Resources

Stigma Reading List

Stigma is a complex construct that is present within societies at different levels. The impact of stigma can severely damage individuals and communities. People who use substances are often on the receiving end of stigmatising attitudes and discrimination from different sources ranging from the general public to healthcare professionals and politicians.

Delivering Mental Health and Addiction Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Created by
CCSA

 

This webinar explored how the measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have created challenges for those seeking care. It explored the inequity that exists in access to services, and the opportunities for innovative solutions to support Canadians during a time when we are seeing a growing number report worsening mental health and increased substance use.
 

Brain Builder Learning Cards: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Created by
CCSA

This resource presents five concepts critical to understanding adverse childhood experiences and their impact on brain development and health.

The concepts are part of the Brain Story and include:

  1. brain architecture 
  2. serve-and-return interactions
  3. toxic stress,
  4. air traffic control (executive function)
  5. resilience.

This resource is intended for commercial printing.

Overcoming Stigma Through Language: A Primer

Created by
CCSA

Stigma is a significant barrier to wellness and good health for people who use substances.

The goal of this primer is to facilitate conversations and increase awareness of the stigma surrounding people who use substances, their support networks, and service providers in the community.

The publication was developed in partnership with the Community Addictions Peer Support Association. 

Essays on Prevention: Drug and Alcohol Findings Evidence Bank

Created by
Drug and Alcohol Findings

The Effectiveness Bank features a collection essays written by Drug and Alcohol Findings explaining the background and evidence relating to topics which sometimes prompt heated debate.

Interested in prevention work in particular? Drug and Alcohol Findings have published four essays describing interventions intended to prevent or delay the initiation of substance use or progression to more frequent, regular or harmful use. 

Family strengthening for prevention of substance use in adolescents

Created by
Diego García Huidobro, Iván Muñoz y Catalina Burmeister
Publication Date

In 2017, a major alliance was generated between the School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the Paréntesis Foundation which was funded by the FONDECYT Project No. 11170834: "Development and Evaluation of a Parenting Intervention to Reduce Youth Alcohol and Tobacco Use".

Let's Talk E-cigarettes

Created by
University of Oxford

Since coming on the market over a decade ago, e-cigarettes have divided opinion. A team of Oxford researchers are searching for new e-cigarette studies every month.

In this podcast, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson talk about what has been found, and how this changes what we know about e-cigarettes. 

Registration Open For FREE Virtual Summit: Reframing Global Prevention Practices and Policies During COVID 19

Created by
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc

Join us for this free virtual summit featuring Ms. Giovanna Campello, Chief, UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, and Dr. Robert DuPont, President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. and First Director, U.S.

Holiday Stress

Created by
NIDA

The holidays may be especially tough this year for a lot of people during the pandemic. Many people in recovery may have a setback and use substances increasing their risk for self-harm. Reach out and #BeThe1To to help someone in emotional pain. We can all take action and make an impact on someone’s life.

New Video on Alternatives to Incarceration

Created by
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc
Publication Date

Policies that allow for alternatives to incarceration are a way to link individuals with substance use disorders to supportive treatment and social services. This proven approach increases the number of people in long term recovery and keeps families together, while reducing crime and recidivism. Check out the video and share with policy makers and on social media to raise awareness on alternatives to incarceration.