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".
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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.
Want to find out more about what to expect when attending your first academic conference?
In this podcast, the SSA team introduce you to the fundamentals of academic conferences.
Focusing on people with overlapping experiences of homelessness and substance use, this hot topic examines what social policies would look like if they prioritised saving lives and improving lives.
The Yale Program in Addiction is pleased to make available resources from the Working with HIV Clinics to Adopt Addiction Treatments Using Implementation Facilitation (WHAT-IF?) multi-site study, for any HIV or primary care clinic seeking to integrate addiction treatments for Tobacco, Alcohol, Opioid, and other substance use disorders into their clinical practice and care models.
'PhD: addicted to research' is a podcast created by PhD students funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction and is for anyone doing a PhD or thinking about doing a PhD.
The presenters of the podcast are all at different stages of their studies, from starting off to writing up, and will release a podcast every 2 weeks.
CCSA is the go-to place in Canada for trusted information on COVID-19 and substance use.
In response to threat posed by COVID- 19, they have put together a collection of resources from websites and organizations from around the world.
Here you can find a collection of theories of behaviour change.
The ontology-based modelling system (OBMS) is a formal system for representing theories of behaviour and behaviour change. So far it has been applied to a total of 76 theories.
The database will be periodically updated with new files and publications.
Access the database here.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, the Center for Excellence on Protected Health Information (CoE-PHI), the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers, and the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada - Reno (UNR) partnered to develop this new top tips series.
Taking care of your health is important no matter what you do for a living. But when it comes to AOD work it’s all the more important. Working in the AOD sector can be very rewarding but the passion and dedication that drives many who work in AOD sector can potentially lead to stress, burnout and even ‘compassion fatigue’ if not accompanied by solid self-care strategies.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched a redesigned series of booklets geared towards educating middle school students about substance use.
The Mind Matters series is a valued resource for tens of thousands of teachers. Each booklet is devoted to a specific drug or drug group.
ASAM has gathered a selection of short videos and resources that examine aspects of motivational interviewing.
Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care (Video: 4 min, 23 sec)
The CWIP App brings together around 16 different datasets at the local authority and neighbourhood level, with a range of features including being able to adjust for deprivation effects using the results from linear models calculated ‘on the fly’; the ability to compare multiple different graphs side-by-side; and the possibility to create literally hundreds of thousands of possible gr
The NIDA International Program works with partners to develop and disseminate educational and networking opportunities.
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The ICUDDR 2020 Virtual Conference took place on the 13th-15th of July.
You can find recordings of the panel presentations and links to the posters that were displayed during the conference poster session.