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Great to see our December #SSAQual @SSA_Addiction #qualitative journal club led by Dr @ElenaDDimova is now online! Features discussion of the paper “#Alcohol in the life narratives of #women- looking at similarities and differences by sexual orientation #LGBTQ

Jo Neale@Jo_S_Neale

If you are missing the @SSA qualitative methods journal club, today is your lucky day! We have a new posting on alcohol in the life narratives of women from (commonalities & differences in sexual orientation) @SubMisuseGcu

An excess of drugs in South East Asia due to COVID export restrictions has led to an increase in meth use among young people and workers

University of Saskatchewan study finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to worsening of poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, & high #alcohol consumption among university students. link to full paper (OA)

Reaching Turkey’s health policy goals could avert thousands of deaths says research from WHO/Europe #alcohol #tobacco

Next week GambleAware is hosting its 8th annual conference. Registration is still open ( and the event will feature @AlexNorrisNN MP and speakers from @GamCare @GordonMoody and the @NHS_PCGS – join us for the discussion!