Effectiveness Bank Drug Treatment Matrix: Going with the Grain; Organisation, Ethos and Harm Reduction
On-line course moves up to the level of the organisation and its influence on drug-related harm. Learn how in methadone clinics and needle exchanges, misguided ‘good intentions’ placed service users at risk.
The Brain Under Construction – A Window into the Developing Brain is a new debriefing paper by Mentor-Adepis. It forms part of a mini-series on the ‘Brain Under Construction’, which is geared towards helping professionals to better-understand the young people that they support. A Window into the Developing Brain examines the function and structuring of the brain, in particularly the uniqueness of the adolescent brain.
School-Based Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention – What Works? is a new briefing paper published by Mentor-Adepis. It outlines several approaches that have been shown to work effectively, and issues cautions about those that have not.
Drug Policy Evaluation: A Seven-Step Guide to Support the Commissioning and Managing of Evaluations is a new resource from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
In the absence of greater obstacles to availability, widespread screening to identify and then briefly advise risky drinkers has been the great hope for improved alcohol-related public health.
Millions of children globally suffer as a consequence of the use of intoxicating substances like alcohol and illicit drugs. This is an important, but too often neglected, child rights issue. The new FORUT publication “Childhood matters” describes this problem and suggests action to be taken to protect children’s health and well-being.
Effectiveness Bank Drug Treatment Matrix Cell C1: Life and Death Decisions for Drug Harm Reduction Management
Explores how harm reduction impacts are affected by the management of the service and of the intervention. Highlights the studies which showed that treatment-termination and needle-exchange policies can mean life or death for service users, and the dilemmas of squaring this responsibility with maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment and satisfying community concerns over discarded needles.
As developed by CICAD's Expert Group on Demand Reduction and approved by the Commission in 2004, these guidelines speak to strategies to conduct research, create educational materials, train teachers, and carry out and evaluate prevention programs at the national level in a way that is responsive to regional, state, and local needs expressed within each school. Drug use problems threaten personal health, disrupt family integra
Last Friday, we launched the new volume in our series of booklets on human rights, the UNISAL-Lorena. I had the joy of organizing such a primer with Dr. Maria Aparecida Alkimim. A realization of the Lorraine Movement for life, in partnership with the city of Lorraine and the Masters program of the Centro Universitário Salesiano de São Paulo-UNISAL.
Especially due to its large sample size and incorporation into the CPS survey, the TUS provides a unique opportunity for tracking long-term trends in tobacco use, cessation attempts, and tobacco-related policies; evaluation of tobacco control programs/interventions; study of tobacco-related health disparities; and conduct of other tobacco control research. TUS-CPS data can be analyzed at the U.S.
Second cell of the Drug Treatment Matrix explores key studies on the impact of the practitioner on reducing harms associated with illegal drug use, in which trust emerges as a fundamental ingredient. Reconceptualise needle exchanges as safe havens in a largely rejecting world, and explore why a Philadelphia methadone counsellor stood out - for the wrong reasons.
Tobacco use remains the nation’s leading cause of preventable premature death, including death from cancer, and progress in reducing tobacco use and related disease and death has not been equally distributed across population groups. This monograph examines the current evidence surrounding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD) across the tobacco use continuum—initiation, secondhand smoke exposure, current use, frequency and intensity, cess
- There is significant common ground between public health bodies and publicans, and scope to develop policies approved of by both groups
- Many publicans are deeply concerned about harmful alcohol consumption
Initiates a fortnightly course on the evidence base for harm reduction and treatment in relation to illegal drugs. Comprehensively updated, the cell explores key research on interventions to reduce the harms to the user as a result of their drug use.
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Drug Prevention: A Manual for Programme Planners and Evaluators is a publication by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
This article from Sri Lanka highlights increasing drug trade throughout Asia. In particular, Sri Lanka is seeing a dramatic increase in heroin trafficking which is causing serious health and security challenges.
Since the 1930s, the response to drug addiction has moved from one that focuses on the need to punish users to another that recognises the importance of prevention and treatment approaches.
In other words, thanks to scientific advances, substance abuse has evolved from a judicial to a heath issue.
Prescription painkillers are second only to marijuana as the United States drug of choice. Around 91.8 million Americans aged 18 and above used prescription painkillers in 2014, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). That’s about 38% of the population.
Preventing Marijuana Use among Youth and Young Adults is a new release from the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
It provides the latest facts about marijuana use in the United States and includes information about the negative physical, academic and social consequences associated with the drug.
Geraldine González Williman is an expert in the prevention and treatment of addictions of legal or illegal drugs. In this interview, details on the plans of action applicable to the Paraguay to combat a scourge that every day grows more.
How difficult it is, at present, prevent the use of illegal drugs in the Paraguay?
Line Up Live Up is a new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Trainer Manual prepared by Peer van der Kreeft of HoGent University College Ghent’s Department for Education, Health and Social Work.
Prevention of Substance Abuse by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is a report that draws on evidence-based research to assess substance use prevention interventions, in terms of their ability to effectively delay, reduce or prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal substances among children and young people.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood (2017) is a special volume that supplements the organisation’s Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents, released in 2003.
The latest report on the global tobacco epidemic from the World Health Organization (WHO) is now available to download.
The book “Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for High Risk Populations” is the main result of the TOB.g partnership, coordinated by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention and consisted of four partners and specifically ENSP, CMT Prooptiki, Anlet Med. and TFRI Ireland.
Drug-related deaths are rising and are a major concern to councils and our health partners. Deaths have increased sharply over the past five years and are now at their highest levels since records began.
This Health Research Board document reviews evidence on the effectiveness of interventions in the areas of prevention, harm reduction and long-term recovery from addiction to illegal drugs.
It asks which interventions are effective for:
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Compilation of Evidence-Based Family Skills Training Programmes offers a treasure trove of information on such initiatives, answering key questions like: