1st Uganda Childrens' Summit-Report

There has been a tremendous increase in the access to internet by children during the COVID 19 Lockdown which has increased exposure of children to drugs, crime and violence among children since children are not in schools. Exposure of children to explicit images, photographs, writings, videos, films and other materials has been noted to be on the rise. Early onsets on tobacco and alcohol are tightly connected to alcohol abuse and addiction, narcotics testing and

Youth drinking declines - what have we learned?

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Since the early 2000s, adolescent drinking in Australia and in many high income countries has fallen dramatically. For example, among 14-17 year old Australians, the rate of risky drinking has fallen from 30% in 2001 to 9% in 2019. This seminar summarised a program of work looking to understand these trends, addressing the potential causes of these declines, the implications for adult drinking and harm and next steps for research.

Greenspace programmes and problem substance use


DRNS is hosting an online event on Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm. This online seminar will be run by Wendy Masterton, a PhD student from the University of Stirling, who is undertaking a realist evaluation of greenspace programmes supporting people with problem substance use.

Association between Tobacco Consumption and Problematic Internet Use and the Practice of Physical Activity in Spanish Adolescents

Villanueva-Blasco, V. J., García-Soidán, J. L., Isorna Folgar, M., & Arufe Giráldez, V. (2021). Association between Tobacco Consumption and Problematic Internet Use and the Practice of Physical Activity in Spanish Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(10), 5464.


The practice of physical activity is a healthy habit that offers health benefits. In contrast, the lack thereof may be associated with an increase in diseases, even at an early age.

The objective of this study was to analyze the association between unhealthy behaviours, such as tobacco consumption and problematic internet use, and the practice of physical activity in adolescents.

Call for Papers: International Responses to Prevention Intervention Research during Human Ecosystems Disruptions

The journal Prevention Science invites manuscripts for a special issue on “International Responses to Prevention Intervention Research during Human Ecosystem Disruptions”. In this special issue of Prevention Science, SPR welcome manuscripts that advance prevention science as it links contextual and epidemiological data to improve responses to HED. Also, this call of papers seeks to provide insights into best practices for approaching future pandemics, natural disasters, and socio/economic crises affecting populations’ health. The ultimate goal of