WHO and public health authorities around the world are acting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress throughout the population.
Source: Gostin, L. O., Hanfling, D., Hanson, S. L., Stroud, C., & Altevogt, B. M. (Eds.). (2009). Guidance for establishing crisis standards of care for use in disaster situations: A letter report. National Academies Press.
COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving pandemic with national advice and guidance updated regularly.
The fact that alcohol may no longer be consumed in public places, increases risks related to home drinking, where alcohol is cheaper, compounded by the stress that the current situation is causing.
This guidance has been drawn up by the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), at the request of the Scottish Government.
The situation regarding responses to the COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving.
People who use drugs face the same risks as those of the general population and therefore need to be aware of the appropriate advice to reduce their risk of infection.
COVID-19 is a major global health threat. People who use drugs face the same risks as those of the general population and therefore need to be aware of the appropriate advice to reduce their risk of infection.
This handbook offers guidance in creating a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for programs that provide treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. It describes the planning process, preparing for a disaster, roles and responsibilities, training, and testing.
Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix: Generating System-Wide Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention
As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this article warns that the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard.
The following is a list of protocols for providing the unique single-session evidence-based Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs via distance-learning in the event of an epidemic such as the novel coronavirus, poor weather conditions preventing travel, desire to reach youth in physically remote areas or for other reasons.
Correlates of Problematic Internet Use among College and University Students in Eight Countries: An International Cross-Sectional Study
Background and aims
Internet use has increased worldwide exponentially over the past two decades, with no up-to-date cross-country comparison of Problematic Internet Use (PIU) and its correlates available. The present study aimed to explore the pattern and correlates of PIU across different countries in the European and the Asian continent.
Assessing the Symptoms of Internet Gaming Disorder among College/University Students: An International Validation Study of a Self-Report
The present study evaluated the psychometric properties of a self-report scale for assessing Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) symptoms according to the DSM–5 and ICD–11 among 3270 college/univers ity students (2095 [64.1%] females; age mean 21.6 [3.1] years) from different countries worldwide. Croatian, English, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Turkish, and Vietnamese versions of the scale were tested.
"Of all the lifestyle choices we make in conjunction with pregnancy, none are of greater importance to the child’s future health and development than the ones we make in relation to alcohol."
Education has transformative power. It is broadly recognized that education plays a pivotal role in shaping the values of future generations and creating inclusive, peaceful, just and sustainable societies. To ensure that the next generation is ready to become proactive agents of change, the international community, governments and societies must invest in quality education.
Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell D1: How Organisational Context Affects Screening and Brief Intervention
This report belongs to the Mexican Drug Observatory and presents the increase in demand for treatment for phenciclidine use in Mexico during 2018. Until 2016 the demand for phenciclidine treatment was in the penultimate place by drug type and by 2018 it rose to sixth place. Which is a significant and attention-sathing increase.
This new consensus document from the U.S. National Academy of Medicine outlines recent research on adolescent development and makes recommendations to U.S. stakeholders for improving outcomes for adolescents. While the recommendations are mostly for a U.S. audience, the information on positive adolescent development is useful for everyone interested in prevention.
Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell C1: Mandate - or Let Clinicians and Patients Decide When to Screen and Advise for Risky Drinking?
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.
Report of the Drug Prevention programme at Obesekarapura Rajagiriya Sri Lanka, Colombo City, organized by the Preventive Education and Training (PET) unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board of Sri Lanka.
Noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of premature death globally.
Every year, 41 million people die from heart attacks, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes or a mental disorder.
Despite the concerning trends and figures, global efforts are not enough to prevent and reverse the harm.
Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell C1: Management’s Influence on Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention
Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors (Annual Canadian Supplement 2020 edition)
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.
The Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN) was established in September 2000 as a network of non-governmental, voluntary organisations. Their aim is to reduce the consumption of alcohol and other drugs and support restrictive alcohol and drug policy.
Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Presentations in Europe: Update from the Euro-DEN Plus Expert Network
This report presents the latest findings on drug-related hospital emergencies from a network of sentinel hospitals across Europe.
Brochures for Drug Abuse Prevention - Efforts by the Research Team of EQUIP Research & Development Consultants
Handbook on Quality Standards for Interventions Aimed at Drug Experienced Young People in Contact with Criminal Justice Systems
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).
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.
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