community

Recognising the human need for community in addiction treatment

Over the past two years, in an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus, countries around the world have imposed a range of restrictions and social distancing measures. For social scientists and practitioners, this has led to discussion around the importance of connectedness and what happens when physical contact with each other is limited. This article explores the impact for people who use substances, which includes a shift in drug markets, an increase in isolation

Kenya Launches National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention

June 26, 2021, Nairobi, Kenya:- As the World commemorated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA) on June 26, 2021, Kenya has added another milestone in the journey towards a nation free from alcohol and drug abuse:-The National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention were launched! Previously in Kenya, the approach to prevention has been single event activities, development and dissemination of information, education and communication (IEC) materials on myths and the negative

Recovery Community Centers: Characteristics of New Attendees and Longitudinal Investigation of the Predictors and Effects of Participation

Citation
Kelly, J. F., Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J., Stout, R. L., Jason, L. A., & Hoeppner, B. B. (2021). Recovery community centers: Characteristics of new attendees and longitudinal investigation of the predictors and effects of participation. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 124, 108287.
Publication Date

Abstract

Objective

Recovery community centers (RCCs) have expanded across the U.S., serving as social “recovery hubs” that increase recovery capital (e.g., employment, housing) by providing resources that clinical care does not provide. While research supports RCCs' general utility, little is known about new participants' characteristics, predictors of engagement, services used, and benefits derived.

Prevention Nuggets

Created by
Applying Prevention Science International
APSI's Prevention Nuggets will address topics on prevention science and practice, etiology models, critical theories, ethics, environments for prevention, and many other issues fundamental to evidence-based prevention practice.

WEBINAR | ISSUP India - Therapeutic Communities and Its Applications

India, India,
ISSUP India is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on Therapeutic Communities and Its Applications. The webinar is scheduled to be present on Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | duration 1 hour 30 minutes | (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi.

The Child Welfare Inequalities App

Created by
Calum Webb Sociologist

The CWIP App brings together around 16 different datasets at the local authority and neighbourhood level, with a range of features including being able to adjust for deprivation effects using the results from linear models calculated ‘on the fly’; the ability to compare multiple different graphs side-by-side; and the possibility to create literally hundreds of thousands of possible gr