Quality in Treatment

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Concept (ACE) in a Research Sample of Imprisoned Children of Addicted Parents

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Juhásová, A., Pavelová, Ľ., & Lulei, M. (2021). The Adverse Childhood Experiences concept (ACE) in a research sample of imprisoned children of addicted parents. Adiktologie, 21 (3), 139–150. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-003-0003
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Client’s Characterization in the Community Treatment Approach: Methodological Foundations and Evidence

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Barros, R., Serrano P. I., Tufró, F., Canay, R., Carroli, M., Felix T. R., & Milanese, E. (2021). Client’s characterization in the Community Treatment approach: Methodological foundations and evidence. Adiktologie, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-002-0003
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BACKGROUND: The identity and social representation of people linked to drugs depend on their interaction with the system that collects and analyses the critical data used to describe it. AIM: The aim of this study is to see if by adopting a non-institutional and non-formal approach the drug users’ profile will be different from that in mainstream formal studies.

Professionalization and Strengthening of the Drug Demand Reduction Workforce.

Chaired by Livia Edegger, Deputy Director of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP), the specialist in this panel spoke about the importance of creating and strengthening the workface in drug demand reduction, through the collaboration of various organization and actors. ISSUP’s mission In her presentation, “Professionalization and strengthening of the labor field in demand reduction”, Edegger explained that ISSUP is a non-governmental organization that currently has more than 20 thousand members in 167

Considerations for Virtual Services and Supports for Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders [Policy Brief]

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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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The Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) in partnership with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the Canadian Psychological Association and Canada Health Infoway, collected national data on the experience and perceptions of virtual services and supports, including education and access to health care or treatment.

Trends in healthcare expenditures and resource utilization among a nationally representative population with opioids in the United States: a serial cross-sectional study, 2008 to 2017

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Bounthavong, M., Suh, K., Li, M. et al. Trends in healthcare expenditures and resource utilization among a nationally representative population with opioids in the United States: a serial cross-sectional study, 2008 to 2017. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 16, 80 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-021-00415-5
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One of the most serious public health concerns in recent decades has been the opioid epidemic in the United States (US). Over 9.9 million Americans aged 12 and up abused prescription pain drugs in 2018, and roughly 2 million Americans were diagnosed with opioid use disorder. In 2019, 49,860 drug overdose deaths (70.6 percent of all drug overdose deaths) were caused by opioid use and abuse.

Are former heavy drinkers in the UK less likely to identify as being in recovery compared to those in the USA? A pilot test

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Cunningham, J.A., Godinho, A. Are former heavy drinkers in the UK less likely to identify as being in recovery compared to those in the USA? A pilot test. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 16, 74 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-021-00412-8
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The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) movement created the term "in recovery" to express the continuing requirement for vigilance in order to sustain sobriety (which includes abstinence from alcohol intake) and avoid a return to dangerous drinking. This term, or identity, may be adopted by someone who considers themselves to be in recovery for the rest of their lives.

Psychosocial Interventions to Improve Psychological, Social and Physical Wellbeing in Family Members Affected by an Adult Relative’s Substance Use: A Systematic Search and Review of the Evidence

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McGovern, R., Smart, D., Alderson, H., Araújo-Soares, V., Brown, J., Buykx, P., Evans, V., Fleming, K., Hickman, M., Macleod, J., Meier, P., & Kaner, E. (2021). Psychosocial Interventions to Improve Psychological, Social and Physical Wellbeing in Family Members Affected by an Adult Relative's Substance Use: A Systematic Search and Review of the Evidence. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(4), 1793. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041793
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The use of alcohol and drugs is a significant public health concern and is prevalent in families. Over 100 million people are thought to be affected by a close relative's substance use, with many experiencing negative health and social consequences. Additional associated stressors, such as interpersonal conflict, financial issues, the burden of care, and family conflict, frequently increase the multi-dimensional impact of substance use.

Reprint of: Biotechnologies and the future of opioid addiction treatments

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Daniel Wolfe, Roxanne Saucier, Reprint of: Biotechnologies and the future of opioid addiction treatments, International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume 94, 2021, 103273, ISSN 0955-3959, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103273.
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Biotechnological treatment, including addiction treatment, is the way of the future. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies praise depot injections, agonist/antagonist implants, deep brain stimulation, and hapten conjugate vaccines as medicine's greatest chance for reducing illegal usage, reducing the danger of overdose and severe withdrawal, and preventing drug diversion to criminal markets.