Monitoring Drug Abuse in South Africa
Monitoring Drug Abuse in the SADC region

african journal of drug and alcohol studies

Special Issue on Drugs, Social Welfare and Development in African Societies

The AJDAS invites authors to submit papers that focus on the link between alcohol/tobacco/other drugs and development for publication in a special issue of the journal. This special issue is scheduled for publication in Volume 7(1) in June 2008. High-quality original research, reviews, commentaries and book reviews on these and other related themes will be considered for publication:

  • Social and economic costs of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use and abuse
  • Alcohol production and marketing
  • Illicit drug trafficking
  • Young people and drugs
  • Drugs, crime and violence
  • Alcohol and road traffic accidents
  • Abuse of inhalants and indigenous substances
  • Women and alcohol
  • Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS
  • National drug control policies
  • Impact of substance use on health and education sectors
  • Treatment of drug use disorders

Manuscripts should be received by the end of February 2008 in order to be included in this special issue. Please send inquiries and completed papers directly to the Editor-in-chief. In keeping with the tradition of the journal, all papers for this special issue will be subjected to the peer review process.

AJDAS is an international scientific journal published twice a year by the African Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA). The Journal publishes original research, evaluation studies, case reports, review articles and book reviews of high scholarly standards. For more information about the journal, and for access to papers published in back issues of the journal, visit or

Please distribute this announcement widely to colleagues who might be interested in contributing papers to this special issue of the journal.

Isidore S. Obot, PhD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies
Professor & Chair, Department of Behavioral Health Sciences
School of Public Health & Policy, Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
Director, CRISA, Jos, Nigeria
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