Science Journal of Public Health

Special Issue

Addiction and Substance Abuse

  • Submission Deadline: 30 August 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Ikenna Molobe
About This Special Issue
Drug and substance abuse is a global health problem. The global situation of drug abuse reveals that the problem has become a major source of concern. The economic and social status of any nation is always affected due to the problems of drugs and substance abuse. Most people who take drugs, and later become dependent on them, do so as a result of frustration, unemployment, conflicts at home, peer influence, or lack of parental guidance. The rate of increase in drugs and substance is associated with increases in violence and crime among young people in the society, as well as risk infections associated with drug abuse such as Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Transmitted Infections. This special issue is to improve prevention, rehabilitation and treatment methodology through advanced research. Original research papers are solicited in any aspect of innovative approach and findings.

Aim & Scope

1. Drug and substance abuse prevention
2. Drug control policies
3. Drugs and health
4. Drug abuse and HIV
5. Alcohol addiction in pregnancy
6. Drug abuse and reproductive health
7. Drug abuse and addiction in workplace
8. Drugs use and abuse in Sports
9. Counselling and rehabilitation interventions
10. Addiction and treatment
11. Human rights violation among victims of drug abuse,.etc
Lead Guest Editor
  • Ikenna Molobe

    Department of Project and Programs, Unified Initiative for a Drug-Free Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • Raghunadha Reddy Seelam

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States

  • Tanjir Rashid Soron

    Department of Psychiatry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Sujatha BK

    Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences University, Bengaluru, India

  • Dnyaneshwar Jadhav

    Kaychikitsa Department, Seth Govindji Raoji Ayurved College, Solapur, India

  • Suman Kumari Joshi

    Scientist (Veterinary and Animal Science), Krishi Vigyan Kendras(Kvk), Orissa University Of Agriculture And Technology, Bhubaneswar, India

  • Srinivas Sathapathy

    Department of Veterinary Anatomy And Histology, College of Veterinary Science And Animal Husbandry, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India

Published Articles
  • Nutritional Effects of Weaning Flour 'Anagobaka' on Young Rats Wistar

    Kouakou Egnon K. V. , Bouafou Kouamé G. M , Meité Alassane , Kouamé K. Gustave , Kati-Coulibaly Séraphin

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016
    Pages: 12-16
    Received: 25 June 2016
    Accepted: 28 July 2016
    Published: 3 September 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2016040501.13
    Abstract: This project aims at determining the nutritional effects of Anagobaka on young wistar rats. These results have been composed to an infant weaning flour (Cerelac wheat) and a control diet made of fish flour. Rats have been fed during 15 days. The results of the chemical analysis have proved that Anagobaka contains 2.04±0.03% of protein, 6.04±0.11% o... Show More
  • Sexual Behaviour and Abuse of Drugs Among Urban Teenagers in Lagos

    Molobe Ikenna Daniel

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016
    Pages: 17-19
    Received: 2 July 2016
    Accepted: 8 July 2016
    Published: 3 September 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2016040501.14
    Abstract: Sexual dependence and abuse of drugs including the abuse of sexual stimulants and abortion drugs has been observed among the urban teens. This finding was observed through personal encounters and follow-up investigations while working with teenagers in selected communities of Lagos State. Many youngsters are engaging in risky sexual activities whil... Show More
  • Drug Abuse and Health of the Nigerian Youth: A Call to “Listen First”

    Chia , Perpetua Ngosoo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016
    Pages: 7-11
    Received: 2 July 2016
    Accepted: 4 July 2016
    Published: 2 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2016040501.12
    Abstract: This is a paper presented at the occasion of the 2016 United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse / Illicit Trafficking, with the theme “Listen First” with the vulnerable youths as the target population of the presentation. The paper an awareness campaign for youths on the dangers of drug and substance abuse provides information from empiri... Show More
  • Benefits of Early Intervention in the Prevention of Substance Abuse: The Case Study of In–School Awareness Programmes in Enugu State

    Nonso Maduka

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 2 March 2016
    Accepted: 7 March 2016
    Published: 2 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2016040501.11
    Abstract: The problem of substance abuse is one which is on the rise and a problem which governments and their agencies in very nation are seriously battling with. Most worrisome is the high involvement of the youths (adolescences and young adults) ages 11-20 years in this issue. This paper will examine the impact of the media/entertainment industry in promo... Show More