Have you ever intentionally used an alternate substance to control or reduce your use of illicit (non-prescribed) opioids?
Self-managed use is one way to reduce the psychological, social and physical harms related to substance use. While chronic addiction interferes with self-control, even people living with the most severe addictions can self-manage their use.
Withdrawal management remains one of the essential skills of addiction medicine specialists. This review describes the recent clinical advances and challenges for withdrawal from alcohol, opioids and stimulants.
Review 2021 stories of learning, discovery, and innovation from this year. Here you can find a summary of all posts in one place, enjoy! Thank you for following my blog this year. (more…)
Education should be a window, not a wall. One would expect latest developments in research and science to move straight into practice, but it often hits a wall, preventing its translation into practice through education. What is this ‘implementation gap’ a wall, and how can we overcome it?
Thrive is a supportive network for family and friend caregivers of older adults who use substances or alcohol.
Authors: Michee-Ana Hamilton, MSc and Jan Klimas, MSc, PhD.
Reprinted from the Supporting Parents issue of Visions Journal, 2021, 17 (1), pp. 12-13