In this SRNT-U Methodologies Mini-Course, you'll hear about Dr. Monica Webb Hooper's work with the use of mHealth for smoking cessation among low income African Americans. You'll learn about:
While men are currently more likely to smoke than women, this sex/gender gap is narrowing globally. This is especially concerning given that compared to men, women are at higher risk for smoking-related adverse health effects and also have a more difficult time quitting smoking. This seminar provides an overview of the trends of use and cessation outcomes by sex/gender, as well as factors contributing to these sex/gender differences.
It is well documented that people with severe mental health issues are more likely to smoke compared to the general population. Smoking reduces physical wellbeing and is a key modifiable risk factor for health inequality.
Despite this, support to stop smoking as part of mental health recovery is limited
Creating Youth Substance Use Prevention Strategies that Promote Protective Wellness Behaviors: Free Webinar
- Identify 3 options for providing PPW strategies.
- Describe how PPW programs can be tailored to your setting & youth population(s).
- Describe 6 steps for creating your own evidence-informed PPW program or media campaign.
Free youth smoking prevention posters from FDA Tobacco for order or download in English or Spanish.
How does substance use affect the developing brain? What implications does the evidence have for substance use prevention and treatment? Our first Expert Days webinar explores several issues at the intersection of teenage brain development and alcohol and drug use.
Trauma, especially during childhood, can negatively impact the way our brains develop.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events experienced before reaching the age of 18, including but not limited to abuse or neglect in childhood and distressing family events such as witnessing domestic violence or a parent going to prison.
Healthcare and allied health professionals — including family physicians, nurses, addiction specialists, psychologists and social workers — use alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to help individuals manage their alcohol consumption. The resources include links to evidence-informed guidance and tools.
Sections are divided into:
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit
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 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.
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.
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.
THE SALIS COLLECTION is a full-text, digital lending library of literature in the field of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and addictions.
Practical Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention: Intro to Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar
Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) provides easy to use evidence-informed resources to help prevention and health specialists and parents prevent youth and young adult alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, e-cigarette, and opioid use while promoting protective wellness lifestyles.
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.
Following their 2019 conference, the Lisbon Addictions team have gathered posters and information about the presentations from the event.
The co-producers have built coherent packages of topical strands, sessions and guided poster tours.
Sessions and posters are grouped into the following categories:
Counselors: Need a tool to help people leaving criminal justice facilities stay drug-free? The Drugs & the Brain Wallet Card is designed specifically for people transitioning back to a less structured environment.
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.
The 2019 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) Annual Research Symposium was held on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at the John Niland Scientia Conference and Events Centre, UNSW Sydney.
NDARC have put together a selection of videos and slides of the work that was presented at the event.
IOGT International has released an upgraded and revised resource to present state-of-the-art evidence about how alcohol affects sustainable development.
Consequences of Tobacco Use (Gutka)
By Haider Ali
Tobacco is frequently being used in two ways. Some people use smoke tobacco by using cigarette/ hukka, whereas some chew tobacco (gutka). Both methods of using tobacco are harmful for health.