Recovery 101

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Recovery Research Institute

Recovery from a substance use disorder is defined as a process of improved physical, psychological, and social well-being and health after having suffered from a substance-related condition.

The recovery research institute has put together a collection of resources that defines and explores the pathways to recovery.

Recovery Pathways Online Course

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University of Derby

This online course introduces the science of addiction recovery and looks at the evidence on recovery pathways in Europe.

Recovery Pathways has a particular focus on gender differences in how people recover and what happens at different stages of recovery.

The course provides an insight into what we know about addiction recovery and how the European REC-PATH study has contributed to that knowledge.

Measuring and Operationalising Recovery Capital

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Recovery capital helps us better understand the process of recovering from a substance use disorder and determine the success of recovery and treatment interventions, improve coping strategies, and enhance an individuals’ quality of life in recovery. Understanding how to measure and operationalize recovery capital can help criminal justice and healthcare professionals better serve justice-involved individuals with SUD.

ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorders: : A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions

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As you all know, the current COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected various populations globally. The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) believes that the impact of this pandemic on people struggling with Substance Use Disorders could not be overlooked.

Centre for disease control prevention factsheets: HIV and substance use

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Centre for disease control prevention

Sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment—for example, cookers—puts people at risk for getting or transmitting HIV and other infections.

In addition to being at risk for HIV and viral hepatitis, people who inject drugs can have other serious health problems, like skin infections and heart infections. These factsheets, developed by the centre for disease control prevention, 

Ending Inequalities for People who Use Drugs: How the Global HIV Response can Transform Drug Policy

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International Network of People who Use Drugs

This side event for the 65th Commission on Narcotic Drugs was originally presented on 14 March, 2022. Organised by INPUD, it was co-sponsored by Médecins du Monde, UNAIDS, UNODC HIV/AIDS Section, the Netherlands and Australia.

Responding to drug-related infectious diseases: EMCDDA mini guide

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Sharing drug injecting equipment increases the risk of transmitting and acquiring blood-borne infections, such as HIV and hepatitis B and C. While hepatitis C is the most prevalent blood-borne viral infection among people who inject drugs (PWID), injecting drug use remains an important mode of HIV transmission in some EU countries, and local outbreaks continue to occur.

The Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU) Bulletin: An Update on Stimulant Use and Related Harms in Canada and the United States

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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)
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The Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU) is a pan-Canadian network of community partners co-ordinated by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA). The network has sites in British Columbia, Manitoba, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

How wastewater monitoring can boost preparedness for new health threats

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Objective: to explore wastewater analysis as a methodology contributing to EU preparedness and response

Background: COVID-19 has raised the attention of Europe, and globally, on the importance of readiness towards potential emergencies. Improved and innovative monitoring methodologies are at the core of the research-based actions taken to respond to potential threats.

Наркотики, которыми злоупотребляют

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"Наркотики, которыми злоупотребляют" предоставляет четкую, научную информацию о наркотиках в фактической и понятной форме.

С помощью информации, содержащейся в этом руководстве, родители и воспитатели смогут помочь своим детям сделать разумный выбор и избежать последствий злоупотребления наркотиками.

Community Engagement: An Essential Component of an Effective and Equitable Substance Use Prevention System

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Community engagement is often cited as a tool to improve the health of the community and its members. This guide will review evidence related to leveraging community engagement to support the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based programs and policies.

Source: https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/pep22-06-01-005.pdf

Prevention Topics Page

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Drug prevention approaches range from those that target society as a whole (environmental and universal prevention) to interventions focusing on at-risk individuals (indicated prevention).

The main challenges are in matching these different strategies to target groups and contexts and ensuring that they are evidence-based and have sufficient population coverage.

Reaching smoke-free: how can we improve smoking cessation treatment?

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This webinar explored the provision of smoking cessation treatments, including e-cigarettes, in the context of primary care.

It provided an overview of investigations into how smoking cessation treatment provision in the UK could be improved – and the roles prescription e-cigarettes may play – to further reduce the prevalence of smoking and meet England’s smoke-free 2030 target (≤ 5% smoking prevalence).