Sally Adams considers a recent Finnish longitudinal study, which examines heavy alcohol consumption before and after negative life events in late mid-life.[read the full story...]
A human rights approach to integrating HIV and substance misuse services
Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a recent paper on integrating HIV and substance misuse services, which draws on a person-centred approach that is grounded in human rights.[read the full story...]
At-risk gambling and gambling disorder: where are we now and where are we going?
José M Menchon and Susana Jimenez Murcia review a recent paper discussing gambling disorder in the UK, key research priorities and the urgent need for independent research funding.[read the full story...]
Substance use is higher and more excessive in transgender people: evidence, limitations and gaps
Ivan Ezquerra-Romano summarises a systematic review looking into the prevalence of substance use among transgender people compared to their cisgender counterparts.
Today we also announce the launch of a new survey that will help us understand alcohol use in UK transgender and non-binary people.[read the full story...]
The North American Opioid Crisis: how it came about and how to manage it
Rob Poole explores the recently published Stanford-Lancet Commission report on the North American Opioid Crisis, which aims to understand the opioid crisis, propose solutions to the crisis in the USA and Canada, and attempt to stop its spread internationally.[read the full story...]
How to measure cannabis use: introducing the ‘International Cannabis Toolkit’ or iCannToolkit
Ian Hamilton looks at the new International Cannabis Toolkit (iCannToolkit) and considers why it’s so important that we have an internationally agreed and standardised measure for cannabis use.[read the full story...]
Who do we help after an opiate overdose?
Ian Hamilton reviews a recent US study exploring the incidence of treatment for opioid use disorder in people following a non-fatal opiate overdose.[read the full story...]
The never-ending story: the problematic relationship between youth anxiety and later alcohol use
Francesca Bentivigna summarises a systematic review that explores the associations of child and adolescent anxiety with later alcohol use and disorders.[read the full story...]
The global drug problem: who cares? #LxAddictions19
Ian Hamilton shares his thoughts on the new Drug Use series published yesterday in The Lancet: The global drug problem – change but not progression.[read the full story...]
How can psychedelics treat mental illness? #PsilocybinMedicine
Catherine Bird writes her debut elf blog on a recent opinion review by Robin Carhart-Harris entitled: How do psychedelics work?[read the full story...]