Adolescent Treatment and Recovery, Part 5: The Healing Power of Belonging


This workshop will help clinicians grasp terms, ideas, and situations that trans and non-binary youth are experiencing today. Participants will be able to assess their own practices as it relates to transgender youth and be able to take with them an overarching understanding of the coming out process.

Reorganisation of Substance Use Treatment and Harm Reduction Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Survey

Radfar, S. R., De Jong, C. A., Farhoudian, A., Ebrahimi, M., Rafei, P., Vahidi, M., ... & Baldacchino, A. M. (2021). Reorganization of substance use treatment and harm reduction services during the COVID-19 pandemic: a global survey. Frontiers in psychiatry, 12, 639393.

Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted people with substance use disorders (SUDs) worldwide, and healthcare systems have reorganized their services in response to the pandemic.

WHO stakeholder survey on improving access to morphine for medical use

WHO launched a survey on assessing barriers, enablers, and pirority actions for improving access to morphine for medical use. All Civil Society Organisation can contribute by filling out the survey before 31 August 2022. The survey is available in all 6 UN languages for participation by relevant stakeholders: The purpose of the survey is to: Collect information about current situations on access to morphine and other strong opioids in countries for patients in need; Identify

'People do change' - The Blue Light Conference


Alcohol Change UK’s first national Blue Light conference

A full day of sharing expertise and experience about engaging with chaotic alcohol-dependent drinkers and supporting them to turn their lives around. This conference will introduce you to Alcohol Change UK’s Blue Light Project, how it works, and how you can start implementing it in your local area.

Oxytocin as an adolescent treatment for methamphetamine addiction after early life stress in male and female rats

Baracz, S.J., Robinson, K.J., Wright, A.L. et al. Oxytocin as an adolescent treatment for methamphetamine addiction after early life stress in male and female rats. Neuropsychopharmacol. 47, 1561–1573 (2022).
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Early life stress (ELS) is associated with perturbed neural development and augmented vulnerability to mental health disorders, including addiction. How ELS changes the brain to increase addiction risk is poorly understood, and there are no therapies which target this ELS-induced vulnerability.