The January take-home: with guest Dr Sharon Cox
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 Cox
There 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.
- 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 level
- International court suspends investigation into Duterte’s “war on drugs”
- US drug overdose deaths exceed 100,000
- UK drug strategy launched
- Drug safety testing legalised in Aotearoa
- 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 (20
- Discontinuing methadone and buprenorphine: a review and clinical challenges. By Joan E. Zweben and colleagues. Published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine.
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