3 Steps for Providing Prevention Plus Wellness Programs

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3 Steps for Providing Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Video

Description: Three easy steps are described for implementing any of the single-session evidence-based and evidence-informed substance use Prevention Plus Wellness programs that promote protective wellness behaviors among youth and young adults.  8 minutes long.

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Adfam's Covid-19 Top Tips

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The current global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus is resulting in unprecedented changes to peoples lives. Many of these changes will put an additional strain on the families of those with substance use problems, and already challenging circumstances may become even more difficult. 

Parenting under COVID-19

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Families across the globe are adapting to changes due to (COVID-19).

While isolation can represent an opportunity for families to spend time together, many caregivers will be experiencing conflicting feelings and priorities, as well as practical challenges.

Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio)

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What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications. 

Webinar grabado: Recomendaciones de cuidado para las personas usuarias de drogas frente a la pandemia de COVID-19

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Prevención en consumos problemáticos desde el modelo participativo

El 22 de abril de 2020, el capítulo argentino de ISSUP en colaboración con ISSUP global organizó webinar en el que se abordaron las dificultades y desafíos a los que nos vemos enfrentados quienes trabajamos en prevención y asistencia en el campo de los consumos problemáticos. 

Second ISAM Webinar on COVID-19 and SUD: Recording & Materials

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The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) recognises the heightened challenges the pandemic will pose for people struggling with Substance Use Disorders. In order to address the issue, they are holding a series of webinars with partners from different parts of the world, discussing challenges and solutions regarding the current pandemic from the addiction medicine perspective.

NAADAC COVID-19 Resource List

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Health care professionals around the world are fighting tirelessly to reduce the harm that is being caused by COVID-19.

Several public health organisations are creating and updating resources so that people can be updated on the changing situation and can use the knowledge to inform and adjust their practice.

Practicing or Just Preaching? Self-Care for Addiction Professionals: Why It Counts and How to Do It

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The principles of self-care are the same as for recovery, as exemplified by recovery-oriented systems of care.

These principles promote a person-centred, strengths-based approach that helps people marshal the individual, social, and environmental factors that support their well-being.

In this webinar, David Mee-Lee, MD and Dr. Deborah Teplow discussed the skills required to make lasting change.

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Burnout Prevention and Treatment

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High levels of stress can result in feelings of helplessness, disillusionment, and exhaustion.

Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.

The impact of burnout can be widespread, affecting your physical and mental wellbeing and your overall ability to function in daily life.

Video: 2-Minute Concise Series on Addictions with Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.

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Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.
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A YouTube playlist containing thirty two-minute concise videos about addictions. The numbering of the series is based on the chapter numbers for the award-winning textbook, “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” by Dr. Kevin G. Alderson. 

Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation of People with Drug Use Disorder #COVID19

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People who use drugs and with rug use disorders are particularly vulnerable to Covid19 due to underlying health issues, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities.

Stigma and discrimination of people who use drugs and with drug use disorders result in limited access to health, housing, employment and social support, and impacts on their efforts to stay safe during COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding to the Coronavirus

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The spread of coronavirus is an exceptional circumstance with ongoing consequences for organisations, individuals and society on every level.

As the situation continues to develop, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will provide updated advice, resources and guidance to support employers and people professionals in their response.

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Webinar Recording: COVID-19: Adapting to Virtual Care Delivery and Implementing New Approaches and Technology

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The rapidly evolving and unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 are requiring us to think differently as we shape approaches to everything from workforce management to care delivery models.  Social distancing, virtual working, self-isolation, and the other CDC recommendations will impact your organization and care delivery, as well as the mental well-being of your clients and staff.