online intervention

Harm Reduction via Online Platforms for People who Use Drugs in Russia

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Davitadze, A., Meylakhs, P., Lakhov, A. et al. Harm reduction via online platforms for people who use drugs in Russia: a qualitative analysis of web outreach work. Harm Reduct J 17, 98 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-020-00452-6
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This research investigates how web outreach work is being used as a tool for delivering some harm reduction services to people who use drugs (PWUD) either partially or completely online and for engaging new clients (including hard-to-reach PWUD that avoid attending brick-and-mortar facilities). Harm reduction organizations should consider incorporating online harm reduction services into their activities.

Technology-Delivered CBT to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

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Kiluk, B. D., Ray, L. A., Walthers, J. , Bernstein, M. , Tonigan, J. S. and Magill, M. (2019), Technology‐Delivered Cognitive‐Behavioral Interventions for Alcohol Use: A Meta‐Analysis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. doi:10.1111/acer.14189
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one of the most researched treatment options for Alcohol Use Disorder. In order to make CBT as accessible and effective as possibles, researchers have been investigating different versions and ways to deliver CBT.

The use of technology as a platform to deliver CBT has been an exciting project that researchers hope will make the therapy more available to people who require support. 

Intention to Reduce Drinking Alcohol and Preferred Sources of Support

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Davies, Emma L., Larissa J. Maier, Adam R. Winstock, and Jason A. Ferris. "Intention to reduce drinking alcohol and preferred sources of support: An international cross-sectional study." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2019).
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Although rates vary from country to country, harmful alcohol use can be considered a global public health concern. The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is the world's largest annual survey of substance use. 

Online Drinking Interventions Shown to be Effective for Armed Service Personnel

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Almost two thirds of men in the UK Armed Forces are considered to drink harmful amounts of alcohol.

This is compared with around one third of the average population.

According to a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, for members of the UK Armed Forces rejoining civilian life and drinking too much, online tools could be an effective way to help kick the habit.