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The Pregnancy Edit

Created by
Society for the Study on Addiction

The Society for the Study on Addiction (SSA) Pregnancy Edit is a series of articles on alcohol-related harm in pregnancy, published on the Society for the Study of Addiction website in September 2021.

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New Free Evaluation Tools from Prevention Plus Wellness

Created by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
Publication Date

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) has updated their free program Pretest and Posttest Surveys and Fidelity Checklist for use by prevention providers to ensure their programs are being implement reliably and result in positive outcomes for participating youth. 

In addition, the PPW Pretest and Posttest Surveys are available both online and in paper format.

‘Externalising questions in relation to Addictive Thinking’

Created by
Dulwich Centre

Externalising question in relation to Addictive Thinking (Self)

  • How does addictive thinking get you to use more than you intended to?
  • What are some things that give addictive thinking more space?
  • How does addictive thinking get you to use during times when you don’t want to?
  • Does addictive thinking get you to believe that you are not in danger when in fact you are?
  • Does addictive thinking

Substance use and the workplace: Supporting employers and employees in the trades

Created by
CCSA

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction partnered with Health Canada to produce Substance Use and the Workplace: Supporting Employers and Employees in the Trades.

This collection of resources contains links from more than 30 organisations and can be used by employers and employees to help reduce the harms of substance use for Canadians, particularly those working in construction and the trades. 

Take-home naloxone

Created by
EMCDDA

Opioid overdose deaths can be prevented through timely administration of naloxone, a potent opioid antagonist drug that rapidly reverses the effects of opioid analgesics by binding to the opioid receptors in the central nervous system.

Because of its effectiveness, naloxone is used by emergency personnel worldwide.

Increase access to hepatitis C (HCV) testing and care in drug services- a toolkit

Created by
EMCDDA

People who inject drugs (PWID) are a key population for the elimination of hepatitis C in Europe, and increasing their access to HCV testing and care is a goal in European and national hepatitis C policies. Despite this, HCV testing remains low among people who inject drugs and effective approaches to promote testing as the first element of a cascade of care are particularly needed.

New App for Practitioners to Improve Knowledge of the Clinical Harms of Non-medical Prescription Drug Use.

ATOMIC is a free, evidence-based, mobile-learning application aimed at clinicians and other practitioners who want to improve their knowledge of the acute and chronic clinical harms of non-medical prescription drug use. ATOMIC is a response to increasing public health concern regarding the harms of non-medical prescription drug use.

COPOLAD Treatment Work

Created by
COPOLAD

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.

Essays on Prevention: Drug and Alcohol Findings Evidence Bank

Created by
Drug and Alcohol Findings

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. 

Family strengthening for prevention of substance use in adolescents

Created by
Diego García Huidobro, Iván Muñoz y Catalina Burmeister
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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".

Let's Talk E-cigarettes

Created by
University of Oxford

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.