Publications

Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell C1: Mandate - or Let Clinicians and Patients Decide When to Screen and Advise for Risky Drinking?

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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This week we focus on one section of the commentary on the matrix cell released last week which explored management’s influence on screening/brief intervention for risky drinking. A major issue facing management is whether to strongly incentivise or insist clinicians screen and advise.

Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors (Annual Canadian Supplement 2020 edition)

Published by
Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.
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The Canadian Supplement is intended for general circulation, but it also acts as an addendum to the American textbook called Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behavior, also written by Dr. Alderson.

If you have suggestions for additions to this supplement, please contact the author.

Reproduced here with permission.

Handbook on Quality Standards for Interventions Aimed at Drug Experienced Young People in Contact with Criminal Justice Systems

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EPPIC
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Executive Summary

As one of the objectives of the European Health Programme project “Exchanging Prevention practices on Polydrug use among youth in Criminal justice systems” (EPPIC), the present handbook of quality standards was produced to help practitioners improve the quality of interventions targeting drug experienced young people in contact with Criminal Justice Systems (CJS).

Bridging the Gap on NCDs: From Global Promises to Local Progress

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NCD Alliance
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Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) are recognised as the world’s biggest killer and cause of disability, constituting a global health crisis that requires an urgent policy response. This was acknowledged by world leaders at three UN High-Level Meetings on NCDs, meriting a dedicated target in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones

Published by
Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C.

La Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones (RIIAD), editada por Centros de Integración Juvenil A.C., tiene el propósito de desarrollar una plataforma para la publicación semestral bilingüe (español e inglés) de hallazgos científicos provenientes de la investigación de temas asociados con el consumo de sustancias de abuso, conductas adictivas y trastornos relacionados, así como con el tratamiento, prevención y políticas públicas en

Evaluating the Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on Sales-Based Consumption in Scotland

Published by
NHS Scotland

The rise in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms in the UK in recent decades has gone hand in hand with the increasing affordability of alcoholic beverages. 

Minimum Unit Pricing (setting a minimum price below which a unit of alcohol cannot legally be sold) was approved by the Scottish Parliament in 2012.

Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Regular Use and Mental Health

Published by
CCSA

Cannabis is one of the most widely used psychoactive substances in Canada.

The complex relationship between cannabis use and mental disorders has garnered significant attention as a public health issue

This is the first in a series of reports, published by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), that reviews the effects of cannabis use on various aspects of human functioning and development.

Alcohol Use, Alcohol Dependence and Mental Health Conditions

Published by
WHO

Several key risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been identified, including the harmful use of alcohol.

Half the world’s population drinks alcohol, and harmful alcohol use is the third leading cause of ill health and premature death globally. WHO’s European Region is the region with the highest levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm.

Policy Brief: Alcohol Taxation and Pricing Policies in the Region of the Americas

Published by
PAHO

The need to reduce alcohol-related harms has been recognized by the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol (adopted by the Sixty-third World Health Assembly), the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Plan of Action to Reduce the Harmful Use o

Harm to Others from Drinking: Patterns in Nine Societies

Published by
WHO
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The adverse impact of alcohol consumption include the negative consequences of drinking on individuals other than the drinkers themselves, including both health and social problems.  Alcohol’s harm to others (HTO) is an interactional occurrence at the level of individuals and their relationships and is determined from the perspective of those affected by the drinker rather than from the perspective of the drinker or the society.

Barriers to technology transfer: A qualitative study of short interventions and addiction focus

Published by
Salud Mental
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Summary

Introduction: The transfer and translation of programs with scientific evidence into clinical scenarios is often limited by a number of barriers to its application that complicates the realization of benefits for society that requires effective services.

Objective: To identify barriers to the adoption of short intervention programmes for treatment for abusive use of alcohol and other drugs.

Prevention of Substance Use

Published by
Sloboda, Z., Petras, H., Robertson, E. B., & Hingson, R. (Eds.). (2019). Prevention of Substance Use. Springer.

This volume provides a serious examination of substance use prevention research and practices as components of the continuum from health promotion through to prevention and health care in sub-groups and in the general population.

Opioid Use Disorder: A Nature Reviews Primer

Published by
Nature
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Abstract | Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a chronic relapsing disorder that, whilst initially driven by activation of brain reward neurocircuits, increasingly engages anti-reward neurocircuits that drive adverse emotional states and relapse. However, successful recovery is possible with appropriate treatment, although with a persisting propensity to relapse.

UTC 6 and UTC 7 Training Report

Published by
The Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB)

The Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) organised training on “UTC 06- Case Management for Addiction Professionals and UTC 07- Crisis Intervention for Addiction Professionals” for 28 staff members of the NDDCB which was held on 17th – 19th December 2019 at NDDCB Auditorium.

Stigma Drug and Addiction Use

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RIOD
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The stigma associated with drug use and addictive behaviors affects in a transverse way in people's lives, making an impact on physical and mental health, the ability to find and maintain a job, to find and maintain a home, in their relationships social and self-concept. On the other hand, the stigma delays the search for adequate treatment and is in itself a barrier to access and stay in treatments.