Special Issue on Implementation of Effective Preventive Interventions to Reduce the Use of Licit Drugs

Submission Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Adaene Moura
      Universidad of São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
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    • Sandra Pillon
      Universidad of São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Angelica Gonçalves
      Federal University of São Carlos, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Fernando Silva Júnior
      Federal University of Piauí, Piauí, Brazil
    • Erikson Furtado
      Universidad of São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Sônia Zerbetto
      Federal University of São Carlos, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Jacqueline Souza
      Universidad of São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Introduction

    The consumption of licit drugs represents global health problems. Alcohol is responsible for various illnesses, acts of violence, deaths, among other damages that affect society in general. Currently, alcohol consumption is consumed by more than half the population in the Americas, Europe and the Western Pacific (approximately 2.3 billion people). Tobacco is responsible for a large share of the world's deaths, killing more than seven million people a year. The chronic consumption of tobacco derivatives has a strong association with several non-transmissible chronic diseases, various types of cancer, respiratory, ocular pathologies, among others. Recently, there have been many controversies and discussions about the actual effectiveness of drug prevention programs. The most accepted model is prevention based on health promotion; that is, a model that foresees the reduction of risk factors and the increase of protection factors, through the empowerment of individuals and communities, so that they themselves modify the determinants of health for the benefit of their quality of life. Therefore, it is of fundamental importance to know the strategies carried out worldwide, to verify interventions that have been effective and to obtain generalization, in order to reduce and / or stop drug misuse. The most commonly used interventions are brief and motivational interventions.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Early Intervention
    2. Drugs of Abuse
    3. Early Medical Intervention
    4. Clinical Trial
    5. Community Mental Health Services
    6. Community Health

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.wjpublichealth.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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