Addiction

Correlates of motivation for treatment among alcohol service users in Uganda

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Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities
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Introduction: Given the scarce literature on alcohol use disorders (AUD) and their treatment in developing countries, this paper aims to explore motivation levels and their correlates among alcohol service users in two residential treatment centres in Kampala, Uganda.

‘Externalising questions in relation to Addictive Thinking’

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Dulwich Centre

Externalising question in relation to Addictive Thinking (Self)

  • How does addictive thinking get you to use more than you intended to?
  • What are some things that give addictive thinking more space?
  • How does addictive thinking get you to use during times when you don’t want to?
  • Does addictive thinking get you to believe that you are not in danger when in fact you are?
  • Does addictive thinking

Overdose recognition and management: Reading list

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ISSUP

According to the World Health Organisation, around half a million deaths each year are attributable to drug use. More than 70% of these deaths are related to opioids, with more than 30% of those deaths caused by overdose. Signs, symptoms, and management of an overdose differ depending on the situation and substance used. Below, is a list of research, publications, and tools on the subject of overdose recognition and management.

Periods of altered risk for non-fatal drug overdose

Citation
Keen, C., Kinner, S. A., Young, J. T., Snow, K., Zhao, B., Gan, W., & Slaunwhite, A. K. (2021). Periods of altered risk for non-fatal drug overdose: a self-controlled case series. The Lancet Public Health, 6(4), e249-e259. Chicago

The risk of an individual overdosing is influenced by a range of, often overlapping circumstances. Factors such as incarceration, mental and physical health conditions, and the treatments prescribed for these conditions can all affect the risk of overdose.

This study, published in The Lancet Public Health, aimed to: 

Reprint of: Biotechnologies and the future of opioid addiction treatments

Citation
Daniel Wolfe, Roxanne Saucier, Reprint of: Biotechnologies and the future of opioid addiction treatments, International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume 94, 2021, 103273, ISSN 0955-3959, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103273.
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Biotechnological treatment, including addiction treatment, is the way of the future. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies praise depot injections, agonist/antagonist implants, deep brain stimulation, and hapten conjugate vaccines as medicine's greatest chance for reducing illegal usage, reducing the danger of overdose and severe withdrawal, and preventing drug diversion to criminal markets.

Emirati women facing up addiction

Online, United Arab Emirates,

On the occasion of the Emirati Women Day, the National Rehabilitation Center invites you to participate in a discussion session with the center's employees entitled "Emirati women facing up addiction", which highlights the contribution of Emirati women in the field of addiction protection.

August 26, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm (UAE time)
Link: https://bit.ly/3APJ84M 

Identifying content-based engagement patterns in a smoking cessation website and associations with user characteristics and cessation outcomes: a sequence and cluster analysis

Citation
Olga Perski, PhD, Noreen L Watson, PhD, Kristin E Mull, MS, Jonathan B Bricker, PhD, Identifying Content-Based Engagement Patterns in a Smoking Cessation Website and Associations With User Characteristics and Cessation Outcomes: A Sequence and Cluster Analysis, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 23, Issue 7, July 2021, Pages 1103–1112, https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntab008
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Tobacco smoking is the greatest cause of sickness and early death worldwide, with 8 million people dying each year from a smoking-related condition. The use of pharmaceutical or behavioural assistance improves smokers' chances of quitting; nonetheless, the majority of smoking cessation efforts are unassisted.