Addictive Behaviors


Cynde Reid Gustafson wrote:
From: "Cynde Reid Gustafson" <>
Subject: Addictive Behaviors
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 22:11:46 -0400

Addictive Behaviors
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Addictive Behaviors is a professional journal designed to publish original
research and theoretical papers in the area of substance abuse. The journal
focuses on alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, and problems associated with
eating. Articles represent interdisciplinary endeavors with research in such
fields as biochemistry, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, neurology, and
pharmacology being represented. While theoretical orientations are diverse,
the emphasis of the journal is primarily empirical. That is, sound
experimental design combined with objective assessment procedures is a
requisite for inclusion of papers. Occasionally, uncontrolled clinical
demonstrations or case reports appear in brief form if they are innovative
and likely to induce further research in the area. A case report, to be
acceptable, must embody one or more of the following: (1) a new and original
method; (2) an apparently advantageous variation of a previous method; (3)
an observation of considerable interest; (4) an unusually clear account of
the use of an accepted method. In all instances, baseline and follow-up
quantitative data of no less than a six-month duration should be presented.

Two major types of research reports are encouraged. The first type includes
descriptive studies in which functional relationships between a substance
abuse and any one of a combination of social biochemical, cognitive,
environmental, attitudinal, emotional, or neurological factors are
established. A study in which the relationship between social stress and
alcohol consumption were assessed in both alcoholics and social drinkers is
included in this category. Descriptive studies which contribute meaningfully
to the development and/or modification of clinical treatment strategies are
given priority. The second type of study involves clinical outcome data in
which treatment or prevention procedures are systematically evaluated by
controlled group research or single-case designs.

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Editor: Peter M. Miller

Original posting date: 
Monday, September 24, 2001
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