Substance Use Disorder

Trajectories of psychological distress during recovery from polysubstance use disorder

Citation
Aleksander H. Erga, Audhild Hønsi, Liss Gøril Anda-Ågotnes, Sverre Nesvåg, Morten Hesse & Egon Hagen (2020) Trajectories of psychological distress during recovery from polysubstance use disorder, Addiction Research & Theory, DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2020.1730822
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Introduction: Polysubstance use is a prevalent substance use pattern with adverse effects on psychological distress and diminished treatment outcomes. Although polysubstance use often dominates clinical practice, the trajectories of substance use and psychological distress in the initial phase of treatment have been subject to few empirical investigations.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: SUDs and Barriers to Treatment and Recovery

Webinar,
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There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This presentation will provide information on the ADA and how it applies to individuals in treatment for or recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs).

Should Addiction Counselors Disclose They Are in Recovery?

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Beginnings Treatment Centers

Addiction therapy is often a personal and complex thing, which relies on interaction, bonding, and communication between counselors and their patients. This often happens because many of the people choosing to become addiction counselors were once addicted or dependent themselves, and chose to focus their energy on helping others to recover.

Readiness to Change among Involuntarily and Voluntarily Admitted Patients with Substance Use Disorders

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Opsal, A., Kristensen, Ø. & Clausen, T. Readiness to change among involuntarily and voluntarily admitted patients with substance use disorders. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 14, 47 (2019) doi:10.1186/s13011-019-0237-y
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Background

Health care workers in the addiction field have long emphasised the importance of a patient’s motivation on the outcome of treatments for substance use disorders (SUDs). Many patients entering treatment are not yet ready to make the changes required for recovery and are often unprepared or sometimes unwilling to modify their behaviour.

Experts from Côte d'Ivoire Attend a Study Tour in Morocco

From 6 to 12 October 2019, as part of the UNODC - PTRS / GLOK32 activities to guide the introduction of assisted pharmacological treatment of opioid dependence, 10 representatives, policy makers and treatment experts, and 2 psychiatrists from Côte d'Ivoire, convened at a study visit in Morocco to improve knowledge of high-level experts in addiction and policy measures for treating opioid dependence. The visit was essential to guide treatment and care services in Côte d'Ivoire

Pharmacotherapy for Methamphetamine/Amphetamine Use Disorder — A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Citation
Chan, B., Freeman, M., Kondo, K., Ayers, C., Montgomery, J., Paynter, R., & Kansagara, D. (2019). Pharmacotherapy for Methamphetamine/Amphetamine Use Disorder–A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis. Addiction.
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This meta-analysis of research on medication to treat methamphetamine use disorder finds that only one medication, methylphenidate, has any efficacy in reducing use. 

43rd Annual AMERSA Conference

Boston,

The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) are hosting their 43rd Annual AMERSA Conference from the 7th-9th of November 2019 in Boston.

UNODC Training on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders with more than 60 Cambodian Policymakers

More than 60 policy-makers participated at UNODC Workshop on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders for Policy Makers in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 12 to 14 June 2019. This high-level workshop was inaugurated by H.E Prof. Eng Huot, Secretary of State from Ministry of Health and was organized in coordination with WHO Representative Office for Cambodia, UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and the generous support of the Bureau

Reducing Barriers to Trauma Inquiry in Substance Use Disorder Treatment – A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Citation
Lotzin et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2019) 14:23 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-019-0211-8
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Background

Despite the high rate of traumatic events in clients with substance use disorders, trauma exposure often remains undetected in a majority of treatment-seeking clients.