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

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
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: Objective: Positive alcohol expectancies and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are independent risk factors for adolescent alcohol problems and substance use disorders. However, the association of early ADHD diagnostic status, as well as its separate dimensions of inattention and hyperactivity, with alcohol expectancies is essentially unknown. Method: At baseline (i.e., Wave 1), parents of 139 6- to 9-year-old children (71% male) with (N = 77; 55%) and without (N = 62; 45%) ADHD completed structured diagnostic interviews of child psychopathology. Approximately two years later (i.e., Wave 2), children completed a Memory Model-Based Expectancy Questionnaire (MMBEQ) to ascertain their positive and negative expectancies regarding alcohol use. All children were alcohol naïve at both baseline and follow-up assessments. Results: Controlling for age, sex, IQ, as well as the number of Wave 1 oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD) symptoms, the number of baseline hyperactivity symptoms prospectively predicted more positive arousing (i.e., MMBEQ “wild and crazy” subscale) alcohol expectancies at Wave 2. No predictive association was observed for the number of Wave 1 inattention symptoms and alcohol expectancies. Conclusions: Childhood hyperactivity prospectively and positively predicted expectancies regarding the arousing properties of alcohol, independent of inattention and ODD/CD symptoms, as well as other key covariates. Even in the absence of explicit alcohol engagement, youths with elevated hyperactivity may benefit from targeted intervention given its association with more positive arousing alcohol expectancies.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to assess the predictive value of vulnerability, subjective norms, prototypes and willingness on alcohol use concurrently (T1) and prospectively (two years later; T2) on 126 high school students. Alcohol consumption by friends and parents and willingness were concurrently positively related to alcohol use. Perception of vulnerability was a positive predictor only when parents' subjective norms were included in analysis. Considering alcohol consumption at T2, willingness, friends' alcohol consumption, and friends' reaction were significant predictors of drinking. While willingness has had a consistent contribution to drinking, parents' influence becomes weaker in comparison to the friends' as adolescents get older.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Previous research has consistently shown the negative impact that peers can have on adolescent substance use patterns. Few studies have examined the positive influence adolescents can have on their peers. This study aimed to examine the relationship of positive peer influence with indices of substance use and also to compare abstinent adolescents and substance-using adolescents on positive peer influence. Method: One hundred fifty-four adolescents (age range 12–20 years) completed a questionnaire on positive peer influence and other correlates of adolescent substance use including mental health, family functioning, and social support. Results: Positive peer influence was a significant predictor of lower substance use behaviors in adolescents, with positive influence from close friends being the strongest predictor. Substance-using adolescents' scores were significantly different from abstinent adolescents' scores for positive peer support, mental health functioning, impulsivity, and social support. Conclusions: These results indicate that positive influence from adolescents' peers may act as a protective factor in substance use. This influence should be utilized to aid the design of prevention and intervention initiatives in adolescent substance use.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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    ABSTRACT: The current study examined associations between substance use and depressed mood by gender and type of substance used (no use, alcohol, marijuana, or both alcohol and marijuana) in a sample of 713 adolescents (Mage = 15.3) recruited from a Pediatric Emergency Department (PED). Adolescents who reported any marijuana use had higher overall depressed mood scores compared to all other adolescents. When examined by gender, females with both alcohol and marijuana use reported the highest overall depressed mood symptoms. These results suggest the usefulness of screening and identification of depressive symptoms among adolescents presenting to a PED for substance use-related problems.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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    ABSTRACT: The extent to which social norms (injunctive and descriptive) are associated with collegiate alcohol use—including binge drinking—has been examined at length, but studies examining the efficacy of interventions derived thereof have reported mixed outcomes. This study examines data from 5,124 college students at 13 different colleges collected by the 2010 Indiana College Substance Use Survey in order to further elucidate the relationship between social norms and binge drinking. We apply seven different regression models to the data, finding the zero-inflated negative binomial (ZINB) model to fit best, likely due to the unique characteristics of the binge-drinking variable; individuals who do not consume any alcohol do not binge drink, inflating the frequency of zeroes for the variable. We contrast key findings from this model to those from other regression models as well as information from the literature and provide preliminary suggestions as to future directions for social norms research as it relates to collegiate binge drinking.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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    ABSTRACT: Longitudinal data from 746 adolescents in Toronto, Canada (54% females), was gathered in eight waves over seven years (1995 through 2001), beginning when the youths were 10 to 12 years old (mean age = 11.8, SD = 1.2 years). Five trajectories of substance use were identified: chronic-high, childhood onset-rapid high, childhood onset-moderate, adolescent onset-moderate, and non-use groups. Late childhood risk factors for substance use included delinquency, academic disengagement, low parental monitoring, and associating with substance-using peers. Externalizing problems emerged as an additional risk factor for the most severe substance-using group during adolescence. Of note, the childhood onset-moderate group reported only moderate levels of substance use during adolescence despite high levels of risk during late childhood. Implications for prevention of and intervention for substance use are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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    ABSTRACT: Digital stories (N = 71) were created in partial fulfillment of undergraduate coursework at a large mid-Atlantic university. Based on the alcohol habitus, two major themes emerged: the content present (e.g., dissonance between visual and narrative representations) and the content conspicuously absent from the stories (e.g., first-person perspectives, monetary considerations). College students create meaning surrounding excessive drinking behavior in order to frame it in a positive light. Even negative aspects of excessive drinking are often reframed for humor and entertainment. Understanding students' interpretation of the alcohol habitus is essential in creating more effective educational programming and a more realistic discourse among university educators.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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    ABSTRACT: Substance use among homeless young people is a pervasive problem, and there have been many efforts to understand more about the dynamics of this health-compromising behavior. The current study examined perceived substance use norms within homeless youths' social networks utilizing in-depth interviews. The sample included 19 homeless individuals ages 16 to 21. Four elements of substance use within networks emerged: substance use choices, drug use safety issues, encouragement and/or discouragement, and appropriate situations in which substance use is condoned. These findings provide unique insight into the norms associated with drug and alcohol use within homeless youths' social networks.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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    ABSTRACT: This study attempts to analyze the existence and magnitude of social interactions in alcohol-impaired driving among Spanish adolescents. Using a wave of data collected from 25,473 Spanish students between 14 and 18 years old, we estimate the cross-sectional association between alcohol-impaired driving and several predictors. We examine the prevalence of this behavior among classmates, which requires the use of two-stage least squares to deal with the endogeneity of the peer variable. The alcohol-impaired driving behavior of classmates is associated with a higher probability of being involved in the same behavior, and we find that this behavior is positively associated with the father drinking.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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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.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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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.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
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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.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse