Resources

The Biology of Addiction

Created by
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Description: Drugs of abuse target discrete collections of nerve cells—called circuits—in the brain that normally regulate responses to natural rewards in the environment, like food, sex, and social interactions. The areas of brain involved in these circuits are referred to as brain reward regions.

Free Online Training in Providing the SPORT (Alcohol & Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness Program

Created by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
Publication Date

For the first time ever, we’ll be providing a FREE two-hour training workshop on implementing the evidence-based one-session SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program. 

The SPORT PPW program is being provided across all 50 US states and abroad to high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth in nearly all settings where youth are found, including school, community, medical, recreational, sports, home and more. 

Mindfulness to Treat Addiction

Created by
Sanctuary of Transformation

Mindfulness is a concept that has gained significant popularity over the past few years that involves the practice of being fully present.

Mindfulness involves the nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.

Mindfulness in addiction treatment can be used in recovery programmes and rehabilitation facilities.

Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide

Created by
SAMHSA, NIAAA

Current evidence shows that medications are underused in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, including alcohol abuse and dependence.

Although many experts in addiction believe that patients with moderate or severe alcohol-related problems should be offered medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on a routine basis, considerable resistance to the use of MAT persists.

Guidance for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for COVID-19

Created by
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

This document provides guidance to African Union Member States on key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

It contains useful guidance on MHPSS for the community, healthcare workers, caregivers of vulnerable populations and people in quarantine, isolation or treatment centres.

Federación Latinoamericana de Comunidades Terapéuticas Webinar

Created by
Federación Latinoamericana de Comunidades Terapéuticas

Abordando el futuro: Desarrollando un punto focal internacional y nacional para la reducción de la demanda de drogas

Para acceder a los webinars, sigue el link de cada expositor/a:

👉 Livia Edegger, Subdirectora, Sociedad Internacional de Profesionales del Uso de Sustancias (ISSUP) https://youtu.be/BGngDAVX6dw

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources for the AOD Sector

Created by
NCETA, NDARC and NDRI

The  National Center for Education and Training on Addiction ( NCETA), The National Drug and Alcohol Research Center (NDARC) and the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) have compiled a list of some online information and resources that may be of help to people working in the alcohol and other drug sector.

The resources are listed under:

Working with people who use drugs and who are homeless - SDF COVID-19 Webinar

Created by
SDF
Publication Date

COVID-19 and the lockdown present particular challenges for people affected by homelessness and substance use and services working with them. SDF's second free COVID-19 webinar included speakers from across Scotland describing local services responses from which other areas may learn and improve their service provision to a high risk vulnerable group.