Dementia is a set of symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. This can include problems with memory loss, thinking, mental agility, language and understanding. Dementia is common – around 90,000 people in Scotland have the condition - and the risk of it developing increases as you get older.
Closing the gap between research discovery and clinical and community practice is essential if we are to succeed in improving our nation’s health.
Understanding how best to disseminate and implement evidence-based healthcare and prevention, while not implementing inappropriate or unnecessary services, is challenging.
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The aim of this guide is to facilitate the understanding of the problem of adolescent substance use, as well as present practices based on clinical evidence more effective guidance and intervention with this population.
The guide is addressed to health professionals working in services for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of addictions.
Drug-based treatments dominate opiate addiction treatment but are far from universally accepted. Referring to chemical ‘solutions’ to addiction, the ‘bite’ commentary on this cell ends with the “curious possibility that precisely because a technology is (relatively) effortlessly effective, it is to that degree under suspicion”.
Intervention guide mhGAP for mental, neurological disorders and substance use in the level of non-specialized health care. Version 2.0
Mental, neurological and substance (MNS) disorders are very common and represent a large burden of disease and disability around the world. There remains a wide gap between the capacity of health systems and resources, between what is urgently needed and what is available to reduce the charge. Approximately 1 out of every 10 people suffers from a mental health disorder, but only 1% of global health staff provides mental health care services.
mhGAP Intervention Guide - Version 2.0 for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders in Non-Specialized Health Settings
This is the second version (2016) of the mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in non-specialist health settings. It is for use by doctors, nurses, other health workers as well as health planners and managers. The Intervention Guide presents the integrated management of priority MNS conditions using algorithms for clinical decision making.
Many people think that to avoid or keep away a problem, the best thing you can do is not to talk about it. Unfortunately, this idea is very common when it comes to consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, especially among young people. In addition to bias, there is a great lack of information, so although fathers and mothers wanted to touch the topic with their children, do not know how to do it.
This guide is designed to assist clinicians serving adult patients in screening for drug use. The NIDA Quick Screen was adapted from the single-question screen for drug use in primary care by Smith et al.
Guide to clinical advice for treatment and rehabilitation programs in drugs in specific population of adult women.
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The present compendium of chemical characterization of Fumables cocaine is part of the cocaine Fumables project in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, coordinated by the Inter-American Observatory on drugs of the Inter-American Commission for the Control of the abuse of drugs of the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States (OID-SSM-CICAD-OAS) with funding from INL-USA.
The last decade has seen the emergence of new internet technologies that have acted as important facilitators of online drug markets. The internet now hosts a range of virtual marketplaces (both on the surface and deep web) for selling and buying illicit substances, as well as representing a new arena for health and law enforcement interventions.
Estimates show that in the UK the social and economic costs of alcohol related harm amount to £21.5bn, while harm from illicit drug use costs £10.7bn. These include costs associated with deaths, the NHS, crime and, in the case of alcohol, lost productivity.
Providing well funded drug and alcohol services is good value for money because it cuts crime, improves health, and can support individuals and families on the road to recovery.
This Pocket Guide was summarized Guide 34 pages of the NIAAA, helping patients who drink too much: A guide clinical. Materials include:
Guide aimed at professionals of health to work with people from drinking alcohol in excess
The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria have released The International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies.
Comprising of a set of guidelines, methods, and tools this resource was produced with the aim of creating a standardised set of methodologies for alcohol researchers.
Explanatory table of neurotransmitters involved in drug use and drug addiction
Video: why is it so difficult to leave drugs?
National challenge on intelligence quotient (IG) about drugs and alcohol.
Recommendation for parents, with tips on parenting positive to prevent substance abuse. The material includes links to videos of examples.
NIDA. (2015, may 1). Facts about marijuana to teenagers. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/es/publicaciones/hechos-sobre-la-marihuana-para-adolescentes in 2018, February 15
NIDA. (2015, May 14). Marijuana: Facts for Teens. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-teens on 2018, February 15
Time to consolidate the lessons of the five cells in row 2 of the Drug Treatment Matrix. Whether medical or psychosocial, if you work in/with treatment, this is your chance to lift your eyes from the workbench and reconsider what it’s all about and how to make it better.
Parental Alcohol Misuse (PAM) can negatively affect children’s physical and mental health, and other outcomes including educational attainment and behaviour. Effects can be acute when experienced in conjunction with other adverse experiences such as domestic abuse, marital conflict, and deprivation. PAM is a common feature in child protection and care proceedings, and places a considerable burden on social services.
Updating the previous year’s “really brilliant analysis” (Professor Susanne MacGregor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), our analysis of the performance of England’s drug and alcohol treatment system up to 2016/17.
Mexican model of therapeutic justice program. Since there are 3 years ago began the program with these abusive users or dependent on drugs who have committed an offence. Currently, the program takes in 6 States of the Mexican Republic.
From a public health perspective, alcohol consumption plays an important role in the causation of disability, illness and death on a global scale. It also contributes substantially to the family dysfunction, violence and psychiatric disorders. With the increasing globalization of production, trade and marketing of alcohol, it becomes evident that alcohol control policy need to understand not only national, but also global perspective.
Drug use has a significant impact on health published by illness, disability, and social problems, and the decision makers are increasingly interested in the development of evidence-based drug policy. Is fundamentanl to strengthen ties between the science of drug addiction and drug policy.