October 2020

Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness in Faith-Based Settings: Implementing the In God’s Image Program: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 - 19:54
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WEBINAR | Does the Word Really Matter? Communication Campaigns and Substance Use Disorders

Location: New Delhi, India

ISSUP India Communications Campaign Webinar flyer
ISSUP India would like to invite you to attend their upcoming Webinar presented by Mr. William D. Crano on Substance Use Disorder and Behaviour Change Communication.
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Submitted on Monday 21st September 2020 - 09:17
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ISSUP Kenya/PCEA UTC Training

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

UTC training for PCEA by ISSUP Kenya

Today saw the end of the UTC training by ISSUP-Kenya for the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) which started in October 2019 for the members and staff of this faith-based organisation. Originally meant to end in June 2020 this cohort's training was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. However due to the diligence of the cohort members and with the continuous encouragement of the trainers led by ISSUP Kenya chapter President Evans Oloo and our patron and Chairman of the GCCC Dr. Richard Gakunju, the group had their last training and revision day today in a webinar format.

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Submitted on Friday 2nd October 2020 - 17:51
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Webinar | Psychological Capital: Substance Use Disorder and Recovery process

Location: Karachi, Pakistan

ISSUP Pakistan Psychological Capital Flyer
ISSUP Pakistan would like to invite you to attend their upcoming Webinar on the topic of Psychological Capital on October 2nd 2020.
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Submitted on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 - 15:45
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Effective Approaches to Addiction Treatment

Location: Ohio

Following the event, participants will be able to: 

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Submitted on Thursday 10th September 2020 - 14:23
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International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) 2020 Virtual Conference

Location: Online

The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) will run its first-ever Virtual Educational Conference between October 4 through October 31.

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Submitted on Wednesday 7th October 2020 - 19:32
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2020 OSCE-wide Conference on Combating the Threat of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors

Location: Vienna

Strengthening Effective Prevention of Drug Use among Youth through Community Policing

The objective of this conference is to provide a platform for experts of the OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation to discuss collective responses, including by means of community policing, to prevent youth from drug use and abuse, as well as from involvement into criminal networks engaged in drug trafficking, supply and/or distribution.

Summary

The best way to fight against the use of illicit drugs by young people is to prevent it.

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Submitted on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 - 17:26
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Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
The Third Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.
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Submitted on Thursday 20th August 2020 - 16:08
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One-Session Opioid Prevention Plus Wellness Programs & Training: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Friday 2nd October 2020 - 19:01
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Reentry for Citizens Needing Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Location: Online

Prisons and jails are the largest behavioural health treatment institutions/organizations in every state, and often, especially for those with substance use disorders and mental health conditions, jail or prison are the entry points to Behavioral Health treatment. Once individuals with substance use disorders are released from prison, they have a greater risk of disrupted behavioural health treatment and even fatal overdose.

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Submitted on Friday 18th September 2020 - 13:17
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11th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The EUSPR Board has decided to move its Eleventh Conference and Members’ Meeting and Workshops to an online event. The face to face event scheduled October 7th -9th 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal is cancelled.

The decision is taken due to the yet uncertain impact of the corona regulations on international travel and gatherings. The Conference Committee is working on a series of online meetings, webinars, and other virtual scientific activities during the conference week and will publish information in the first week of July 2020.

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Submitted on Monday 27th January 2020 - 14:54
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Prevention Talk # 1 - A Culture of Prevention: What does that mean and how would it affect research and practice?

Location: online

About the Event

A recent commentary in Prevention Science, [Sloboda, Z., David, S.B. Commentary on the Culture of Prevention. Prev Sci (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01158-8 ] explored the concept of a culture of prevention and what that means to research and practice. The commentary was requested by the Associate Editors of a Special Issue on the topic.

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Submitted on Friday 18th September 2020 - 15:36
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9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

The 9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, 8 – 10 October 2020.

The INHSU annual conference is a unique opportunity to connect with the global community working to improve health outcomes for people who use drugs including the prevention, treatment and care of hepatitis C.

Join with researchers, policy makers, advocates, practitioners and people who use drugs to share knowledge, learn from each other and amplify the evidence.

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Submitted on Monday 10th February 2020 - 07:41
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Preventing Youth Substance Use by Promoting Anti-Racism: Implementing the Racial Justice Prevention Plus Wellness Program: Free Webinar Training

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Friday 2nd October 2020 - 19:03
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16th World Congress on Public Health 2020

Location: Rome, Italy

The 16th World Congress on Public Health will take place 12th-17th October 2020 in Rome, Italy.

The theme of the Congress, Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action, reflects the firm stance that the public health community have an obligation to respond to these new circumstances.

The congress offers excellent opportunities to learn from the latest research and practice to network with experts and colleagues and to expand your professional horizons.  

Abstract submission is open from 1 December 2019 to 1 March 2020.

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Submitted on Tuesday 19th November 2019 - 08:57
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Integrating Wellness into Substance Use Disorder Prevention: Multi-Risk Behavior Interventions: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

Session Objectives:

  1. Explain the need for and benefits of integrating wellness promotion into substance use prevention.
  2. Describe a marketing-related conceptual model and steps for creating integrated prevention with wellness content, programs and campaigns.
  3. Explore evidence-based resources for providing prevention with wellness programs.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-7Vm4t2-QmSfvxusqqtF1Q

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Submitted on Saturday 10th October 2020 - 17:49
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Journal of Addictions Nursing Club Meeting

Location: Online

Wednesday, October 14 at 12noon EST / 17 Greenwich time

AN Journal Club Meeting

Join IntNSA for the on-line Journal Club on Wednesday, October 14 at 12noon EST / 17 Greenwich time. The Journal Club will be discussing the article:

Nurse Counseling as Part of a Multicomponent Tobacco Treatment Intervention: An Integrative Review [authors: Keller, Kristin G.; Lach, Helen W], 07/09/2020 Vol. 31 Issue 3.

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Submitted on Wednesday 7th October 2020 - 19:40
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SUAB Webinar: Why don't they just stop using drugs then?

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Why don't they just stop using drugs then? Making the case for trauma and ACE informed substance use services.

Date And Time

Wed, 14 October 2020

13:00 – 14:00 BST

About this Event

Andrew has developed trauma and ACE informed approaches in North Wales and other parts of the UK and Ireland during the last five years. From 2018 to 2020, he supported the National ACE Approach to Policing Vulnerability Programme in Wales. 

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Submitted on Monday 7th September 2020 - 13:13
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Balochistan Youth Convention

Location: Quetta/Balochistan, Pakistan

YOUTH FORUM PAKISTAN, ISSUP PAKISTAN CHAPTER

Baluchistan Youth Convention by Kuchlak Welfare Society, Youth Forum Pakistan, ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and ANF Baluchistan

“Youth Engagement for Global Action” guided by the theme of International Youth Day 2020, Kuchlak Welfare Society, Quetta-Baluchistan, Youth Forum Pakistan (YFP) in collaboration with ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and Anti-Narcotics Force Baluchistan is going to organize “Baluchistan Youth Convention” at Quetta-Pakistan.

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Submitted on Wednesday 9th September 2020 - 17:47
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Webinar | School Based Prevention Programs for Adolescents: Unplugged as an Example

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

ISSUP Lebanon School Based Prevention Programmes Webinar Flyer
ISSUP Lebanon would like to invite you to attend their Webinar on Success Stories: What works and what doesn’t work in school-based prevention programs for adolescents (such as Unplugged).
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Submitted on Friday 25th September 2020 - 12:43
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Balochistan Youth Convention by Kuchlak Welfare Society, Youth Forum Pakistan, ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and ANF Balochistan

Location: Quetta/Balochistan, Pakistan

“Youth Engagement for Global Action” guided by the theme of International Youth Day 2020, Kuchlak Welfare Society, Quetta-Balochistan, Youth Forum Pakistan (YFP) in collaboration with ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and Anti-Narcotics Force Baluchistan is going to organize “Baluchistan Youth Convention” at Quetta-Pakistan.

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Submitted on Thursday 10th September 2020 - 20:29
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BMJ Live Conference

Location: Online

BMJ Live is a free online global event featuring a range of sessions covering clinical webinars, leadership skills, career progression, one-to-one careers advice and wellbeing.

COVID-19 has presented health and care workers with the biggest challenge for a generation. This event will provide an opportunity for reflection and recovery as we explore how we move forward from the crisis stronger than we were before. We’ll explore small changes that can have a huge impact on your clinical practice, your health, and your wellbeing.

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Submitted on Thursday 8th October 2020 - 19:06
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Prevention Plus Wellness Resources: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Saturday 10th October 2020 - 17:51
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ISSUP-Kenya/PCEA Graduation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Today marked the graduation of the inaugural ISSUP-Kenya/PCEA training cohort for UTC. It was moderated by our very own Deputy President, Mwalimu Susan Gitau, and our patron Dr. Richard Gakunju with guest of honour being Governor of Kiambu County, Eng Nyoro. They’ll be sitting the exams soon. Today was presentation of certificates of course completion. Well done to them, and all the best for the exams. (They were a delight to train with)👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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Submitted on Friday 16th October 2020 - 21:18
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UTC Trainee Graduation

Location: Nairobi , Kenya

Rev Kogo with ISSUP Executive Dr. Richard Gakunju & ISSUP Kenya Deputy President, Susan Gitau

ISSUP Kenya in partnership with the PCEA graduated the first cohort of trainees on basic UTC course:a total of 30 participants.The ceremony at the Kikuyu mission hospital was graced by the Governor of Kiambu County,His Excellency James Nyoro, In coming SG of the PCEA, Rev. Dr. Waihenya and the CEO of Kikuyu hospital Dr. P.Kimpiatu. Other officials present included Rev. Dr. W. Kogo, ISSUP Kenya Executive Dr. Richard Gakunju & Vice president ISSUP Kenya Ms. Susan Gitau. Congratulations to all. 

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Submitted on Saturday 17th October 2020 - 21:58
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3rd CND intersessional meeting 2020

Location: Vienna

The 3rd CND intersessional meeting for the 63rd session will be held from 19th October to 21st October at the Vienna International Centre, Board Room C. The meetings will be held starting at 10:30 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m. In light of social distancing requirements as well as possible restrictions on in-person participation at the time of the meeting, the thematic sessions will be held as a virtual or blended (virtual and limited in-person participation) meeting.

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Submitted on Tuesday 4th August 2020 - 10:09
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Publishing Addiction Science Research

Location: Virtual

Join ICUDDR for Richard Pates' excellent series on Publishing Addiction Science Research.

The last series was a big success and several students published their work as a result. The series will be held twice a month for 3 months and each participant is asked to submit a work to be edited. 

When: October 19th 8AM EDT / 1PM BST

- contact eylesc [at] icuddr [dot] org with questions or to register.
 

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Submitted on Tuesday 6th October 2020 - 20:01
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What’s in a word? A forum on language, drugs, alcohol and the media

Location: Onine

oin Adfam, Scottish Families, and the Scottish Recovery Consortium for a conversation about language in the drug + alcohol sector + beyond

About this Event

This event will include: 

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Submitted on Wednesday 14th October 2020 - 09:16
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The Future of Motivational Interviewing: Where to from here?

Location: Onine

Russell, Steve, Joel and a couple of very special guests will blast off to explore new directions, areas of research and outside the box ideas for the future of Motivational Interviewing.

Spontaneous contributions from our audience of space travellers will be most welcomed.

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Submitted on Tuesday 13th October 2020 - 17:40
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Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Plenary 4 - Africa Virtual Conference 2020
The Fourth Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.
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Submitted on Thursday 20th August 2020 - 16:19
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One-Session Alcohol, Vaping, Marijuana & Opioid Use Prevention: Prevention Plus Wellness Programs Core Knowledge: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Saturday 17th October 2020 - 19:11
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When Helping Hurts: Understanding the Impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

Location: Webinar

Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), also referred to as Compassion Fatigue is defined as the indirect exposure to difficult, disturbing, and/or traumatic images and stories of the suffering of others. Now, the fight against two global pandemics plaguing this country: health and systemic racism is amplifying all the factors that lead to compassion fatigue. These pandemics demand an increased need for front line and direct response workers to fulfill the medical, mental, and social health needs of the families and communities impacted.

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Submitted on Tuesday 15th September 2020 - 16:26
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Best Practices for Co-occurring Disorders Treatment: Integrated Treatment Planning, Service Provision and Continuity of Care

Location: Webinar

Topic: Best Practices for Co-occurring Disorders Treatment: Integrated Treatment Planning, Service Provision and Continuity of Care

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Submitted on Saturday 9th May 2020 - 09:32
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One Day Training Workshop on Child Protection from Sexual Abuse and Drug Addiction

Location: Lahore,Punjab, Pakistan

One Day Training Workshop on "Child Protection from Sexual Abuse and Drug Addiction" is going to be organized by ESPERENCE NGO in collaboration with ISSUP Pakistan, Youth Forum Pakistan (For Drug Use Prevention) and Ummah Foundation on October 21st, 2020 at Park Lane Hotel, Lahore-Pakistan

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Submitted on Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 15:35
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2nd Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

Location: Orlando

The 2nd Edition of Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioural health and Psychiatry” will be held on October 22-24, 2020 at Orlando, USA.

The theme of the event is “Unifying the new discoveries and advanced approaches towards Addiction and Psychiatry.”

The event aims to deliver an outstanding platform which covers the entire spectrum of research & innovations in addiction and related areas and share the cross-cultural proficiencies of various advancements in this field providing the in-depth exploration.

 

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Submitted on Friday 8th November 2019 - 15:02
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Webinar: Introduction to Motivational Interview

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

ISSUP Argentina invites you to participate in a webinar that will address the Motivational Interview. Concept and advancement in addressing drug-related situations. The webinar will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Argentine time).

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Submitted on Saturday 10th October 2020 - 03:19
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ISSUP Kenya National Chapter Annual General Meeting 2020

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Annual General Meeting for ISSUP Kenya, which is mandated by law for all societies and constituted our national conference, was held today, online. There was a good turn out and several resolutions were made which will be ratified by the executive committee before being announced to the broader membership. 

We continue to be encouraged by the activity and participation of the membership and look forward to more engagement as we build and develop our chapter.

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Submitted on Saturday 24th October 2020 - 16:39
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UTC 8: Ethics for Addiction Professionals

Location: Zoom Platform, Philippines

Good Morning, 

We would like to invite you for our upcoming UTC 8 Course (Ethics for Addiction Professionals) from  October 26 to 30, 2020 and November 3 to 7, 2020 via Zoom Platform

For Inquiries, 

Gerard Michael C Gonzales 

Email: Gerardm [dot] gonzales [at] yahoo [dot] com

Mobile: 0966-331-5546

 

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Submitted on Friday 28th August 2020 - 14:34
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Creating a Recovery-Ready Community

Location: Online

ATTC are very pleased and proud to announce the establishment of the Addiction Peer Recovery Center of Excellence (APR CoE). 
Led by a steering committee of peer recovery leaders from across the nation, the centre will provide training and technical assistance related to substance use disorder recovery.

This webinar will explore the recovery-ready ecosystems model and community framework from the individual level to the policy level.

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Submitted on Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 21:43
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The Impact of Substance Use on the Developing Adolescent Brain

Location: Chicago

This free webinar will review developmental neurobiology and the impact of psychoactive substances in general on brain development.

The speaker will then discuss the particular impacts of alcohol, THC, and nicotine on the brain and their specific impacts on brain development.

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 

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Submitted on Wednesday 7th October 2020 - 19:45
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Webinar | Psychotherapy of Substance Use Disorders

Location: Kyiv / Nur-Sultan

ISSUP Ukraine and ISSUP Kazakhstan: Psychotherapy of Substance Use Disorders
On Wednesday 28th October, ISSUP Ukraine and ISSUP Kazakhstan would like to invite you to attend their Webinar on 'Psychotherapy of Substance Use Disorders'.
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Submitted on Monday 19th October 2020 - 08:54
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Unintended Consequences of the Cannabis Panacea: What Addiction Specialists Need to Know

Location: Webinar

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Description

Hailed as safe, natural and a potential cure-all by the public, both medical and recreational cannabis is quickly becoming legal and mainstream across the country. While it has the potential to help fill state coffers, there are many unintended consequences that will mean big challenges for addiction specialists.

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Submitted on Sunday 5th January 2020 - 15:06
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Recovery and the workplace

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

ISSUP Drug Free America
Calling All Workplace Stakeholders! Drug Free America Foundation cordially invites you to participate in a webinar on Thursday, October 29th
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Submitted on Monday 12th October 2020 - 09:14
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Hombre adulto con uso nocivo de alcohol

Location: Mexico

Event infoLa Unidad de Reducción de la Demanda de la Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas y 

La Facultad de Psicología (UNAM)

Invitan a la 11a. Sesión Clínica: 

Hombre adulto con uso nocivo de alcohol

Fecha: Viernes 30 de octubre de 2020.

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Submitted on Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 21:47
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Webinar | PRODEPENDENCE: Moving Beyond Codependency

Location: Manila, Philippines

ISSUP Philippines Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency Webinar Flyer
ISSUP Philippines would like to invite you attend Part I of their upcoming Webinar Series. Part I will focus on 'Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency'.
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Submitted on Friday 25th September 2020 - 09:01
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Free Prevention Plus Wellness Webinars

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) provides free weekly one-hour webinars for prevention and health specialists and organizations addressing research and practice on integrated substance use prevention with wellness programs and training, evidence-based screening and brief interventions, and more.

Live PPW webinars come with a certificate for one-hour CEU credit and typically include a pdf of webinar slides and/or a link to the recorded webinar.

Below is a list of regularly offered PPW webinars.

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Submitted on Friday 23rd October 2020 - 19:10
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