Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders. This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice

Drug Use Series from the Lancet Journals

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Executive Summary

The drug use landscape is dynamic and changing. Changes in public attitudes and laws towards drug use have occurred in an increasing number of countries.

Global drug production and consumption are increasing as are the risks and harms to health, while new substances continue to emerge. This Series focuses on opioids, cannabinoids, stimulants, and new psychoactive substances.

Why is Adolescent Drinking Declining?

Rakhi Vashishtha, Michael Livingston, Amy Pennay, Paul Dietze, Sarah MacLean, John Holmes, Rachel Herring, Gabriel Caluzzi & Dan I. Lubman (2019) Why is adolescent drinking declining? A systematic review and narrative synthesis, Addiction Research & Theory, DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1663831

There has been a notable decline in adolescent drinking in developed nations over the past two decades. Understanding the reasons behind this positive downward trend will help professionals support the continuation of this decline into the future.

International Conference on Addiction, Psychiatry and Mental Health

Rome, Italy,

Coalesce Research Group is delighted to invite you to our International Conference on Addiction, Psychiatry and Mental Health on November 11-12, 2019 at Mercure Roma West, Rome, Italy. 

The theme of the event is “Novel approaches and Developments in Addiction Research and Psychiatry”.

9th International Workshop on HIV Persistence, Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies Conference

Miami, United States,

The 9th International Workshop on HIV Persistence during Therapy will be held in Miami, from December 10-13, 2019.

This is the only scientific event tackling the topics of HIV Persistence, HIV Reservoirs and HIV Cure that attracts, every 2 years, VIPs and young investigators. Its quality increases at each edition, with more and more fresh data not yet shown elsewhere nor published. 

Implementing the European Action Plan on Alcohol

Despite efforts to reduce concerning levels of alcohol consumption in Europe through adopting the WHO European Action Plan on Alcohol (EAPA), the region continues to have the highest prevalence of drinkers, heavy episodic drinking, alcohol consumption per capita, and the lowest proportion of abstainers, compared with other regions around the world. Efforts to introduce policies that prevent and control non-communicable diseases are frequently hampered by trade agreements, conflicting economic interests, or the challenges of controlling

Technology-Delivered CBT to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

Kiluk, B. D., Ray, L. A., Walthers, J. , Bernstein, M. , Tonigan, J. S. and Magill, M. (2019), Technology‐Delivered Cognitive‐Behavioral Interventions for Alcohol Use: A Meta‐Analysis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. doi:10.1111/acer.14189
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one of the most researched treatment options for Alcohol Use Disorder. In order to make CBT as accessible and effective as possibles, researchers have been investigating different versions and ways to deliver CBT.

The use of technology as a platform to deliver CBT has been an exciting project that researchers hope will make the therapy more available to people who require support. 

World Aids Day 2019

Global Campaign,

World AIDS Day is on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Communities are a unique force behind the incredible success of the HIV response.

Algorithm May Expose Thousands of Under-18s to Harmful Targeted Adverts

A recent study, conducted by the Guardian and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has revealed that Facebook has marked hundreds of thousands of children as “interested in” adverts about gambling and alcohol. Facebook gains information from monitoring viewing activity and then advertisers distribute target messages to the groups of people who have been flagged as interested in the topic. However, Facebook denies allowing advertisers from alcohol companies to market products to young people. In a statement