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Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: May 2022 (Volume 136)

Includes articles on treatment for methamphetamine use in gay and bisexual men, racial differences in substance use remission and residential treatment for substance use. 

Journal of Dual Diagnosis, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-March 2022

Includes articles on PTSD and substance use and cannabis and schizophrenia.

Addiction: Volume 117, Issue 5

Includes articles on adolescent alcohol use, a special section of commentaries responding the deaths from drug overdose in the USA and reducing craving and consumption in individuals with substance use disorder.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Volume 33, Issue 2

Includes articles on health literacy and substance use in young people, food security and mental health in different contexts.

Open access research

Batchelder, A. W., Glynn, T. R., Moskowitz, J. T., Neilands, T. B., Dilworth, S., Rodriguez, S. L., & Carrico, A. W. (2022). The shame spiral of addiction: Negative self-conscious emotion and substance use. PloS One17(3), e0265480.

Glasser, A. M., Hinton, A., Wermert, A., Macisco, J., & Nemeth, J. (2022). Characterizing tobacco and marijuana use among youth combustible tobacco users experiencing homelessness – considering product type, brand, flavor, frequency, and higher-risk use patterns and predictors. BMC Public Health, 22(820).

Krausz, M., Westenberg, J. N., Tsang, V., Suen, J., Ignaszewski, M. J., Mathew, N., Azar, P., et al. (2022). Towards an international consensus on the prevention, treatment, and management of high-risk substance use and overdose among youth. Medicina58(4), 539. MDPI AG.

Rice L.J., Tsang T.W., Carter E., Hand, M., Davies, J., Thomas, S., Bedford, E., Bear, E., Carter, C., Cannon, L. & Elliott, E.J. (2022). Bigiswun Kid Project: a longitudinal study of adolescents living with high rates of prenatal alcohol exposure, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and early life trauma in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. BMJ Open. 12:e058111.



Insight webinars, Wednesdays 10:00-11:00

For more information and to book click here

May 4: Treatment outcomes of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer AOD counselling service

May 11: MDMA: Dosages of tablets and capsules seized across Queensland

May 18: The eyes have it. Or do they? – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

May 25: From ‘Bro, do you even lift?’ to ‘Bro, do you even science?’: Consumer perspectives on enhancement drug harm reduction

June 1: Stepping Stones Program – the family perspective

June 8: Sex work, AOD and mental health – working with sex workers

June 15: The GHB culture, practices and experiences study


Megatrends in youth mental health: why policy matters. 4 May, 10:00. Join Orygen launch of the Orygen Institute and hear from a panel of experts discussing megatrends in youth mental health and why policy matters. Register here

Australian Institute of Family Support

May 3, 13:00: Approaches to support child mental health in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Register here

May 11, 13:00: Demonstrating the impact of a volunteer family support program: insights from an RCT. Register here

Videos & Podcasts

Universal harm reduction advice

Produced by Dovetail

Video abstracts by NCCRED (VANs)

The National Centre for Clinical Research om Emerging Drugs (NCCRED) is producing a series of videos showcasing the research they support suitable for workers and the public, which will be released at regular intervals. The first is GHB culture, practices and experiences study

The vicious cycle between alcohol and anxiety.

With guests Victoria Vanstone, Dr. Lexine Stapinski and Prof. Nicola Newton.


Insight Qld

All start at 9am and are at the Southbank TAFE Campus. For more details and to register click here

10 May – Dovetail: young people and drugs

12 May – AOD crash course

16 May – AOD harm reduction

17 May – Culturally safe AOD practice

30 May – Motivational interviewing (2 days)

7 June – AOD and the brain

8 June – Trauma informed care for AOD practice

14 June – Assessing and managing withdrawal

22 June – Relapse prevention and management


Online workshops for AOD workers, costing $325 for a one-day workshop:

19 May – Responding to trauma in alcohol and other drug treatment

6 June – Superskills for supervisors

16 June – Help! I’ve been subpoenaed

22-23 June – Navigating complexity

14 July – Breaking the ice: tailoring treatment with people who use methamphetamine,

21 July – Working with families in alcohol and other drug settings

28 July – Emotion regulation skills for alcohol and other drug workers

24-25 August – Rethink MI: A two-day motivational interviewing masterclass

12-13 September – Trauma inside out

4 October –  Integrating MI with CBT

13 October – Good night, sleep tight

20 October – Negotiating roadblocks in therapy

8-11 November – Inside CBT masterclass

24 November –  The art of thriving at work

7-8 December – Families of substance masterclass

online resources

Care for your health – Your guide to digital mental health services

Available in multiple languages and produced by the Australian Government.

Budget 2022-23: information of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Visit the Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin article: Budget 2022-23: information of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to access information related to the Budget and its implications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Youth justice in Australia 2020–21, Summary – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AIHW have released their latest report on youth justice in Australia

NADA Frontline

Collaborating with other health and human services

Harm reduction for methamphetamine

Prompt cards developed by Insight Qld.


Resources for clients


A smartphone app which can assist people who drink at risky levels to reduce their intake using neurocognitive training. It has been developed by Monash University

Walking with Family

Visit the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services website to find community organisations to help build on family strengths.

Multilingual resources

Produced by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, these resources are available in Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Vietnamese and Chinese

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