mental health

Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Regular Use and Mental Health

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Cannabis is one of the most widely used psychoactive substances in Canada.

The complex relationship between cannabis use and mental disorders has garnered significant attention as a public health issue

This is the first in a series of reports, published by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), that reviews the effects of cannabis use on various aspects of human functioning and development.

Alcohol Use, Alcohol Dependence and Mental Health Conditions

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Several key risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been identified, including the harmful use of alcohol.

Half the world’s population drinks alcohol, and harmful alcohol use is the third leading cause of ill health and premature death globally. WHO’s European Region is the region with the highest levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm.

The 46th Annual Winter Symposium

Colorado Springs, United States,

The Advanced International Winter Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Mental Health has provided addiction specialists, counsellors, and behavioural health professionals with world-class education and training for 45 years. This symposium creates unprecedented opportunities to share knowledge, perspectives, and cutting edge research.

Rapid Increase in the Prevalence of Cannabis Use Among People with Depression in the United States, 2005–17: The Role of Differentially Changing Risk Perceptions

Pacek, L. R., Weinberger, A. H., Zhu, J., & Goodwin, R. D. (2019). Rapid increase in the prevalence of cannabis use among persons with depression in the US, 2005‐2017: the role of differentially changing risk perceptions. Addiction.
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To estimate trends in the prevalence of cannabis use and risk perceptions of cannabis use from 2005 to 2017 among United States people with and without depression.

Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders: Already in our Care


Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)


Adolescence is a unique and active period of development. Differential diagnostic understanding and treatment is complicated, specialized, and vital. Often, protective change and treatment progress can be stalled by unrecognized areas of risk and need.

Mental Health Outcomes Associated with of the Use of Amphetamines: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

McKetin, R., Leung, J., Stockings, E., Huo, Y., Foulds, J., Lappin, J. M., ... & Farrell, M. (2019). Mental health outcomes associated with of the use of amphetamines: A systematic review and meta-analysis. EClinicalMedicine.
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The use of amphetamines is a global public health concern. We summarise global data on use of amphetamines and mental health outcomes.

Intervening to Prevent a Suicide in a Public Place: A Qualitative Study of Effective Interventions by Lay People

Owens C, Derges J, Abraham CIntervening to prevent a suicide in a public place: a qualitative study of effective interventions by lay peopleBMJ Open 2019;9:e032319. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032319
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Objectives: Many suicides take place in public locations, usually involving jumping from high places or use of transport networks. Previous research has largely focused on the effectiveness of physical barriers at frequently used locations. There have been no studies of human intervention to prevent suicides in public places.

2nd International Conference on Trauma and Addiction: Integrated Approaches to Attachment, Relationships, and Family Issues

Scottsdale, United States,

This International Conference on Trauma and Addiction brings together world-renowned researchers, authors, clinicians, and trainers to review and discuss the interaction between trauma, chemical and behavioural addictions, and psychiatric illnesses. 

This gathering of health professionals is hosted by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and Newport Academy.

iCAAD 2020


iCADD is hosting the largest European conference on addiction, behaviour, and emotional wellbeing.

Join iCADD for 3 days of networking, furthering global connection, communication and understanding in the prevention and treatment of Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health, facilitated by world-renowned speakers on our uniquely eclectic combination of topics.