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: Cannabis use is frequently related to social anxiety in young adulthood, but the nature of this relationship is unclear. Moreover, much research has been conducted on the role of cannabis effects expectancies and their relationship to social anxiety among young adults, but less is known about adolescence. The study examined the relationship between social anxiety, cannabis use patterns, and cannabis effects expectancies among a nonclinical sample of 1,305 adolescents (51% female). Non-users reported higher social anxiety scores than non-problematic and risky users. Compared to users, non-users had more negative expectancies. Risky and problematic users showed higher social and sexual facilitation expectancies and perceptual and cognitive enhancement expectancies. In addition, social anxiety was related to global negative expectancies and social and sexual facilitation expectancies. Moreover, we found that among socially anxious adolescents, social and sexual facilitation expectancies are dissuasive reasons to use cannabis. Clinical implications and future directions are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 07/2015;
  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.872067
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    ABSTRACT: This study compared two Web-based alcohol programs in a sample of incoming freshmen on the reduction of drinking and related risks (N¼122). Participants were randomized to either a standard personalized normative feedback (PNF) intervention with descriptive social norms, or to a version of the program with personalized feedback only (PFO). At 3-month follow-up results indicated that both programs reduced drinking and related risks significantly, and that PFO resulted in greater reductions on all alcohol use outcomes, with comparable reductions on alcohol-related risk. Findings suggest that the use of PFO may be preferable to use with first-year college students.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.872064
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction and Aims. About 20% of cannabis consumers report not smoking cigarettes. Studies that have compared cannabis and cigarette smokers, cigarette smokers, and cannabis users who do not smoke cigarettes (CNSs) have shown that CNSs have better outcomes across a range of indicators compared to the others. Therefore, we conducted a qualitative study to determine why CNSs did not smoke cigarettes and how they managed to resist cigarette smoking in order to better inform prevention efforts. Design and Methods. We conducted five focus groups (FG) with a total of 19 CNSs between ages 16 and 25. A narrative analysis of FGs was conducted using qualitative analysis software. Results. CNSs’ non-smoking choice was rooted in a negative opinion of cigarettes and a harm-reduction strategy. They were unique cases within their peer groups, but there were no CNSs groups. All participants were confronted to the mulling paradox. Discussion and Conclusions. While tobacco-use prevention seems to have been successful, CNSs need to be informed of harmful consequences of chronic cannabis use. Given their habit of adding tobacco to cannabis, CNSs need to be alerted that they may be nicotine dependent even though they do not smoke tobacco on its own. This exploratory study brings essential insight concerning this specific population of cannabis consumers which future research should continue to develop.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.839406
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Segregation is pervasive in Northern Ireland, and linked with health and health behaviors. This study aimed to explore the relationship between adolescents' reports of religious residential segregation and substance use. Methods: A secondary analysis of data from 560 young people from the 2008 Northern Ireland Young Life and Times Survey. Results: Segregation was associated with solvent and illicit drug use, but not cigarette or alcohol use. Relationships differed by religious group membership, and by perceived majority status. Catholic adolescents who reported a Protestant majority were more likely to have used solvents. Protestant adolescents who reported a Protestant majority were more likely to have used illicit drugs. Conclusions: This analysis revealed associations between residential segregation and substance use that were sensitive to religious group membership, and perceived majority group status. This highlights a need for further work to understand the nature of segregation and influence on well-being in divided societies.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.829014
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    ABSTRACT: Extant work suggests that trauma-exposed adolescents are at risk for problematic drinking. Although work conducted with adults suggests that trauma-exposed individuals drink to reduce negative affectivity, no work has yet examined alcohol use outcome expectancies (AOEs) among trauma-exposed adolescents. The current study examined positive AOEs as a function of trauma history among 63 community-recruited youths (Mage = 15.92; 46% girls). Findings indicated that trauma exposure predicted elevated tension-reduction AOEs. Furthermore, the indirect effect of tension-reduction expectancies accounted for a significant proportion of the relation between trauma exposure and alcohol use frequency. These preliminary data are discussed in terms of future research efforts.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.839407
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Since 1984, Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS) Nashville has implemented Student Assistance Programs (SAPs) in the middle Tennessee area, to include 14 counties and 16 school districts. STARS Nashville serves K-12 with a focus in middle and high schools. Methods: The current study reviewed studies that utilized quasi-experimental and experimental study designs, together with cross-sectional surveys to report the effectiveness of STARS Nashville SAPs. Results: STARS Nashville SAP has shown statistical significance in promoting positive attitudes toward non-use of alcohol and other drugs and non-rebelliousness and decreased alcohol and other drug use among students. Additional evaluation data indicate that STARS Nashville SAPs have reduced suspension (including violence-related suspension), improved attendance, improved grades, and prevented dropping out of school. Conclusions: STARS Nashville has demonstrated success among Hispanic and Asian ethnic groups and is most effective with Caucasian and African-American populations.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.829015
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction and Aims: We developed and evaluated an instrument (DCI-A) to measure the adolescent therapeutic community (TC) treatment process.Design and Methods: Participants were adolescents from one of seven U.S. TC programs (N1 = a76, N2 = a66). We used Sample 1 to identify the instrument’s structure, confirmed this with Sample 2, and generated descriptive statistics for the final solution using the combined sample.Results: We identified and confirmed a 5-factor solution (Treatment Motivation, Personal Development, Problem Recognition, Family Relations, Social Network). Analyses provide preliminary evidence for the instrument’s reliability and validity.Discussion and Conclusions: The DCI-A may be useful for assessing adolescent TC treatment process.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.829010
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    ABSTRACT: Research has confirmed the continuing influence of parents in the lives of children through adulthood. Although peer influence on youth attitudes, values, and behavior increases as they enter adolescence, parent influence remains a significant aspect of their lives. Relatively little is known about parenting practices, which are critical elements in the development of parenting styles, especially among parents of drug-involved truant youths (DITY). Latent profile analysis of Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ) data on parent practices among 190 biological mothers of DITY involved in an ongoing, prospective intervention study identified three distinct parent practice profiles: (a) low involvement and low positive parenting, (b) high involvement and positive parenting, and a low use of corporal punishment, and (c) the use of corporal punishment. Forty percent of mothers in this National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded study report parenting practices that increase the risk of poor youth developmental outcomes. Analyses of collateral data supported the usefulness of the indicated profiles. The important implications of these findings for intervention services are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.829011
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a brief parent-based prevention intervention to delay or prevent the initiation of alcohol and drug use in young adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders. Findings from a small randomized clinical trial comparing the individualized family substance use preventive intervention based on the Family Check-Up model (FCU condition) to a Psychoeducation (PE) session revealed that parents in both conditions reported an increase in alcohol-related communication at three and six months as well as an increase in general family communication. Parents in the FCU condition reported an increase on overall substance-related communication, and reported experiencing less problematic family communication compared to those in PE. Parents in the PE condition reported greater increases in parental monitoring than parents in the FCU condition. Study findings suggest a larger trial is indicated to test individual and family factors that lead to differential efficacy of these preventive interventions.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.829013
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    ABSTRACT: Although dual use of tobacco products is increasingly prevalent among youths, no studies in the United States have examined dual use of cigarettes and snus, a new spitless form of tobacco. This study compared adolescent dual users with snus users, cigarette users, and non-users of these tobacco products, on various intrapersonal (e.g., other tobacco use) and interpersonal (e.g., friend use of tobacco) factors. Participants were 5,574 sixth- through twelfth-grade students who voluntarily completed the 2011 Texas Youth Tobacco Survey. Because snus users were predominately male, mixed-effects regression analyses were conducted for males only (N = 2,790). Compared with cigarette users and nonusers of either cigarettes or snus, male dual users scored significantly higher on the study variables; there were few differences between dual users and snus users. Limitations and implications are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.829012
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    ABSTRACT: This study examines trends in adolescent substance use disorders (SUDs) and treatment utilization in the United States using data from the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and data from the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS). Results indicate an overall decrease in the percentage of adolescents meeting past-year criteria for an alcohol or illicit drug disorder between 2003 and 2010, but the percentage of adolescents meeting criteria who had not received any treatment in the past year was substantial and has remained stable since 2003. In 2010, fewer than 30% of facilities participating in the N-SSATS indicated that they offered special programming for adolescents, reflecting an overall decrease since 2003.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.829008
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigates gender differences within the context of risk and protective factors for alcohol use and substance use problems in a sample of 8,992 Hispanic students in grades 6 through 12, who responded to a statewide survey of alcohol and other drug use. The effects of gender, grade, and risk and protective factors on past-month alcohol use, binge drinking, and risk for substance use problems are examined. Results show that outcomes were moderated by gender, such that females had greater predicted probabilities than males for alcohol use, binge drinking, and risk for substance use problems across levels of risk and protective factors. An ecological framework is applied to speculate why Hispanic female adolescents were more vulnerable than their males to problem alcohol use.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.826609
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    ABSTRACT: Previous research demonstrates that adolescent smokers are aware of smoking’s health consequences yet perceive they are less susceptible to harm than other smokers, thereby exhibiting an optimistic bias. The present study extends such research to consider whether optimistic bias is present in relation to the addictive consequences of smoking. To explore this, 416 adolescents responded to a questionnaire about the consequences of smoking. As predicted, there was a significant association between regular, experimental, and non-smokers’ perceptions about their personal susceptibility to addiction. Regular smokers showed the greatest bias about their ability to quit smoking. Implications for prevention campaigns are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.812531