Drugs, Habits and Social Policy: General Call for Papers

Drugs, Habits and Social Policy (DHS) is a quarterly, international, peer-reviewed journal publishing research and theoretical contributions in the field of drug use and policy.

The journal provides a platform for the dissemination of the current social drug policy research and seeks to stimulate critical debates about social, health and political consequences and contexts of drug use.

We are particularly interested in receiving drug policy studies looking into:

  • Advancement of drug policy reforms
  • Critical studies of bio-medical approach to drug use and people who use drugs
  • Novel methodological and theoretical approaches to studying drug use, drug policy, and people who use drugs from social scientific perspective

We are also interested in receiving submissions on the following topics:

  • Illegal drugs and controlled substances
  • Infectious diseases among populations that inject illegal drugs
  • Mental health and comorbid health conditions in vulnerable and marginalized populations who inject drugs
  • Gender issues in drug use and especially in policy responses and institutional treatment, prevention or intervention programs oriented at women and mothers (including pre and post-natal care)
  • Young people, clubbing culture and drug use in festivals and nightlife
  • Online drug markets, cryptomarkets and social media drug dealing
  • Drug use and sex (chemsex) practices, especially among men who have sex with men and trans users
  • Regional policy responses (specific country profiles and policy analyses)
  • Users with migration background, adverse childhood experiences or detention experiences

Submissions information

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available here.
Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Please see our author guidelines.

Contact Information

Aysel Sultan
Technical University of Munich, Germany
[email protected]

Marta Rychert
Massey University, New Zealand
[email protected]