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Pa. gets grant to study effectiveness of opioid addiction treatment

Pa. gets grant to study effectiveness of opioid addiction treatment

The money comes from J-PAL North America, which is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab …
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Does gender moderate the relationship between polydrug use and sexual risk‐taking among Australian secondary school students under 16 years of age?

ConclusionsFor girls, polydrug use was significantly associated with unprotected sex after adjusting for a range of risk factors, and this relationship was non‐significant for boys. Future prevention programs for adolescent risky sexual behaviour and polydrug use might benefit from a tailored approach to gender differences.[Chan G, Kelly A, Hides L, Quinn C, Williams J. Does gender moderate the
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Addressing HIV risk behaviour in South Africa: Yes, HIV testing in treatment centres in important, but far more is needed

Parry, C. D. H. (2016 ) Addressing HIV risk behaviour in South Africa: Yes, HIV testing in treatment centres in important, but far more is needed . Drug and Alcohol Review , doi: 10.1111/dar.12391. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa…
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The policy and practices of New South Wales drug treatment providers in responding to the possession of illicit substances on premises

Conclusions.The policy and practice in these settings vary greatly, with many services reporting no documented policy to guide staff. The findings suggest the need to develop organisational policy to support service providers in responding to possession of illicit substances on premises. [Stirling R, Day C. The policy and practices of New South Wales drug treatment providers in responding to the p
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A randomised trial of a computer‐delivered screening and brief intervention for postpartum alcohol use

ConclusionsThis pilot trial failed to support a single‐session e‐SBI for alcohol use among postpartum women, although findings at the 3‐month time point suggested that greater power might confirm transient effects of the e‐SBI. As efficacy is likely to vary with e‐SBI content and approach, future research should leverage technology’s reproducibility and modularity to isolate key componen
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