Addressing the public health consequences of alcohol use disorder means doing more work in primary care.
Peer-reviewed evaluation results indicate that students feel more responsible and motivated to help people with substance use disorders
Ten countries have authorized Supervised Injection Facilities in about 66 cities around the world.
improve their effectiveness in their jobs. Certainly, knowledge-building happens during continuing education, in such forms as in-person trainings, online courses, and webinars. Here are recommendations and examples of pre-service education.
There has been significant recent progress in reducing HIV infection among PWID. Between 2008 and 2014, the rate of HIV infection among PWID decreased by 50%.
A deep dive into data on local overdose deaths suggests strategies for better public health intervention
Intimate Partner Violence is deeply connected to addiction and substance use.
Recently, The Lancet published the first-ever report of marijuana use by Americans aged 12 and over between 2002 and 2014 using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It is important to talk about this.
Sometimes we talk about drinking too much. We complain that it’s making us fat and that the hangovers are no fun. Maybe we should cut back, but what if cutting back turns out to be really hard? What if we need help? A medication called naltrexone dampens the rewarding effects of alcohol and can help people cut back.
Figuring out how to intercept and help patients with opioid addiction in medical settings is an urgent issue. Learn about reducing unhealthy substance use in emergency settings, including the use of buprenorphine for patients with opioid addiction.