This 19-minute video introduction to the Universal Curriculum series will be introduced at the beginning of future online courses. The slides will be included in the forthcoming manual editions of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) and Universal Recovery Curriculum (URC). The module will also be included in future face-to-face trainings.
This factsheet reviews the special problems relating to the detection and treatment of older people with a history of substance misuse and those who are still using substances.
The fact sheet includes a selection of case studies, example questions to ask during assessments, and an overview of treatment options.
Want to find out more about what to expect when attending your first academic conference?
In this podcast, the SSA team introduce you to the fundamentals of academic conferences.
Les comparto el evento del Congreso de Tabaco, el cual se llevará a cabo los días 27 y 28 de octubre. Participarán expertos nacionales e internacionales en adicciones y consumo de tabaco. El evento es TOTALMENTE GRATUITO y se otorgará constancia de asistencia.
Focusing on people with overlapping experiences of homelessness and substance use, this hot topic examines what social policies would look like if they prioritised saving lives and improving lives.
This presentation covered the cultural context of alcohol use in pregnancy in Scotland, the variety of effects that FASD can have for individuals and the implications of FASD in an everyday context, as well as the difficulties of making a diagnosis and the absence of adult pathways for this diagnosis.
Dr Shields and Dr Brown both stressed the importance of raising awareness about FASD as a preventative measure.
This presentation covered the results of a systematic literature review that sought to assess the existing evidence for interventions with people experiencing problematic substance use in later life.
A recent commentary in Prevention Science explored the concept of a culture of prevention and what that means to research and practice.
In this session, Dr. Zili Sloboda opened the discussion by providing a general overview of the issues raised in the Commentary and her general take on this issue.
Applied Prevention Science International (APSI) is putting together a new series of informal video interviews with scientists, professionals and other stakeholders who are contributing to prevention knowledge and practice around the world.
The Yale Program in Addiction is pleased to make available resources from the Working with HIV Clinics to Adopt Addiction Treatments Using Implementation Facilitation (WHAT-IF?) multi-site study, for any HIV or primary care clinic seeking to integrate addiction treatments for Tobacco, Alcohol, Opioid, and other substance use disorders into their clinical practice and care models.
'PhD: addicted to research' is a podcast created by PhD students funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction and is for anyone doing a PhD or thinking about doing a PhD.
The presenters of the podcast are all at different stages of their studies, from starting off to writing up, and will release a podcast every 2 weeks.
Understanding protective factors and how to build strong healthy youth and families can help prevent youth from experiencing adverse childhood experiences and initiating into substance use. Check out and share our new video and resources to raise awareness on prevention and help build drug-free youth and families.
ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions Fourth Webinar
CCSA is the go-to place in Canada for trusted information on COVID-19 and substance use.
In response to threat posed by COVID- 19, they have put together a collection of resources from websites and organizations from around the world.
This webinar, delivered in partnership with Alberta Health Services, explored the experiences of youth during COVID-19. Topics covered include the implications for substance use and mental health, mental health literacy, guidance for providing youth with mental health support and harm reduction messaging during the pandemic and beyond.
There is extensive work being carried in Africa out by the DDR partners.
This map highlights what kind of work is taking place in the different areas of the continent.
Here you can find a collection of theories of behaviour change.
The ontology-based modelling system (OBMS) is a formal system for representing theories of behaviour and behaviour change. So far it has been applied to a total of 76 theories.
The database will be periodically updated with new files and publications.
Access the database here.
Effective note-taking is a useful skill for any student participating in an academic study.
Note-taking can help with efficient information processing and retention.
This webinar explored how regulations put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are inadvertently contributing to an increasingly toxic illegal drug supply and how this shift has both increased health harms and created policy opportunities. Presentations highlighted different perspectives, including systems-level epidemiology data, findings from a local drug checking program and experiences shared by people who use drugs.
Motivational Interviewing & Beyond Live Webinars
A bad experience can be the best teacher.
Joel Porter, Steve Rollnick, Russell Calderwood, David Rosengren & others discuss the importance of learning from experience and language in working with people in the classroom, therapy office and playing field.
How much are people drinking while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are Canadians drinking more alcohol than usual and, if so, are they doing it more often? This webinar explored alcohol use during the pandemic, drawing on the results of a survey and polls commissioned by CCSA in spring 2020. The presentation highlighted resources to assist in reducing risks related to alcohol use during COVID-19.
This webinar explored underlying issues with substance use disorders and helped attendees to understand their complexity and treatment from an evidence-based lens. It also focused on the impacts of COVID-19, withdrawal considerations and advancements in the delivery of care during these uncertain times, including the Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine model.
Quelles quantités d’alcool sont bues pendant le confinement lié à la pandémie de COVID-19? Les Canadiens boivent-ils plus d’alcool qu’à l’habitude et, si oui, le font-ils plus souvent? Les présentateurs ont abordé la consommation d’alcool pendant la pandémie et ont notamment discuté des résultats de sondages commandés par le CCDUS au printemps 2020.