It’s been quite a month for us DAWF-ers! You might have noticed that our website has had a bit of facelift for 2018…
Our call for papers closes THIS FRIDAY(!) – so please make sure that you don’t miss out on the chance to present alongside some fantastic speakers. For more information about either day, please have a look at the following links:
Our next news post will be on Friday 9th February. If you have any links to interesting articles (news or journal), reports, policy documents, websites, or any other types of media on this topic, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll try include as many on the blog as we possibly can!
- ‘A letter to … my dad, whose heavy drinking is out of control’, – The Guardian – 30th December
- ‘What’s The Hidden Link Between Missing Children and the UK Drug Trade?’, Vice – 4th January
- ‘Anxious teenagers ‘buy Xanax on the dark web”, – The Guardian – 14th January
- ‘I Begged Social Services to Take my Children Away’, BBC – 19th January
- ‘Nearly half of UK 14-year-olds have tried alcohol, figures show’, The Guardian – 24th January
- ‘Young people who experience racism more likely to take up smoking, study suggests’, The Independent – 24th January
- ‘Middle aged women fuelling rise in addictions to painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants‘, The Telegraph – 24th January
- ‘Alarmed about your teen’s drinking? Maybe it’s yours you should worry about’, The Guardian – 29th January
- CRFR have a series of blog posts on resilience:
- How resilient do we want our children and young people to be? – Ariane Critchley
- Resilience – continuing the conversation – Emma Davidson and Eric Carlin
- Resilience in early years—continuing the conversation – Caralyn Blaisdell
- ‘Does Big Irredeemably Mean Bad?’ – Harry Shapiro
- New Books – January 2018 – Addiction Journal
- Hot Topics: Focus on Families – Effectiveness Bank
- A new treatment program for recently incarcerated homeless women – The DRAM, Vol.14:1
- The irrationality of modern drug laws, in one chart – The Washington Post
- ‘The World Drug Perception Problem: Countering prejudices about people who use drugs’ – Global Commission on Drug Policy
- ‘People Powered Recovery: Social action and complex needs’ – All Party Parliamentary Group for Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis
- ‘The wellbeing of 15 year-olds: further analysis of the 2014 What About YOUth Survey‘ – Public Health England
- ‘Alcohol Alert 2017: The year in review’ – Institute of Alcohol Studies
- Bambra, C. (2018) ‘First do no harm: developing interventions that combat addiction without increasing inequalities’, Addiction, Online First – doi: 10.1111/add.14116
- Flacks, S.J. (2018) ‘Drug law reform, performativity and the politics of childhood’, International Journal of Drug Policy 55, pp.56-66.
- Groenewald, C. & Bhana, A. (2018) ‘Substance abuse and the family: An examination of the South African policy context’, Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy 25:2, pp.148-155.
- Mattick, R.P. et al (2018) ‘Association of parental supply of alcohol with adolescent drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorder symptoms: a prospective cohort study’, The Lancet (Open Access) – doi/10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30240-2
McCutcheon, V.V. et al (2018) ‘Associations of parental alcohol use disorders and parental separation with offspring initiation of alcohol, cigarette and cannabis use and sexual debut in high-risk families’ Addiction, 113:2, pp.336–345.
- Adfam are conducting research on families affected by problem gambling – anyone who has been affected by a family member’s gambling can contribute here.
- AVA and Agenda are looking for evidence from organisations who support women facing domestic and/or sexual violence and multiple disadvantage. You can find out more here.
- SSA (supporting the SALIS collection – read more here) are looking to find out your top 5 books or reports in the addiction field – email your suggestions to email@example.com
- University of Stirling, Research Fellow. NIHR Study – ‘Testing the feasibility and acceptability of a peer-delivered, relational intervention for people with problem substance use who are homeless, to improve health outcomes, quality of life and social functioning, and reduce harms’. Closes: 15th February.
- University of Sheffield, PhD Scholarship. Topic: ‘Drinking events – what are the best ways to collect data on how people drink?’. Closes: 5th March
- 12th March 2018, Newcastle – ‘Equal North: Children and Young People’: The network will bring together a community of individuals, from both academia and practice, with a common interest in health and social inequality from across the north of England at this event. **Please note – registration for this event is temporarily on hold due to impending UCU strike action – follow @fuse_online on Twitter for more updates**
- 14th March 2018, Stirling – Seminar with Dr Bernie Pauly – ‘From Patient Engaged to Community Engaged Research to Enhance Health Services for People Who Use Substances’
- 11th May 2018, Liverpool – BSA Postgraduate Event: ‘Empirical Research on Drug Use and Recovery: methodological concerns, ethical practices and the question of impact’
- 12th – 14th September 2018, Glasgow – BSA Medical Sociology conference: ‘Celebrating the Legacy – Medical Sociology: The Next 50 Years’