Public health

Changes in Alcohol Use in Denmark during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Citation
Bloomfield, K., Kilian, C., Manthey, J., Rehm, J., Brummer, J., & Grittner, U. Changes in Alcohol Use in Denmark during the Initial Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Further Evidence of Polarization of Drinking Responses. European Addiction Research, 1-12.

Abstract

Introduction: The year 2020 was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Policy responses to COVID-19 affected social and economic life and the availability of alcohol. Previous research has shown an overall small decrease in alcohol use in Denmark in the first months of the pandemic. The present paper focused on identifying which groups of individuals had decreased or increased their consumption. 

Associations of common mental disorder with alcohol use in the adult general population

Citation
Puddephatt, J. A., Irizar, P., Jones, A., Gage, S. H., & Goodwin, L. (2021). Associations of common mental disorder with alcohol use in the adult general population: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Addiction.

Abstract

Background and Aims

Research has shown that alcohol use and common mental disorders co-occur; however, little is known about how the global prevalence of alcohol use compares across different common mental disorders.

Birth Outcomes of Neonates Exposed to Marijuana in Utero A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Citation
Marchand G, Masoud AT, Govindan M, et al. Birth Outcomes of Neonates Exposed to Marijuana in Utero: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(1):e2145653. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.45653
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Abstract

Importance  While some studies have found an association between marijuana use and adverse neonatal outcomes, results have not been consistent across all trials.

Objective  To assess available data on neonatal outcomes in marijuana-exposed pregnancies.

Call for Papers- Drug Addiction Research in China

Drug addiction has been a major public health problem bringing a heavy burden to patients, families and society in China historically and contemporarily. In the recent two decades, animal and clinical research on mechanisms, trajectories, prevention and treatments of drug addiction has flourished in China, and progress and breakthroughs have been made in revealing the genetic basis and neural circuits of drug addiction, as well as discovering novel therapies, especially behavioural and neuromodulating interventions. The

Reducing the harm from alcohol by regulating cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotion

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WHO
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This comprehensive report details the full extent of the way that alcohol is being marketed across national borders – often by digital means – and often regardless of the social, economic or cultural environment in receiving countries.

8th International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology in Children and Adolescents

Elche, Spain,

The 8th International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology in Children and Adolescents is a scientific meeting where the latest challenges in child and adolescent psychological assessment, psychopathology and treatment are addressed. The congress is organized by the AITANA Research Group (Analysis, Intervention and Applied Therapy with Children and Adolescents) of Miguel Hernández University (Spain).

Peer-facilitated treatment access for hepatitis C: The Live Hep C Free project

Citation
Silano, J. A., Treloar, C., Leadbeatter, K., Davidson, S., & Doidge, J. (2022). Peer-facilitated treatment access for hepatitis C: the Live Hep C Free project. Harm Reduction Journal, 19(1), 1-5.

This article explores the lessons learned during the implementation of a peer-facilitated hepatitis C virus hepatitis C testing and treatment access project called the Live Hep C Free project in contributing to micro-elimination efforts.

Words Matter Language Guide

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INPUD and ANPUD

The need to change our language in relation to people who use drugs has become an increasing topic of discussion, but there is still a long way to go. People who use drugs are highly diverse and their relationship with drug use takes many different forms. Current prohibitionist approaches to drug use and ‘war on drugs’ rhetoric do little to encourage language that acknowledges this diversity.