Category: Treatment & therapies

Treatment & therapies

Flashback Friday video: meta-cognitive therapy with Professor Marcantonio Spada

This week we head back to last year’s Lisbon Addictions conference. Professor Marcantonio Spada talks about how metacognitive techniques work to change our relationship with negative thoughts. In this case about problematic gambling, but with all the extra time we have spent with our thoughts recently, this has never been more relevant. So, minimise your
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Treatment & therapies

The view from the trenches: how COVID-19 has affected day-to-day drug treatment operations

Ben Houghton   “As a psychosocial therapist, I am now advising the opposite of everything I have been advocating for the last ten years”   Group work programmes, structured assessments and drop-in support; blood borne virus screening and on-site treatment and recovery options; needle exchange and sexual health services; peer mentor programmes and service forums…
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Treatment & therapies

COVID-19 and addiction treatment delivery: Oliver Standing of Collective Voice talks to the SSA

SSA: How has the addiction treatment sector responded to COVID-19? OS: “The response in the field has been absolutely fantastic. We’ve seen a truly unprecedented level of collaboration, with things happening in days that that would normally take months. We’ve seen voluntary sector and NHS providers working together really well but also in close partnership
Treatment & therapies

SSA tea-break videos: Contingency management

Over the next few weeks we will regularly post videos from addiction conferences in 2019. Many of you now working from home will be missing those conversations that happen by chance in kitchens, stairwells or over coffee, where you get a glimpse into other people’s research. These conversations help us feel connected to the wider

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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.