Resources

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit

Created by
National Council for Behavioural Health

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 Book List

Created by
Addiction Journal

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.

Toolkit for Children on Parental Addiction

Created by
Sesame Street USA

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.

8th Annual Drug Prevention Summit

Created by
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc.
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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.

Opioid Atlas

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.

CND Blog Maps

Created by
CND Blog

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.

Myths about Drug Abuse

Created by
Haider Ali Drug Free Nation Pakistan
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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;

Emotional Contagion: Everything You Need to Know

Created by
Clara Morris
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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!

The Stages of Change Model of Overcoming Addiction

Created by
Elizabeth Hartney, PhD
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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.

Dual Relationships

Created by
GoodTherapy

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.

Should Addiction Counselors Disclose They Are in Recovery?

Created by
Beginnings Treatment Centers

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.

Therapeutic Relationships

The Importance of Therapeutic Relationships

A therapeutic relationship is an effective way to promote positive change in people. It involves building trust in order to encourage openness and honesty. This leads to better understanding. Those people who are undergoing any type of therapy will want this type of interaction with their therapist.