United Nations Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs

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The UN Synthetic Drugs Toolkit is a group of electronic resources carefully put together by organisations such as UNODC, WHO and INCB.

The toolkit offers information on key challenges presented by synthetic drugs, covering topics such as prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

There are also guidelines and information regarding training and eLearning.

A Cross-Journal Call for Papers- Substance Use, Misuse and Dependence: Prevention and Treatment

Substance use and misuse affect people worldwide, of all ages and from all walks of life, resulting in a substantial burden of ill health and mortality, and presenting big challenges in prevention and treatment. PLOS Medicine is planning a special issue on this topic and is now calling for research papers from the diverse communities that work to support people and populations affected by substance use and misuse. The aim is to unite clinicians and

Effectiveness Bank Analysis: Emotions Thought to Drive Effective Therapy

Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 461-472.
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Research findings amalgamated for the American Psychological Association show that the outcomes of psychotherapy are substantially and significantly better the more the therapist or especially the client display emotional arousal during therapy - though among substance use clients, focusing on emotions has not been universally helpful.

Utilization of Addiction Treatment among U.S. Adults with History of Incarceration and Substance Use Disorders

Tsai and Gu Addict Sci Clin Pract (2019) 14:9
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The high prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) among incarcerated adults in the U.S. is well-known, but there has been less examination of SUD treatment and rates of incarceration among the population of adults with SUDs as the denominator.

Invitation to Participate: How do we support people with intellectual disability and addictive behaviours?: An exploratory study of addiction counsellors

This study is concerned with the experiences of professionals in the field of intellectual or developmental disability, and professionals in the field of addiction in working with people with learning and developmental disability who display addictive behaviours. The study will examine these professionals’ opinions on how equipped they are to identify, work with, and aid this group. The study seeks to gain insight into areas of training and skill building that could be improved to

Supporting Young People who Hear Voices & Use Drugs or Alcohol

London, United Kingdom,

There has been increasing awareness of the relationship between drugs and hearing voices in young people, but much less is said about what it might be like for a young person who uses drugs and hears voices, and even less about ways to support a young person in this situation.

Reinforcing Behaviour Change in Addiction Treatment

London, United Kingdom,

Reinforcing Behaviour Change in Addiction Treatment' will present findings from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme grant which sought to develop an evidence base for contingency management in addiction services in the UK.