A leading open access journal in the clinical addiction research field providing a platform for clinically relevant research and perspectives that contribute to improving the quality of care for people with unhealthy alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use. Welcoming submissions on an array of clinical prevention and treatment practices, including management of health consequences associated with substance use.
Publishing research focusing on the prevalent patterns of psychoactive drug use, the public policies meant to control them, and the search for effective methods of reducing the adverse medical, public health, and social consequences associated with both drugs and drug policies. Defining 'harm reduction' as 'policies and programs which aim to reduce the health, social, and economic costs of legal and illegal psychoactive drug use without necessarily reducing drug consumption'.
An international journal encompassing not only clinical and scientific research, but also research into social, economic, legal, environmental and ethical impacts of cannabis. Providing an outlet for experts across disciplines, driving public discourse and innovation around this timely issue.
Encompassing a range of substance use issues, with a special focus on policy. Encouraging new ideas on reducing substance misuse and allows researchers to rapidly publish their findings. We welcome submissions on diverse topics, which include legislation, correctional supervision, medical treatment and screening, mental health services, research, and evaluation of programs.