Tagged: Substance Use Disorders

NEWS: USA: Key Facts About Substance Use in Women

Women face unique issues when using substances. National Institute of Drug Abuse of the United States of America (USA) outlines women specific substance use problems. Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause…

NEWS: How to Support Children of Impaired Carers

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management has published a new guideline for paediatricians on how to support children of impaired carers. The guideline provides ethical, professional, and legal obligations of a paediatrician when dealing with a caretaker whose ability is impaired from alcohol or other drug use…

NEWS: US Elections: Candidate Unveils Plan for Mental Health

South Bend Mayor and candidate for the Democratic Nomination to become President of the United States, Pete Buttigieg released a plan to expand mental health care services and fight addiction, with the goal of preventing 1 million deaths over the next nine years…

REPORT: Mindsets of Addiction: Implications for Treatment Intentions

The goal of the current work is to contribute to the critical dialogue regarding consequences of different communications about the nature of addiction by offering a new theoretical approach.
The current work finds support for an innovative theoretical approach for understanding motivation to seek treatment among individuals with probable substance use problems…