Tagged: Substance Use

NEWS: England, UK: Substance Abuse Treatment Cuts

Funding for treatment for alcohol and other drug use disorders has been slashed across England by 16% in four years
The Independent reports exclusively: Local councils forced to reduce financial support by £105m since Government removed ring-fenced budgets for services in 2012/13, figures show. The data has been obtained by leading addiction firm UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT)…

NEWS: UK: Increasing Substance Use As Coping Mechanism

When the baby boomers were young, alcohol was marketed as a key part of a glamorous life and health risks were not as well known. Of additional concern is the increasing proportion of women using alcohol later in later life – after an onslaught of alcohol industry marketing trying to convert women to consumers…

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…