THE SALIS COLLECTION is a full-text, digital lending library of literature in the field of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and addictions.
Practical Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention: Intro to Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar
Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) provides easy to use evidence-informed resources to help prevention and health specialists and parents prevent youth and young adult alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, e-cigarette, and opioid use while promoting protective wellness lifestyles.
Opiates are some of the most effective pain relief medications for patients suffering from cancer- and surgery-related pain.
Unfortunately, medications in this class are also used as drugs of abuse. Despite the affordability and effectiveness of these medications, access to opiates is highly geographically variable.
Following their 2019 conference, the Lisbon Addictions team have gathered posters and information about the presentations from the event.
The co-producers have built coherent packages of topical strands, sessions and guided poster tours.
Sessions and posters are grouped into the following categories:
Looking for fresh ideas for 2020 lesson planning? You can find more than 90 free, standards-based activities and lesson plans on drugs with NIDA’s Lesson Plan and Activity Finder.
The 2019 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) Annual Research Symposium was held on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at the John Niland Scientia Conference and Events Centre, UNSW Sydney.
NDARC have put together a selection of videos and slides of the work that was presented at the event.
IOGT International has released an upgraded and revised resource to present state-of-the-art evidence about how alcohol affects sustainable development.
Consequences of Tobacco Use (Gutka)
Drug Demand Reduction
Myths About Drug Abuse
The Society for the Study of Addiction has uploaded the posters that researchers and students presented at the SSA Annual Conference 2019.
- Research, service evaluation and audit
- Student-led Research
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful events or situations that happen during childhood and/or adolescence.
Evidence suggests strong links between ACEs and a wide range of health and social problems across the lifespan.
Emotional Contagion. Have you ever been in a bad mood and all of a sudden it seems like everyone around you is in a bad mood, too? Do you feel that your emotions and mood can be “caught” by others? Psychology says emotional contagion is the one responsible for how moods and emotions can affect others. Let this emotional contagion guide help you find out how “contagious” you are!
When I talk with people, I hear various degrees of what MI calls “change talk.”
As described here, the types of change talk include:
1) PRECONTEMPLATION STAGE
“It isn’t that we cannot see the solution. It’s that we cannot see the problem.”
The “stages of change” or “transtheoretical” model is a way of describing the process by which people overcome addiction. The stages of change can be applied to a range of other behaviors that people want to change, but have difficulty doing so, but it is most well-recognized for its success in treating people with addictions.
In psychotherapy, a dual relationship occurs when a therapist has a second, significantly different relationship with their client in addition to the traditional client-therapist bond. For example, a therapist may find that the person seeking treatment happens to be their neighbor.
Addiction therapy is often a personal and complex thing, which relies on interaction, bonding, and communication between counselors and their patients. This often happens because many of the people choosing to become addiction counselors were once addicted or dependent themselves, and chose to focus their energy on helping others to recover.
More often than not, the answer is: no.
The Importance of Therapeutic Relationships
A therapeutic relationship is an effective way to promote positive change in people. It involves building trust in order to encourage openness and honesty. This leads to better understanding. Those people who are undergoing any type of therapy will want this type of interaction with their therapist.
School is one of the key environments to discuss with young people the impact of substance use, and deliver evidenced prevention interventions .
It is vital that the messages that are passed on to young people are appropriate and delivered in a meaningful way.
Do you want the substance use professionals in your area to receive the International Certified Addiction Professional (ICAP) credential?
This webinar discusses how you can host testing for the ICAP certificates at your University.
Alcohol taxation and pricing policies have several public health, economic and social benefits as they have the capacity to:
Both the WHO and UNODC strive to address the complex issues presented by drug use and dependence.
The vision: The effective and humane treatment for all people with drug use disorders. Nothing less than would be expected for any other disease.
Every substance use prevention specialist should read this free booklet written by Joe Neigel and published by the Washington State Care Authority.
Prevention Tools is an excellent prevention resource that, as the title indicates, highlights both what works and what doesn’t in the prevention of substance use among youth.
Presented by: Northeast Telehealth Resource Center Presenters: Don Hilty, MD, USC Keck School of Medicine and Kaweah Delta Medical Center Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, University of Vermont College of Medicine and University of Vermont Medical Center Telepsychiatry is a well-established, evidence-based tool to increase access to quality mental health services.