AFINet’s first Webinar was given by Professor Richard Velleman on 20th October 2020. The topic of this Webinar was “In Their Own Right: Family Members Affected by Alcohol and other Drug Misuse or Gambling”.
Dr Gallus Bischof presented AFINet’s second Webinar on “Evidence and Implementation of family-based interventions in the addiction field”.
Dr Bischof described and reported the results of a systematic review on the evidence of interventions for AFMs and reported the results of a survey of practitioners in Germany. The implications for further research and service improvement were discussed.
Teleintervenção fundamentada na entrevista motivacional para familías que convivem com um parente com problemas por consumo de álcool e outras Drogas
Cassandra Borges Bortolon, a Clinical Psychologist, Postgraduate Professor in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Director of Acurarte, President of AMTEPA, Founder of the Acurartech Company, and an Independent Research Consultant, presented AFINet’s fourth Webinar on “Motivational intervention for family members living with a relative with a substance-related disorder”, which she presented in Portuguese with a simultaneous English translation.
7 Tips to Engage in Mental Health Treatment the Guatemalan Maya Families Living in the United States
Publication Date: August 1, 2020
Developed By: National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
The Role of Public Organisations in Providing Assistance to Users of Psychoactive Substances: The Experience of Ukraine
This talk draws upon research surrounding the prominent discourses used to account for alcohol use across a range of contexts. Analysis considers the impact of these constructions in attributing blame and the associated stigma for alcohol use issues.
Presentation from Dr Sharon Lambert, School of Applied Psychology, UCC exploring the assessment and impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences with the PSI Early Graduate Group.
Dr Hannah Carver (University of Stirling) presents research on Managed Alcohol Programmes: "Investigating the need for alcohol harm reduction and Managed Alcohol Programmes for people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorders in Scotland".
Watch the video of the research presentation “Exploring men’s alcohol consumption in the context of becoming a father: A scoping review”, by Dr Elena Dimova.
Dr Andrea Mohan (University of Dundee) presented: "What can we learn from the perspectives of repeat drink-drivers? Findings from a qualitative study".
The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) together with the UNODC Civil Society Unit (CSU) held a webinar on 10th March 2021 discussing the International Standards on Drug Use Prevention.
Presenters Michal Miovsky and Anna Volfova discuss their implementation of learning outcomes in their addiction education program at Charles University in Prague.
The focus of this seminar is on prescription smoking cessation pharmacotherapies, which include nicotine replacement therapy patches, varenicline and bupropion.
Dr Alys Havard presents data on the number of Australian women who use these medicines during pregnancy, and their findings regarding the risk of adverse birth outcomes associated with the use of each of these medicines during pregnancy.
This presentation explored some of the alternative treatments for smoking cessation.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has set up a topic page that includes DrugFact sheets, research reports and infographics on Substance use among women.
Here you can find videos, policy briefings and an extensive resource list that examines issues related to substance use among women.
Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions.
William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, co-founders of Motivational Interviewing engage with clinicians and researchers from across Africa, drawing on lessons from existing research and dissemination activities, and exploring the broader potential of Motivational Interviewing on the African Continent.
In the webinar on 23rd February 2021 the VNGOC Asia-Pacific ad-hoc Working Group kick-started the discussions on a possible Asia-Pacific Civl Society Common Position. More than 70 people from the region participated.
You can access the presentation here.
The mission of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to contribute to global peace and security, human rights and development by making the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism by working for and with Member States to promote justice and the rule of law and build resilient societies.
Webinar | Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders: A Focus on Females Across the Life Course
Adverse Childhood Experiences are traumatic circumstances or events that occur during childhood. Research that has examined ACEs has pointed to the link between these traumatic events in childhood and the increased risk of negative physical and mental health outcomes throughout the life course.
Why don't they just stop using drugs then? Making the case for trauma and ACE informed substance use services.
Andrew has developed trauma and ACE informed approaches in North Wales and other parts of the UK and Ireland during the last five years. From 2018 to 2020, he supported the National ACE Approach to Policing Vulnerability Programme in Wales.