substance use

Evidence Review of Drug Treatment Services for People who are Homeless and Use Drugs

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People who are homeless have complex and challenging lives. They tend to have worse physical and mental health than the general population. Substance use is more prevalent among people who are homeless than in the general population, and providing support services and drug treatment in a holistic way for this population should be a priority.

A Delphi yarn: applying Indigenous knowledges to enhance the cultural utility of SMART Recovery Australia

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Dale, E., Lee, K., Kelly, P.J., Ivers, R., Clapham, K, & Conigrave, J.H. (2021b). A Delphi yarn: Applying Indigenous knowledges to enhance the cultural utility of SMART Recovery Australia. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice. 16, 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-020-00212-8
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Background: Mutual support groups are a popular treatment for substance use and other addictive behaviours. However, little is known about the cultural utility of these programmes for Indigenous peoples.

A multi-methods yarn about SMART Recovery: First insights from Australian Aboriginal facilitators and group members

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Dale, E., Lee, K., Conigrave, J.H., Ivers, R., Clapham, K, and Kelly, P.J (2021). A multi-methods yarn about SMART Recovery: First insights from Australian Aboriginal facilitators and group members. Drug and Alcohol Review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dar.13264
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SMART Recovery is a popular mutual support group program. Little is known about its suitability or perceived helpfulness for Indigenous peoples. This study explored the cultural utility of SMART Recovery in an Australian Aboriginal context.

Substance Use and Antisocial Behaviour in Adolescence in the UK

The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), is following the lives of around 19,000 young people born across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In 2018-2019, the researchers from UCL analysed data from 10,000 17 years olds on their substance use – including drug taking, binge drinking and smoking – and antisocial behaviours – such as assault, shoplifting and vandalism.

Some of the key findings include:

Drug treatment presentations at a treatment centre in southern Nigeria (2015–2018): Findings and implications for policy and practice

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James BO, Olotu SO, Ayilara OO, Arigbede OO, Anozie GI, Ogiku HO, Ariyo JO, Efiong V, Adeyelu AO, Oni MA, Odu DO. Drug treatment presentations at a treatment centre in southern Nigeria (2015–2018): Findings and implications for policy and practice. Niger Postgrad Med J 2019;26:211-5
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