Family Support is for Men Too

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Alcohol and drug use affects the whole family, but less than 30% of people who come to Scottish Families for support for themselves are men. Talking about a problem is the first step to getting help but it can be hard to know who or what to ask when facing substance use in your family.

The SSA Early Career Research Network: Writing Successful Grants


SSA addiction experts share their experiences of writing and reviewing grant submissions, and answer your questions.

The SSA ECR group invite you to the first early career network meeting, taking place virtually on Wednesday May 19th from 2-3.30pm.

AFINet Virtual Conference


Addiction and the Family Network (AFINet) is holding a small-scale virtual conference on 9-10 September 2021. There will be two half-days at different times of the day, which will allow our members and others from various time zones across the world to present and discuss their current work.

NAADAC Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care Series

Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part I: History of Specialized Treatment for LGTBQ+ Clients Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 12:00-2:00pm ET Earn 2 CEs Register Now Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part II: LGBTQ Youth, Community & Alcohol Misuse Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET Earn 1.5 CEs Register Now Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part III: Working with LGBTQ2S+ Native American Clients Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET Earn 1.5 CEs Register

Wellness and Recovery in the Addiction Profession Part Five: Mindfulness with Clients - Sitting with Discomfort


Many of our clients react to strong emotions by trying to get rid of them through the use of substances. Mindfulness can help clients manage uncomfortable feelings and avoid impulsive reactions or acting out. Mindfulness techniques can be added to standard treatment protocols and programs for little to no cost, and they can be used with both staff and clients.

Society for the Study of Addiction Launches Early Career Research Network

The new SSA Early Career Research Network launches on 19 May, providing a series of (initially online) events designed to support PhD students and post-doc academics through the early stages of their addiction research careers. Run by people in the early stages of their own research, this new ECR network will cover topics on grant writing, applying for fellowships, writing articles, getting published, and how to navigate the often confusing, and occasionally stressful, initial stages