Receiving Addiction Treatment in the US: Do Patient Demographics, Drug of Choice, or Substance Use Disorder Severity Matter?
This article looks at who receives treatment in the United States in terms of demographic characteristics, addiction severity and drug of choice. While sex, age and race/ethnicity have small effects on treatment utilization, the primary factors leading to addiction treatment in the U.S. are involvement in the criminal justice system and SUD severity.
Drinking to excess takes a huge toll on individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.
Many adult problem drug users have long histories of substance misuse which often starts before the age of 18.
Providing well-funded, targeted and effective substance misuse services is vital to help prevent alcohol abuse, enable people to overcome addiction and sustain their recovery.
In 2018, the Scottish Government released the Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland's Alcohol and Drug Treatment Strategy.
Following the concerning findings that one in three adults in Great Britain have been negatively affected by the substance use of someone we know, Adfam has launched their 2020 manifesto.
Adfam's five asks are:
THIS IS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NSPS, INITIALLY INTRODUCED IN NSW AS A NEEDLE AND SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM1 FOR THE FRONTLINE DEFENCE AGAINST THE RISE OF HIV/AIDS AND OTHER INTRAVENOUSLY TRANSMITTED DRUG RELATED DISEASES.
In 2018–2019, CCSA worked with partners across Canada and internationally to gather and share the newest, best practices and advice on substance use to drive action where it matters for Canadians — tackling stigma, informing cannabis policy, addressing the opioid crisis, calculating the costs of substance use and more.
El objetivo de esta publicación es acercar recomendaciones como herramientas de trabajo para el abordaje de la salud mental en el Primer Nivel de Atención, desde un enfoque centrado en los derechos humanos, basado en la Ley Nacional de Salud Mental No 26.657 y desde la Estrategia de Atención Primaria de la Salud y el Modelo de Salud Mental Comunitaria.
Prevenir o uso indevido de álcool e outras drogas é um dos tópicos inquestionáveis nos mais diversos contextos sociais – escola, família e comunidade, entre outros. A escola é o local que abriga a maior parte das crianças e dos adolescentes de uma comunidade e é nessa fase escolar que o adolescente tem o primeiro contato com o mundo das drogas.
Single-session & Other Brief Interventions for Preventing Youth Alcohol, Marijuana, E-cigarette & Opioid Use
We recently presented a webinar on brief interventions for preventing youth substance use. Because it was a completely filled session, I wanted to provide a description of the main points covered in the webinar for those who had not had an opportunity to attend it.
La problemática del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas es definida como compleja y multidimensional, por lo tanto obliga a recurrir a enfoques renovadores dentro de la epidemiología que permitan abordajes a la medida de dicha complejidad. Estos nuevos enfoques deben contemplar componentes participativos que a su vez impacten en las políticas públicas.
Imagine going through treatment numerous times but not being able to stop using. Imagine deciding not to use and doing everything you possibly can to stop using but relapsing despite all your efforts. If this sums up your situation or If this story keeps repeating in your journey of recovery from substance use disorder, then chances are you might be suffering from substance use disorder together with another disorder or comorbidity.
Different Risk Factors Are Associated with Alcohol Use versus Problematic Use in Male Pakistani Adolescents
Substance abuse is a significant problem in Pakistan (Hussain, 2017), yet, there are few studies of risk factors in this population, particularly in remote areas. Male adolescents (N = 243; M = 16.9 years, SD = 1.3 years) were recruited from schools in Gilgit‐Baltistan, and completed questions on demographics, substance use, and psychosocial functioning.
The document prepared by Dr. Roberto Canay and Dr. Monica Napoli, in conjunction with the Technical Team of MSAL and subject to review by the Council of Experts.
In 2008 the UK introduced a ‘duty escalator’ which meant alcohol duties (government tax collected by HM Customs and Excise) would rise by 2% above inflation each year until 2012. However, since then the preceding governments have abolished the duty escalator and alcohol duties have been cut or frozen.
These key reports come from the US Pain Management task force at the Department of Health and Human Services. There are 5 instructive documents involving information and facts about pain management, the opioid addiction crisis, special populations and their specific needs, and the role of stigma in treating chronic pain.
Opioid-related morbidity and mortality in the U.S. has been steadily increasing over the last two decades. In 2017 alone, 2.1 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder (OUD), and 47,600 died from opioid overdose.
This technical report focuses on an elimination barometer for viral hepatitis to help countries assess progress towards eliminating hepatitis C and B among people who inject drugs (PWID).
The barometer is being developed by the EMCDDA together with its expert network on drug-related infectious diseases (DRID), as a follow-up to the first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2016.
This week the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has released the European Prevention Curriculum - a handbook designed for decision, opinion and policy makers in science-based prevention of substance use. The aim of the EUPC
Opioids are a class of drugs that act on the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Opioids have a high potential for causing addiction in some people and can cause life-threatening health problems, including the risk of overdose.
Over the years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of drug-related deaths worldwide. Finding ways to tackle the issue has become a public health priority.
The latest SPYM newsletter provides an account of the visit from Deputy Secretaries and Directors, Government of India. It also discusses the ways art can be used therapeutically with children, new teacher training programmes and outreach services.
Focus on Youth Football and Alcohol is a joint initiative aiming to reduce underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking among young people, as both strongly affect the health and welfare of Europe’s population.
The evidence highlights that there are links between increased exposure to alcohol advertising and higher levels of drinking by young people.
Alcohol remains one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances in Europe. Despite being a major risk factor for burden of disease, with substantial impacts not only on individual drinkers but also on the broader society, alcohol consumption in Europe continues to be almost double the global average.
In 2011, the WHO European Region adopted the European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020 (EAPA).
SHAAP and Eurocare have published a summary report covering the discussions that took place during the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20th and 21st November 2018.
The conference covered the following themes:
The National Health Service has been closely following the smoking, drinking and drug use trends amongst young people in England.
Research suggests methamphetamine use is higher amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders compared to non-Indigenous Australians.
The Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses has produced its latest newsletter!
The newsletter highlights the new relationship with SPYM and ISSUP through the establishment of the ISSUP India National Chapter.
There is a report of the International Day for Street Children that was celebrated on April the 15th.