evidence-based practice

Normalisation Process Theory

May, C.R., Mair, F., Finch, T. et al. Development of a theory of implementation and integration: Normalization Process Theory. Implementation Sci 4, 29 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-4-29

Theories are important tools in the health and social science world. However, it is important to consider how they are formed and how they inform everyday practice.

In this paper, the authors discuss the Normalisation Process Theory explains how new technologies, ways of acting, and ways of working become routinely embedded in everyday practice.

The importance of evidence-based policy and practice

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Drugs Research Network Scotland

What do we mean by evidence and why does it matter?

This article, published by Drugs Research Network Scotland, discusses the hierarchy of evidence and the way evidence can be used to inform effective and efficient drug policy and practice.

The blog post explores the different types of research that exist within the evidence pyramid and highlights the reasons why evidence is helpful within our practice.

Kenya launches National Guidelines for Alcohol and Substance Use Prevention and Management in Basic Learning Institutions, 2021

Kenya has added another landmark in substance use prevention and management. In the midst of a pandemic and unprecedented situation, Kenya has developed and launched the National Guidelines for Alcohol and Substance Use Prevention and Management in Basic Education Institutions, 2021. The Kenya National Education Sector Strategic Plan (2018-2022) prioritises mainstreaming of crosscutting and contemporary issues and value system in education and training. One of its envisioned goal is to reduce school violence, radicalisation, extremism

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

Prevention Portraits

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APSI is running a new series called Prevention Portraits, which includes a selection of informal interviews* with scientists, professionals and other stakeholders who are contributing to prevention knowledge and practice around the world.

National Addiction Leadership Conference


NAATP National is one of the most relevant, engaging, and influential conferences in our industry. This leadership conference remains unique and critically important as the leading educational and networking event within the addiction treatment field. 

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice for Clinicians in the AOD Sector


An introduction to Evidence-Based Practice for clinicians, allied health professionals and service providers working in the AOD sector

About this Event

Length: 1 hour

Workshop Goal: This module seeks to help you progress your level of knowledge in utilising evidence to facilitate evidence-based practice, and to improve patient/client outcomes.