvassed.
Alcohol policy attitudes trends, determinants and implications
The special section in the May issue of Drug and Alcohol Review presents a series of papers examining recent trends in public support for alcohol policies around the world, exploring how population attitudes towards alcohol policy change over time in the context of changing consumption patterns, changing economic conditions and demographic shifts. The papers include research from Australia, the USA, Canada, Ireland, Norway and Finland.
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