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Addiction Research and Adolescent Behaviour : Open Access

About the Journal

Addiction Research is an open access journal that publishes manuscripts in the field of addictive behaviours of human and their research medicine.
Apart from focusing on therapy and cure, the journal involves multidisciplinary dimensions of the field by focusing on medical, genetic, and pharmaceutical aspects, leading to drug addiction.
Journal of Addiction research focused on neuroscience contributions and it aims to advance our understanding of the mechanism of action of drugs with addictive potential.
The Journal is using double-blind peer-review for the manuscript processing. Each article undergoes this peer review process under the aegis of an assigned Editor. To be acceptable for publication, an article should be positively considered by two individual reviewers followed by the Editor’s consent.
This journal concentrates on the human addictions and the major aspects like:
Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: People with a substance use disorder have distorted thinking, behaviour and body functions.
Addiction Epidemiology: Addiction Epidemiology studies the extend of the use of recreational drugs in a population, the reasons behind their use, substance-attributable harm and societal responses. This study enables us to study and compare various factors responsible for addiction and ways to reduced or inhibit addiction.
Addiction Medicine: Addiction medicine is a medical specialty that deals with the treatment of addiction. In several countries around the world, specialist bodies have been set up to ensure high quality practice in addiction medicine.
Alcoholism: Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence which contains four major signs: Craving, Loss of control, Physical dependence, Tolerance. Alcoholism and addiction are not just personal problems—they also affect families and communities. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that approximately 15 percent of Americans have a substance use disorder involving alcohol, nicotine or illicit drugs, resulting in a cost to the U.S. economy of $539 billion per year. Healthcare economists estimate that every dollar invested in addiction research or treatment yields a return of more than $12 in healthcare, work productivity and law enforcement savings.
Drug Addiction:In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to. Drug addiction includes Tobacco Addiction, Amphetamine Addiction, and Cocaine Addiction.
Some commonly abused opioids include:  Heroin, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Methadone Fentanyl, Morphine, and Oxycodone
Drug addiction Treatment: Addiction is a chronic disease, people can’t simply stop using drugs for a few days and be cured. Most patients need long-term or repeated care to stop using completely and recover their lives.
There are many options that have been successful in treating drug addiction, including:
1. Behavioural counseling
2. Medication
3. Medical devices and applications used to treat withdrawal symptoms or deliver skills training
4. Evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety
5. Long-term follow-up to prevent relapse
Neurobehavioral of Addictive Disorders: Neurobehavioral therapy is a set of assessment and treatment procedures addressing biological mechanisms of underlying behavioral disorders and psychological conditions. With recent advances in neuroscience, it became possible to identify these brain irregularities and develop tailored neurobehavioral treatments to correct those irregularities. To identify the areas in the brain which cause behavioral/psychological issues and require correction, a special brain wave-based assessment (EEG-based assessment) should be done prior to developing a neurobehavioral treatment plan.
Alcoholic neuropathy:
Alcoholic neuropathy is a disease associated with chronic alcohol abuse that is characterized by damage to the nervous system. Alcoholic neuropathy can affect the brain as well as nerves situated anywhere in the body including the feet, hands, muscles, gastrointestinal system, and reproductive system.
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome: Alcohol withdrawal may occur in those who are alcohol dependent. This may occur following a planned or unplanned decrease in alcohol intake

Alcoholic cerebellar degeneration:
The clinical syndrome of alcohol cerebellar degeneration is remarkably stereotyped. The usual presentation, as in this patient, is a progressive unsteadiness in walking evolving over months and years
Alcoholic myopathy: Alcoholic myopathy is a muscular disease that occurs in alcoholics or people who drink heavily for several weeks. Alcohol tends to wear down muscles over time, and this effect can be very severe in alcoholics.
Fetal alcohol syndrome. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome:Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a group of complications that occur in a newborn baby who was pre-exposed or the administration of licit or illicit drugs & addictive opiate drugs during the time period of its development or growth in the mother's womb.
Genes and Addiction:As addiction is a complex disease, finding addiction genes can be a tricky process. Multiple genes and environmental factors can add up to make an individual susceptible, or they may cancel each other out. Not every addict will carry the same gene, and not everyone who carries an addiction gene will exhibit the trait.
Adolescent Behaviour:  Adolescent is defined biologically, as the physical transition marked by the onset of puberty and the termination of physical growth; cognitively, as changes in the ability to think abstractly and multi-dimensionally; or socially, as a period of preparation for adult roles.
     The study of adolescent development often involves interdisciplinary collaborations. For example, researchers in neuroscience or bio-behavioural health might focus on pubertal changes in brain structure and its effects on cognition or social relations.
Adolescent Behavior provides an illuminating overview of the epigenetic, hormonal and neurological developments that takes place during Child and Adolescence.
The following sub-disciplines of adolescent behaviour includes:
Mood disorder:
Mood disorders fall into the basic groups of elevated mood, such as mania or hypomania; depressed mood, of which the best-known and most researched is major depressive disorder (MDD)
Mood disorder, also known as mood (affective) disorders, is a group of conditions where a disturbance in the person's mood is the main underlying feature.
Anger Management:Anger management Anger is a natural emotion that we all experience.  Anger can also be a defensive response to underlying fear or feelings of vulnerability or powerlessness. Anger management programs consider anger to be a motivation caused by an identifiable reason which can be logically analyzed, and if suitable worked toward.

Adult Psychology:adolescent psychology can be divided into two main areas - the actual process of psychological development that the child goes through when growing up and the analysis and treatment of the various problems that a child may face throughout their development.
Adolescent Anxiety:Anxiety disorders vary from teenager to teenager. Symptoms generally include excessive fears and worries, feelings of inner restlessness, and a tendency to be excessively wary and vigilant. Even in the absence of an actual threat, some teenagers describe feelings of continual nervousness, restlessness, or extreme stress.    
Depression Disorders:
A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her.
Adult Sexual Behaviour:Sexual behavior refers to a broad spectrum of behaviors in which humans display their sexuality. These behavioral expressions contains both biological elements and cultural influences and involves sexual arousal (with its physiological changes, both pronounced and subtle, in the aroused person).
Parental Care:
Parental Care is a type of selflessness since this type of behaviour includes expanding the health of the posterity to the detriment of the folks.
Counselling the provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems.

Areas Include Subjects Such As :

Adolescent Anxiety,

addictive behaviour



drug sensitization

drug withdrawal

physical dependence

psychological dependence


substance use disorder


Adult Sexual Behaviour,

Anger Management,

Child Anxiety,

Child Health,

Child Mental Health,

Children Behavior,

Children Development,


Societal Influence

Addiction Medicine

Drug abuse

Opoid addiction



Drug Addiction



Alcohol dependance

Post acute withdrawal syndrome

food addiction

sexual addiction


Child Adolescence.

social relations

Behavioural Adolescence.



Normal Adolescent Behavior

Depressive disorders