Many healthcare providers report that addressing alcohol and other drug problems is one of the most challenging areas of their practice. Providers are unsure how to address these issues, and yet they are in a prime position to reduce the negative outcomes related to substance misuse.
Supporting a friend, partner, or family member affected by problematic alcohol or drug use can be difficult. Adfam has released a new resource to inform and providing advice on how to look after your wellbeing and as well as that of your loved ones.
This webinar focuses on:
Overcoming organisational and cultural issues
Stabilisation and assisted withdrawal
Retox and continuity of care
Dr Joss Bray, Clinical Lead for Drug and Alcohol Treatment in the North East Prisons for Spectrum CIC.
The Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group specialises in reviews that assess, among other things, ways to reduce hazardous or harmful drinking of alcohol.
One of these reviews looks at the evidence on practitioner-delivered brief interventions and we asked one of the authors, Fiona Beyer from Newcastle University in the UK to tell us about the findings from the update in February 2018.
This website offers resources developed from a two-year research programme on end of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems. The research programme was the first of its kind to explore current practice and service experience from a range of perspectives.
The vast majority of the countries in the European Union prohibit the production, sale, possession, and use of pharmaceutical-grade herbal cannabis. However, most EU countries allow cannabis-based medicine, such as Sativex, to be prescribed in certain circumstances.
The Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) has made available a selection of presentations that were delivered at the SSA Annual Conference in 2018.
UNODC's online eLearning courses deliver trainings to a community of over 40,000 Member State officials on international security threats such as transnational organized crime, terrorism, illicit drugs, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, wildlife and forest crime, cybercrime as well as provide training on border control, intelligence analysis, gender issues, anticorruption
The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) ran multiple sessions during the joint NACADA, ISSUP and African Union Drug Demand Reduction Conference & Workshop and have produced a selection of videos
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has produced a new series of podcasts that are investigating and reviewing the evidence on alcohol, cannabis, opioids, stigma and more.
Each month, The Evidence podcast will feature guests from CCSA and those working in the field.
Dr Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, discusses the results of the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey during a teleconference which took place on December 17, 2018.
Monitoring the Future tracks drug use trends of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students, including attitudes and perceived risks of specific drugs.
The Ninth EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting took place October 24th – 26th 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.
The focus of the event was Prevention Technologies – Improving the Use of Evidence in Prevention Practice.
The 2018 E-Cigarette Summit took place on the 15th of November in London.
The aim of the event is to bring together scientists, policy makers, medical and public health professionals from around the world to examine the latest evidence and debate and discuss issues around e-cigarettes.
Drinking alcohol is a risk factor contributing to seven types of cancer.
The more alcohol you drink, the greater the risk of developing cancer.
Alcohol Change UK have released a fact sheet highlighting the various ways alcohol can affect the health of your brain as well as changes you can make in order to take care of this vital organ.
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Driving under the influence of any drug that acts on the brain can impair one's motor skills, reaction time, and judgment, making drugged driving a serious public health and safety concern.
The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health claims that alcohol consumption contributes to more than 3 million deaths globally every year and is the seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disability.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network has released a set of educational packages that can be used by professionals working with individuals with opioid disorders.
Online booklets, which have been specially designed for peer supporters, counsellors, and social workers, provide clear information and links to videos and additional resources.
A number of presentations from the 2018 NDARC Annual Research Symposium, which was held on Monday, 8 October 2018, have been made available.
The theme of the event was Clinical, community and policy responses to emerging problems in drug and alcohol use and the symposium's key topics included:
A recent video produced by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration highlights the harmful consequences of underage and excessive alcohol consumption, and provides evidence-based strategies that can be used in a university setting. The video follows the efforts of Frostburg State University Alcohol Task Force - a group established to reduce underage, harmful campus drinking.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released a new guide for journalists in the field of drug abuse and treatment. The purpose of this guide is to provide journalists with fast and user-friendly access to the latest scientific research and resources.
It is important that people wishing to access treatment for substance use disorder are informed about the quality of care they will receive.
Emergency departments are often the first point of contact for individuals who have overdosed or suffering from the effects of opioids. Despite the vital role practitioners within this service provide, there has been, up until now, little guidance as to how to open up a conversation with people about their addiction or supporting individuals to access the appropriate services.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released a series of lesson plans and suggested activities that can be used within the classroom with teenagers. The aims of the lesson plans are to educate young people, in an engaging and fun way, about drugs.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has released a new resource for parents, teachers and other youth allies to help them prepare to have open, non-judgemental discussions with youths about cannabis.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has released the revised Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines Communication Toolkit to promote healthy attitude towards alcohol consumption. The guidelines, which are particularly geared towards adults between the ages 25 and 65, are a key component of the National Alcoh
"Talk. They Hear You." App
Research shows that parents are the number one reason young people decide not to drink alcohol. This new App developed by SAMHSA features an interactive simulation that helps parents learn the do's and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking. The App includes:
Many of us are drawn to addiction work due to our history, family, and personal traits, such as compassion and empathy.