About this Special Issue
The UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking takes place on June 26, marking an expression of effort worldwide to reach the goal of a global society that is free of drug abuse and substance abuse disorder (SUD). In line with the theme of “sharing facts on drugs to save lives,” Advances in Drug & Alcohol Research brings together this special issue with the aim of welcoming research that addresses the understanding and reducing drug abuse worldwide. From individuals, to NGOs, to clinics and labs, as well as in national and international organizations, this observance aims to galvanize awareness of research on drug use and abuse, as well as bring together evidence-based solutions that communities can implement.
The 2021 World Drug Report foregrounded cannabis usage, internet-based sales of illicit drugs, COVID-19 and innovation around drug use screening and treatment programs, and the implications of misinformation around drugs and alcohol as central issues for research and policy around drug use in the coming decade. This Special Issue will welcome manuscripts on these themes, as well as the below related topics that may be considered:
• Opioid use disorders, as well as their policy and treatment
• Global approaches to treatment of substance abuse disorder
• Balancing access to essential medicines and non-medical use
• Dynamics of use and abuse of cannabis/cannabinoids
We welcome Original Research, Reviews, Mini-Reviews, and Brief Research Reports, pertaining to all world regions, and any pre-submission questions may be sent to the Editorial Office at: email@example.com.
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Manuscript Deadline: 15 January 2023
Keywords: drug abuse, illicit drugs, drug use screening, substance abuse disorder, opioid use disorder