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Improving Access to Mutual Aid - A Brief Guide for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Service Managers
One of Public Health England’s (PHE) priorities is to improve recovery rates from drug dependency. To achieve this, a commitment has been made to support local areas in fostering effective links between treatment services and relevant community and mutual
aid groups to enhance service users’ social integration and wellbeing.
recovery  drug-dependence  drug-treatment 
may 2014 by mentor
Women and Drugs in the Americas
The fact that women are more likely to be arrested for drug use than their male counterparts in the western hemisphere is explored in the light of intricate gender relations in the region.
drug-dependence  drug  drug-use  Americas  women  girls  imprisonment  OAS  policy  U.N.  violence  drug-abuse  poverty  discrimination  gender-differences  South-America  North-America  illicit-drugs  international-agreements  war-on-drugs 
april 2014 by mentor
Global burden of disease attributable to illicit drug use and dependence: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 : The Lancet
No systematic attempts have been made to estimate the global and regional prevalence of amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, and opioid dependence, and quantify their burden; this research aims to assess the prevalence and burden of drug dependence.
research  Australia  global-patterns  amphetamines  cannabis  drug-dependence  opioids  cocaine 
september 2013 by mentor
National Symposium on Substance Abuse and Drug Control
The Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA) is the main organiser of the National Symposium on Drug Abuse and Drug Control in Nigeria.
events  Nigeria  illicit-drug-use  licit-drug-use  drug-availability  drug-dependence  drug-use 
june 2013 by mentor
Ethnic differences in the effect of drug use and drug dependence on brief motivational interventions targeting alcohol use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence
This study examined the effects of baseline drug use and dependence on alcohol use outcomes following brief motivational intervention for at-risk drinking.
religion  brief-interventions  alcohol-abuse  drug-dependence  ethnic-differences 
november 2012 by mentor
Teen pot use l;inked to later decline in IQ
This longitudinal study found that younger teenagers who regularly use marijuana could face a significant drop in their IQ by age 38.
research  New-Zealand  longitudinal-study  IQ-loss  intelligence-and-drug-use  marijuana  cognition  drug-dependence 
august 2012 by mentor
Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife
This longitudinal study found that younger teenagers who regularly use marijuana could face a significant drop in their IQ by age 38.
research  New-Zealand  longitudinal-study  IQ-loss  intelligence-and-drug-use  marijuana  cognition  drug-dependence 
august 2012 by mentor
Associations of Alcohol, Nicotine, Cannabis, and Drug Use/Dependence with Educational Attainment: Evidence from Cotwin-Control Analyses - Grant - 2012 - Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
A study of over 6,000 twins found that those who began drinking or using drugs as young teens or who became dependent on alcohol, nicotine or marijuana, were less likely to finish college than those who didn’t use alcohol or drugs until later in life and never became dependent.
research  educational-achievement  early-use  alcohol-dependence  drug-dependence 
may 2012 by mentor
Early substance use linked to lower educational achievement | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis
A study of over 6,000 twins found that those who began drinking or using drugs as young teens or who became dependent on alcohol, nicotine or marijuana, were less likely to finish college than those who didn’t use alcohol or drugs until later in life and never became dependent.
research  educational-achievement  early-use  alcohol-dependence  drug-dependence 
may 2012 by mentor

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