Nature and Course of Clinician and Self-Rated Depressive Features in Persons with Alcohol Use Disorders: A Preliminary Prospective Study among Men Seeking Treatment

Gopalakrishnan, U., Sarkar, S., Balhara, Y. P. S., & Lal, R. (2022). Nature and course of clinician- and self-rated depressive features in persons with alcohol use disorders: A preliminary prospective study among men seeking treatment Adiktologie, 22(3), 204–212.
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INTRODUCTION: The trajectory and nature of depression in patients with alcohol use disorder as they enter treatment needs to be understood better. This study assessed the nature and course of depressive features among male patients with alcohol use disorder.

The need to establish the first safe consumption site in Israel

Bonny-Noach, H., Zur, A., Deutscher, A., Revivo, S., Maniv, O & Lev-Ran, S. (2021). The need to establish the first safe consumption site in Israel. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences.
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The paper presents the case for establishment of safe consumption sites (SCS) in Israel. An SCS, also known as a drug consumption room (DCR), provides a safe and medically supervised setting for people who inject drugs (PWID) to use drugs. SCS are considered a radical harm reduction intervention that provides an evidence-based response to the health and social-related harms often associated with substance use.

NIDA INVEST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

NIDA INVEST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for International Scholars: Now Accepting Applications Special Deadline: April 1, 2023 The NIDA International Program is accepting applications from international postdoctoral researchers for the INVEST Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship. This fellowship combines postdoctoral research training in the United States with professional development activities and grant writing guidance to form a unique program for drug use and addiction scientists. Fellowship: The 12-month fellowship provides: Rigorous postdoctoral research training with

Substance Use Disorders, Suicide, and Recovery: Beyond Shame and Stigma


Shame and stigma are examined as significant predisposing factors to increased suicide risk in individuals currently struggling with or in early recovery from substance use disorders. Tying in principles and methods from his recent books on recovery resilience, Bob Weathers, PhD, CMHRS, explains how nuanced physiological changes that occur in the addictive brain often contribute to increased suicidal ideation.

Peer Recovery Support Series, Part 1: A Beginner's Guide to Coaching Recovery


What if a simple conversation could help someone take that first step toward recovery? CCAR, the developer of the most widely used and trusted curriculum for recovery coaches across the globe, has created a Beginner’s Guide to Coaching Recovery – an introductory class to help initiate and navigate a conversation with someone struggling with substance use.

ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorders: : A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions

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As you all know, the current COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected various populations globally. The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) believes that the impact of this pandemic on people struggling with Substance Use Disorders could not be overlooked.

Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series: Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioural Health Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

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Please join the MHTTC Network, SAMHSA and Abt Associates for an upcoming webinar highlighting findings from SAMHSA's new guide, Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioural Health Services for People Experiencing Homelessness. Wait times for placement into permanent housing can range from a few months to several years, and longer periods of homelessness are associated with lower rates of recovery and higher rates of psychiatric distress.