Special Issue "Alcohol and Substance Use in Adolescents"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Adolescents".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
2. CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Interests: social epidemiology; alcohol use; adolescent health; social inequalities in health; drug addiction
Adolescence is a period of physical and psychological changes in which adolescents build their identity, peer groups are reinforced, and they start taking their own decisions. During this period of life, they start seeking new limits with risky health behaviors, such as experimenting with legal and illegal drugs. Factors that can explain adolescents’ risky health behaviors can be related to individual and contextual aspects. In this way, on the one hand, individual aspects such as the socio-economic position, the relationship with parents, nationality, age, gender, or parental marital status have been related to adolescents’ physical and mental health as well as their risk behaviors. On the other hand, contextual aspects such as the socioeconomic environment in which they live and relate to others have also been related with risky health behaviors at different levels (e.g., the school, neighborhood, or community level). Studying and being able to understand which are the factors that determine adolescents’ alcohol or substance use is crucial, as health-related habits that are acquired at early ages are kept until adult life. Social health determinants are one of the main factors influencing health and health behaviors, which generate social inequalities of health. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on the links between social determinats of health and alcohol and substance use in adolescents. Papers assessing preventive or polcy approaches to alcohol and substance use in adolescents are also invited for this Special Issue. New research papers, reviews, and case reports are welcome to this Issue. Papers dealing with new approaches to studying alcohol and substance use in adolescents are also welcome.
Dr. Albert Espelt
Prof. Dr. Marina Bosque-Prous
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- alcohol use
- substance use
- social determinants of health
- social inequalities