Publications

Vibrant and Healthy Kids Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity

Published by
National Academy of Medicine
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Children are the foundation of the United States, and supporting them is a key component of building a successful future. However, millions of children face health inequities that compromise their development, well-being, and long-term outcomes, despite substantial scientific evidence about how those adversities contribute to poor health.

Minimum Unit Pricing

Published by
Alcohol Drug Foundation
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One way to deter people from consuming excessive and harmful amounts of alcohol is through alcohol pricing policies. One such policy is the Minimum Unit Pricing.

Several countries, including Scotland, Canada, certain states of the USA, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, have adopted different forms of Minimum Unit Pricing. 

Prevention of Substance Abuse among Urban Youth in Kampala

Published by
Rogers Kasirye & Barbara Nakijoba
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UYDEL is a local NGO that works with young people ages 10-24 years who are vulnerable to exploitation and are at risk of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS infection. UYDEL's mission is to enhance socio-economic transformation of disadvantaged young people through skills development for self reliance. UYDEL uses selective prevention to counter substance abuse as our beneficiaries are already at risk of substance use.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)- Evidence Briefing

Published by
The British Psychological Society

There is a pressing need to protect the wellbeing of children growing up within our society.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful events or situations that happen during childhood and/or adolescence. 

There is clear evidence that links ACEs and a wide range of health and social problems across the lifespan.

Training on Basic Counselling Skills for Addiction Professional - Final Report

Published by
Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board

In order to appropriately address the concerning global levels of substance use and substance use disorders, it is vital that staff are trained to deliver evidence-based treatment.

At the start of November 2019, the Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board conducted training on Basic Counseling Skills for 28 staff members of the NDDCB.

El coste social de la adicción, una guía para su estimación El coste social de la adicción, una guía para su estimación

Published by
PNSD

Autores: Autores: Rodríguez Míguez E, Casal Rodríguez B, Rivera Castiñeira B.

Edita: Edita: Ministerio de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social, Secretaría de Estado de Servicios Sociales, Delegación del Gobierno para el Plan Nacional sobre Drogas; 2019

Receiving Addiction Treatment in the US: Do Patient Demographics, Drug of Choice, or Substance Use Disorder Severity Matter?

Published by
International Journal of Drug Policy
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This article looks at who receives treatment in the United States in terms of demographic characteristics, addiction severity and drug of choice. While sex, age and race/ethnicity have small effects on treatment utilization, the primary factors leading to addiction treatment in the U.S. are involvement in the crimina justice system and SUD severity.

The link offers a free download of the article through Jan. 4, 2020

Recomendaciones para el Abordaje de la Salud Mental en el Primer Nivel de Atención 2019

Published by
Ministerio de Salud, Argentina

El objetivo de esta publicación es acercar recomendaciones como herramientas de trabajo para el abordaje de la salud mental en el Primer Nivel de Atención desde, un enfoque centrado en los derechos humanos, basado en la Ley Nacional de Salud Mental No 26.657 y la Estrategia de Atención Primaria de la Salud y el Modelo de Salud Mental Comunitaria.

Sessão única e outras breves intervenções para prevenir o álcool juvenil, maconha, e-cigarro e uso de opioides

Published by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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Recentemente, apresentamos um webinar sobre breves intervenções para prevenir o uso de substâncias juvenis.  Porque era uma sessão completamente cheia, eu queria fornecer uma descrição dos principais pontos abordados no webinar para aqueles que não tiveram a oportunidade de atendê-lo.

Introdução

El sentido social en la investigación epidemiológica en adicciones

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Revista Observatorio Social ISSN 1667-586X
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La problemática del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas es definida como compleja y multidimensional, por lo tanto obliga a recurrir a enfoques renovadores dentro de la epidemiología que permitan abordajes a la medida de dicha complejidad. Estos nuevos enfoques deben contemplar componentes participativos que a su vez impacten en las políticas públicas.

Comorbidity and Recovery

Published by
Ali Adyb
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Imagine going through treatment numerous times but not being able to stop using. Imagine deciding not to use and doing everything you possibly can to stop using but relapsing despite all your efforts. If this sums up your situation or If this story keeps repeating in your journey of recovery from substance use disorder, then chances are you might be suffering from substance use disorder together with another disorder or comorbidity.

Different Risk Factors Are Associated with Alcohol Use versus Problematic Use in Male Pakistani Adolescents

Published by
Salman Shahzad, Wendy Kliewer, Muzaffar Ali and Nasreen Begum
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Abstract

Substance abuse is a significant problem in Pakistan (Hussain, 2017), yet, there are few studies of risk factors in this population, particularly in remote areas. Male adolescents (N = 243; M = 16.9 years, SD = 1.3 years) were recruited from schools in Gilgit‐Baltistan, and completed questions on demographics, substance use, and psychosocial functioning.

Modelagem do impacto das políticas de direito do álcool desde 2012 na Inglaterra & Escócia

Published by
Institute of Alcohol Studies

Em 2008 o Reino Unido introduziu uma "escada rolante do dever" que significasse os deveres do álcool (imposto do governo coletado pelo HM costumes e o imposto especial de consumo) aumentaria 2% acima da inflação cada ano até 2012. No entanto, desde então, os governos anteriores aboliram a escada rolante do dever e os deveres de álcool foram cortados ou congelados.

Práticas recomendadas de gestão da dor, estigma e fichas técnicas

Published by
Department of Health and Human Services - Inter-Agency Task Force

Estes principais relatórios vêm da força-tarefa de gestão da dor dos EUA no departamento de saúde e serviços humanos. Existem 5 documentos instrutivo envolvendo informações e fatos sobre o manejo da dor, a crise da dependência de opióides, populações especiais e suas necessidades específicas, e o papel do estigma no tratamento da dor crônica.