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Drugs and Alcohol Today

Drugs and Alcohol Today

ISSN: 1745-9265

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2018: 0.49
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Aims and Scope

Interview with Dr Axel Klein, Editor of DAT

    "I am looking for critical reflection and experience (bad as well as good)
    presented in such a way that people can learn from it."

    Read the interview...

Drugs and Alcohol Today (DAT) keeps abreast of current events, policy developments and the latest research across drugs, alcohol and related fields.  

DAT is the only journal which seeks to expose the causal links between policy and different health and public safety problems. The journal considers ‘drug problems’ internationally as a product of prohibitionist policies as much as of the drugs themselves.

Articles are peer-reviewed, accessible and relevant to a wide and varied audience. Issues combine research with discussion of policy and views from practitioners and users. Drugs are an international problem and this is reflected in the content.

Intended as a tool to assist in the search for better solutions, DAT covers but is not limited to:

  • Harm reduction models and concepts
  • Innovative treatments for problem use and addictions
  • New findings into patterns of use, new drugs and new combinations
  • Drugs and treatment in prison settings
  • Practitioner and service user perspectives.

The editor is a member of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors and DAT endorses the ethical principles set out in the Farmington Consensus.

Award-winning papers published in DAT

‘Tweaking, bombing, dabbing and stockpiling: the emergence of mephedrone and the perversity of prohibition’, (Fiona Measham, Karenza Moore, Russell Newcombe, Zoe Smith published in Drugs and Alcohol Today, Volume 10 issue 1)  won the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Scientific paper award in 2011 and was judged to enhance understanding of the European drugs problem:

‘How to handle legal highs? Findings from a German online survey and considerations on drug policy issues’, (Bernd Werse and Cornelia Morgenstern, published in Drugs and Alcohol Today Volume 12 issue 4) was shortlisted for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Scientific paper award in 2013.

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

American Sociological Association Publishing Options Database, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, Drugs and Alcohol Findings, EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Illustrata, ReadCube Discover, Scopus, Social Care Online, ZETOC

This journal is ranked by:

Scopus and The Database for Statistics on Higher Education, Norway (Level 1)

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