ADDICTOLOGY Journal

ADDICTOLOGY is a peer-reviewed international professional journal that publishes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific studies on psychoactive substance use, behavioural addictions, and other related topics. It has been provided through Charles University in Prague and is now a collaborative development with ISSUP.

Articles in the ADDICTOLOGY Journal address a wide range of topics, including education, training, prevention intervention, recovery support research, public health initiatives, and a wide spectrum of substance use research.

It has been published since 2001. It is centred on an interdisciplinary approach to addictive substances and is affiliated with the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). It is based on open-access principles, and it supports the principles of open science.

The journal aims to facilitate communication among experts in this domain, to provide a useful forum for professionals, and to publish current knowledge, both theoretically and practically. In addition to the printed form, the interactive section of this website provides a broader space for communication.

ISSUP is an official strategic partner in the provision of the Journal. This collaboration aims to make a substantial contribution to the field of drug demand reduction and aims to benefit researchers, health and education professionals and to ensure that it helps to have relevance and contribute to the link between researchers and practitioners and consequently to bridge the gap between science and practice.

Evidence-based principles for effective drug demand reduction: applying theory to practice

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Jeff Lee
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Introduction

Between December 8 and 10, 2021, ISSUP’s International (virtual) Conference took place to address the issues surrounding translating the theory and research with respect to an evidence-based approach to prevention, treatment and recovery support. The conference tackled its application to international practice of drug demand reduction.

New Trends in Education and Training Programs in Addictions at the Higher Education and University Levels

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Miovsky, M., Volfova, A., Johnson, K., Peters, R., Koutsenok, I., Heaps, M., & Lososova, A. (2021). New trends in education and training programs in addictions at the higher education and university levels. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 201–209. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0005
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BACKGROUND

A broad range of professionals, training opportunities, and regional differences exist in the addiction study field worldwide. This educational variety poses a challenge in proposing a precise classification of study programs at the higher education and university levels to meet the criteria of quality control-based treatment for those in need.

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The Master’s in Drug Dependence at the University of Barcelona: Historical Perspective and Future Challenges

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Ferrer, X., Sierra, E., Solanas, A., Amatller, O., Aspa, J., Ovejero, M., & Calvo, F. (2021). The Master’s in Drug Dependence at the University of Barcelona: Historical perspective and future challenges. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 229–237. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0002
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Implementing and Evaluating the UPC to Promote Capacity Building among Drug Demand Reduction Practitioners in Nigeria: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

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Agwogie, M. O., & Bryant, N. (2021). Implementing and evaluating the UPC to promote capacity building among drug demand reduction practitioners in Nigeria: Lessons learned and future directions. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 219–228. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0003
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BACKGROUND

There has been a growing need to improve the knowledge and skills of addiction practitioners worldwide. The development of the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) is one effort to address these needs. This paper is the first to report findings from the implementation of the Core: Introduction to the Universal Prevention Curriculum.

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The aims of this study were to:

Developing Curriculum for the Training of Non-Specialist in Addiction Studies in Nigerian Universities: The Journey of Nigerian ICUDDR Team

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Ola, B. A., Olibamoyo, O., Audu, M., Ezenwa, M., Goar, S. G., Auwal, S., Orjiakor, T. C., & Agwogie, M. (2021). Developing curriculum for the training of non-specialist in addiction studies in Nigerian universities: The journey of Nigerian ICUDDR team. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 251–259. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0004
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This article describes the need to develop a workforce to address the public health burden of drug use in Nigeria. Central to workforce development is the development and implementation of a substance use curriculum.

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Training Needs Assessment of Specialists Who Provide Care to People with Substance Use Disorders in Ukraine

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Yachnik, Y., Pinchuk, I., Myshakivska, O., Pinchuk, A., Boltonosov, S., Pievskaya, J., Gluzman, S., Korol, I., & Johnson, K. (2021). Training needs assessment of specialists who provide care to people with substance use disorders in Ukraine. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 239–249. http://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0006
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In Ukraine, substance use disorders (SUDs) and rates of HIV infection are growing, the number of specialists does not meet country’s addiction treatment demands, and the quality of the care is often insufficient and does not cover the current treatment needs. A necessary first step to improving care for people with SUD in Ukraine is training needs assessment of addiction specialists.

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Maintaining the Provision for Professional Development in the COVID Era: Three Practical Examples

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ISSUP
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ISSUP participated in the European Society of Prevention Research (EUSPR) 2021 Conference which took place online from the 29th of September to the 1st of October by presenting an oral poster that focussed on three practical examples of provision offered in the COVID era by ISSUP.

 

Consequences of Lockdown and the COVID-19 Pandemic for a Selected Sport – Comparative Study

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Bejtkovský, J., & Snopek, P. (2021). Consequences of lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic for a selected sport – Comparative study. Adiktologie, 21 (3), 151–159. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-003-0002
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In December 2019, severe viral pneumonia caused by the new beta coronavirus appeared in China. It spread rapidly around the world and affected it greatly. In order to stop the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world was forced to adopt extensive social distancing and isolating policies, including lockdown. The measures also affected the sports and fitness sectors.

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