At the Crux: The Encounter between Clinician and Client. Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell B2

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Influences explored across the Matrix come to a head in the encounter between clinician and client. Take a step back and (in the words of one of this cell’s reviews) you will see that therapies may be the “trees”, but the “forest” is the client-therapist relationship.

Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Packaging and Labeling Regulations

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Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC)


The Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) has collaborated with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) to develop a comprehensive “how-to” guide on assessing compliance with tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.

Viruses and Places of Detention

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The nature of places of detention is that they are constructed to maximize public safety. 

This is highly likely to lead to people living in very close proximity of each other in often overcrowded conditions, which increases the probability of the transmission of viruses.

Overcrowding is an increasingly widespread problem in a number of countries and places of detention.

COVID-19: The Global Pan(dem)ic and Reflections on a Prevention Science Response

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EUSPR Early Careers Forum

The spread of COVID-19 is causing unprecedented damage throughout the world, from which the lasting impact will be evident for many years to come.

It is vital that preventative efforts are put in place in order to minimise the damage and bolster levels of resilience so communities can recover.


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The developmental stage of adolescence involves dramatic biologic, psychological, and behavioural changes.

It is a time where young people start to explore, seek further independence and experiment with new experiences. It is also a time where young people are particularly vulnerable to developing difficulties related to potentially risky behaviour.

Mental Health, Substance Use & Brain Chemistry

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Alcohol and Drug Foundation
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Many people who develop substance use disorders have mental health conditions, and, likewise, many individuals who suffer from mental health issues also use substances in a harmful manner.

The relationship between mental health and substance use is complex.

In ADF's latest insight, the organisation provides an overview of the subject and its relationship with our brain chemistry.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak

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The World Health Organisation is working alongside other public health authorities around the world to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and inform the public with the latest updates and measures to reduce the potential impact on the global community.

The physical implications of a person contracting coronavirus are clear. However, the mental strain on all members of society should also be considered.

COVID-19 and People with Alcohol-related Problems: Recommendations for Services

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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.