Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse.
Drugs of Abuse, a DEA Resource Guide, is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States.
El 14 de abril de 2020, el capítulo chileno de ISSUP en colaboración con ISSUP global organizó un webinar sobre 'Telemedicina: Desafíos en la práctica de la salud mental'.
This booklet identifies common workplace stressors for addiction professionals and offers evidence-based, practical strategies and resources to promote healthy lifestyles and productive professional lives.
The principles of self-care are the same as for recovery, as exemplified by recovery-oriented systems of care.
These principles promote a person-centred, strengths-based approach that helps people marshal the individual, social, and environmental factors that support their well-being.
In this webinar, David Mee-Lee, MD and Dr. Deborah Teplow discussed the skills required to make lasting change.
High levels of stress can result in feelings of helplessness, disillusionment, and exhaustion.
Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.
The impact of burnout can be widespread, affecting your physical and mental wellbeing and your overall ability to function in daily life.
As the COVID-19 global crisis continues, it is vital that Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) remain stable sources of treatment for patients receiving support for opioid use disorders.
It is not always straight forward to find information and reliable resources on telehealth, state policies on OTP operation during this crisis, and insurance guidance.
El 9 de abril de 2020, el capítulo chileno de ISSUP en colaboración con ISSUP global organizó un webinar sobre: Crisis sanitaria y atención remota en salud mental ¿es realmente una innovación?
It is vital we practice self-care in order to protect our physical and mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, we fail to practice self-care, leading to fatigue, stress and ill-health.
- Reflect on the conflicting evidence on smoking and vaping on COVID-19
- Discuss the psychological impacts of social distancing and its effect on Tobacco Use Disorder
- Reflect on ideas on virtual care for smoking cessation
El 7 de abril de 2020, el capítulo chileno de ISSUP en colaboración con ISSUP global organizó un webinar sobre la protección de la salud mental durante la epidemia COVID-1. Les agradecemos a todos su participación en el webinar.
A YouTube playlist containing thirty two-minute concise videos about addictions. The numbering of the series is based on the chapter numbers for the award-winning textbook, “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” by Dr. Kevin G. Alderson.
People who use drugs and with rug use disorders are particularly vulnerable to Covid19 due to underlying health issues, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities.
Stigma and discrimination of people who use drugs and with drug use disorders result in limited access to health, housing, employment and social support, and impacts on their efforts to stay safe during COVID-19 pandemic.
The spread of coronavirus is an exceptional circumstance with ongoing consequences for organisations, individuals and society on every level.
As the situation continues to develop, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will provide updated advice, resources and guidance to support employers and people professionals in their response.
The webpage includes information on
The rapidly evolving and unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 are requiring us to think differently as we shape approaches to everything from workforce management to care delivery models. Social distancing, virtual working, self-isolation, and the other CDC recommendations will impact your organization and care delivery, as well as the mental well-being of your clients and staff.
Due to the extraordinary times we are all experiencing, we wanted to provide Prevention Plus Wellness providers who are currently using our programs and have received Program Implementer training with free upgraded digital downloads allowing presentation of your program live online.
As people develop through childhood, adolescents and into adulthood there are continuous opportunities to lay the foundations of sound mental health.
Disruptions during this trajectory can have a lasting impact on the way a person develops their sense of self and ability to relate to others and manage everyday life.
Researchers from Harvard University have put together a website and video overview of child development.
Adolescence is one of the most dramatic periods of human development. As well as undergoing important physical changes, adolescents are continuing to develop their identity, which is shaped by the environment and the important relationships they hold.
From a neurological perspective, the adolescent brain is also rapidly changing.
To assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre.
This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published.
This page collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.
Here is a 2-minute video sample of the evidence-based substance use SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program which promotes protective wellness behaviors among youth.
This is the high school version of the SPORT PPW program on video for easy online implementation by prevention and health specialists, organizations and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suggestions about Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation of People with Drug Use Disorder in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC continues to focus on delivering vital assistance to those in need, including to people who use drugs and with drug use disorders, who are in prison and who have HIV/Hepatitis C.
UNODC has released a statement entitled
Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All people have the right to health, even in countries under lockdown or where a state of emergency has been declared.
People who use drugs can be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to underlying health issues, stigma, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities, including a lack of access to housing and health care.
Many providers and programs are trying to mitigate circumstances related to COVID-19. ASAM has convened the ASAM Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 (CPDC) Task Force.
We had some problems with the YouTube video link so here it is in Zoom.
This is a video of the single-session evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Program for high school adolescents.
We’d greatly appreciate it if after reviewing the video you would send us your thoughts on how we can improve the video to be shared to your youth.
Prevention Plus Wellness Resource Lesson: Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes), DrugFacts, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Resource Description: Describes what are e-cigarettes, how they work, how they affect the brain, their health effects, and can they help a person stop smoking.: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/electronic-cigarettes-e-cigarettes
Recording of the first webinar from the ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions. For those of you who weren't able to attend the first webinar, here is the video-recording along with slides.
Prevention Plus Wellness is inviting prevention and health specialists to review the newly updated SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness High School Program in recorded video format for youth.
If you agree to review this 26-minute video, we will ask you to complete a 2-minute survey providing us with feedback.
You will need a YouTube account to view this video.
We created this short 8-minute video of an evidence-informed resource for prevention and health specialists and organizations to share with their youth and young adults.
It includes a short description of the web-based resource, a youth assignment and a link to the resource.