Tagged: Substance Use

EVENT: Issues of Substance Conference 2017

Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers from across the country…

NEWS: Issues Of Substance Conference 2017: Call For Abstracts

The Canadian Center on Substance Abuse has announced the Call for Abstracts for their Issues of Substance conference 2017. Abstracts must be submitted no later than January 27, 2017, as detailed below…

NEWS: Infectious Diseases: Looming Epidemic In Russia

Last year, approximately 95,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Russia. It’s the only region in the world where the HIV/ AIDS epidemic continues to spread. Frequent places for contracting viruses of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis and HIV are prisons, where a perfect storm seems to be gathering driving a massive epidemic…

BLOG: Who Drives Alcohol Prevention Research Agenda In Africa?

Reflections from the WPA 14: Of the 120 plenary talks, scientific presentations and posters used a word like “alcohol”, “drug” or “substance use” in their titles. I found only 2. Perhaps the real question should be, where are the researchers and are they paying attention?

REPORT: Global Burden Of Disease Attributable To Mental And Substance Use Disorders

In 2010, mental and substance use disorders accounted for 183.9 million DALYs, or 7.4% of all DALYs worldwide.
Such disorders accounted for 8.6 million YLLs and 175.3 million YLDs.
Mental and substance use disorders were the leading cause of YLDs worldwide…