Resources

Caring for Patients with Chronic Pain: Perspectives from Clinicians -Opioid Collab Listening Session

Created by
National Academy of Medicine

The Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic held a web-based listening session that focused on the perspectives and experiences of clinicians caring for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.

This is a recording of that listening session, held on March 10, 2020.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons

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.

Alcohol, MDMA and cannabis use: Impact on the adolescent brain

Created by
The Matilda Centre

 

This webinar is for teachers, school staff, parents and others who are interested in understanding the effect of drugs on adolescent brain. It explores the development of adolescent brain and how this process is interrupted by the use of alcohol, MDMA and cannabis.

It provides information on harm reduction strategies that parents and teachers can implement amongst teenagers, in order to reduce harm.
 

Trauma and Substance Use

Created by
The Matilda Centre

 

This webinar provided information about the nature of trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder) and its effects. As well as discussing the link between trauma and the use of alcohol and other drugs (including methamphetamine).
 

Academic Programs in Drug Treatment and Prevention at Paraguayan Universities

Created by
ICUDDR
Publication Date

This video is a recording of a webinar on January 31, 2020 where presenters Diana Lesme Romero, Ph.D. , Maria Cecilia Munoz Perez, MSc. and Graciela Barreto Castro, Ph.D. discuss the complex drug problem in Paraguay and review the educational offerings in the subject of addictions and drug demand reduction in the country. Moderated by Roger Peters, PhD.

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.