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Using mobile telephones to deliver Contingency Management interventions

By Carol-Ann Getty   What is Contingency Management? Contingency management (CM) has a long history of application in both basic and clinical research and a strong theoretical background in behavioural sciences and operant conditioning. CM interventions involve the systematic application of positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is a form of operant conditioning which ‘reinforces’ desirable behaviours
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COVID-19 and addiction: webinars, podcasts and online discussions

In these unprecedented times there is a need to learn about the emerging evidence on COVID-19. Listed below are upcoming and recorded webinars, podcasts, and discussions on COVID-19 from organisations working in the addictions sector.   United Kingdom COVID-19: Best practice for managing drug and alcohol problems – a joint RCGP and SMMGP webinar will
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SSA tea-break videos: prescription drug use

There are three people in the online office kitchen today: Professor Matt Hickman, Dr Michael Kelleher and Dr Cathy Stannard. As you try to find a clean mug and wonder who has been using your milk, they discuss prescription drug use. They talk about issues of over-prescription of opioid medications, treatment challenges, vulnerable populations and
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Findings update: recovery, brief interventions and International Women’s Day

Effectiveness Bank Additions The Effectiveness Bank is a free online library at Drug and Alcohol Findings that provides accessible coverage of substance use intervention research. We recently added entries about why happiness might not factor into some definitions of ‘recovery’, about persistent challenges with extending the delivery of screening and brief interventions, about the scope
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In the news: drug consumption rooms

Ahead of a UK-wide summit on drug-related deaths being held in Glasgow, Kit Malthouse (the Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service) dismissed the possibility of the government shifting its policy on drug consumption rooms: “One of the issues in politics is people do reach for a simple solution, and, while drug

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Covid-19

As an organisation, we continue to function during the developing pandemic.

We are following all government and Charity Commission guidance in respect of staff and reporting issues.

Our funding schemes remain open and we are continuing to programme our conferences planned for November 2020.