The Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Medical Cannabis in Substance Use Treatment Settings


According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis use rates increased in 2020, with almost 50 million individuals 12 or older reporting use of cannabis in the past year. This increase is reflected in the state-specific data for HHS Region 8 in five of the six states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah).

Evidence-based principles for effective drug demand reduction: applying theory to practice

Jeff Lee
Publication Date


Between December 8 and 10, 2021, ISSUP’s International (virtual) Conference took place to address the issues surrounding translating the theory and research with respect to an evidence-based approach to prevention, treatment and recovery support. The conference tackled its application to international practice of drug demand reduction.

The Importance of Trauma Informed Support for People Using Substances

Manchester, United Kingdom,

Dr Karen Bailey, Jude Kelman (lead psychologist for HMPPS women's estate) & Kirsty Tate (Learning and Development Lead for the Nelson Trust will lead the next Substance Use and Associated Behaviours (SUAB) seminar focussing on: 

The Importance of Trauma Informed Support for People Using Substances

Drugs Research Network Scotland Conference

Glasgow, United Kingdom,

The second annual DRNS conference, supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction, will focus on the knowledge, skills and issues relevant to the future of drugs research in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

8th European Conference on Mental Health


The 8th European Conference on Mental Health will take place 2nd-4th October in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

Abstract submission is now open!

Finding Ambivalence and 10 Other Things About Motivational Interviewing


The greatest challenge using motivational interviewing (MI) may be finding the “true” ambivalence it’s supposed to address. This webinar is designed to assist clinicians who want to use MI effectively with clients with co-occurring disorders. By returning to the basics and exploring the areas of focus and evocation, each participant will learn when it’s appropriate to use MI.

Addiction & the Family International Network Conference

Newcastle, United Kingdom,

Adfam is hosting its first Addiction & the Family International Network conference from Friday 9th November until Sunday 11th November.

The purpose of the event is to promote research, policy and practice in support of the wellbeing of family members affected by another person’s addiction to alcohol, drugs or gambling.

The conference, which will take place in Newcastle, will provide opportunities to: