Kenya: Govt Contemplates Measures to Tackle Trade in Illicit Brew
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government is set to announce multi-agency and multi-stakeholder measures aimed at stamping out the trade in illicit brews, drugs, and substance abuse in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Legal and Judicial Affairs Source Type: news

A case series of substance abuse among urban slum population during the COVID 19 pandemic - Nallapu S, Borah N, Gangurde S, Ghonge S.
The COVID 19 pandemic stuck the world already burdened with numerous diseases. The approach toward controlling the pandemic disturbed the healthcare delivery system and also aggravated the already existing problems of malnutrition, unemployment, economic i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Victims of drug facilitated sexual assault aged 13-24: a cross sectional study on the pool of users of a sexual violence relief centre in Northern Italy - Simonaggio C, Rubini E, Facci G, Castagna P, Canavese A, Scotti L, Gino S.
This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the association between drugs and alcohol intake and sexual abuse in adolescents, otherwise defined as Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA). We considered the survivors who accessed care at the Centre "Soccorso ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

War, forced displacement, and alcohol abuse: experiences and perceptions of war-affected south Sudanese refugee youth living in Bidibidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda - Makoha G, Denov M.
Refugees are at high risk of alcohol abuse due to their experiences of structural, physical, sexual, and psychological violence in their countries of origin, during flight, and within host communities. Given the prolonged civil war in their country, South ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How Play Can Increase Resilience
Play is a microcosm of childhood, a protective shell like a butterfly’s chrysalis that safeguards children from the slings and arrows of life, one that allows them to grow. What happens, however, when, through no fault of your own, you are born into conditions—poverty, racism, and other adversities—that groom children for bad outcomes? Can play, if nurtured and supported in such adverse conditions, create resilience? Can increased opportunities for play encourage better-than-expected life outcomes, and possibly even provide a buffer against the odds of the cycle of poverty being perpetuated? [time-brightc...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corey Keyes Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Codeine Abuse Drives U.K. To Ban OTC Sales Of Addictive Cough Syrup
Many pharmacies had already stopped stocking the over-the-counter drug after experiencing aggression from customers thought to be struggling with addiction. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 21, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katherine Hignett, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation standard Source Type: news

A Massachusetts high school wants to call in the National Guard to help quell a'disturbing increase' in violent fights, drug abuse, and truancy
Massachusetts National Guard stand watch during a Black Lives Matter rally. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Brockton High, beset by fighting and truancy, is asking for help from the National Guard. School committee members warned of a "potential tragedy" amid a shortage of teachers in the…#josephpreziosoafp #nationalguard #massachusetts #boston #abc #wcvbtv #brockton #maurahealey #robertsullivan #healey (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing support for the prevention of adverse childhood experiences and substance use: implementation of narrative change strategies in local health departments - Harper CR, Tan-Schriner C, Royster J, Morgan KL, Burnett V, Treves-Kagan S, Bradford J, Ettman L, Espinosa O, Marziale E.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic but preventable experiences that occur before the ages of 18, including child abuse, witnessing violence, and parental substance use. ACEs have been linked with increased risk for substance use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correction: Intimate partner violence and its associations among HIV-infected MSM with new drug abuse in Jinan, China - Yu Y, Cai H, Chen X, Xiao F, Qin K, Li J.
BMC Public Health (2023) 23:2517 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-17451-4 Incorrect Huilin Cai Correct Huiling Cai [The author's name has been corrected in the SafetyLit database.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Relationship between sexual abuse and substance use among students from Caribbean Colombian - Caballero-Dom ínguez CC, Campo-Arias A, Jiménez-Villamizar MP.
This study aimed to determine the association between sexual abuse and the use of psychoactive substances among high-school adolescents in Colombia. A cross-s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) on March 27, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. The meeting will provide information on federal efforts related to serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED). The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on theSAMHSA website before the meeting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 15, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Stress Main Factor Driving Teens to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol
FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2024 -- American teenagers cite stress as the leading reason they might get drunk or high, a new report reveals. That only underscores the need for better adolescent mental health care, according to the research team behind the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 9, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Surge in Police Seizures of'Magic Mushrooms' Mirrors Rise in Psilocybin Use
TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2024 -- Police seizures of “magic” mushrooms have more than tripled within the past five years, the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse reports.The total weight of psilocybin mushrooms seized by law enforcement increased from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seizures of Psychedelic Mushrooms Rise in U.S. as Demand Grows
Psychoactive mushrooms, illegal under federal law, are gaining popularity as therapy tools. Some experts worry that the market is growing faster than the research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ernesto Londo ño Tags: Psilocybin Mushrooms Drug Abuse and Traffic Mental Health and Disorders National Institute on Drug Abuse Volkow, Nora D Source Type: news

Liberia: 7 Senators Take Drug Test
[New Dawn] Seven members of the Liberian Senate led by Senator Nathaniel McGill have taken their drug test in honor of President Joseph Nyumah Boakai's quest to tackle illicit drugs and substance abuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Legal and Judicial Affairs Liberia West Africa Source Type: news