Although depression and substance use disorders commonly co-occur in adolescents, little is known about how depression influences adolescent substance use disorder treatment retention and outcomes. With this issue in mind, a team of American researchers reviewed the available scientific literature and suggested four important considerations to maximize the clinical impact of future research regarding adolescent depression symptoms and substance use. Their review is published in the newest special issue of Substance Abuse journal.
In a world where many children spend hours a day playing computer or console game, researchers are starting to utilize those habits for the better. The use of gamification -- using game design elements to teach lessons, engage, and motivate -- is starting to increase in popularity. The article “Gamification for Behavior Change: Lessons from Developing a Social, Multiuser, Web-Tablet Based Prevention Game for Youths” illustrates how gamification concepts and principles were applied to the development of an online, multiuser, substance abuse, and relationship violence prevention game for youths. The article appears in Journal of Technology in Human Services, published by Routledge.
Meteorology meets fire science in a recent Weatherwise article exploring the violent whirlwinds that are known to wreak havoc in the nation’s west.
Philadelphia – Taylor & Francis Group and the Curby Research Group LLC in association with the International Network of Wrestling Researchers (INWR) and United World Wrestling (UWW), are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership. Beginning January 2015, Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute the International Journal of Wrestling Science under the Routledge imprint.