Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse (J CHILD ADOLES SUBST)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse has expanded its coverage to include the treatment of substance abuse in all ages of children. With growing numbers and the magnitude of the problem of substance abuse among children and youth, this is the first forum for the dissemination of descriptive or investigative efforts with this population. Under new editorship, the journal serves as a vehicle for communication and dissemination of information to the many practitioners and researchers working with these young people. With this singular mission in mind, the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse provides subscribers with one source for obtaining current, useful information regarding state-of-the-art approaches to the strategies and issues in the assessment, prevention, and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. Also, clinical case reports and descriptions of new and innovative evaluation and treatment methods are encouraged. This enables the journal to provide a unique combination of clinical problems, solutions, and research findings to its readers. The journal is an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of information on clinical and investigative efforts concerning the assessment, prevention, and treatment of child and adolescent substance abuse. The primary focus is on the empirical study of child and adolescent substance abuse utilizing correlational, group comparisons, or single-case experimental strategies. The journal publishes clinical and research reports from a broad range of disciplines: clinical and counseling psychology, psychiatry, family therapy, sociology, public health, rehabilitation, social work. Case studies that are of special clinical relevance or that describe innovative evaluation and intervention techniques, reviews, and theoretical discussions that contribute substantially to our understanding of child and adolescent substance abuse are also published.

Current impact factor: 0.62

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2009 Impact Factor 0.512

Additional details

5-year impact 0.76
Cited half-life 7.70
Immediacy index 0.15
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.23
Website Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse website
Other titles Journal of child & adolescent substance abuse, Journal of child and adolescent substance abuse, Child & adolescent substance abuse
ISSN 1067-828X
OCLC 27359350
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: We describe a project focused on training parents to facilitate their treatment-resistant adolescent's treatment entry and to manage their child after entry into community-based treatment. Controlled studies show that Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a unilateral treatment that fosters treatment entry of adults; however, there are no controlled trials for parents with a substance-abusing child. We examined the behavioral parent training literature to guide us in tailoring CRAFT for parents of adolescents. We discuss adaptations to CRAFT, outcomes and experiences gained from a brief pilot of the revised CRAFT program, and the future directions of this work.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 05/2015; 24(3):155-165. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.777379
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    ABSTRACT: Employing school catchment areas (SCAs) to represent communities in Alabama, this study hypothesized that student substance use would be most prevalent where structural disadvantages were most numerous and school- and community-bestowed encouragement of or rewards for students’ prosocial behaviors were scant. We employed data from the 2000 census and a secondary data set produced by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Overall, we observed significant, strong effects on student substance use wielded by the community’s and school’s protective roles. Our results confirmed location as an explanatory factor, in that substance use in one community affected substance use in neighboring communities.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 03/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.803944
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    ABSTRACT: Over the four years of the study, the number of adolescents treated with alcohol-related harm increased significantly (from 297 in 2007 to 684 in 2010), up to a total of 1,616. The dominant reason for hospitalization was “alcohol intoxication” (in total 1,350; 88% of all cases). The gender ratio did not change over time (54% boys), but the average age increased over the years (14.9 years to 15.4 years). With respect to the 1,350 adolescents with an alcohol intoxication, the mean blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) in the population was 1.84 gram per liter (range 1.83 to 1.86), with a 1.76 average for girls and a 1.93 for boys, and this did not change over the four-year period. We did observe an increase in the average number of hours of reduced consciousness (2.2 hours to 3.2 hours), but the in-hospital stay of the adolescents decreased (1.07 days to 0.96 days).
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 03/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.803943
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    ABSTRACT: In spite of policy bans and recommendations against spit tobacco (ST) use, baseball athletes have demonstrated ST prevalence rates ranging from 34% to 50% in high school, 42% in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and 50% in the professional ranks. To evaluate enforcement of ST bans, high school baseball coaches in North Carolina (N=93) completed a survey about ST attitudes, behaviors, and intentions to use and enforce tobacco use policies. Findings revealed that coaches who were current ST users, considered ST pleasant, did not value health impacts, and stated the baseball environment influenced their ST use were less likely to enforce school ST policy with their players.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 01/2015; 24(2):1-6. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.773863
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    ABSTRACT: Rates of marijuana use among detained youths are exceptionally high. Research suggests a cannabis withdrawal syndrome is valid and clinically significant; however, these studies have mostly been conducted in highly controlled laboratory settings with treatment-seeking, White adults. The present study analyzed archival data to explore the magnitude of cannabis withdrawal symptoms within a diverse sample of detained adolescents while controlling for tobacco use and investigating the impact of race on symptom reports. Adolescents recruited from a juvenile correctional facility (N= 93) completed a background questionnaire and the Marijuana Withdrawal Checklist. Analyses revealed a significant main effect for level of tobacco use on severity of irritability as well as for level of marijuana use on severity of craving to smoke marijuana and strange/wild dreams. Furthermore, a significant main effect for race was found with Black adolescents reporting lower withdrawal discomfort scores and experiencing less severe depressed mood, difficulty sleeping, nervousness/anxiety, and strange/wild dreams.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 01/2015; 24(2). DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.770379
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    ABSTRACT: Reviewed are 31 studies that evaluated recidivism rates from juvenile drug treatment courts relative to a random-assignment or convenience comparison group. Recidivism was defined as re-referral, new charges, or re-arrest. Mean effect sizes and confidence intervals are provided for the three recidivism assessment time frames most often used by researchers (e.g., recidivism occurring “during the drug court program”; “during, plus post-program”; and “post-program only”). Characteristics of youths and programs that were hypothesized to correlate with the size of effect (e.g., gender and ethnic proportions of program participants, methodological quality of studies) were examined in an attempt to account for variation in effect sizes across studies. The average premature termination rate from drug court programs, as a face-valid indicator of typical program effectiveness, is also reported. The results, based on significantly more studies than past reviews, show that juvenile drug court treatment program youths, relative to controls, had slightly more gains than short-term, pre-to-post-program assessments. Results are compared to adult drug court outcomes, and program and participant correlates of effect size are discussed. Suggestions for further research into possible improvements of programs are offered.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 01/2015; 24(2):80-93. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.764371
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined the psychosocial risk characteristics of former smokers in comparison to nonsmokers, experimental smokers, and established smokers. Adolescents reported their tobacco use beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors via the Virginia Youth Tobacco Survey in 2007 (N=2,067) and 2009 (N=3,928). Multinomial logistic regression results showed former smokers had greater susceptibility to tobacco-related influences (peer smoking, industry advertising) and alternative tobacco use (smokeless tobacco, waterpipe/hookah) than nonsmokers and early experimenters and fewer psychosocial differences compared to advanced experimenters and established smokers. Findings highlight the need for addressing adolescents who are former smokers as a distinct group in prevention and cessation efforts. Implications and limitations are noted.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 01/2015; 24(2):1-6. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.770378
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    ABSTRACT: School truancy is a serious concern in the U.S., with far-reaching negative consequences. Truancy has been positively associated with substance use and delinquent behavior; however, research is limited. Consequently, the Truancy Brief Intervention Project was established to treat and prevent substance use and other risky behaviors among truants. This article examines whether the Brief Intervention program is more effective in preventing future delinquency over a 12-month follow-up period, than the standard truancy program. Results indicate the Brief Intervention was marginally significant in effecting future delinquency among truants, compared to the standard truancy program. Future implications of this study are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 10/2014; 23(6):375-388. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2012.741560
  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 09/2014; 23(5):318-333.
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    ABSTRACT: A total of 366 American Indian students in grades 7 through 12 completed the PRIDE questionnaire. Recent alcohol use was reported by 31.9% of students, whereas 26.7% reported frequent episodic heavy drinking. One in three students felt it was harmful/very harmful to use alcohol and less than half felt alcohol was easy/very easy to obtain. A series of odds ratios found perceiving alcohol as harmful and having parents and peers who disapproved of any alcohol use reduced the odds of alcohol use. Findings may be beneficial to health professionals in developing effective prevention and intervention programs for American Indian youths.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 08/2014; 23(5):334-346. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2014.928117
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    ABSTRACT: This study utilized data drawn from a study of 980 adolescents living in Tijuana, Mexico, in February 2009 to examine whether parental monitoring had a moderating impact on the influence of peer pro-drug norms on lifetime and past-30-day alcohol and cigarette use among a group of adolescents living along the United States-Mexico border. The results of primary analyses indicated that parental monitoring did moderate the influence of peer pro-drug norms for past-30-day cigarette use for males but not for females. Research and practice implications for U. S. and Mexican culturally grounded prevention programs are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 08/2014; 23(5):297-306. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.869138
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    ABSTRACT: Two hundred twenty-six first-year students enrolled at a large, public Midwest university and deemed to require an emergency transport for a potential alcohol overdose completed a brief questionnaire on the student's perceptions of why the event occurred, what might have happened to prevent the overdose situation, and personal assessment of experience with alcohol. The explanations for the event revolve around personal decision making (made decision to drink too much, absence of drinking control behaviors) as opposed to peer influence. Similarly, factors selected as preventing an alcohol overdose focused on knowing one's own tolerance, plus having a buddy system to slow down consumption. Other external interventions, whether in a drinking establishment or emanating from the university, were generally not subscribed to. Regardless of self-assessment as an experienced or inexperienced drinker, students felt they knew how to intervene, would intervene, and knew the signs of an alcohol overdose and personal risk.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 08/2014; 23(5):291-296. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.869135
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    ABSTRACT: This study examines the relationship between student substance use and school-level parental involvement as reported by administrators. Questionnaires were administered to school administrators and 111,652 students in 1,011 U.S. schools. Hierarchical logis­ tic regression analyses conducted on 1998-2003 data from students and administrators indicate significantly lower prevalence of alcohol use among eighth-graders in schools where administrators reported high parental involvement. Overall, administrators' reports of high parental involvement were unrelated to prevalence of substance use among tenth-graders and were associated with higher prevalence of alcohol use among twelfth-graders. Implications and limitations are discussed, along with suggestions for future research.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 08/2014; 23(5):269-281. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.869131