Around the world, people are living longer, meaning the global population of older adults is increasing.
Older adults are often dealing with multiple health difficulties and are particularly vulnerable to the impact of substance use. There needs to be greater understanding about the reasons why older adults use substances, the potential consequences and the way professionals can work with people to reduce the risk of harm.
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a growing issue in adults aged 65 and older in the United States. Older adults are more likely to take prescription medications and experience chronic health problems associated with aging, including chronic pain. These factors, as well as stressors such as grief and loss of independence, may contribute to substance misuse and complicate SUD treatment in older adults.
Webinar | Family Skills for Prevention of Substance Use, Mental Health and Violence and for Development, including under COVID-19
This factsheet reviews the special problems relating to the detection and treatment of older people with a history of substance misuse and those who are still using substances.
The fact sheet includes a selection of case studies, example questions to ask during assessments, and an overview of treatment options.
Our popular resource page showing healthy lifestyle guidelines for youth and young adults in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, sleep and stress control has just been updated.
These resources can be used by prevention and health professionals and parents to help youth identify and set concrete goals to improve their healthy behaviors.
I share with you the event of the Tobacco Congress, which will take place on October 27 and 28. National and international experts will participate in addiction and tobacco use. The event is TOTALLY FREE and attendance will be granted.
Focusing on people with overlapping experiences of homelessness and substance use, this hot topic examines what social policies would look like if they prioritised saving lives and improving lives.
ISSUP Argentina invites you to participate in a webinar that will address the Motivational Interview. Concept and advancement in addressing drug-related situations. The webinar will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Argentine time).
This presentation covered the cultural context of alcohol use in pregnancy in Scotland, the variety of effects that FASD can have for individuals and the implications of FASD in an everyday context, as well as the difficulties of making a diagnosis and the absence of adult pathways for this diagnosis.
Dr Shields and Dr Brown both stressed the importance of raising awareness about FASD as a preventative measure.
This presentation covered the results of a systematic literature review that sought to assess the existing evidence for interventions with people experiencing problematic substance use in later life.
A recent commentary in Prevention Science explored the concept of a culture of prevention and what that means to research and practice.
In this session, Dr. Zili Sloboda opened the discussion by providing a general overview of the issues raised in the Commentary and her general take on this issue.
The Yale Program in Addiction is pleased to make available resources from the Working with HIV Clinics to Adopt Addiction Treatments Using Implementation Facilitation (WHAT-IF?) multi-site study, for any HIV or primary care clinic seeking to integrate addiction treatments for Tobacco, Alcohol, Opioid, and other substance use disorders into their clinical practice and care models.
'PhD: addicted to research' is a podcast created by PhD students funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction and is for anyone doing a PhD or thinking about doing a PhD.
The presenters of the podcast are all at different stages of their studies, from starting off to writing up, and will release a podcast every 2 weeks.
Understanding protective factors and how to build strong healthy youth and families can help prevent youth from experiencing adverse childhood experiences and initiating into substance use. Check out and share our new video and resources to raise awareness on prevention and help build drug-free youth and families.
ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions Fourth Webinar
CCSA is the go-to place in Canada for trusted information on COVID-19 and substance use.
In response to threat posed by COVID- 19, they have put together a collection of resources from websites and organizations from around the world.
This webinar, delivered in partnership with Alberta Health Services, explored the experiences of youth during COVID-19. Topics covered include the implications for substance use and mental health, mental health literacy, guidance for providing youth with mental health support and harm reduction messaging during the pandemic and beyond.
There is extensive work being carried in Africa out by the DDR partners.
This map highlights what kind of work is taking place in the different areas of the continent.
Here you can find a collection of theories of behaviour change.
The ontology-based modelling system (OBMS) is a formal system for representing theories of behaviour and behaviour change. So far it has been applied to a total of 76 theories.
The database will be periodically updated with new files and publications.
Access the database here.