Special Issue "Alcohol Use Among Adolescents and Young People"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Communication and Informatics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019).
Alcohol consumption has become a social and health problem among adolescents and young people in recent years. The prevalence of consumption and the age of the habit´s onset, shown in the WHO regional reports, are alarming. Adolescence and early adulthood—from 12 to 25 years old—are characterized for structural and biochemical changes in the nervous system, and constitute a period of vital cycles, especially vulnerable for alcohol and other drug abuse. Binge drinking, heavy drinking, or risky consumption constitute different patterns of alcohol consumption, and these patterns present different prevalence rates, explicative factors, and consequences among adolescents and young people.
Although a significant number of studies on this topic have been published in recent years, the literature shows that it is still necessary to adequately characterize the epidemiology and clinical use of alcohol consumption between the age of 12 and 25 years. Therefore, we are especially interested in manuscripts that address the following: (1) identifying the explanatory factors of consumption, mainly the contextual and psychological ones, and its association with other addictions/habits ; (2) assessing the selective attentional bias to alcohol-related stimuli in relation to different patterns of consumption; (3) characterizing the neurocognitive, academic, and social consequences of the various patterns of consumption; (4) defining the proportion of consumers that evolve towards an alcohol use disorder; and determine its risk and protective factors; and finally, (5) determining the impact of the pattern of consumption on the social integration of the subject.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Caamaño Isorna
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- Alcohol consumption
- Social factors