This webinar seeks to highlight and share international perspectives on tackling local HIV outbreaks.
Resources - All Webinars
AFINet’s first Webinar was given by Professor Richard Velleman on 20th October 2020. The topic of this Webinar was “In Their Own Right: Family Members Affected by Alcohol and other Drug Misuse or Gambling”.
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
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.
This talk draws upon research surrounding the prominent discourses used to account for alcohol use across a range of contexts. Analysis considers the impact of these constructions in attributing blame and the associated stigma for alcohol use issues.
Presentation from Dr Sharon Lambert, School of Applied Psychology, UCC exploring the assessment and impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences with the PSI Early Graduate Group.
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".
Watch the video of the research presentation “Exploring men’s alcohol consumption in the context of becoming a father: A scoping review”, by Dr Elena Dimova.
Dr Andrea Mohan (University of Dundee) presented: "What can we learn from the perspectives of repeat drink-drivers? Findings from a qualitative study".
The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) together with the UNODC Civil Society Unit (CSU) held a webinar on 10th March 2021 discussing the International Standards on Drug Use Prevention.
Presenters Michal Miovsky and Anna Volfova discuss their implementation of learning outcomes in their addiction education program at Charles University in Prague.
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.
This presentation explored some of the alternative treatments for smoking cessation.
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.
In the webinar on 23rd February 2021 the VNGOC Asia-Pacific ad-hoc Working Group kick-started the discussions on a possible Asia-Pacific Civl Society Common Position. More than 70 people from the region participated.
You can access the presentation here.
Why don't they just stop using drugs then? Making the case for trauma and ACE informed substance use services.
Andrew has developed trauma and ACE informed approaches in North Wales and other parts of the UK and Ireland during the last five years. From 2018 to 2020, he supported the National ACE Approach to Policing Vulnerability Programme in Wales.
In ISAM-NIG's new monthly talk series "In-Love with Addicted Brains”, addiction neuroscientists from across the world share their personal stories/experiences on the beauty of addiction neuroscience and how/why they have decided to invest their scientific life in this field.
Objective: To explore innovative programmes providing solutions in the field of homelessness and drugs.
Sport can be a powerful tool to engage communities and prevent crime, violence and drug use among youth. As part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC’s Youth Crime Prevention through Sport initiative has developed “Line Up Live Up”, an evidence-informed, sport-based life skills training for youth that aims to increase resilience to crime, violence and drug use among young people.
This webinar describes how telephone, mHealth (text-messaging and apps), and computer-based interventions are used in the treatment of methamphetamine use. Key elements of the webinar include
While the National BBV/STI Strategies have emphasised the importance of stigma for people who inject drugs.
However, until recently there has not been a system to measure and report on the experience of stigma.
This webinar explored how COVID-19 pandemic impacted mental health and substance use in young people.
It also discussed the challenges that youth continue to face during the pandemic and how youth allies, including educators, parents, and counselors, can provide support.
This webinar explored how the measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have created challenges for those seeking care. It explored the inequity that exists in access to services, and the opportunities for innovative solutions to support Canadians during a time when we are seeing a growing number report worsening mental health and increased substance use.
Non-viral injecting related injuries and diseases, such as skin and soft tissue infections and blood clots, are incredibly common among people who inject illicit drugs.
Unfortunately, treatment for these harms is often postponed or neglected, leading to worse prognosis and disability.
Registration Open For FREE Virtual Summit: Reframing Global Prevention Practices and Policies During COVID 19
Join us for this free virtual summit featuring Ms. Giovanna Campello, Chief, UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, and Dr. Robert DuPont, President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. and First Director, U.S.
Dr Liviu Alexandrescu Lecturer in Criminology School of History, Philosophy and Culture – Oxford Brookes University
Presentation title: Drug/dependency stigma and marginality: some reflections on the political economy of blame.
Dr James Morris Research Fellow London South Bank University
Hendree Jones, Professor UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Executive Director UNC Horizons presents on work developed in summer 2020 regarding helping parents cope.