substance use

New Webinar Series: Implications of COVID-19 on Public Health in Canada

The pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on public health across Canada, including substance use and access to healthcare services and supports. Over the coming months, CCSA and CCDUS will be putting together a new webinar series that will explore the implications of COVID-19 on public health, highlighting work in the area of substance use and COVID-19 across sectors in Canada. The series will feature a range of perspectives from leading experts in the fields of

Illicit Drug Use and the Genetic Overlap with Cannabis Use

Citation
Pasman, J., Smit, D., Kingma, L., Vink, J., Treur, J., & Verweij, K. (2020, July 02). Causal relationships between substance use and insomnia. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376871620303161

Abstract

Background

Poor sleep quality and insomnia have been associated with the use of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis, but it is unclear if there is a causal link. In this Mendelian Randomization (MR) study we examine if insomnia causes substance use and/or if substance use causes insomnia.

 

Trauma and Substance Use

Created by
The Matilda Centre

 

This webinar provided information about the nature of trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder) and its effects. As well as discussing the link between trauma and the use of alcohol and other drugs (including methamphetamine).
 

Flattening the Curve of Substance Use Harms

Webinar,

Initial research points to a shift in people’s use of drugs and alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now more than ever, young people and schools need access to evidence based resources promoting healthy habits and preventing problematic drug and alcohol use from an early age.

Substance Use and SUDs in LGBTQ* Populations

Citation
NIDA. (2017, September 5). Substance Use and SUDs in LGBTQ* Populations. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/substance-use-suds-in-lgbtq-populations on 2020, June 5
Publication Date

People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by people who identify as heterosexual. They also face a greater risk of harassment and violence. As a result of these and other stressors, sexual minorities are at increased risk for various behavioural health issues.

Adfam Survey: How has Covid-19 impacted families affected by substance use internationally?

The Policy and Communications team at Adfam have asked us to relay this call-out to ISSUP members and the international DDR community... Adfam is a UK-based charity that improves life for families affected by someone else’s substance use. We’ve heard through our frontline projects, findings from an online survey, activity on our online family forum and statements from partner organisations that Covid-19 is resulting in a number of additional challenges for families in the UK