The African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (AJADA), is a publication of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) in Kenya. NACADA is a State Corporation established under the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse Act, 2012 of the Laws of Kenya.

This is an open access, peer reviewed journal, committed to high quality output publications with an international audience seeking to disseminate reliable information on the subject of alcohol and drug abuse. AJADA contributes to new research discoveries in areas related to alcohol and drug abuse and publishes articles with a clear intention of advancing the campaign against alcohol drug abuse.

Currently, AJADA is published bi-annually both online and in print and receives manuscripts focusing on;
1. Prevention and Advocacy
2. Enforcement of alcohol and drug prevention strategies
3. Treatment and rehabilitation
4. Education, Training and Capacity building
5. Research on alcohol and drug related discoveries
6. Policy and legislation on matters relating to alcohol and drug abuse.

The journal aims to provide an avenue to exchange evidence-based information and best practices on the areas of prevention, advocacy, policy development and legislation, enforcement, treatment and rehabilitation and other aspects of relevance to alcohol and drug abuse.

Manuscripts are accepted on the basis of their quality, originality and significance to the readership and contribution to research knowledge in the field of ADA. All manuscripts will be evaluated and those deemed appropriate for publication will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board.

You can see the journal's website here.

Published: 2023-11-21

Barriers to Utilization of Harm Reduction and Drug Rehabilitation Services among Female Drug Users in Kenya

Morris Kamenderi, John Muteti, Victor Okioma, Stephen Kimani, Judith Twala, Simon Mwangi, George Karisa, Mohamed Daghar, Willis Okumu, Romi Sigsworth


Feasibility, Acceptability and Utility of the Evidence-based “keepin’ it REAL” Substance Use Prevention Program for Early Adolescents in Kenyan Schools

Stephen S. Kulis, Flavio F. Marsiglia, Olalla Cutri­n, Samuel Munyuwiny, MPH, Chao-Kai Huang, MSW, Kyle Gresenz, MPH, Ana Paola Campos


The Influence of Drugs and Substance Use On Gender Based Violence Among Intimate Partners in Central and Coast Regions, Kenya

Morris Kamenderi, John Muteti, Victor Okioma, Stephen Kimani, Yvonne Olando, George Karisa, Amos Warui


Policy Brief on Cannabis Use in Kenya

Kirwa Lele, Adrian Njenga, John Muteti


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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2664-0066
print ISSN: 2664-0058