Research

Investigating the Growing Trend of Non-Drinking among Young People

Citation
Ng Fat et al. BMC Public Health (2018) 18:1090 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5995-3
Publication Date

Abstract

Background

Non-drinking among young people has increased over the past decade in England, yet the underlying factor driving this change is unknown. Traditionally non-drinking has been found to be associated with lower socio-economic status and poorer health.

A Step‑Wise Community Engagement and Capacity Building Model Prior to Implementation of mhGAP‑IG in a Low and Middle‑Income Country

Citation
Mutiso et al. Int J Ment Health Syst (2018) 12:57 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-018-0234-y
Publication Date

Abstract

Background

The World Health Organization developed the Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) as guidelines for innovative utilization of available resources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in order to accelerate the reduction of the mental health treatment gap.

Low Self-Esteem Connected to Greater Risk for Opioid Use

Citation
Helen M. Hendy, Pamela Black, S. Hakan Can, Alicia Fleischut, Damla Aksen. Opioid Abuse as Maladaptive Coping to Life Stressors in U.S. Adults. Journal of Drug Issues, 2018; 48 (4): 560 DOI: 10.1177/0022042618783454
Publication Date

It has been suggested that individuals with low self-esteem are more likely to choose maladaptive coping behaviors, such as abuse of opioids, when faced with life stressors.<

Children Whose Mothers Use Marijuana Are More Likely to Try It Themselves at Younger Age

Citation
Natasha A. Sokol, Cassandra A. Okechukwu, Jarvis T. Chen, S.V. Subramanian, Vaughan W. Rees. Maternal Cannabis Use During a Child's Lifetime Associated With Earlier Initiation. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2018; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.06.023
Publication Date

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, mothers’ cannabis use is associated with earlier cannabis initiation by their children.