Healthcare and allied health professionals — including family physicians, nurses, addiction specialists, psychologists and social workers — use alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to help individuals manage their alcohol consumption. The resources include links to evidence-informed guidance and tools.
Sections are divided into:
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit
People who have been incarcerated are approximately 100 times more likely to die by overdose in the first two weeks after their release than the general public. Despite high rates of opioid use disorder among justice-involved individuals, evidence-based medications exist and can be successfully implemented within jails and prisons.
Addiction journal publishes new book lists five times per year, both in print and on this website. Items are alphabetised by author within each list.
The book list includes the latest evidence-based literature related to substance use and addiction.
Have a browse through previous issues and search for books that cover specific subjects.
When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to start important conversations and answer children’s questions. But parents, teachers, caregivers, and other caring adults can comfort children and guide them through difficult moments.
Join together with drug prevention professionals from across the U.S. at our 8th Annual Drug Prevention Summit on February 17th and 18th, in Tampa, Florida. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear from many influential leaders, including U.S. Surgeon General, VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H and Harvard Medical School Professor, Bertha K. Madras, Ph.D.
THE SALIS COLLECTION is a full-text, digital lending library of literature in the field of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and addictions.
Practical Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention: Intro to Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar
Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) provides easy to use evidence-informed resources to help prevention and health specialists and parents prevent youth and young adult alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, e-cigarette, and opioid use while promoting protective wellness lifestyles.
Opiates are some of the most effective pain relief medications for patients suffering from cancer- and surgery-related pain.
Unfortunately, medications in this class are also used as drugs of abuse. Despite the affordability and effectiveness of these medications, access to opiates is highly geographically variable.
Following their 2019 conference, the Lisbon Addictions team have gathered posters and information about the presentations from the event.
The co-producers have built coherent packages of topical strands, sessions and guided poster tours.
Sessions and posters are grouped into the following categories:
Looking for fresh ideas for 2020 lesson planning? You can find more than 90 free, standards-based activities and lesson plans on drugs with NIDA’s Lesson Plan and Activity Finder.
From its beginnings in 2009, the CND Blog has aimed to ensure transparency and provide live records of the discussions taking place at UN drug policy fora.
In line with these efforts, the CND Blog has launched an exciting new tool: a series of maps that visually represent country positions on key drug policy issues.
The 2019 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) Annual Research Symposium was held on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at the John Niland Scientia Conference and Events Centre, UNSW Sydney.
NDARC have put together a selection of videos and slides of the work that was presented at the event.
IOGT International has released an upgraded and revised resource to present state-of-the-art evidence about how alcohol affects sustainable development.
Consequences of Tobacco Use (Gutka)
By Haider Ali
Tobacco is frequently being used in two ways. Some people use smoke tobacco by using cigarette/ hukka, whereas some chew tobacco (gutka). Both methods of using tobacco are harmful for health.
Drug Demand Reduction
By Grainne Kenny
Myths About Drug Abuse
By Haider Ali
People adhered to different myths regarding drug abuse problems. Some myths are culture or tradition related, some are deemed as demand of the situation and some of them are adhered according to own interest. More or less, all kinds of drugs have been associated with different kinds of myth. These myths are as follows;
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful events or situations that happen during childhood and/or adolescence.
Evidence suggests strong links between ACEs and a wide range of health and social problems across the lifespan.
Emotional Contagion. Have you ever been in a bad mood and all of a sudden it seems like everyone around you is in a bad mood, too? Do you feel that your emotions and mood can be “caught” by others? Psychology says emotional contagion is the one responsible for how moods and emotions can affect others. Let this emotional contagion guide help you find out how “contagious” you are!
When I talk with people, I hear various degrees of what MI calls “change talk.”
As described here, the types of change talk include:
1) PRECONTEMPLATION STAGE
“It isn’t that we cannot see the solution. It’s that we cannot see the problem.”
The “stages of change” or “transtheoretical” model is a way of describing the process by which people overcome addiction. The stages of change can be applied to a range of other behaviors that people want to change, but have difficulty doing so, but it is most well-recognized for its success in treating people with addictions.
In psychotherapy, a dual relationship occurs when a therapist has a second, significantly different relationship with their client in addition to the traditional client-therapist bond. For example, a therapist may find that the person seeking treatment happens to be their neighbor.
Addiction therapy is often a personal and complex thing, which relies on interaction, bonding, and communication between counselors and their patients. This often happens because many of the people choosing to become addiction counselors were once addicted or dependent themselves, and chose to focus their energy on helping others to recover.
More often than not, the answer is: no.