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WEBINAR: Cary Hopkins Eyles on Authentic Self-Care for Addiction Professionals

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This webinar focuses on the issue of self-care for addiction professionals and was delivered by ICUDDR Deputy Director Cary Hopkins Eyles.

Many of us are drawn to work in the field of substance use disorders due to our history, family, and personal traits, such as compassion and empathy. While these can be great assets, they can also be detrimental to us personally.

WEBINAR: Ken C. Winters on Adolescent Brain Development

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How does substance use affect the developing brain? What implications does the evidence have for substance use prevention and treatment? Our first Expert Days webinar explores several issues at the intersection of teenage brain development and alcohol and drug use.

How Many Tries Does it Take to Resolve a Substance Use Problem? Lessons from a National Study of Recovering Adults in the U.S.

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Kelly, J. F., Greene, M. C., Bergman, B. G., White, W. L., & Hoeppner, B. B. (2019). How many recovery attempts does it take to successfully resolve an alcohol or drug problem? Estimates and correlates from a national study of recovering U.S. adults. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43(7), 1533-1544. doi: 10.1111/acer.14067
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This retrospective cohort study asks people who are in recovery or have not used alcohol or drugs for at least two years following meeting diagnostic criteria for having a SUD how many quit attempts they had made prior to success. The range was 0-100 previous attempts. 

Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Misuse and Addiction

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(2):208-216. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.3126
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This paper provides many pieces of research in the search for the most effective treatments for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). They touch on the effectiveness of Medication-Assisted Treatment. The authors also describe the most at-risk populations of OUD and the importance of recognizing the comorbidity of other disorders. 

Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Review of the Evidence and Future Directions

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Connery, Hilary Smith, Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 23(2):63-75, March/April 2015.
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This article is a review and analysis of past research that finds substantial evidence for the positive results of Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in treating Opioid Use Disorder.

 

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