Investigating the link between loneliness and sleep quality in young people

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Ahmed Al-Shihabi and Farhana Mann report on a recent twin study that explores the links between loneliness and sleep quality in young adults.

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Breaking the silence about #WomenAndDrugs

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Ian Hamilton summarises the discussion that took place at the #WomenAndDrugs conference in York on 2nd June 2017, which brought together a group of experts representing research, treatment and policy.

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Women in prison have significantly more drug problems than men #WomenAndDrugs

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Geoff Page publishes his debut elf blog on a new systematic review of alcohol and drug use disorders in recently incarcerated men and women.

We’re publishing this blog to coincide with the #WomenAndDrugs event taking place in York today, which you can follow on Twitter and via our live podcast.

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Personality disorders and alcohol treatment: is there any hope?

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Ian Hamilton and Kelly Davies provide some optimism after reading a new systematic review about personality disorders and alcohol treatment outcomes.

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Novel Psychoactive Substances: important information for health professionals

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Harry Sumnall, Ian Hamilton and Mark Monaghan provide an overview of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) aimed at health professionals and others who work with people who use these new psychoactive substances.

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New NICE guidance on dual diagnosis: sterile or infectious?

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Ian Hamilton and Mark Holland appraise new NICE guidance on dual diagnosis. Their blog highlights the ongoing inequity in service provision for people with serious mental illness and comorbid substance misuse.

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NICE one? Is NHS guidance on substance misuse fit for purpose?

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Ian Hamilton explains why the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have missed a trick by not updating their 2007 guidance on psychosocial interventions for substance misuse.

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Substance misuse and addiction in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Andrew Jones summarises a recent Canadian cohort study, which explores the extent of substance misuse and addictive disorders among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Extremism and mental health: is there a link?

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Vishal Bhavsar considers the findings of a cross sectional survey of over 3,500 men, which measured the prevalence of extremist attitudes in the general population and any associations with mental illness.

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Cannabis use during pregnancy: little known about impact on child or maternal health

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Ellen Grimas summarises a systematic review on prenatal exposure to cannabis and maternal and child health outcomes, which highlights the lack of high quality research in this area.

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