The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs began in 1940 at Yale. Recently, the Journal became an independent non-profit, but continues its affiliation with Rutgers University. The mission of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is to publish current research and reports of studies on alcohol abuse and treatments. In addition, in recent decades the Journal includes similar state-of-the-art research and treatment for drug abuse. The Journal is available on-line and in paperback journal form.
Parental monitoring of opposite-gender child may decrease problem drinking in young adults
Young adults whose parents monitor their social interactions may be less likely to display impulsive behavior traits and to have alcohol-related problems, a new study suggests. The level of monitoring is linked to parenting ...
Lowering the drinking age is unlikely to curb college binge drinking
Although presidents at some U.S. colleges have argued that lowering the minimum legal drinking age could help curb binge drinking on campuses, a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs ...
Heavy drinkers consume less over time, but not at 'normal' levels
Problem drinkers in the general population may reduce the amount of alcohol they consume over a period of years but not to the level of the average adult, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies ...
Keeping kids away from R-rated movies may prevent early drinking
Middle-school children whose parents restrict access to R-rated movies are substantially less likely to start drinking than their peers who are allowed to see such films, a new study suggests.
Violence, not overdose, the likely method of suicide in veterans with substance use disorders
Veterans with substance use disorders who die by suicide are more likely to use violent means (such as a firearm) rather than nonviolent means (such as a drug overdose), new research suggests.
Smoking, but not past alcohol abuse, may impair mental function
Men and women with a history of alcohol abuse may not see long-term negative effects on their memory and thinking, but female smokers do, a new study suggests.
Older adults more impaired by social drinking
Older adults may be more affected by a couple of glasses of wine than their younger counterparts are -- yet they are less likely to be aware of it, a new study suggests.
Hispanic kids show greater risk of substance use
Hispanic middle school students may be more likely to smoke, drink or use marijuana than their peers of other races and ethnicities, whereas Asian students seem to have the lowest risk, according to new research in the September ...
Teens who drink with parents may still develop alcohol problems
Parents who try to teach responsible drinking by letting their teenagers have alcohol at home may be well intentioned, but they may also be wrong, according to a new study in the latest issue of the Journal of Studies on ...
Athletes on performance enhancers more likely to abuse alcohol, other drugs
College athletes who use performance-enhancing substances may be at heightened risk of misusing alcohol and using recreational drugs as well, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.