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Covering Substance Use and Addiction Responsibly

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The Open Notebook
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Stories about substance use and addiction can be among the thorniest that health and science reporters encounter. This topic carries a long history of marginalizing the people most directly affected. In addition, deeply ingrained societal misconceptions about substance use make it difficult to separate fact from fiction

EMCDDA Cocaine Hub

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Cocaine is the hydrochloride salt produced from the leaves of the coca plant. Powder cocaine is typically snorted and less frequently injected. Crack is a smokable form of cocaine and is manufactured from cocaine hydrochloride.

Cocaine is known for its immediate effects and association with problematic patterns of drug use. 

What Are The Five Stages Of Change?- A Blog Dedicated to Educate the Families of people with Addiction

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Cathy Taughinbaugh
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The blog is a rich source of learning.

You may read the information at your pace.

Share with the clients and their families to equip themselves with the simple strategies to take steps towards more recovery and less relapse.




Dr. Nazish Idrees Chaudhary, PhD., M.S., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Clinical Psychology)

Recuperación 101

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Recovery Research Institute

La recuperación de un trastorno por uso de sustancias se define como un proceso de mejora del bienestar físico, psicológico y social y la salud después de haber sufrido una condición relacionada con sustancias.

El instituto de investigación de recuperación ha reunido una colección de recursos que define y explora los caminos hacia la recuperación.

Recovery Pathways Online Course

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University of Derby

This online course introduces the science of addiction recovery and looks at the evidence on recovery pathways in Europe.

Recovery Pathways has a particular focus on gender differences in how people recover and what happens at different stages of recovery.

The course provides an insight into what we know about addiction recovery and how the European REC-PATH study has contributed to that knowledge.

Prevention Topics Page

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Drug prevention approaches range from those that target society as a whole (environmental and universal prevention) to interventions focusing on at-risk individuals (indicated prevention).

The main challenges are in matching these different strategies to target groups and contexts and ensuring that they are evidence-based and have sufficient population coverage.

The Pregnancy Edit

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Society for the Study on Addiction

The Society for the Study on Addiction (SSA) Pregnancy Edit is a series of articles on alcohol-related harm in pregnancy, published on the Society for the Study of Addiction website in September 2021.

Topic covered include:

Nuevas herramientas de evaluación gratuitas de Prevention Plus Wellness

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Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) ha actualizado su programa gratuito Pretest and Posttest Surveys y Fidelity Checklist para su uso por parte de los proveedores de prevención para garantizar que sus programas se implementen de manera confiable y den como resultado resultados positivos para los jóvenes participantes. 

Además, las encuestas PPW Pretest y Posttest están disponibles tanto en línea como en formato papel.

'Externalizar las preguntas en relación con el pensamiento adictivo'

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Dulwich Centre

Externalizar la cuestión en relación con el Pensamiento Adictivo (Yo)

  • ¿Cómo el pensamiento adictivo te hace usar más de lo que pretendías?
  • ¿Cuáles son algunas cosas que le dan más espacio al pensamiento adictivo?
  • ¿Cómo te lleva el pensamiento adictivo a usar durante los momentos en que no quieres?
  • ¿El pensamiento adictivo te hace creer que no estás en peligro cuando en realidad lo estás?
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