mental health

The Link Between Smoking and Cognitive Functioning in People with Psychosis

Citation
Vermeulen J, Schirmbeck F, Blankers M, van Tricht M, Bruggeman R, & van den Brink W. et al. (2018). Association Between Smoking Behavior and Cognitive Functioning in Patients With Psychosis, Siblings, and Healthy Control Subjects: Results From a Prospective 6-Year Follow-Up Study. American Journal Of Psychiatry, 175(11), 1121-1128.
Publication Date
The study findings indicate that smoking is associated with poorer cognitive performance and smoking cessation may improve processing speed in patients.
The study findings indicate that sm

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference

Los Angeles, United States,

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference was founded in 2011 by Allen Berger, Ph.D. and Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC, SAP, CA-CSS and was purchased by C4 Recovery Foundation in 2017. EVOLUTION brings the most forward-thinking and effective therapeutic interventions and approaches directly to those that treat addiction. Since 2011, the conference has grown from 350 to over 600 attendees.

CCSAD - Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders

Hyannis, United States,

Last year CCSAD hosted 1200 participants from 7 countries and 42 states. This premier behavioral health conference is dedicated to continuing education and networking, combining workshops and seminars on timely industry topics with an unmatched show-case of the industry’s products, services and facilities in our exhibit hall.

Alcohol Use by Adolescents in Ghana

Citation
Asante, Kwaku Oppong, and Nuworza Kugbey. "Alcohol use by school-going adolescents in Ghana: Prevalence and correlates." Mental Health & Prevention (2019).
Publication Date

Harmful alcohol consumption during adolescence poses a major public health issue as it affects several aspects of young peoples’ health and wellbeing.

Supporting Young People who Hear Voices & Use Drugs or Alcohol

London, United Kingdom,

There has been increasing awareness of the relationship between drugs and hearing voices in young people, but much less is said about what it might be like for a young person who uses drugs and hears voices, and even less about ways to support a young person in this situation.

Adiktologie Journal

Published by
SCAN, z.s.
Publication Date
Adiktologie is an international journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific reports on psychoactive substance use, behavioural addictions and related issues.

Confluence of Suicide and Drug Overdose Epidemics in Young Australian Males

Sydney, Australia,

Young adult males experience higher mortality than females, and in age groups immediately younger and older, and with considerable variation in death rates over time. Trends in mortality and the causal structure of deaths among young adult Australian males over 1979–2011 are investigated, with a focus on suicide and drug overdose.

Comorbidity Infographic and Report

Created by
NIDA

The term “comorbidity” describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person. They can occur at the same time or one after the other. Comorbidity also implies interactions between the illnesses that can worsen the course of both. 

Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. 

A Mobile Clinic Approach to the Delivery of Community-Based Mental Health Services in Rural Haiti

Citation
Fils-Aimé JR, Grelotti DJ, Thérosmé T, Kaiser BN, Raviola G, et al. (2018) A mobile clinic approach to the delivery of community-based mental health services in rural Haiti. PLOS ONE 13(6): e0199313. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199313
Publication Date

Abstract

This study evaluates the use of a mental health mobile clinic to overcome two major challenges to the provision of mental healthcare in resource-limited settings: the shortage of trained specialists; and the need to improve access to safe, effective, and culturally sound care in community settings.