The African Journal of Drug & Alcohol Studies is an international scientific and peer-reviewed journal published by the African Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA). The Journal publishes original research, evaluation studies, case reports, review articles and book reviews of high scholarly standards. Papers submitted for publication may address any aspect of alcohol, tobacco or drug use and dependence in Africa and among people of African descent living anywhere in the world.

The term “drug” in the title of the journal refers to all psychoactive substances other than alcohol. These include tobacco, cannabis, inhalants, cocaine, heroin, prescription and over-the-counter medications, and traditional substances used in different parts of Africa (e.g., kola nuts and khat).