Resources - All Webinars

Alcohol and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Created by
Institute of Alcohol Studies

The Institute of Alcohol Studies presents Seminar one in its four-part series on alcohol and sustainability. Seminar one looks at the impact of alcohol on the UN's SDGs and the opportunities for improved alcohol policy arising from the Goals.

The speakers were:

• Chair: Kristina Sperkova, Movendi International

• Dudley Tarlton, United Nations Development Programme

Reducing Substance Use Stigma: The Role of First Responders

Created by
CCSA

Stigma is one of the biggest barriers people face when seeking care for substance use disorders. Designed for members of the law enforcement community, this webinar explored the relationship between substance use, the brain and mental health, and how stigma can be a barrier to accessing and receiving care.

Panelists also discussed the impact stigma has on people who use substances, their families and communities.
 

Youth drinking declines - what have we learned?

Created by
NDARC

Since the early 2000s, adolescent drinking in Australia and in many high income countries has fallen dramatically. For example, among 14-17 year old Australians, the rate of risky drinking has fallen from 30% in 2001 to 9% in 2019. This seminar summarised a program of work looking to understand these trends, addressing the potential causes of these declines, the implications for adult drinking and harm and next steps for research.

Anxiety and Alcohol Use: What Clinicians Need to Know

Created by
The Matilda Centre

 

Presented by Associate Professor Lexine Stapinski (the Matilda Centre) this webinar will lead to:

1. An understanding of typical patterns and issues relevant to the management of anxiety and alcohol use disorder comorbidity;

2. Introduction to an integrated cognitive behaviour therapy program that improves outcomes by concurrently addressing anxiety, alcohol use and the connections between them;

Contribution of Sport and Sport-based Interventions to Substance Use Prevention

Created by
UNODC

Building on the UNODC Global Initiative on Youth Crime Prevention through Sport and its Line Up Live Up programme, the UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, and relevant research on the contribution of sport to healthy youth development and wellbeing, skills and learning, this event aims to discuss the evidence on sport as a tool for substance use prevention and present promising case studies.

Evidence and Implementation of family-based interventions in the addiction field

Created by
Afinet

Dr Gallus Bischof presented AFINet’s second Webinar on “Evidence and Implementation of family-based interventions in the addiction field”.

Dr Bischof described and reported the results of a systematic review on the evidence of interventions for AFMs and reported the results of a survey of practitioners in Germany. The implications for further research and service improvement were discussed.

Teleintervenção fundamentada na entrevista motivacional para familías que convivem com um parente com problemas por consumo de álcool e outras Drogas

Created by
Afin Network

Cassandra Borges Bortolon, a Clinical Psychologist, Postgraduate Professor in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Director of Acurarte, President of AMTEPA, Founder of the Acurartech Company, and an Independent Research Consultant, presented AFINet’s fourth Webinar on “Motivational intervention for family members living with a relative with a substance-related disorder”, which she presented in Portuguese with a simultaneous English translation.

Managed Alcohol Programmes

Created by
Scottish Alcohol Research Network

 

Dr Hannah Carver (University of Stirling) presents research on Managed Alcohol Programmes: "Investigating the need for alcohol harm reduction and Managed Alcohol Programmes for people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorders in Scotland".
 

Use, safety and effectiveness of quit smoking medicines during pregnancy

Created by
NDARC

The focus of this seminar is on prescription smoking cessation pharmacotherapies, which include nicotine replacement therapy patches, varenicline and bupropion.

Dr Alys Havard presents data on the number of Australian women who use these medicines during pregnancy, and their findings regarding the risk of adverse birth outcomes associated with the use of each of these medicines during pregnancy.

Motivational Interviewing in Practice, An African Journey

Created by
South Africa International Technology Transfer Centre in collaboration with MI & Beyond.

 

William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, co-founders of Motivational Interviewing engage with clinicians and researchers from across Africa, drawing on lessons from existing research and dissemination activities, and exploring the broader potential of Motivational Interviewing on the African Continent.