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Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation


Dr Pontes

Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

Dr Pontes

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Halley M. Pontes

Dr. Halley M. Pontes is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) of the Science Council. He currently works as a researcher and lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London in the United Kingdom and his main research interests relate to the mental health and psychological well-being issues linked with emerging addictive behaviours such as gaming disorder, social media addiction, and internet addiction. Dr. Pontes has been trained in clinical psychology and received his PhD from the Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. Dr. Pontes is a prolific expert in addictive behaviours that has published several studies across a wide range of refereed journals. He has been previously awarded with the Durand Jacobs Award from McGill University (Canada) and the Early Career Research Award from the Australian Psychological Society (Australia) for his important contributions to the psychology of addictive behaviours and cyberpsychology. 


Editorial Board

Caroline Davis, Professor of Psychology, School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, York University, Toronto, Canada, and Adjunct Scientist, Department of Neurogenetics, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.

Kenneth Grasing, Director, Substance Abuse Research Laboratory, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas, MO, USA

David Andrew Fogel Haaga, Professor, Department of Psychology, American University, Washington, DC, USA

Peter Hajek, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Head of Psychology, and Director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, UK

Levent Kirisci, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Walter Ling, Professor of Psychiatry & Director Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Dept of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Celia C. Lo, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, USA.

Lisa Najavits, PhD, Director, Treatment Innovations; Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA

Florence Noble, Pharmacoloy and addiction therapies, Université de Paris, Paris, France.

John Bryan Page, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Miami Coral Gables, FL, USA

Charles D H Parry, Director, Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa; Extraordinary Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Angela Robertson, Research Professor, Social Science Research Center of Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA

Christine Timko, Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, California, Consulting Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center, USA

Jichuan Wang, Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Senior biostatistician, Center for Clinical and Community Research (CCCR), The Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Washington, D.C., USA

Stephan Arndt, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, Former Director, Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research & Evaluation, University of Iowa, USA.

Thomas Wickizer, Stephen F. Loebs Professor of Health Services Management and Policy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Michael J. Zvolensky, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor; Director, Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory-Substance Use Treatment Clinic (AHRL-SUTC), University of Houston, Houston, TX , USA