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Addictions Edited is the new podcast from the Society for the Study of Addiction. Addictions Edited is a monthly podcast for people working in addiction policy, research and treatment settings. Each month the team will s
Latest Episode1/10/2022

The January take-home: with guest Dr Sharon Cox

Season 1, Ep. 4
In this episode, Dr Sharon Cox from University College London's Department of Behavioural Science joins the SSA's Rob Calder and Dr Carol-Ann Getty from the Addiction journal newsroom."We have this situation in the UK where, almost the more health and social needs you have the less likely your smoking is to be addressed, it’s seen by health practitioners as the last comfort or the last pleasure, so that’s something that my work really tries to tackle." Dr Sharon CoxThere is a feature on smoking cessation in mental health settings with Mary Yates, a smoking cessation lead for SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS trust), one on Ketamine for alcohol use disorders and smoking cessation in addiction treatment both from the PhD: Addicted to Research team. We also have the regular roundup of the latest addiction news and research.News links:Juul to pay $14.5 million to settle Arizona vaping lawsuit. By Bob Christine. Published by the Associated Press (2021).US introduces bill to decriminalise cannabis use at federal levelInternational court suspends investigation into Duterte’s “war on drugs”US drug overdose deaths exceed 100,000UK drug strategy launchedDrug safety testing legalised in AotearoaResearch links:The old and familiar meets the new and unknown: Patient and clinician perceptions on e-cigarettes for smoking reduction in UK general practice, a qualitative interview study. By Charlotte Albury and colleagues. Published in Addiction (2021).Illegal drug market responses to state recreational cannabis laws. By Angélica Meinhofer and colleague. Published in Addiction (20Discontinuing methadone and buprenorphine: a review and clinical challenges. By Joan E. Zweben and colleagues. Published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine.SSA’s news and research picks from December https://www.addiction-ssa.org/news-and-research-december-2021/
1/10/2022

The January take-home: with guest Dr Sharon Cox

Season 1, Ep. 4
In this episode, Dr Sharon Cox from University College London's Department of Behavioural Science joins the SSA's Rob Calder and Dr Carol-Ann Getty from the Addiction journal newsroom."We have this situation in the UK where, almost the more health and social needs you have the less likely your smoking is to be addressed, it’s seen by health practitioners as the last comfort or the last pleasure, so that’s something that my work really tries to tackle." Dr Sharon CoxThere is a feature on smoking cessation in mental health settings with Mary Yates, a smoking cessation lead for SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS trust), one on Ketamine for alcohol use disorders and smoking cessation in addiction treatment both from the PhD: Addicted to Research team. We also have the regular roundup of the latest addiction news and research.News links:Juul to pay $14.5 million to settle Arizona vaping lawsuit. By Bob Christine. Published by the Associated Press (2021).US introduces bill to decriminalise cannabis use at federal levelInternational court suspends investigation into Duterte’s “war on drugs”US drug overdose deaths exceed 100,000UK drug strategy launchedDrug safety testing legalised in AotearoaResearch links:The old and familiar meets the new and unknown: Patient and clinician perceptions on e-cigarettes for smoking reduction in UK general practice, a qualitative interview study. By Charlotte Albury and colleagues. Published in Addiction (2021).Illegal drug market responses to state recreational cannabis laws. By Angélica Meinhofer and colleague. Published in Addiction (20Discontinuing methadone and buprenorphine: a review and clinical challenges. By Joan E. Zweben and colleagues. Published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine.SSA’s news and research picks from December https://www.addiction-ssa.org/news-and-research-december-2021/
12/6/2021

The November take-home with guest Oliver Standing

Season 1, Ep. 2
In this episode Rob and Carol are joined by Oliver Standing from Collective Voice. They summarise the key news stories and look at policy and treatment.There is a feature on recommissioning with interviews from Dr Will Haydock and Professor Alison Ritter, a feature on treatment and research during COVID-19 lock-down by SSA-funded PhD student Chloe Burke and an interview with specialist prescribing nurse Dr Peter Kelly.News picksOliver:Review of drugs part two: prevention, treatment, and recovery. By Dame Carol Black. Published by the Department of Health and Social Care (2021).Carol:Swedish government to return € 1.3 million worth of Bitcoin to drug dealers. Published in Addiction News (2021).Rob:MHRA publishes clear guidance to support bringing e-cigarettes to market as licensed therapies. Published by Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (2021).Research picksOliver:Less than human: dehumanisation of people who use heroin. By Harry Sumnall and colleagues. Published in Health Education (2021).Carol:Do naloxone access laws affect perceived risk of heroin use? Evidence from national US data. By Brian C. Kelly and colleague. Published in Addiction (2021).Rob:·Exploring essential components of addiction recovery: a qualitative study across assisted and unassisted recovery pathways. By Anne Dekkers and colleagues. Published in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy (2021).·Recovery and identity: a five-year follow-up of persons treated in 12-step-related programs. By Ninive von Greiff and colleague. Published in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy (2021).Illegal drug market responses to state recreational cannabis laws. By Angélica Meinhofer and colleague. Published in Addiction (2021).Increased illicit substance abuse among the Zimbabwean adolescents and youths during the COVID-19 era: An impending public health disaster. By Solomon Mukwenha and colleagues. Published in Addiction (2021).____________The opinions expressed in this podcast reflect the views of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions or official positions of the SSA.The SSA does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of the information in external sources or links and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such information.