Addiction and the Family International Network (AFINet) Conference

Rotterdam, Netherlands,

This will be an excellent networking opportunity for researchers, practitioners, policy experts and experts by experience from around the world to come together to discuss current work focused on improving the lives of family members who suffer by being close to someone with an alcohol, drug, or gambling problem.

UPC School and Family Pilot Examination

The Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC) is looking for volunteers to participate in the pilot testing of the ICAP examination for School and Family Prevention. When will it take place? The examination will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 11 am UTC time. Do I have to pay? There is no cost for pilot participants. What exams are available? You may choose to take one of two available pilot exams: School

Substance Use and the Role of Families. Results of a Cross-Country Study in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine

Lee, J., Myshakivska, O., Filimonova, N., Pinchuk, I., Yachnik, Y., Chumak, S., Altynbekov, K., Muzafarov, R., Cherchenko, N., Asghar, S., Ali, S. A., & Alyana, S. I. (2022). Substance use and the role of families. Results of a cross-country study in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. Adiktologie, 22(2), 68–81.
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In many countries families have rarely been involved in addressing treatment and interventions for family members with substance use disorders (SUDs). The aims of this study were to measure the influence of substance use on users’ family members and to evaluate what and if any interventions were conducted by and with family members in the three countries of Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Ukraine.

Advanced training on "Working with Families with SUD"

India (Online training through Zoom Platform), India,

Ecolink Institute, India is starting an Advanced course on "Working with Families with SUD", from 30 September 2022 as an online instructor-led course. Dr.Thirumagal V, the Developer of this curriculum will be the chief resource person. Get trained by an internationally reputed trainer. Apply immediately for limited seats.

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Posttraumatic growth following a drug-related death: A family perspective

O’Callaghan, D., Lambert, S., Conway, N., & Frost, N. (2022). Posttraumatic growth following a drug-related death: A family perspective. Death Studies, 1-11.

This paper explores the experience of posttraumatic growth in families who have lost a family member to a drug-related death.

Seven family units (17 participants) were interviewed, and interviews were analysed.

Analyses revealed themes that reflected positive adaptation and growth, including

(a) reframing the loss,

(b) open dialogue and social support, and

(c) reclamation of purpose.

Adolescent behaviors during the preventive and mandatory social isolation in Argentina in 2020

Mauriño MA, Eymann A, Santarsieri N, Vainman S, et al. Adolescent behaviors during the preventive and mandatory social isolation in Argentina in 2020. Arch Argent Pediatr 2022;120(1):39-45.
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Introduction. In March 2020, Argentina established a preventive and mandatory social isolation policy (ASPO, for its acronym in Spanish) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objective. To explore the behaviors and habits of the adolescent population during the ASPO and the extent of compliance.