Mental health

Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder, and Comorbid Psychiatric Illness

Hasin, D., & Walsh, C. (2020). Cannabis use, cannabis use disorder, and comorbid psychiatric illness: a narrative review. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(1), 15.


As attitudes toward cannabis, its legal status, and patterns of use continue to evolve, the landscape surrounding this substance is in a constant state of flux. Against this backdrop, this review aims to provide an up-to-date overview of the literature on the comorbidity of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder (CUD) with other substance use and psychiatric disorders.


Cannabis: Reading List

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Of all illicit substances, cannabis stands out as the most extensively cultivated, trafficked, and misused. It has significant effects on the human body and mind, altering sensory perceptions, mood, cognitive abilities, motor coordination, and sense of self and time. In this reading list, you can find out more about cannabis and cannabis use.

7th World Congress of the World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD)

Portoroz, Slovenia,

The 7th World Congress of World Association on Dual Disorder will be held in Portoroz, Slovenia on April 28-30, 2023.

WADD2023 Portoroz Scientific Committee is happy to provide facilities for Symposia, Free Communications and Poster Presentations.


    Prevalence of Mental Illness and Mental Health Care Use Among Police Officers

    Jetelina, K. K., Molsberry, R. J., Gonzalez, J. R., Beauchamp, A. M., & Hall, T. (2020). Prevalence of mental illness and mental health care use among police officers. JAMA network open, 3(10), e2019658-e2019658.
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    Importance  Limited literature has characterized patterns of mental illnesses and barriers in seeking mental health care among police officers.

    Objectives  To assess the prevalence of mental illness (diagnosis) and symptoms of mental illness, evaluate the characteristics of officers interested in seeking mental health care, and characterize perceptions of mental health care use.

    ITTC South Africa Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points

    This live training on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Thursdays from 10am till 11am SAST on the following dates: 9, 16, 23 & 30 March 2023. Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including that treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them. We strongly recommend that you complete this