Tagged: Dependence

BLOG: Let Us Talk: Developing Connections And Empowering Communities For Well-Being

In a situation like this, what we are missing is empowered communities where people are connected and enabled rather than isolated because of a (mental) health condition…

NEWS: Study: Childhood Abuse Fuels Later Addictions

Childhood abuse and chronic parental domestic violence fuels substance addictions later in life
Adults who have alcohol or other drug dependency have experienced very high rates of early adversities, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Toronto…

BLOG: EURO2016 Problems: At Work Surrounded By Alcohol

There are many reasons why alcohol brand marketing is misplaced in professional sports. And Roy Carroll, Northern Ireland’s goalkeeper symbolizes one.
To my mind, the well-being of the players during and after their career and the environments that they do their jobs in, should make it as easy as possible to be healthy. For those few that ever make into professional football, their dream should not become a nightmare, just because the alcohol industry needs a marketing platform…

NEWS: Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students

A new study shows: Medical students may be more at risk for alcohol problems. Two possible reasons could be burnout and school debt. The study, let by Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. and published in the journal Academic Medicine, found an association between being a medical student and a higher risk of alcohol problems. But it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. For the research, surveys were submitted to 12,500 medical students in the United States. About 33% responded…

EVENT: Issues Of Substance Conference 2015​

  Issues of Substance Conference 2015: Addiction Matters​ Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addictions workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers from across the country. “This premier learning event provides an unparalleled opportunity to share new developments and best practices, and to get practical training related… Read more »

EVENT: 1st European Conference On Addictive Behaviors, Dependencies

  The First European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies will be held in Lisbon on 23–25 September 2015. Various satellite meetings will take place on 21–22 September (details can be found here).   “The Lisbon Conference is a major new event in the addictions calendar.”   It’s a conference for researchers, policy makers and practitioners,… Read more »