Vol 10, No 1 (2022) published
The Co-Editors-in-Chief, Professor Neo Morojele and Dr Anne-Marie Laslett are pleased to announce the release of the first issue of Volume 10 of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (IJADR).
The good news is that the IJADR was ratified as the official journal of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (KBS). The journal’s ongoing relationship with KBS was formalized in the by-laws and we thank KBS for their financial and advisory support in 2022.
Unfortunately submissions declined in 2022, and we were only able to produce a single issue, with four papers that included authors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, India, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States of America (USA) and Viet Nam. The papers presented research on (a) how a history of childhood neglect results in differential ratings of stress, affect, and desire to drink, during typical alcohol consumption sessions in moderate to heavy drinkers in the USA; (b) a study of problematic alcohol consumption, knowledge about drinking limits and health risks among future health professionals in Tanzania; (c) improved estimates of individual and population-level alcohol use in the United States,1984–2020 and (d) a detailed discussion paper on a potential research agenda for alcohol policymaking in the wider world. Alcohol continued to be consumed during the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, and in some cases in greater volumes and with more negative effects. These papers all focused on the consumption of alcohol.
Finally we are pleased to announce that we are busy putting a Special Issue together in 2023, with the theme of: Alcohol Prevention Research and Policy Development in LMICs: Facilitating Partnerships, Capacity and Impact. We welcome interdisciplinary, theoretical, qualitative and quantitative research papers as well as commentaries and reviews. By reviews we mean literature reviews, policy reviews or potentially commentaries or reviews of evidence or policy.