Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

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IJERPH - Special Issue "Risk Behaviors and Substance Abuse among Adolescents"

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health—IJERPH (ISSN 1660-4601, IF 2.468) is currently running a Special Issue "Risk Behaviors and Substance Abuse among Adolescents". 

Prof. Dr. Marta Lima-Serrano (University of Sevilla), Prof. Dr. Isotta Mac Fadden (University Pablo de Olavide, Global Center for Applied Health Research from the Arizona State University), Prof. Dr. Elena Gervilla (University of the Balearic Islands and the Balearic Islands Health Research Institute) and Prof. Dr. Alexandra Morales (Miguel Hernández University), are serving as guest editors.  

For further information about the topic and the description of the Special Issues, please follow the link at: 

Only remark that the submission deadline is 31 January 2021. Manuscripts should be submitted through the online manuscript submission and editorial system at You need to choose IJERPH as the journal title, "Risk Behaviors and Substance Abuse among Adolescents" .as special issue title. For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website ( 

 IJERPH (ISSN 1660-4601) is an international, open access journal on environmental health sciences and public health with the Impact Factor of 2.468 in 2018.  All articles are published with a CC BY 4.0 license. 

Gabriel Rossi

Consideraciones generales y de algunas diapositivas en particular, de los seis módulos de tratamiento en adolescentes.

Gabriel Rossi

Consideraciones generales y de algunas diapositivas en particular, de los seis módulos de tratamiento en adolescentes.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez
  • The evidence-base supporting the delivery of telepsychiatry services to children and adolescents has been developing incrementally. 
  • Telepsychiatry services have been successfully utilized with diverse populations across diagnoses and settings.
  • Multiple studies have demon
Kalina Martinez

Envío mis comentarios al curriculum, espero sean de utilidad. 

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

¿Cómo podemos prevenir el uso de sustancias como el alcohol, las drogas, el tabaco en los y las jóvenes?



The developmental stage of adolescence involves dramatic biologic, psychological, and behavioural changes.

It is a time where young people start to explore, seek further independence and experiment with new experiences. It is also a time where young people are particularly vulnerable to developing difficulties related to potentially risky behaviour.

Vulnerability to initiating and developing substance use and substance use disorders involves a number of interconnected factors. 

By understanding the potential risk and protective factors, parents, and those working with teenagers can help foster healthy development. 

UNODC, in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), have developed Treatnet Family – UNODC training materials on elements of family therapy for the treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders, including those in contact with the criminal justice system, as a scalable and skills-based intervention.

William Cabanillas Rojas


Adolescent Brain Development, Substance Use, and Psychotherapeutic Change

Adolescence involves dramatic biologic, psychological, and behavioural changes.

Adolescents respond, learn and explore their environment, forming new relationships and further developing their identity.

It is often a time where individuals are more likely to participate in risky behaviour, frequently influenced by substance use. Substance use among adolescents ranges from experimentation to severe substance use disorders.

Understanding brain development during this stage can provide important information to practitioners supporting young people who are experiencing issues related to substance use.

This review discusses adolescent brain development and its potential influence on psychotherapeutic change. The researchers focus on cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based approaches for treating substance use and highlight potential brain mechanisms underlying response to psychotherapy. 

Kalina Martinez

Les comparto este video donde el Dr. Gady en que que habla acerca del COVID-19 y consumidores de sustancias como una población vulnerable

Andrea Córdova

Es preocupante ver la incidencia de drogas económicamente accesibles en población adolescente y joven, aun mas en países en vías de desarrollo pues los sistemas de salud en estos países no logran abastecer la necesidad de programas de promoción, prevención y tratamiento en trastornos por consumo

Ana Sierra

Good Afternoon group! 

Please see attached the Module 5, it is one of the longest modules. I will compile the manual and post all the revised modules on Monday. Please take some time to check out the ones I've posted and provide feedback as I finalize the work.