News Professional Development Blog March 2020

Professional Development Blog March 2020

Welcome to the Professional Development Blog for March.

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Online resources

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Humphrey, A., Bliuc, A. M., & Molenberghs, P. (2019). The social contract revisited: a re-examination of the influence individualistic and collectivistic value systems have on the psychological wellbeing of young people. Journal of Youth Studies, 1-10.

MacDonald, R., Shildrick, T., & Furlong, A. (2020). “Cycles of disadvantage” revisited: young people, families and poverty across generations. Journal of Youth Studies, 23(1), 12–27.

McBride-Henry, K., Lui, S. M., Woods, L., & Officer, T. N. (2020). Consumer alcohol exposure in supermarkets: legislatively adherent, but a societal problem. Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Public Health, 44(1), 22–27.

Myers, M. G., Strong, D. R., Chen, T. C., & Linke, S. E. (2020). Enhancing engagement in evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment for smokers with mental illness: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 111, 29–36.

Schultz, R. (2020). Closing the Gap and the Sustainable Development Goals: listening to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Public Health, 44(1), 11–13.

Torres, E. M., Seijo, C., Ehrhart, M. G., & Aarons, G. A. (2020). Validation of a pragmatic measure of implementation citizenship behavior in substance use disorder treatment agencies. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 111, 47–53.

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Open Access Articles

Aporosa, A. S., Atkins, M., & Brunton, R. (2020). Kava drinking in traditional settings: Towards understanding effects on cognitive function. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, e2725.

Mugavin, J., MacLean, S., Room, R., & Callinan, S. (2020). Adult low-risk drinkers and abstainers are not the same. BMC public health, 20(1), 1-7.

Song, M., Ware, R., Doan, T. N., & Harley, D. (2020). Psychotropic medication use in adults with intellectual disability in Queensland, Australia, from 1999 to 2015: a cohort study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 64(1), 45-56.


Open Access Journal

Journal of Addiction

Original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies related to all aspects of addiction.

Insight training workshops

Insight webinars

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Ibogaine: A solution or a false promise?

Iboga root and the alkaloid ibogaine has been used for mainly opioid withdrawal treatment for decades in the alternative world. How does it work? How is it different to standard withdrawal treatments? What substance addictions can it be used for?

Helping women quit smoking during pregnancy

The harms of smoking on pregnant women and their baby are well known and up to 45% of women quit before their first antenatal visit however, 14.5% of pregnant women still smoke in pregnancy and many will relapse after giving birth. Current and future treatment and intervention options are discussed.

New tools for Routing Opioid Outcome Monitoring for people prescribed opioids for chronic pain.

New screening tools have been developed and validated for use in Australian populations prescribed opioids for chronic pain. They were developed to assist with monitoring for outcomes with prescribed opioids including assessing pain, side effects and problems that may emerge for people that are prescribed opioids.

The Volteface Podcast

Harm reduction with Kira Weir

In this episode Volteface Director Paul North speaks to Kira Weir, Training and Communications Officer at the drugs charity Crew and volunteer at The Loop. Paul and Kira talk about what good harm reduction looks like and explore how we can keep people safe from the harms of drug use.

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