The Essentials of.... is a series developed by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) that offers evidence-based guidance and practical information to enhance practice in the substance use field.
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The Alternative Care in Emergencies (ACE) Toolkit is designed to facilitate interagency planning and implementation of alternative care and related services for children separated from or unable to live with their families during and after an emergency.
How People Living in Canada Consume and Acquire Cannabis: Assessing Progress in Minimizing Harms and Establishing a Safe Supply Chain
People’s attitudes and behaviours about cannabis have shifted since it was legalized in 2018. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has funded research to examine these changes.
Risks and Harms Associated with the Nonmedical Use of Benzodiazepines in the Unregulated Drug Supply in Canada
Substance use risks are significantly higher for people who obtain drugs on the unregulated market as there is no quality control and drug contents are unpredictable. This lack of predictability has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic as supply chains have been disrupted by border closures and safety measures.
Forward: A guide to support the wellbeing of youth and adults impacted by a parent's drug or alcohol use
"Forward: A Free guide to support the Wellbeing of Youth and Adults who have been Impacted by a Parent's Drug or Alcohol use."
The newly released guide, Forward, is the first of its kind. It is intended to increase a youth's understanding of their experiences with a parent's drug or alcohol use while empowering them to use their incredible resilience to move forward with hope and healing.
This Primer is an introduction to Demand Reduction and Primary Prevention, aimed at policy makers and educators in the AOD space. It is written in accessible language to invite the investigator to better reflect on basic principles of best-practice for best health outcomes for our communities.
7 Tips to Engage in Mental Health Treatment the Guatemalan Maya Families Living in the United States
Publication Date: August 1, 2020
Developed By: National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
The mission of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to contribute to global peace and security, human rights and development by making the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism by working for and with Member States to promote justice and the rule of law and build resilient societies.
This booklet is intended for a global audience of parents and caregivers who are in all stages of recovery from substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adfam has produced an online toolkit for practitioners working with parents who care for someone who uses drugs or alcohol and is also abusive toward them.
Stigma is a significant barrier to wellness and good health for people who use substances.
The goal of this primer is to facilitate conversations and increase awareness of the stigma surrounding people who use substances, their support networks, and service providers in the community.
The publication was developed in partnership with the Community Addictions Peer Support Association.
This fact sheet provides up-to-date information and guidance on the links between alcohol and a range of cancers, including some of the most common types, such as female breast cancer and colorectal cancer, for those involved in designing and implementing policies that affect public health.
Referencing accurately can determine the grade you get for an assignment or success when submitting publications.
The American Psychological Association (APA) have released their 7th guide to referencing.
This APA referencing style guide provides some insight into APA style rules.
Normes internationales sur la prévention de la consommation de drogues Second Updated Edition (disponible en anglais)
Quality mentoring, good planning, and hard work, along with a favourable environment, are some of the elements that combine to create a successful career.
This knowledge questionnaire has been developed by the EMCDDA as part of its initiative to increase access to hepatitis C care through drug services. The main aims of the knowledge questionnaire are:
The opioid epidemic has resulted in significant increases in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) among people who inject drugs, accounting for 23% of new infections. HCV is completely curable and testing and treatment are the path to cure. Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs) play a critical role in comprehensive approaches to addressing HCV and this guide is one tool to help.
Youth and young adults are bombarded with media depicting substances in a positive light, increasing the likelihood that they will use alcohol and other drugs.
Building skills in youth and young adults to critically analyse media messages may help reduce the impact of the pro-substance messages on youth and young adults.
Current evidence shows that medications are underused in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, including alcohol abuse and dependence.
Although many experts in addiction believe that patients with moderate or severe alcohol-related problems should be offered medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on a routine basis, considerable resistance to the use of MAT persists.
This document provides guidance to African Union Member States on key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
It contains useful guidance on MHPSS for the community, healthcare workers, caregivers of vulnerable populations and people in quarantine, isolation or treatment centres.