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Alcohol
Harm reduction
Treatment & therapies

Prescription of alcohol in emergency homeless hotel accommodation during the COVID-19 lockdown

by Dr Emmert Roberts and Dr Emily Finch During the COVID-19 lockdown in London, a number of people experiencing rough sleeping were temporarily housed in emergency hotel accommodation across the capital. As part of the city-wide substance misuse approach, individuals at risk of unplanned alcohol withdrawal were prescribed, provided with and purchased alcohol as a
Drugs
Research
Treatment & therapies

Flashback Friday: Stephen Pilling on Contingency management

It’s Friday again. This week we’re heading back to last year’s SSA conference to hear Professor Stephen Pilling summarise the research on contingency management. From incentives to complete hepatitis B vaccination, to incentives to attend addiction treatment and to reduce drug use. This week I attended the SRNT-E online conference and was reminded how energising
Alcohol
Links
Research

Findings bulletin on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

For International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (9 September), Drug and Alcohol Findings is revisiting the evidence base about how to effectively address the problem of alcohol-exposed pregnancies – organised under the headings of (1) brief intervention, (2) prevention, and (3) spending. In the commentaries of the analyses they discuss the social and policy
News
Smoking
UK

UK city bans smoking outside pubs and restaurants during COVID-19

Manchester has implemented a ban on smoking outside pubs and restaurants. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many food and drink retailers have been granted ‘pavement licences’ in order to continue serving food whilst reducing the risk of spreading the virus. Manchester council has banned smoking outside such establishments to protect diners from the health impact of
Alcohol
Courses
Research

A course on alcohol treatment from Drug and Alcohol Findings

Subscribers to Drug and Alcohol Findings have recently finished reading the content in row 2 of the alcohol treatment matrix, which looked at the generic and cross-cutting issues at the heart of treatment – what treatment is for, how it ‘works’, and who needs it. Row 3 applies the lessons of the last instalments to
Drugs
Research
Researchers

Qualitative methods lecture: Dr Polly Radcliffe

In the eighth, and final, instalment of the qualitative methods conference series, Dr Polly Radcliffe talks about her qualitative research on pregnancy and substance use. This lecture focuses on discourse analysis, and how it was used to explore how pregnant women who used drugs managed their identity. Polly talks about conducting interviews with pregnant and
Research
Researchers
Smoking

Qualitative methods lecture: Dr Caitlin Notley

Welcome to week seven of the qualitative methods conference series. This is the third lecture of the series. Dr Caitlin Notley talks about the ECtra study that explored the perceptions of people using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation. The lecture covers the research team’s use of photo elicitation, Thematic Analysis, Iterative Categorisation, and ethnography. Caitlin also demonstrates,

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