Providing Prevention Plus Wellness Programs During an Epidemic

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Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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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.

Empowering Students for Just Societies: A Handbook for Primary School Teachers

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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.

National Panorama of The Consumption of Hallucinogens: Demand for Treatment by Fenciclidine

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Observatorio Mexicano de Drogas
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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.

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century (2020)

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National Academy of Medicine
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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?

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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)

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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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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

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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

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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

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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.