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Dealing with Overdoses using Naloxone

Naloxone is prescription medication specifically used to reverse the effects of opioid drugs like heroin, morphine and methadone. It is a medication recommended by the World Health Organisation for the …

Summary of key learning from Week 3

This week, we explored the role of leadership, implementation, and improving your practice. We introduced the Healthy Addiction Treatment (HAT) recovery model and how it can be used to assess …

Implementation Frameworks for Overcoming Addiction

Implementing innovative approaches in practice can be complex. Research in the area of implementation is growing and there are now various frameworks developed to drive change and effective implementation of …

How to identify your clients’ key needs

The key focus of many global governmental drugs programmes is to reduce the harms caused by substance use and implement health strategies that support people in their recovery (33, 34). …

Summary of key learning from Week 2

This week we covered a range of topics around family and addiction, and addressed some factors that can impact the needs of someone who uses substances: pregnancy, old age and …

Infectious diseases from HIV, HCV and STIs

Testing for drug-related infectious diseases among people who inject drugs (PWID) is crucial. Early diagnosis through testing, and improving links to treatment and care, are essential steps towards reaching global …

The evidence on ageing and substance use

The world is ageing at a pace never experienced before. Substance use, drug-related deaths and the number of older people in treatment for drug problems has also increased in recent …

Features of a trauma informed service

The World Health Organisation views substance dependence, not as a legal problem but as a health problem and that treatment services should be delivered as part of an overall response …

Summary of key learning from Week 1

The aim of this course is to introduce healthcare professionals to current addiction ‘hot topics’ arising across the lifespan, from pregnancy and birth, children and adolescents to parents and older …

Case Study: Patricia’s story

Before we begin this article, we want to let you know that it describes a true story involving sexual abuse. Please note names and minor details have been changed to …
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