Practice

Call for Papers- Dual Diagnosis in Older Adults

This new annual themed issue of Advances in Dual Diagnosis will focus on issues surrounding dual diagnosis in older adults in order to improve assessment intervention, treatment and care of older adults with dual diagnosis from both public health and clinical perspectives. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): Epidemiology and demography Prevention and early intervention Psychology Sociology, culture and ethnicity Physical health and frailty Treatment and recovery Expert opinion (commentaries, personal views from

Impact of an adult family member’s problematic substance use on family life

Citation
Sari Kaarina Lindeman, Kristine Berg Titlestad, Lennart Lorås & Terese Bondas (2021) An unknown invisible intrusion. Impact of an adult family member’s problematic substance use on family life: a meta-ethnography, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2021.1943316

Problematic substance use can be a significant cause of stress for family members of the person using substances. This review, published in the journal Drug: Education, Prevention and Policy, examines current research in order to explore the question 'What is the impact of an adult family member's problematic substance use for family life?'

Following a systematic search, the researchers analysed the data of 15 qualitative studies.

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

Citation
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.

SPR International Early Career Funding to attend EUSPR 2021 Conference online, 29/09/21-1/10/21

The SPR Board of Directors has allocated $3,000 in funds to support early-career prevention researchers to attend the EUSPR. The purpose of the travel funds is to enable ECPNers to attend EUSPR and network on behalf of SPR, especially with other early-career prevention researchers. In a “normal” year, the funds would be allocated to support the travel of two early-career prevention researchers to attend in person. However, for 2021, the funds will be used to

Evaluation of performance-enhancing drugs seized by Israeli enforcement agencies 2012–2017: Implications for policy and regulatory change

Citation
Bonny-Noach, H., Berkovitz, R., & Shapira, B. (2020). Evaluation of performance-enhancing drugs seized by Israeli enforcement agencies 2012–2017: implications for policy and regulatory change. Israel journal of health policy research, 9(1), 1-12.‏

Women and alcohol

Online,

The alcohol research interest group (ARIG) is hosting a webinar on Alcohol and Women.

The event will take place on the 14th of October.

Speakers:

Dr Emily Nicholls

'I just feel nice with a glass of wine': Doing 'girliness' and 'classiness' through alcohol consumption on a Girls' Night Out

Dr Amanda Atkinson