Resources

Hidden Harm Practice Guide

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Health Research Board
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Parental problem alcohol and other drug use are associated with social, legal, economic and health-related problems. It can disrupt family routines and responsibilities, relationships with relatives and friends, and the family’s social circumstances and social status.

Change, Grow, Live Medication-Assisted Treatments Toolkit

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Change, Grow, Live
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Drug-related deaths are the highest they have ever been. We know that medication-assisted treatments (MAT), such as the prescription of methadone and buprenorphine, are our most powerful interventions. Supporting opioid-dependent service users to begin MAT at the earliest and safest opportunity saves lives.

Podcast: Effectiveness of Brief Alcohol Interventions in Primary Care Populations

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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.

UNODC Global eLearning

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UNODC
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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

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
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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.

Media Guide for Journalists

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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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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.

Opioid Treatment Resources

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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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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. 

Talking Pot with Youth

Created by
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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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.

Communication Toolkit to Promote Low Risk Alcohol Drinking

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The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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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