Research

Online Instructor-Led Pilot Course on Monitoring and Evaluation of Substance Use Prevention Interventions and Policies: Experiences and Perceptions of International Participants

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Melgar, M. I., Usman, A., Rabajante, D. J. L., & Cañedo, F. G. (2022). Online instructor-led pilot course on monitoring and evaluation of substance use prevention interventions and policies: Experiences and perceptions of international participants. Adiktologie, 22(3), 184–192. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-003-0004
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INTRODUCTION: As the prevalence of substance use continues to rise all over the world amidst the ongoing pandemic, substance use prevention professionals are challenged to find alternative ways to enhance their knowledge and competence to use the best practices in the field. In the present global health situation, in which running face-to-face training seminars is extremely difficult, the most feasible option is through online learning.

Nature and Course of Clinician and Self-Rated Depressive Features in Persons with Alcohol Use Disorders: A Preliminary Prospective Study among Men Seeking Treatment

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Gopalakrishnan, U., Sarkar, S., Balhara, Y. P. S., & Lal, R. (2022). Nature and course of clinician- and self-rated depressive features in persons with alcohol use disorders: A preliminary prospective study among men seeking treatment Adiktologie, 22(3), 204–212. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-003-0006
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INTRODUCTION: The trajectory and nature of depression in patients with alcohol use disorder as they enter treatment needs to be understood better. This study assessed the nature and course of depressive features among male patients with alcohol use disorder.

Risk Behaviour of Adolescents Aged 10–15 in Slovakia. Relation to Sex, Age, and Body Mass Index

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Čerešník, M., & Čerešníková, M. (2022). Risk behaviour of adolescents aged 10–15 in Slovakia. Relation to sex, age, and body mass index. Adiktologie, 22(3), 162–170. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-003-0001
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BACKGROUND: As a theoretical base we used Jessor’s concept of the Syndrome of Risk Behaviour in Adolescence, the self-concept, and the concept of body image.

No Good Time Without Drugs: Qualitative Study Among Nightlife Attendees in Tbilisi, Georgia

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Kirtadze, I., Mgebrishvili, T., Beselia, A., Gvasalia, T., Chokheli, M., Ompad, D. C., & Otiashvili, D. (2022). No good time without drugs: Qualitative study among nightlife attendees in Tbilisi, Georgia. Adiktologie, 22(3), 152–160. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-003-0003
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INTRODUCTION: Individuals who visit nightclubs and electronic dance music (EDM) festivals tend to use psychoactive substances, often multiple substances, in this setting and are at risk of serious negative health effects. This paper aims to explore respondents’ experiences and perceptions in order to have a better understanding of patterns and motives related to psychoactive substance use and high-risk behaviours in EDM event attendees.

Epidemiological Study of Suicidal Ideation and Suicidal Behaviour Among Patients with Substance Use Disorders in a Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre for Addiction in Dubai

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Muneer, A., Abdemaqsoud, S. H., Foad, W., & Zidan, M. (2022). Epidemiological study of suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviour among patients with substance use disorders in a rehabilitation and treatment centre for addiction in Dubai. Adiktologie, 22(3), 172–183. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2022-003-0002
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BACKGROUND: Suicide is considered a severe global phenomenon as near to 700,000 people die annually as a result of suicidal behaviours. Suicide is a major public health problem among patients with a substance use disorder.

Provider self-efficacy in delivering evidence-based psychosocial interventions: A scoping review

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Shapiro, C. J., Watson MacDonell, K., & Moran, M. (2021). Provider self-efficacy in delivering evidence-based psychosocial interventions: A scoping review. Implementation Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/2633489520988258
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Background:

Among the many variables that affect implementation of evidence-based interventions in real-world settings, self-efficacy is one of the most important factors at the provider level of the social ecology. Yet, research on the construct of provider self-efficacy remains limited.

Teacher attitudes toward evidence-based practices: Exploratory and confirmatory analyses of the school-adapted evidence-based practice attitude scale

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Merle, J. L., Cook, C. R., Locke, J. J., Ehrhart, M. G., Brown, E. C., Davis, C. J., & Lyon, A. R. (2023). Teacher attitudes toward evidence-based practices: Exploratory and confirmatory analyses of the school-adapted evidence-based practice attitude scale. Implementation Research and Practice, 4. https://doi.org/10.1177/26334895221151026
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Background

The Evidence-Based Practice Attitudes Scale (EBPAS) is widely used in implementation research, but it has not been adapted and validated for use among general education teachers, who are most likely to deliver evidence-based prevention programs in schools, the most common setting where youth access social, emotional, and behavioral health services.

Post-Pandemic Cannabis and Gambling Policy Changes to Attract Tourists May Lead to Future Health Problems and Costs

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Hagit Bonny-Noach, PhD, Sharon Horsky, PhD, Post-pandemic cannabis and gambling policy changes to attract tourists may lead to future health problems and costs, Journal of Travel Medicine, 2022;, taac117, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taac117

After the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, on 11 March 2020, governments worldwide imposed a range of national restrictions and physical distancing measures. This included stay-at-home policies, the closure of national borders and the cancellation of most commercial flights. The restrictions resulted in a global economic crisis that affected revenues and employment in the tourism industry.

Psychological factors and the use of psychoactive substances in relation to sexual orientation: A study on Israeli young adults.

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Shechory-Bitton, M & Bonny-Noach, H (2022). Psychological factors and the use of psychoactive substances in relation to sexual orientation: A study on Israeli young adults. Current Psychology.
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In the context of sexual minorities and the distress they may experience, recent years have witnessed a trend emphasizing the idea that protective factors may curb risk behaviors, while stressing that not all sexual minorities do experience distress. However, protective factors have been studied less frequently than have risk factors.

The need to establish the first safe consumption site in Israel

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Bonny-Noach, H., Zur, A., Deutscher, A., Revivo, S., Maniv, O & Lev-Ran, S. (2021). The need to establish the first safe consumption site in Israel. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences.
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The paper presents the case for establishment of safe consumption sites (SCS) in Israel. An SCS, also known as a drug consumption room (DCR), provides a safe and medically supervised setting for people who inject drugs (PWID) to use drugs. SCS are considered a radical harm reduction intervention that provides an evidence-based response to the health and social-related harms often associated with substance use.

Gender, employment, and continuous pandemic as predictors of alcohol and drug consumption during the COVID-19.

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Levy, I., Cohen-Louck, K., & Bonny-Noach, H. (2021). Gender, employment, and continuous pandemic as predictors of alcohol and drug consumption during the COVID-19. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 228 ,109029.
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This study aims to assess the impacts of the continuous pandemic state, gender and employment status on changes in substance use during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Substances use between early and later stages of the COVID 19 pandemic in Israel

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10) Bonny-Noach, H., Cohen-Louck, K., & Levy, I. (2021). Substances use between early and later stages of the COVID 19 pandemic in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 9, 52.
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Only several empirical studies have examined substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic in general populations. Most of these studies compared self-reported substances use before the pandemic and during the pandemic's early stages. This study aims to identify the changes in substance use between the early and later waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel.

The risk matrix: Drug-related deaths in prisons in England and Wales, 2015–2020

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Duke, K., Gleeson, H., MacGregor, S., & Thom, B. (2023). The risk matrix: Drug-related deaths in prisons in England and Wales, 2015–2020. Journal of Community Psychology, 1– 22. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22989
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This article explores the factors contributing to drug-related deaths in English and Welsh prisons between 2015 and 2020. Based on content analysis of all Prison and Probation Ombudsman ‘other non-natural’ fatal incident investigation reports, descriptive statistics were generated. Qualitative analysis explored the circumstances surrounding deaths and key risk factors. Most deaths were of men, whose mean age was 39 years.

Health and cancer risks associated with low levels of alcohol consumption

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Anderson, B. O., Berdzuli, N., Ilbawi, A., Kestel, D., Kluge, H. P., Krech, R., Mikkelsen, B., Neufeld, M., Poznyak, V., Rekve, D., Slama, S., Tello, J., & Ferreira-Borges, C. (2023). Health and cancer risks associated with low levels of alcohol consumption. The Lancet Public Health, 8(1), e6–e7. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00317-6

"According to the latest WHO estimates, alcohol consumption contributed to 3 million deaths in 2016 globally and was responsible for 5·1% of the global burden of disease and injury."

This statement, published in the Lancet Public Health, outlines the latest statistics relating to the harm that alcohol causes different populations nd describes the link between alcohol consumption and cancer.

Drug use and associated factors in a North Eastern region of Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

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Ndumwa, H. P., Munishi, C., Ngowi, J. E., Njiro, B. J., Mabusi, M., Suhartono, S., ... & Sunguya, B. (2022). Drug use and associated factors in a North Eastern region of Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. The Pan African Medical Journal, 43. Chicago
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The article ‘Drug use and associated factors in a North Eastern region of Tanzania: a cross-sectional study’ published in the PanAfrican Medical Journal’ on 11/10/2022 by a number of authors coordinated by Dr Harrieth Peter and Castory Munishi on SUDs carried out in Tanzania in the last 2 years by the Association Casa Rosetta, implementing partner for UNODC.

Une approche fondée sur les droits de la personne pour intégrer les services liés au VIH et à la toxicomanie

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Haldane, V., Jung, A. S., De Foo, C., Shrestha, P., Urdaneta, E., Turk, E., … & Legido-Quigley, H. (2022). Integrating HIV and substance misuse services: a person-centred approach grounded in human rights. The Lancet Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(22)00159-6

L’intégration des soins liés au VIH au traitement des troubles liés à l’utilisation de substances offre l’occasion de mieux répondre aux besoins des personnes vivant avec ces conditions. Les personnes souffrant de troubles liés à l’utilisation de substances sont rendues particulièrement vulnérables par les politiques en vigueur, les inégalités structurelles et la stigmatisation.

Correlates of treatment engagement and client outcomes: results of a randomised controlled trial of nabiximols for the treatment of cannabis use disorder

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Mills, L., Dunlop, A., Montebello, M. et al. Correlates of treatment engagement and client outcomes: results of a randomised controlled trial of nabiximols for the treatment of cannabis use disorder. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 67 (2022).
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Introduction 

There is increasing interest and evidence for the use of cannabinoid medications in the treatment of cannabis use disorder, but little examination of the correlates of successful treatment.

Moving towards a continuum of safer supply options for people who use drugs: A qualitative study exploring national perspectives on safer supply among professional stakeholders in Canada

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Foreman-Mackey, A., Pauly, B., Ivsins, A. et al. Moving towards a continuum of safer supply options for people who use drugs: A qualitative study exploring national perspectives on safer supply among professional stakeholders in Canada. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 66 (2022).
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Background

Novel public health interventions are needed to address the toxic drug supply and meet the needs of people who use drugs amidst the overdose crisis.

Black girls and referrals: racial and gender disparities in self-reported referral to substance use disorder assessment among justice-involved children

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Foreman-Mackey, A., Pauly, B., Ivsins, A. et al. Moving towards a continuum of safer supply options for people who use drugs: A qualitative study exploring national perspectives on safer supply among professional stakeholders in Canada. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 66 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00494-y
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Background

There is a higher prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) among justice-involved children (JIC). It is critical to ensure that JIC who report current use are referred for SUD assessment and potentially life-saving treatment services.

Disruptions to U.S. local public health’s role in population-based substance use prevention and response during COVID-19

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Hall, K., Higgins, F., Beach, K.F. et al. Disruptions to U.S. local public health’s role in population-based substance use prevention and response during COVID-19. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 73 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00499-7
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Background

COVID-19 dramatically limited the scale and scope of local health department (LHD) work, redirecting resources to the response. However, the need for essential public health services—including substance use prevention—was not reduced.

Experiences of frontline healthcare workers and their views about support during COVID-19 and previous pandemics: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis

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Billings, J., Ching, B.C.F., Gkofa, V. et al. Experiences of frontline healthcare workers and their views about support during COVID-19 and previous pandemics: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. BMC Health Serv Res 21, 923 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06917-z
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Background

Healthcare workers across the world have risen to the demands of treating COVID-19 patients, potentially at significant cost to their own health and wellbeing. There has been increasing recognition of the potential mental health impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers and calls to provide psychosocial support for them.

Brief counselling by a doctor can reduce drinking

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Tanner-Smith EE, Parr NJ, Schweer-Collins M, and Saitz R (2021) Effects of Brief Substance Use Interventions Delivered in General Medical Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Addiction: doi:10.1111/add.15674

A new systematic review and meta-analysis has found that alcohol-targeted brief interventions (short, structured, one-to-one conversations about drinking designed to motivate changes in risky behaviour) delivered in doctors’ offices and similar medical settings can produce small but useful reductions in drinking.   

Roles of parental smoking and family structure for the explanation of socio-economic inequalities in adolescent smoking

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Legleye, S., Bricard, D., & Khlat, M. (2023). Roles of parental smoking and family structure for the explanation of socio-economic inequalities in adolescent smoking. Addiction, 118(1), 149-159.

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Background and aims

Among European countries, France is particularly concerned by adolescent tobacco smoking, especially in disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds (SES). We measured the respective contributions of parental smoking and family living arrangements to social disparities in smoking during adolescence.

Legal responses to novel psychoactive substances implemented by ten European countries: An analysis from legal epidemiology

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Neicun, J., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., & Czabanowska, K. (2022). Legal responses to novel psychoactive substances implemented by ten European countries: an analysis from legal epidemiology. Emerging trends in drugs, addictions, and health, 2, 100044.
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Introduction

Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) continue to pose challenges to law enforcement authorities, public health officers and policymakers as suppliers continuously adapt to control measures, thus remaining highly dynamic in introducing unpredictable and potentially toxic new substances into the drug market.

Exploring arts-based interventions for youth substance use prevention: a scoping review of literature

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Maina, G., Li, Y., Fang, Y. et al. Exploring arts-based interventions for youth substance use prevention: a scoping review of literature. BMC Public Health 22, 2281 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14714-4
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Introduction

Placebo Response and Media Attention in Randomized Clinical Trials Assessing Cannabis-Based Therapies for Pain A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Gedin F, Blomé S, Pontén M, et al. Placebo Response and Media Attention in Randomized Clinical Trials Assessing Cannabis-Based Therapies for Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(11):e2243848. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.43848
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Importance  Persistent pain is a common and disabling health problem that is often difficult to treat. There is an increasing interest in medicinal cannabis for treatment of persistent pain; however, the limited superiority of cannabinoids over placebo in clinical trials suggests that positive expectations may contribute to the improvements.

L’édition épigénomique ciblée améliore l’anxiété et la consommation excessive d’alcool chez les adultes après une exposition à l’alcool chez les adolescents

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Bohnsack, J. P., Zhang, H., Wandling, G. M., He, D., Kyzar, E. J., Lasek, A. W., & Pandey, S. C. (2022). Targeted epigenomic editing ameliorates adult anxiety and excessive drinking after adolescent alcohol exposure. Science advances, 8(18), eabn2748.
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Abstrait

La consommation excessive d’alcool chez les adolescents est un facteur de risque majeur de troubles psychiatriques plus tard dans la vie, y compris les troubles liés à la consommation d’alcool.

Does cannabidiol make cannabis safer? A randomised, double-blind, cross-over trial of cannabis with four different CBD:THC ratios

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Englund, A., Oliver, D., Chesney, E. et al. Does cannabidiol make cannabis safer? A randomised, double-blind, cross-over trial of cannabis with four different CBD:THC ratios. Neuropsychopharmacol. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-022-01478-z
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As countries adopt more permissive cannabis policies, it is increasingly important to identify strategies that can reduce the harmful effects of cannabis use. This study aimed to determine if increasing the CBD content of cannabis can reduce its harmful effects.

Experts’ views on how to design a tobacco control fund in the UK

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Hilton S, Smith MJ, Buckton CH, et alExperts’ views on how to design a tobacco control fund in the UKBMJ Open 2022;12:e066224. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066224
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Objective To explore expert views on the potential value, and approaches to establishing and administering a tobacco control fund in the UK.

Design Semistructured interviews and follow-up discussion groups.

Correction : Collaboration interdisciplinaire dans le traitement des troubles liés à la consommation d’alcool dans un service hospitalier général : une étude à méthodes mixtes

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Kools, N., Dekker, G.G., Kaijen, B.A.P. et al. Correction: Interdisciplinary collaboration in the treatment of alcohol use disorders in a general hospital department: a mixed-method study. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 64 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00492-0
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Arrière-plan

Les collaborations interdisciplinaires (c.-à-d. où diverses disciplines travaillent de manière coordonnée et interdépendante vers des objectifs communs) sont considérées comme produisant une plus grande efficacité d’équipe que les approches multidisciplinaires (c.-à-d. où diverses disciplines travaillent en parallèle dans leurs limites professionnelles) dans les milieux de soins de santé somatiques.