Podcast: The February take-home with guest Dr James Morris
This month’s guest on the SSA podcast is Dr James Morris from London South Bank University who hosts The Alcohol Problem podcast. James joins the podcast regulars Dr Rob Calder and Dr Carol-Ann Getty to talk about the latest news, research, policy and debates relating to addiction.
“Guidelines or statistics about risk do not resonate with people, but lived experience and stories about people’s lives absolutely do resonate. So we have to be aware of that when we’re thinking about how to change opinion or get people thinking about change or behaviour change.” – Dr James Morris
There is an interview with Dr Polly Radcliffe and Emma Smith about their research into services for pregnant women who use drugs (the full interview will be published later this month) and we talk to Dr Nathan Critchlow about the impact of Ireland’s recent alcohol policy changes.
- US drug overdose deaths exceed 100,000
- US city of New York opens supervised injection facilities
- New York City to install naloxone vending machines
- United Arab Emirates relaxes drug laws
- Malta to legalise recreational cannabis
- Ireland’s new alcohol law comes into effect
- Heavy drinkers increased their alcohol consumption the most during lockdown – new research
- London’s Mayor proposes pilot scheme to decriminalise cannabis
See more at the Addiction newsroom:
- The “alcoholic other”: Harmful drinkers resist problem recognition to manage identity threat. By James Morris and colleagues. Published in Addictive Behaviors (2021).
- Consumer protection messages in alcohol marketing on Twitter in Ireland: a content analysis. By Nathan Critchlow and colleague. Published in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy (2022).
- Evaluating the brain disease model of addiction. Edited by Nick Heather and colleagues. Published by Routledge (2022).
- Treatment of opioid dependence with depot buprenorphine (CAM2038) in custodial settings. By Adrian J. Dunlop and colleagues. Published in Addiction (2021).
- Police discretion in encounters with people who use drugs: operationalizing the theory of planned behavior. By Brandon del Pozo and colleagues. Published in the Harm Reduction Journal (2021).
- Follow guest host James Morris on Twitter, as well as his Alcohol ‘Problem’ Podcast.
- February 2022 reading list: alcohol, opioids, COVID-19, pregnancy, and more. By Rob Calder and colleague. Published in SSA News & Features (2022).
- Follow the Stepping Stones Study on Twitter – the National Institute for Health Research-funded study exploring the experiences of pregnant women who use drugs.
- Barriers to treatment for pregnant women who use drugs. Edited by Rob Calder. Published in SSA News & Features (2021).
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