This toolkit has been produced by Adfam and family members affected by the co-occurring conditions of substance use disorders and mental ill-health. It is designed for practitioners who support those caring for a loved one who is having difficulties with their mental health and substance use.
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World No Tobacco Day takes place each year at the end of May. To link with the worldwide campaign, ISSUP is hosting a series of online events throughout May that investigate the topic of tobacco use. This reading list highlights additional ISSUP Knowledge Share resources and research on the subject.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have a health topic page dedicated to tobacco use.
The page includes:
- up to date data on smoking, tobacco control country profiles
- factsheet, infographics and maps
- the latest news, events and publications
The page also describes the WHO MPOWER tobacco control measures.
This website provides evidence-based information, training and resources to assist with the management of co-occurring, or comorbid, AOD and mental health conditions.
The IAS Alcohol Knowledge Centre is home to an extensive library of information – infographics, factsheets and a host of related resources – about alcohol.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has set up a topic page that includes DrugFact sheets, research reports and infographics on Substance use among women.
Here you can find videos, policy briefings and an extensive resource list that examines issues related to substance use among women.
Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions.
EMCDDA has developed a variety of resources on women and drug use including publications, data, news, events and reports.
Adverse Childhood Experiences are traumatic circumstances or events that occur during childhood. Research that has examined ACEs has pointed to the link between these traumatic events in childhood and the increased risk of negative physical and mental health outcomes throughout the life course.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
Since the adoption of the first European Drug Strategy 2000–2004, the EU clearly defines drug-related problems as primarily being a Public Health issue. This approach was also endorsed recently by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) countries through the OAS Hemispheric drug strategy 2011–15. In both cases, DDR policies are considered essential to develop a balanced approach in the field of drug policy.
Stigma is a complex construct that is present within societies at different levels. The impact of stigma can severely damage individuals and communities. People who use substances are often on the receiving end of stigmatising attitudes and discrimination from different sources ranging from the general public to healthcare professionals and politicians.
The Effectiveness Bank features a collection essays written by Drug and Alcohol Findings explaining the background and evidence relating to topics which sometimes prompt heated debate.
Interested in prevention work in particular? Drug and Alcohol Findings have published four essays describing interventions intended to prevent or delay the initiation of substance use or progression to more frequent, regular or harmful use.
In 2017, a major alliance was generated between the School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the Paréntesis Foundation which was funded by the FONDECYT Project No. 11170834: "Development and Evaluation of a Parenting Intervention to Reduce Youth Alcohol and Tobacco Use".
Since coming on the market over a decade ago, e-cigarettes have divided opinion. A team of Oxford researchers are searching for new e-cigarette studies every month.
In this podcast, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson talk about what has been found, and how this changes what we know about e-cigarettes.
New study sheds light on COVID-19 vaccine readiness among individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). In a small sample of individuals with SUD, some are hesitant to receive the vaccine out of fear of injection triggers.
The Drink Wise, Age Well programme supported people to make healthier choices about alcohol as they age.
The programme was designed to change attitudes, combat stigma and reduce alcohol harm in the over 50s so they can live longer, healthier lives.
To achieve this, the programme focused on four outcomes:
UNODC’ data portal, dataUNODC allows users to find all its data on drugs and crime.
Information is grouped under the following headings:
"Open Access" resources do not require a university affiliation or expensive journal subscriptions. They are available to anyone with an internet connection.
Tobacco Tactics investigate the strategies and tactics the tobacco industry uses to undermine public health. The organisation use rigorously-sourced profiles of the key players, organisations, allies and techniques of the tobacco industry make Tobacco Tactics a vital resource. Journalists, academics, policy-makers, advocates and researchers use our work because they value our evidence-based approach and accessible style.
Motivational Interviewing is an integral part of SBIRT, and its principles can also be applied to other therapeutic interactions revolving around behavior change.
This Facebook group was created for substance use prevention and wellness professionals to network and discuss problems, solutions and successes with implementing Prevention Plus Wellness programs to youth and young adults throughout the US and world.
Join today: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2680563148861157
Around the world, people are living longer, meaning the global population of older adults is increasing.
Older adults are often dealing with multiple health difficulties and are particularly vulnerable to the impact of substance use. There needs to be greater understanding about the reasons why older adults use substances, the potential consequences and the way professionals can work with people to reduce the risk of harm.
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a growing issue in adults aged 65 and older in the United States. Older adults are more likely to take prescription medications and experience chronic health problems associated with aging, including chronic pain. These factors, as well as stressors such as grief and loss of independence, may contribute to substance misuse and complicate SUD treatment in older adults.
Our popular resource page showing healthy lifestyle guidelines for youth and young adults in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, sleep and stress control has just been updated.
These resources can be used by prevention and health professionals and parents to help youth identify and set concrete goals to improve their healthy behaviors.