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Listen First- What the Experts are Saying

'Listen First' is an initiative to increase support for the prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities. Listen First was launched in 2016 during the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem. It began as a campaign on science-based drug prevention to raise awareness around listening to children and youth

ISSUP UK Launch Event

London, United Kingdom,
We are pleased to announce that the ISSUP UK Chapter launch will take place on Thursday, 23rd. September at 2pm (GMT). The launch will be followed by a webinar on the topic of ‘Substance Use and Families’.

Dame Carol Black's Independent Review of Drugs in England

The second part of Dame Carol Black’s Independent Review of Drugs has been published. This report is the second part of a major independent review by Professor Dame Carol Black into the misuse of illegal drugs in England. The first part of the review was commissioned by the Home Office and produced the phase one report, which looked at the challenges around drug supply and demand and was published in February 2020. Dame Carol was

Short-Term Secondary Effects of a School-Based Drug Prevention Program: Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of the Brazilian Version of DARE’s Keepin’ it REAL

Citation
Valente, J.Y., Sanchez, Z.M. Short-Term Secondary Effects of a School-Based Drug Prevention Program: Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of the Brazilian Version of DARE’s Keepin’ it REAL. Prev Sci (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-021-01277-w
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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the drug and violence resistance educational program (PROERD) on short-term secondary outcomes, such as intentions to use drugs, attitudes toward drugs, school experience, and life skills (refusal, decision-making, and communication).

The Importance of School Awareness in Addressing Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

Online, United Arab Emirates,

Virtual awareness webinar organized by the National Rehabilitation Center, inline with the International Drug Control Day, to discuss "The Importance of School Awareness in Addressing Drugs and Psychotropic Substances".

Tuesday: 29-June-2021 at 8:00 pm (UAE)

Link to join: https://bit.ly/3gTuHV1 

Association of genetic liability to smoking initiation with e-cigarette use in young adults: A cohort study

Citation
Khouja JN, Wootton RE, Taylor AE, Davey Smith G, Munafò MR (2021) Association of genetic liability to smoking initiation with e-cigarette use in young adults: A cohort study. PLoS Med 18(3): e1003555.
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Background:

Tobacco smoking and e-cigarette use are strongly associated, but it is currently unclear whether this association is causal, or due to shared factors that influence both behaviours such as a shared genetic liability. The aim of this study was to investigate whether polygenic risk scores (PRS) for smoking initiation are associated with ever use of e-cigarettes.

 

Stigma towards people bereaved by drug-related death

Citation
Kari Dyregrov & Lillian Bruland Selseng (2021) “Nothing to mourn, He was just a drug addict” - stigma towards people bereaved by drug-related death, Addiction Research & Theory, DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2021.1912327

Drug-related deaths can result in complex emotional turmoil for family members who are going through a grieving process at the same time as often experiencing a level of stigma.

Despite the high frequency of drug-related deaths worldwide, there is a need for knowledge around how the bereaved deal with grief and the nature and the implication of stigma surrounding a drug-related death.

An Integrative Review of Measuring Caregiver Burden in Substance Use Disorder

Citation
Tyo, M. B., & McCurry, M. K. (2020). An integrative review of measuring caregiver burden in substance use disorder. Nursing Research, 69(5), 391-398.
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Abstract

Background: Family caregivers contribute to engagement in treatment and adherence, reduced substance misuse and relapse, and increased well-being of recipients with substance use disorder. However, providing care has also been associated with negative emotional and physical health outcomes for caregivers.

A randomised, double-blind study investigating the relationship between early childhood trauma and the rewarding effects of morphine

Citation
Carlyle, M, Broomby, R, Simpson, G, et al. A randomised, double-blind study investigating the relationship between early childhood trauma and the rewarding effects of morphine. Addiction Biology. 2021;e13047. https://doi.org/10.1111/adb.13047
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Experiences of childhood trauma (abuse and neglect) are disproportionately higher in those with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Childhood trauma may affect the reinforcing and rewarding properties of opioid drugs and responses to pain, potentially via developmental changes to the endogenous opioid system. This has been supported by preclinical research, yet this has not been investigated in non-addicted humans.