Resources

Webinar: Compassionate Pragmatism an Integrative Approach to Treating Problematic Substance Use

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Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D., Founder and Director The Center for Optimal Living will take us through a harm reduction approach which has compassion at its centre. This webinar looks at harm reduction across the range of risk behaviours associated with problematic use of substances.

The International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Created by
WHO UNAids UNDP and the International Centre for Human Rights Policy
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The International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy, developed by WHO UNAids UNDP and the International Centre for Human Rights Policy, are a reference tool for policy-makers, lawyers and civil society organisations working to ensure human rights compliance in drug policy.

Xchange Prevention Registry

Created by
EMCDDA

Xchange is an online registry of evidence-based prevention programmes. In its first phase, the registry will make available manualised interventions that European evaluation studies show have beneficial outcomes relating to substance use. For programmes of US origin, the registry also provides the evidence level of the evaluation studies conducted there (Blueprint ratings).

Comorbidity Infographic and Report

Created by
NIDA

The term “comorbidity” describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person. They can occur at the same time or one after the other. Comorbidity also implies interactions between the illnesses that can worsen the course of both. 

Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. 

Information for Teachers

Created by
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

In classrooms across the UK 1 in 5 children are carrying the burden of someone else’s drinking.

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics have developed a new resource to help teachers identify children affected by their parent's alcohol consumption.

How does MDMA Kill?

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MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception (awareness of surrounding objects and conditions). MDMA was initially a common nightlife drug, but it affects a broader range of people.

What's The Crack Podcast

Created by
The National Addiction Centre at King’s College London

Barely a week goes by without legal highs, binge drinking, or the latest celebrity rehab hitting the headlines.

But have you ever wondered what the facts are behind drug and addiction news stories?

Hidden Harm Practice Guide

Created by
Health Research Board
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Parental problem alcohol and other drug use are associated with social, legal, economic and health-related problems. It can disrupt family routines and responsibilities, relationships with relatives and friends, and the family’s social circumstances and social status.

Change, Grow, Live Medication-Assisted Treatments Toolkit

Created by
Change, Grow, Live
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Drug-related deaths are the highest they have ever been. We know that medication-assisted treatments (MAT), such as the prescription of methadone and buprenorphine, are our most powerful interventions. Supporting opioid-dependent service users to begin MAT at the earliest and safest opportunity saves lives.

Podcast: Effectiveness of Brief Alcohol Interventions in Primary Care Populations

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The Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group specialises in reviews that assess, among other things, ways to reduce hazardous or harmful drinking of alcohol.

One of these reviews looks at the evidence on practitioner-delivered brief interventions and we asked one of the authors, Fiona Beyer from Newcastle University in the UK to tell us about the findings from the update in February 2018.