February 2019

Addictions across the Lifespan

Location: Taunton, United Kingdom

Addictive behaviours affect people of all ages and socio-economic levels.

This event is a chance to explore the nature of addictive behaviours, their impact throughout the life span, some current interventions and research topics.

There will be poster presentations by Pre-Qualification and Trainee members as well as time for networking to continue our mentoring culture in the South West.

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Submitted onMonday 14th January 2019 - 17:47
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Alcohol Problems, Policy and Practice

Location: London, United Kingdom

The Addictions Department at King's and the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies are holding a week-long course bringing together leading experts from across the UK.

The event will cover issues in alcohol use and policy, alcohol harms and treatment, the role of the alcohol industry, and the influences of comorbidity and social inequalities.

Leading academics from King's and across the 13 universities in the UKCTAS will present and discuss the latest evidence. 

Topics covered 

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Submitted onThursday 31st January 2019 - 13:09
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Diplomado en Línea: "Tratamiento para dejar de Fumar"

Location: Webinar, Mexico

El Diplomado cuenta con el reconocimiento académico de la Universidad de Colima, México. Está diseñado con la finalidad de proporcionar conocimiento integral sobre el tabaquismo, así como herramientas y técnicas de intervención para dejar el consumo de tabaco.

Población objetivo: Profesionales de medicina y psicología.

Objetivo general: Los participantes implementarán estrategias para el diagnóstico, la motivación, el tratamiento y el seguimiento de las personas que desean suspender el consumo de tabaco.

CONTENIDOS

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Submitted onWednesday 5th December 2018 - 04:22
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Drugs and Mental Health - Scottish Mental Health First Aid

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Crew are offering a three-day training

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Submitted onTuesday 22nd January 2019 - 08:51
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The Opioid Crisis and the Future of Addiction and Pain Therapeutics

Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

This National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)-sponsored The Opioid Crisis and the Future of Addiction and Pain Therapeutics: Opportunities, Tools, and Technologies Symposium will highlight challenges and opportunities throughout the discovery and development process for addiction- and pain-related medications in the pre-competitive preclinical stage and provide a framework for more focused efforts within the research community.

Symposium Goals

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Submitted onTuesday 15th January 2019 - 10:36
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Finding Ambivalence and 10 Other Things About Motivational Interviewing

Location: Webinar

The greatest challenge using motivational interviewing (MI) may be finding the “true” ambivalence it’s supposed to address. This webinar is designed to assist clinicians who want to use MI effectively with clients with co-occurring disorders. By returning to the basics and exploring the areas of focus and evocation, each participant will learn when it’s appropriate to use MI. By helping the client reveal what they are conflicted about, they begin to make their own arguments for change.

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Submitted onTuesday 5th February 2019 - 16:22
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Insight into Addictions

Location: London

Where do addictions come from? How does behaviour go from experimentation into addiction? What are the 6 key signs for addiction? Addiction is often stigmatised in our culture, with images of brown paper bags and park benches. The reality is that addiction affects all walks of life and can look different for different people. 

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Submitted onTuesday 12th February 2019 - 12:53
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Dispelling Myths about Smoking, Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders and Recovery

Location: Ypsilanti

Adults with mental illness, including substance use disorder (SUD,) are at risk of dying 25 years earlier than the general population. The major contributor to this premature mortality is smoking-related disease. While cigarette smoking has trended downward in recent years, it is still highly prevalent in adults with mental health and/or substance use disorder (MH/SUD). 

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Submitted onWednesday 6th February 2019 - 11:06
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Society For Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting

Location: San Francisco, United States

The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco are holding their 25th annual meeting on the 20th- 23rd February 2019 in San Francisco, California.

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Submitted onWednesday 14th November 2018 - 12:39
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A Protocol for a Tobacco Free Detox Unit

Location: Sydney

Though it has become mandatory for public health facilities to become smoke-free it has been difficult to implement this policy in particular in detox, drug and alcohol units and mental health units.

Particularly complex in-patients in detox units have smoking patients objecting to a smoke free environment, commonly flout regulations, become argumentative and often self-discharge. 

This leaves staff in conflict with the patients and the regulations, unable to manage patients adequately according to the policy and occasionally relaxing the policy. 

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Submitted onWednesday 13th February 2019 - 09:16
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Webinar: Investing in Prevention: Standards and Innovation in Economic Evaluation

Location: Webinar

Advocates of prevention have long touted its value, but researchers’ success in quantifying the economic benefits of preventive interventions have often been limited by fragmented methods and practice. 

A number of efforts by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Academies, federal agencies, and foundations over the last decade have led to improvements in these methods. 

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Submitted onMonday 28th January 2019 - 11:45
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Drink and Drugs News Conference 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

This event will continue to bring service user representatives, patient groups, treatment providers, members of the recovery community and policymakers together to strive to increase patient choice and provide better, fairer treatment for all.

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Submitted onWednesday 6th February 2019 - 14:47
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EPPIC - Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth In Criminal Justice Systems: A ‘Solutions Focused’ Workshop

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The workshop is part of a project funded by the Health Programme of the EU and is run in collaboration with partners in the UK (Middlesex University, Health Opportunities Team, Change Grow Live), Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Poland. 

The research aims to identify good practice in the development and delivery of interventions to address problem drug use among young (15-24) people in touch with the criminal justice system and stimulate knowledge exchange between practitioners, policy makers, young people and other relevant stakeholders.

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Submitted onTuesday 22nd January 2019 - 08:42
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UTC 4 & 5 - Guatemala

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala

The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP), with funding support from the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US Department of State will conduct a training of Guatemala treatment professionals in courses UTC 4 & 5. This training will take place between February 25th and March 8th, from 8:30 am to 5 pm at SECCATID zona 10. We expect to train 30 professionals working with SECCATID (national drug authority) and treatment centers.

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Submitted onFriday 22nd February 2019 - 20:37
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Cross-Party Group on Alcohol and Drugs Next Meeting to Focus on ‘Street Valium’

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Cross Party Group on Alcohol and Drugs will host their Annual General Meeting in the Scottish Parliament on the 26th of February 2019.

The group aims to examine the current policy and practice in responding to drug and alcohol use in Scotland and to advise on and promote the development of realistic, evidence-based responses, which could assist in the reduction of the damaging consequences of drug and alcohol use.

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Submitted onTuesday 26th February 2019 - 14:45
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Webinar: Multi-Level Prevention Strategies to Address Teen E-Cigarette Use

Location: Webinar

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the US. As traditional cigarette use among youth has declined, e-cigarette use has steadily increased. 

During this interactive webinar, presenters from different disciplines representing the many levels where prevention efforts are required will share the latest data trends, challenges in youth e-cigarette prevention, evidence-based tools and resources, and strategies for curbing e-cigarette among youth.

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Submitted onWednesday 20th February 2019 - 09:41
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Online Panel Discussion: The Evidence on #Edibles

Location: Online Panel Discussion

Tune into CCSA's Facebook page February 26th at 8am EST for The Evidence on #Edibles, a special Facebook Live event.

CCSA will be live streaming a panel discussion about Canada's upcoming cannabis edible legalisation.

 

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Submitted onMonday 25th February 2019 - 07:31
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National Drug Research Institute Seminar: Drug Trends in Western Australia

Location: Perth, Australia

This free seminar will address the findings from the 2018 IDRS and EDRS.

The Illicit Drug Reporting System is an annual survey, carried out in each jurisdiction of Australia, of people who regularly inject drugs, with a view to monitoring evolving trends. In this seminar, data obtained from the 2018 Perth sample will be presented, covering the frequency of use of illicit drugs such as heroin, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, pharmaceutical opiates and cannabis, as well as trends in their price, purity and availability over the years.

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Submitted onWednesday 6th February 2019 - 11:23
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Addressing the Opioid Crisis via Community-Based Technical Assistance

Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. opioid crisis and technical assistance models. Participants will gain a complete understanding of technical assistance and how it can assist providers in addressing addiction-related needs by utilising community resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how technical assistance can assist providers in addressing the U.S. opioid crisis.

  • Understand different levels of technical assistance used to address the U.S. opioid crisis.

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Submitted onThursday 7th February 2019 - 15:03
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Webinar: Treating Co-Occurring Trauma and Addiction

Location: Webinar

This webinar will review the key factors necessary for effectively treating co-occurring trauma and addiction. Practical suggestions and tools will be offered, including content specific to assessment, early intervention, and long-term recovery.

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Submitted onWednesday 30th January 2019 - 09:27
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Free Training for Frontline Practitioners

Location: London, United Kingdom

Adfam is working with relationship support charities Tavistock Relationships and One Plus One to deliver a free training for frontline practitioners working in London, Bristol and Leeds.

The training will focus on reducing the impact of inter-parental conflict on children in families affected by alcohol misuse.

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Submitted onFriday 1st February 2019 - 12:49
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28th World Congress on Neurology and Therapeutics (CSE)

Location: Berlin

The International Neurology conference entitled 28th World Congress on Neurology and Therapeutics will take place  February 28 – March 01, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The event is designed for researchers, physicians, academics and students from all over the world.

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Submitted onTuesday 12th February 2019 - 12:58
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Confluence of Suicide and Drug Overdose Epidemics in Young Australian Males

Location: Sydney, Australia

Young adult males experience higher mortality than females, and in age groups immediately younger and older, and with considerable variation in death rates over time. Trends in mortality and the causal structure of deaths among young adult Australian males over 1979–2011 are investigated, with a focus on suicide and drug overdose.

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Submitted onTuesday 26th February 2019 - 14:35
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