Best Practice

The ASAM 50th Annual Conference

Orlando, United States,

The ASAM 50th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science, will take place between the 4th and 7th of April 2019.

The conference will cover the following topics:

Health Communications in Tobacco Prevention and Control

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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.

Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids: A Free Online Training Course

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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A free online training course from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now available.

The course addresses the CDC recommendations with respect to the prescription of opioids for chronic pain as well as their treatment implications.

The aim is to improve decision-making and best practice while the overall health and well-being of the patient remains the number one priority.

EMCDDA Treatment Standards and Best Practice

Discover what works (and what doesn't work) in the areas of drug prevention, treatment and social reintegration. The Best Practice Portal of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is a resource for people working in the area of drug-related interventions. The resource offers information on the available evidence on drug-related prevention and treatment, focusing on the European context. The evidence is compiled following an explicit methodological process. The portal also offers

EMCDDA Updates on Best Practice

A new European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Best Practice report will be published in early 2017. It will take an in-depth look at substance use prevention in Europe. The report's stated aim is "not to rate countries' performances, but to propose a means of comparing and analysing national or regional approaches to prevention and to give the reader an overview of the components and people that play a role in how