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 2016
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

  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2014.884482

  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2014.889634

  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2014.918003

  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2014.896760
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    ABSTRACT: Increasing motivation and raising retention rates are considerable challenges for providers of adolescent substance abuse treatment. Research has shown that motivation for treatment, social influences (peers, family, counselors), and for some clients external pressure from the juvenile justice system, can serve as key factors in successful retention. To further understand influences on motivation and retention, focus groups were conducted in two residential treatment facilities. Adolescent clients, parents, and treatment staff were asked to describe their experiences with the treatment process focusing specifically on factors related to treatment attrition and retention. Qualitative data analysis revealed five themes affecting retention either positively or negatively. Themes included relationships (with family, peers, and counselors), responsibility (degree to which clients embrace jobs, roles, and rules), emotional regulation (ability to express feelings appropriately), thinking (identifying behavior patterns and recognizing consequences), and self-efficacy (feelings of empowerment). Implications for future research and for developing strategies aimed at increasing motivation and retention are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 10/2015; 24(6):344-354. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.844088
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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;
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    ABSTRACT: Parents impact adolescent substance abuse, but sex-specific influences are not well-understood. This study examined parental influences on adolescent drinking behavior in a sample of ninth-grade students (N = 473). Hierarchical regression analyses indicated parental monitoring, disapproval of teen alcohol use, and quality of parent-teen general communication were significant predictors of drinking behaviors. Sex, however, moderated these relationships. Specifically, parental monitoring was protective of heavy episodic drinking and alcohol-related consequences for females, whereas parental disapproval of teen alcohol was protective of heavy episodic drinking for males. Implications for sex-specific parent-based intervention programs are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; 24(6):1-10. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.872067
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    ABSTRACT: Few studies investigating the validity of marijuana use have used samples of truant youth. In the current study, self-reports of marijuana use are compared with urine test results for marijuana to identify marijuana underreporting among adolescents participating in a longitudinal Brief Intervention for drug-involved truant youth. It was hypothesized that marijuana underreporting would be associated with alcohol underreporting and engaging in sexual risk behaviors. The results indicated marijuana underreporting was significantly associated with self-denial of alcohol use, but not associated with sexual risk behavior. Also, there was an age effect in marijuana use underreporting such that younger truant youth were more likely to underreport marijuana use, compared to older truant youth. Implications for policy and future research are discussed.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; 26(4):1-11. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.844089
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    ABSTRACT: The adolescent-parent relationship is a major factor influencing juvenile delinquency, and Internet gaming addiction may exacerbate any conflict in that relationship. The aim of this study was to determine the relationships among Internet game addiction, parental attachment, and parental attitude toward the rearing of adolescents in South Korea. The initial selected convenience sample comprised 624 middle school and high school students. Self-reported measures of an Internet Game Addiction Scale, Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment–Revised version, and the modified Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire were analyzed. A significant relationship was found between Internet game addiction and both parental attachment and the adolescents’ perception of parenting of adolescents. Those helping adolescents with an Internet game addiction should consider not only the adolescents’ Internet game usage pattern but also their relationship with their parents.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 06/2015; 24(6):1-6. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.872063
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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; 24(6):1-6. 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; 24(5):1-7. 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; 24(6):1-7. 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; 24(6):1-8. DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2013.829015