Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Substance Use Disorder - New Research Perspectives in the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis

Patricia Sampedro-Piquero

Autonomous University of Madrid

A promising researcher in the substance use disorder field and the potential benefits of interventions such as aerobic exercise. Dr. Sampedro-Piquero is a member of EBBS, Inmotusalus Spanish network for sports science research, and was awarded the Extraordinary Prize for the Bachelor's Degree (2010) and the Extraordinary Doctorate Award in 2015 from the University of Oviedo.


Román Moreno-Fernández

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

A pioneering researcher in stress, depression, and the relationship with substance use disorder in adolescents, awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Malaga, awarded for Oral Communication "The Limbic Brain Under Stress" presented at the II International Congress of Psychobiology, holder of patent Accessory for immunohistochemistry in sections by flotation, registered in the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, National Protection.

Clara Zancada

The International University of La Rioja

A researcher with a specialization in Neuropsychology, and awarded her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Oviedo. Dr. Zancada-Menéndez has collaborated with the University of Padua(Italy), Harvard University(USA), Vanderbilt University (USA) and is an Affiliated Member of the Spanish Society of Neurology in the Neuropsychology section.


Adolescence Psychological Interventions Behavioral Interventions Binge Drinking Risk Factors Health Promotion Social and Familiar Environment Brain Plasticity Brain Reserve Cognitive Reserve Neurobiological Changes Reward System

Register your interest in contributing to this book

Collaborate with our community and contribute your knowledge.

About the book

The study of adolescent health and drug consumption is one of the main issues recognized worldwide. This book invites multidisciplinary researchers interested in adolescent health, risk behavior, and substance use, especially alcohol, to submit their work based on different methodologies, including qualitative studies or quantitative studies, study protocols and results of randomized trials, and systematic or scoping reviews. The objective of these contributions should be to study the biological, social, and environmental other risk factors related to substance abuse in adolescents to develop behavioral interventions that improve their prognosis and avoid an addiction during adulthood. On the other hand, alcohol abuse in this period of life is often related to other psychological disorders that should be also considered.

Finally, this book intends to provide insight into studies or reviews about brain-related changes related to alcohol abuse. Adolescence, Psychological Interventions, Behavioral Interventions, Binge Drinking, Risk factors, Health Promotion, Social and Familiar Environment, Brain Plasticity, Brain Reserve, Cognitive Reserve, Neurobiological Changes, Reward System, Abstinence, HPA Axis, Neurotrophins

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 11th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: June 13th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 1st 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: October 31st 2022

All chapters are copy-checked and typesetted before being published. IntechOpen regularly submits its books to major databases for evaluation and coverage, including the Clarivate Analytics Book Citation Index in the Web of ScienceTM Core Collection. Other discipline-specific databases are also targeted, such as Web of Science's BIOSIS Previews.

About the editor

Patricia Sampedro-Piquero

Autonomous University of Madrid

Ms. Patricia Sampedro holds a degree and a doctorate in Psychology and currently works as a PhD Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Throughout these years, she has developed a productive line of research focused on cognitive deficits related to substance abuse and the neurobiology underlying the beneficial effects of behavioral treatments, such as and aerobic exercise, in this disorder. Because of her research training, this line of research has been performed in both preclinical and clinical models. In turn, this has resulted in 32 JCR-indexed publications, 4 book chapters, as well as attendance to more than 30 national and international congresses. Finally, she has participated and coordinated several scientific dissemination activities such as the Science Week, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science or the Night of the Researchers. Last year, she has received the International young investigator award funded by Medicines journal.

View profile

Book chapters authored 1

Books edited 0

Introducing your Author Service Manager

Ms. Ana Javor

As an Author Service Manager, my responsibilities include monitoring and facilitating all publishing activities for authors and editors. From chapter submission and review to approval and revision, copyediting and design, until final publication, I work closely with authors and editors to ensure a simple and easy publishing process. I maintain constant and effective communication with authors, editors, and reviewers, which allows for a level of personal support that enables contributors to fully commit and concentrate on the chapters they are writing, editing, or reviewing. I assist authors in the preparation of their full chapter submissions and track important deadlines and ensure they are met. I help to coordinate internal processes such as linguistic review and monitor the technical aspects of the process. As an ASM I am also involved in the acquisition of editors. Whether that be identifying an exceptional author and proposing an editorship collaboration, or contacting researchers who would like the opportunity to work with IntechOpen, I establish and help manage author and editor acquisition and contact.

Ask a question

Book will be abstracted and indexed in