substance use

Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment Available for People Who Use Drugs

Published by
UNODC

Substance/drug use disorders are multifactorial and biopsychosocial health disorders, associated with additional health problems, socio-economic inequalities, violence, criminal behaviour and social exclusion. In addition to the public health and developmental dimension of substance/drug use disorders, people with substance/drug use disorders are often in contact with the criminal justice system.

Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Substance Abuse and Depressive Symptoms in Mexico: Development and Usability Test

Citation
Tiburcio M, Lara M, Aguilar Abrego A, Fernández M, Martínez Vélez N, Sánchez A. Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Substance Abuse and Depressive Symptoms in Mexico: Development and Usability Test. JMIR Ment Health 2016;3(3):e47 URL: https://mental.jmir.org/2016/3/e47 DOI: 10.2196/mental.6001
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Abstract

Background:The development of Web-based interventions for substance abuse in Latin America is a new field of interest with great potential for expansion to other Spanish-speaking countries.

Care for co-occurring heavy alcohol use & depression

Created by
SHAAP
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Watch the video of the SHAAP/SARN 'Alcohol Occasionals' webinar, held over Zoom on 21 June 2022:

"‘I’m just getting the impression I have to sort myself out’: How people with co-occurring heavy alcohol use and depression describe the care they receive in a fragmented health system - a qualitative study" by Dr Kat Jackson & Dr Amy O’Donnell from Newcastle University.

Association of Screening and Brief Intervention With Substance Use in Massachusetts Middle and High Schools

Citation
Levy S, Wisk LE, Minegishi M, et al. Association of Screening and Brief Intervention With Substance Use in Massachusetts Middle and High Schools. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(8):e2226886. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.26886
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Importance  Screening and brief intervention (SBI) programs in schools have the potential to provide substance use prevention messages to large numbers of adolescents. This study evaluated the association between exposure to a school-based SBI program and reductions in substance use among youths after enactment of a law that required Massachusetts schools to provide SBI to all students.

Vulnerable Children: Substance use among young people and caregivers in child protection systems

Created by
Monash Addiction Research Centre Monash Addiction Research Centre
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In this webinar, the speakers take a look at substance use among young people, focusing on the 'crossover' of children at the nexus of the youth justice and child protection systems, and the implications of caregiver substance abuse in children's involvement in the system.

Eating disorders and AOD use: what clinicians need to know

Created by
The Matilda Centre

Presented by Associate Professor Sarah Maguire (Director, InsideOut Institute), by attending this webinar, attendees will learn:

- How to recognise the most common eating disorder symptoms;

- Eating disorder interventions and how workers might deliver them;

- How workers may interpret those interventions in instances of co-occurring eating disorders and AOD use.

Multiple disadvantage and co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions.

Published by
Making Every Adult Matter
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Substance use and mental health needs are two of the primary concerns for many people experiencing multiple disadvantage. We know that people who experience both issues at the same time (also known as “co-occurring conditions” or “dual diagnosis”) find it difficult or impossible to access the right support for their needs.

Webinar on psychological flexibility for addictive behaviours

Created by
Miss Fatima Iqbal
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On June 3 Friday evening, 2022, a webinar was held to educate youth, students and professionals about a new clinical construct called Psychological Flexibility. The importance of this ability was elaborated in the context of managing addictive behaviors and the damage caused by substance use. It has special skills to teach for cravings and withdrawal symptoms reduction. More than 70 participants attended the webinar.