Resources

The Drug Wheel

The Drugs Wheel can be used as a training tool and as a game for use in training or 1:1 sess­ions. There are free ver­sions of each to download on this site, as well as a range of other resources. When using the Drugs Wheel, please bear in mind the following: 

Alcohol and COVID-19 in SA: An Endless Cycle of Liquor Sales Bans Being Imposed and Lifted, or Catalyst for Meaningful Action?

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The SAMRC Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit is now in its 20th year of existence. With about 20+ core staff based in Cape Town and Pretoria the focus is on a broad range of research focusing on the nature and extent of substance use in South Africa, associated consequences and the multifaced interventions aimed at addressing substance use.

COPOLAD Treatment Work

Created by
COPOLAD

Since the adoption of the first European Drug Strategy 2000–2004, the EU clearly defines drug-related problems as primarily being a Public Health issue. This approach was also endorsed recently by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) countries through the OAS Hemispheric drug strategy 2011–15. In both cases, DDR policies are considered essential to develop a balanced approach in the field of drug policy.

Forensic testing for alcohol and drugs in relation to substance abuse detection and validation

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Webinar on February 16th, 2pm SAST: Forensic testing for alcohol and drugs in relation to substance abuse detection and validation. Substance abuse detection is of prime importance in modern-day life due to the ever-increasing demands and pressure on society.

Prevention Portraits

Created by
APSI
APSI is running a new series called Prevention Portraits, which includes a selection of informal interviews* with scientists, professionals and other stakeholders who are contributing to prevention knowledge and practice around the world.

The Impact of Sport and Sport-based Interventions in Preventing Youth Violence, Crime and Drug Use

Created by
UNODC

Sport can be a powerful tool to engage communities and prevent crime, violence and drug use among youth. As part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC’s Youth Crime Prevention through Sport initiative has developed “Line Up Live Up”, an evidence-informed, sport-based life skills training for youth that aims to increase resilience to crime, violence and drug use among young people.

Stigma Reading List

Stigma is a complex construct that is present within societies at different levels. The impact of stigma can severely damage individuals and communities. People who use substances are often on the receiving end of stigmatising attitudes and discrimination from different sources ranging from the general public to healthcare professionals and politicians.

Delivering Mental Health and Addiction Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Created by
CCSA

 

This webinar explored how the measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have created challenges for those seeking care. It explored the inequity that exists in access to services, and the opportunities for innovative solutions to support Canadians during a time when we are seeing a growing number report worsening mental health and increased substance use.
 

Brain Builder Learning Cards: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Created by
CCSA

This resource presents five concepts critical to understanding adverse childhood experiences and their impact on brain development and health.

The concepts are part of the Brain Story and include:

  1. brain architecture 
  2. serve-and-return interactions
  3. toxic stress,
  4. air traffic control (executive function)
  5. resilience.

This resource is intended for commercial printing.

Overcoming Stigma Through Language: A Primer

Created by
CCSA

Stigma is a significant barrier to wellness and good health for people who use substances.

The goal of this primer is to facilitate conversations and increase awareness of the stigma surrounding people who use substances, their support networks, and service providers in the community.

The publication was developed in partnership with the Community Addictions Peer Support Association. 

Essays on Prevention: Drug and Alcohol Findings Evidence Bank

Created by
Drug and Alcohol Findings

The Effectiveness Bank features a collection essays written by Drug and Alcohol Findings explaining the background and evidence relating to topics which sometimes prompt heated debate.

Interested in prevention work in particular? Drug and Alcohol Findings have published four essays describing interventions intended to prevent or delay the initiation of substance use or progression to more frequent, regular or harmful use. 

Family strengthening for prevention of substance use in adolescents

Created by
Diego García Huidobro, Iván Muñoz y Catalina Burmeister
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In 2017, a major alliance was generated between the School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the Paréntesis Foundation which was funded by the FONDECYT Project No. 11170834: "Development and Evaluation of a Parenting Intervention to Reduce Youth Alcohol and Tobacco Use".

Let's Talk E-cigarettes

Created by
University of Oxford

Since coming on the market over a decade ago, e-cigarettes have divided opinion. A team of Oxford researchers are searching for new e-cigarette studies every month.

In this podcast, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson talk about what has been found, and how this changes what we know about e-cigarettes.