abuse

Alcohol Sales Banned in Greenland

For many young people, home is not a place of safety. As countries introduce lockdown measures, it is important that the wellbeing of young people is protected. In a move to reduce potential violence against children during coronavirus confinement, the sale of alcohol has been banned in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. The alcohol ban came into force on Saturday and is scheduled to last until 15 April.

Parents’ Experiences of Abuse by their Adult Children with Drug Problems

Citation
Svensson, B., Richert, T., & Johnson, B. (2019). Parents’ experiences of abuse by their adult children with drug problems. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. https://doi.org/10.1177/1455072519883464
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Research on abuse linked with substance use has tended to focus on child abuse and intimate partner violence. 

There have been considerably fewer studies on the nature of abuse committed by children against their parents.

Bhopal: Even 5-Year-Olds Are Falling Prey to Substance Abuse

Drug addiction or substance abuse is on a high in the city, but what rings alarm bells is the fact that the age bracket for substance abuse has fallen to as low as five years. Recently, a joint team of Childline and police found seven children were found lying unconscious near a public toilet in New Market TT Nagar. They were all in age group of 5-14 years! Police found liquid adhesive, a solution which

Reducing Barriers to Trauma Inquiry in SUD Treatment

Citation
https://substanceabusepolicy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13011-019-0211-8
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Despite the high rate of traumatic events in clients with substance use disorders, trauma exposure often remains undetected in a majority of treatment-seeking clients. Improving health professionals’ knowledge and skills in the inquiry of traumatic events is therefore of utmost importance for appropriately addressing trauma-related treatment needs.

Reducing Barriers to Trauma Inquiry in Substance Use Disorder Treatment – A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Citation
Lotzin et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2019) 14:23 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-019-0211-8
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Abstract

Background

Despite the high rate of traumatic events in clients with substance use disorders, trauma exposure often remains undetected in a majority of treatment-seeking clients.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How Parents Deal with Children Who Use Substances and Perpetrate Abuse

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Adfam and AVA
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This report has been written by Adfam and Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) and covers the processes and findings of a joint project carried out by the two organisations in 2011/12 on child to parent violence and abuse. It reveals that every day parents (usually mums) are living with violence and abuse from their child (usually sons).