Resources

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

Created by
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

Created by
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

Created by
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

South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU) Alcohol Use and Other Drug Trends 2018 Update

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The South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU) have produced a short report on alcohol and other drug trends for 2018. 

SACENDU is operational in 9 South African provinces, monitoring trends in alcohol and other drug use (AOD) and treatment outcomes. 

Effectiveness Bank Matrix Cell: Psychosocial Treatment; Individuals, Not Programmes

Created by
Drug and Alcohol Findings

Every treatment involves direct or indirect human interaction, but this cell is about interventions in which interaction is the main ingredient, from mutual support groups through to professionally delivered psychological programmes. ‘Programmes’ is perhaps the wrong word though.

Health Communications in Tobacco Prevention and Control

Created by
CDC

This user guide focuses on how comprehensive tobacco control programs can deliver effective health communications. Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2014 recommends mass-reach health communication interventions as powerful tools for preventing the initiation of tobacco use, promoting and facilitating cessation, and shaping social norms related to tobacco use.