Asian Journal on Addictions Releases Inaugural Issue

We are thrilled to announce that the first issue of the Asian Journal on Addictions (AJA) has been published! AJA is the official journal of the Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research (AASAR). This new journal publishes articles on a wide range of addictions, including but not limited to tobacco addiction, alcohol addiction, illicit drug use and abuse, gambling addiction, internet addiction, gaming addiction, and sex addiction. It is open to qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research from diverse disciplines.


Edited by a distinguished team of addiction experts from across the region, the Asian Journal on Addictions promises to be an invaluable resource for anyone working in the field of addiction in Asia and beyond. We look forward to seeing the impact that this new publication will have on the field of addiction research and treatment, and we encourage researchers and practitioners from across the region to submit their work for future issues.


The first issue of the Asian Journal on Addictions features a diverse range of articles covering addiction-related topics in Asia. Five outstanding articles are published:

Internet Addiction Amongst University Students Under COVID-19: Prevalence and Correlates
Daniel T.L. Shek, Wenyu Chai, Diya Dou, Xiaoqin Zhu, Cathy H.M. Chan, Kaiji Zhou, Carman K.M. Chu, Kar-Yan Chu, Polly C.F. Sun

The RE-AIM Evaluation of the Evidence-Based Multiple Drug Treatment Program in Taiwan District
Shu-Lung Yang, Shen-Feng Tai, Tzu-Hao Wu, Ting-Ya Wang

Sociopsychological Determinants and Internet Gaming Disorder Among Online Gamers: The Mediating Role of In-Game Content Purchase Intention
Yida, Y.H. Chung, Esther, N. Y. Chow

Prevalence of Internet Addiction and Its Correlates among Adolescents during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study in Nanchang, China
Yufei Xie, Xiaojun Zhou, Hanze Sun, Jiali Fan, Jie Kuang, Rui Zhou, Jiayan Chen

The Drug Addiction Treatment System in China: Promises and Controversies
Tzu-Hsuan Liu, Spencer De Li, Ruoshan Xiong


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