substance use disorders

A Review of the Public Sector Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention Systems in Kenya

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Jaguga, F., Kwobah, E. A review of the public sector substance use disorder treatment and prevention systems in Kenya. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 15, 47 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-020-00291-5
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Background

The burden of substance use disorders in sub-Saharan Africa has been projected to increase by an estimated 130% by 2050. Despite this, little is known about the substance use disorder treatment and prevention systems in the region.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: A Thematic Analysis of Interviews with People who Have Stopped Participating in Narcotics Anonymous in Norway

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Vederhus, J., Høie, M. & Birkeland, B. One size doesn’t fit all: a thematic analysis of interviews with people who have stopped participating in Narcotics Anonymous in Norway. Addict Sci Clin Pract 15, 18 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-020-00191-w
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Background

For persons with substance use disorders (SUDs), 12-step groups (TSGs) are the most available and used peer-based recovery resource, worldwide. However, disengagement is common, and attrition may partly be due to practices and procedures within these groups that are unacceptable to a portion of the population with SUDs.

Increasing Effective Clinical Supervision for SUD Treatment Providers

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The critical role of clinical supervision in both staff development and retention are well-documented. The disconnect between the need for clinical supervision and the consistent provision thereof in the field, however, is often attributable to common barriers experienced among service providers.

Reducing Barriers to Trauma Inquiry in SUD Treatment

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https://substanceabusepolicy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13011-019-0211-8
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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. Improving health professionals’ knowledge and skills in the inquiry of traumatic events is therefore of utmost importance for appropriately addressing trauma-related treatment needs.

Utilization of Addiction Treatment among U.S. Adults with History of Incarceration and Substance Use Disorders

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Tsai and Gu Addict Sci Clin Pract (2019) 14:9 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-019-0138-4
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Background

The high prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) among incarcerated adults in the U.S. is well-known, but there has been less examination of SUD treatment and rates of incarceration among the population of adults with SUDs as the denominator.

Survey: The National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

The purpose of this survey is to seek your opinions on areas for the treatment of substance use disorder due to methamphetamine and other emerging drugs of concern that would benefit from the conduct of clinical research. Emerging drugs of concern include new drugs appearing in the market and known drugs of emerging concern, that are causing harm, or have the potential to have a population health impact. For the purposes of this survey, clinical

Barriers in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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Ashford, Robert D., Austin M. Brown, and Brenda Curtis. "Systemic barriers in substance use disorder treatment: A prospective qualitative study of professionals in the field." Drug and alcohol dependence (2018).
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The US is experiencing a public health crisis. In the US in 2016 alone, there were over 63,000 drug poisoning deaths. Despite these concerning figures, it is estimated that fewer than 20% (3.8 million) receive treatment and for those who do receive support relapse rates are high.

Self‐Medication with Alcohol or Drugs for Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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Turner, S., Mota, N., Bolton, J., & Sareen, J. (2018). Self‐medication with alcohol or drugs for mood and anxiety disorders: A narrative review of the epidemiological literature. Depression and anxiety, 35(9), 851-860.
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Substance use is one way that people deal with the difficult symptoms present in mood and anxiety disorders. As people become more reliant on the effects of the substances to relieve distress the use can develop into dependence. Self‐medication has been proposed as a reason for the high rates of comorbidity between mood and anxiety disorders and substance use disorders.