2020 13th Annual Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse Conference

Aug 5 - 7, 2020. University of South Carolina - Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina. Sponsored by Coalition for Healthy Youth
Source: Rural events via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: events

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Brief Interventions (BIs) for problematic drug use in general medical settings, including in Emergency Departments (EDs), have shown disappointing results compared to those that target problematic alcohol use. Telephone booster calls may augment the impact of a BI delivered in the ED. The current study uses data from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Protocol 0047, “Screening, Motivational Assessment, Referral, and Treatment in Emergency Departments (SMART-ED)”, a multisite randomized clinical trial conducted in six EDs in the U.S.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
This study aim...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Over the last several decades, research regarding substance use treatment programs has focused on the unique and differential outcomes of male and female illicit substance users. Research less frequently examines the unique individual and contextual factors that may influence treatment outcomes. One such population that merits special consideration is pregnant women, as substance use within this population has deleterious effects for both the women and their unborn children. The current study employs propensity score matching to determine if pregnancy and referral source to treatment affect treatment program outcomes.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Increased retention in residential treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) has been associated with more favorable clinical outcomes for residents. Yet SUD treatment dropout remains high. It is essential to uncover factors contributing to these high rates. Little is known about whether features of an individual's social network prior to treatment entry are related to number of days in treatment or to clinical status at treatment termination. To examine these relationships, we analyzed data from 241 women (58.5% Hispanic) entering an SUD residential treatment facility, who agreed to participate in a parent randomized control trial.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose of review To provide an accessible overview of some of the most recent trends in the application of machine learning to the field of substance use disorders and their implications for future research and practice. Recent findings Machine-learning (ML) techniques have recently been applied to substance use disorder (SUD) data for multiple predictive applications including detecting current abuse, assessing future risk and predicting treatment success. These models cover a wide range of machine-learning techniques and data types including physiological measures, longitudinal surveys, treatment outcomes, national...
Source: Current Opinion in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADDICTIVE DISORDERS: Edited by John B. Saunders and Linda B. Cottler Source Type: research
I had an idyllic childhood. I was a cheery kid with great parents, raised in a wonderful neighborhood, always cared for and never wanted for anything. When people hear this background from someone whose addiction was so strong that they planned their methamphetamine use around their pregnancy, it can be hard to reconcile. There is no blueprint for addiction; this disease has no face. Not one person in my life would have guessed I’d be homeless with multiple DUIs, totaled a number of vehicles, and would have my son taken away by authorities twice before his second birthday, but it happened. And despite how absurd it m...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Parenting Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery custody Methamphetamines Motherhood Source Type: news
In today’s Psych Central Podcast, Gabe talks with Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to helping people who are struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and suicide. Jamie shares how the idea for the non-profit was born in 2006 after he spent 5 days with his new friend Renee who’d recently been turned down for rehab. After writing about the experience and posting it on Myspace, people began to respond with their own stories, and the seeds for the non-profit were planted. Tune in to find out how To Write Love on Her Arms helps people struggling w...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Depression General Interview Podcast Policy and Advocacy Recovery Substance Abuse The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
COVID-19 is throwing long-standing inequalities into high relief — and those factors seem to be translating to higher substance use in some communities.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
The introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 allowed states to expand the availability of public insurance to their citizens [1]. Thirty-five states ultimately adopted insurance expansion. It was widely anticipated that the law would alter utilization of medical services. One of the surprising changes has been an increase in the utilization of emergency department (ED) services for medical [2,3] and substance abuse services [4,5]. This increase occurred despite an increase in utilization of outpatient and preventative services, but not for non-substance-related mental health services [6].
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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