Many healthcare providers report that addressing alcohol and other drug problems is one of the most challenging areas of their practice. Providers are unsure how to address these issues, and yet they are in a prime position to reduce the negative outcomes related to substance misuse.
Supporting a friend, partner, or family member affected by problematic alcohol or drug use can be difficult.
This webinar focuses on:
Overcoming organisational and cultural issues
Stabilisation and assisted withdrawal
Retox and continuity of care
Dr Joss Bray, Clinical Lead for Drug and Alcohol Treatment in the North East Prisons for Spectrum CIC.
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.
This website offers resources developed from a two-year research programme on end of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems.
The vast majority of the countries in the European Union prohibit the production, sale, possession, and use of pharmaceutical-grade herbal cannabis. However, most EU countries allow cannabis-based medicine, such as Sativex, to be prescribed in certain circumstances.
The Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) has made available a selection of presentations that were delivered at the SSA Annual Conference in 2018.
The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) ran multiple sessions during the joint NACADA, ISSUP and African Union Drug Demand Reduction Conference & Workshop
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has produced a new series of podcasts that are investigating and reviewing the evidence on alcohol, cannabis, opioids, stigma and more.
Dr Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, discusses the results of the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey during a teleconference which took pla
The Ninth EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting took place October 24th – 26th 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.
The 2018 E-Cigarette Summit took place on the 15th of November in London.
Drinking alcohol is a risk factor contributing to seven types of cancer.
The more alcohol you drink, the greater the risk of developing cancer.
Alcohol Change UK have released a fact sheet highlighting the various ways alcohol can affect the health of your brain as well as changes you can make in order to take care of this vital organ.
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Driving under the influence of any drug that acts on the brain can impair one's motor skills, reaction time, and judgment, making drugged driving a serious public health and safety concern.
The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health claims that alcohol consumption contributes to more than 3 million deaths globally every year and is the seventh leading risk factor for premature
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network has released a set of educational packages that can be used by professionals working with individuals with opioid disorders.
A recent video produced by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration highlights the harmful consequences of underage and excessive alcohol consumption, and provides evidence-based strategies that can be used in a university setting.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released a new guide for journalists in the field of drug abuse and treatment. The purpose of this guide is to provide journalists with fast and user-friendly access to the latest scientific rese
It is important that people wishing to access treatment for substance use disorder are informed about the quality of care they will receive.
Emergency departments are often the first point of contact for individuals who have overdosed or suffering from the effects of opioids.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released a series of lesson plans and suggested activities that can be used within the classroom with teenagers. The aims of the lesson plans are to educate young people, in an engaging and fun way, about drugs.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has released a new resource for parents, teachers and other youth allies to help them prepare to have open, non-judgemental discussions with youths about cannabis.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has released the revised Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines Communication Toolkit to promote healthy attitude towards alco
"Talk. They Hear You." App
Research shows that parents are the number one reason young people decide not to drink alcohol. This new App developed by SAMHSA features an interactive simulation that helps parents learn the do's and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking. The App includes:
Many of us are drawn to addiction work due to our history, family, and personal traits, such as compassion and empathy.