Workforce competencies are technical and behavioural skills that enhance the performance of addictions professionals, allowing them to better meet the needs of their clients.
This guide, developed by and for persons working in member states of the Caribbean, presents a model set of indicators to countries desiring to standardize the way that they organize, collect, and report drug-related information for their DINs. The guide has a systematic layout and begins with an explanation of what a DIN is and provides some examples of DINs from various parts of the world.
Guidelines on the Management of Co-Occurring Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health Conditions in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Settings
First published in 2009 and updated in 2014 the Guidelines on the Management of Co-Occurring Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health Conditions in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Settings are offered in tandem with an online training programme.
Digital health information about the risks of drugs is available through the Australian Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) website. The searchable online database, Drug Facts, features information about a range of substances which may pose harm including controlled substances, those protected under religious rights, over the counter and prescription medications.
SAMHSA has launched the new Evidence Based Resource Center which will allow practitioners to find tools, manuals, clinical practice guidelines and science based-resources.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) has recently launched an engaging online resource on e-cigarettes. The free resource aims to offer parents and caregivers easily accessible information about e-cigarettes and other tobacco replacement products.
Research has shown that the problem of driving while impaired by drugs has become comparable in seriousness to alcohol-impaired driving. In order to inform driving school staff and young drivers about drug-impaired driving, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has created an engaging toolkit that provides evidence-based information.
The toolkit covers: