substance use

The Stigma of Substance Use

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Dr Liviu Alexandrescu Lecturer in Criminology School of History, Philosophy and Culture – Oxford Brookes University

Presentation title: Drug/dependency stigma and marginality: some reflections on the political economy of blame.

Dr James Morris Research Fellow London South Bank University

ISSUP Lebanon Updates - 2020

ISSUP Lebanon Updates - 2020

On September 2020, ISSUP Lebanon was successfully launched in a virtual event, with over 380 local and international attendees. As part of Lebanon’s national chapter launch, ISSUP Lebanon hosted guest speaker Giovanna Campello, Chief UNODC Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section (PTRS). Campello presented evidence-based prevention strategies of drug use according to UNODC-WHO Second Updated Edition of the International Standards.

High Risk Substance Use and Overdose Among Youth Conference


The rising numbers of young people with high-risk substance use, especially suffering from overdose, is alarming. Adolescence and young adulthood (under the age of 25) is the period of highest incidence and greatest impact of mental health and substance use disorders, yet there are no youth-specific services in place.

Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse and Mental Ill-health: The Toxic Trio

Skinner, G. C., Bywaters, P. W., Bilson, A., Duschinsky, R., Clements, K., & Hutchinson, D. (2020). The ‘Toxic Trio’(domestic violence, substance misuse and mental ill-health): how good is the evidence base?. Children and Youth Services Review, 105678.
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Within research examining adverse childhood experiences, the toxic trio describes the risk of child abuse and neglect stemming from a child’s exposure to domestic violence, parental mental health issues and/or learning disability, and  parental substance misuse. 

In this systematic review, researchers examine the evidence underpinning the ‘toxic trio’ in child safeguarding policy and practice.

Virtual Solutions for Substance Use Care Conference


The COVID-19 pandemic proved that a lot of medicine can be delivered virtually. A lot of sentiments were corrected and a lot of anxieties were proven wrong. Online resources can help to build capacity and provide better access to patients who need care and can’t get it.