substance use

Association of Alcohol Screening Scores With Adverse Mental Health Conditions and Substance Use Among US Adults

Khan MR, Young KE, Caniglia EC, et al. Association of Alcohol Screening Scores With Adverse Mental Health Conditions and Substance Use Among US Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(3):e200895. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0895
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Importance: Alcohol screening may be associated with health outcomes that cluster with alcohol use (ie, alcohol-clustering conditions), including depression, anxiety, and use of tobacco, marijuana, and illicit drugs.

Project Khanya: A Randomized, Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial of a Peer-Delivered Behavioral Intervention for ART Adherence and Substance Use in Cape Town, South Africa

Magidson, J.F., Joska, J.A., Myers, B. et al. Project Khanya: a randomized, hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of a peer-delivered behavioral intervention for ART adherence and substance use in Cape Town, South Africa. Implement Sci Commun 1, 23 (2020).
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Substance use is prevalent in South Africa and associated with poor HIV treatment outcomes, yet, it is largely unaddressed in HIV care. Implementing an evidence-based, task-shared intervention for antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and substance use integrated into HIV care may be a feasible and effective way to improve HIV treatment outcomes and reduce substance use in this population.

AADANT Drug and Alcohol Conference 2020

Alice Springs, Australia,

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT will hold their annual Northern Territory drug and alcohol conference April 1-2 in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree Hilton.

There will be two streams at the conference:

  • Provision of Mental Health Services in AOD Treatment
  • Non-residential Treatment Options

Registrations close Thursday 26th March 2020 COB.

How to Integrate Medication-Assisted Treatment within the Healthcare Delivery System


Medication can enhance recovery and prevent overdose when it is coupled with other behavioural health interventions that focus on substance use disorders and addiction.

Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions to discover what medication-assisted treatment is, identify when to implement it, and how to successfully integrate it into recovery care plans.

July 2nd, 2 pm Eastern Time (ET)

9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users

Glasgow, United Kingdom,

The 9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, 8 – 10 October 2020.

The INHSU annual conference is a unique opportunity to connect with the global community working to improve health outcomes for people who use drugs including the prevention, treatment and care of hepatitis C.

Addiction Journal Book List

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Addiction Journal

Addiction journal publishes new book lists five times per year, both in print and on this website. Items are alphabetised by author within each list.

The book list includes the latest evidence-based literature related to substance use and addiction.

Have a browse through previous issues and search for books that cover specific subjects.

Deaths Due to New Psychoactive Stimulants

Sydney, Australia,

This seminar will cover recent research on all deaths due to new psychoactive stimulants in Australia.

Seminar Summary:

This presentation will address mortality due to new psychoactive stimulants and hallucinogens. These cover a wide range of “designer drugs” that have risen to prominence in the 21st century and become a source of clinical concern. They include drugs such as synthetic cathinones and NBOMe.

Association between Substance Use and Personality among Mexico City’s School Children Aged 10-13

Maldonado, M. T. S., Natera-Rey, G., & Lozada, C. E. C. (2019). Association between substance use and personality among school children aged 10-13. Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones, 5(2), 1-7.


Introduction: Substance use is a problem that requires prevention strategies since childhood. It has been noticed that certain personality traits can play an important role in substance use in adolescence and early adulthood. It is essential to study the factors associated with substance use in order to develop and implement preventive interventions.