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Over €2.8billion of drugs in Eurojust-supported cases in 2019

Eurojust, the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, reported that about €2billion in criminal assets were frozen and over 1,000 weapons, mobile phones, laptops and cars seized, while 2,686 suspects were arrested or surrendered to other Member States, through

The revolution never came

The opioid crisis brought forth the discussion of addiction and recovery with such force and immediacy that a revolution seemed imminent. The Recovery March in Washington, Obama on stage with advocacy leaders, suburban Moms politically active and organized… But it

Prenatal alcohol and tobacco exposure linked to increased risk for SIDS

Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the 1st trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome compared to those unexposed or exposed only in the 1st trimester of pregnancy, according to

Alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia

AIHW report consolidates the most recent information on alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Australia, and includes key trends in the availability, consumption, harms and treatment for vulnerable populations. Information on health, social and economic impacts of alcohol, tobacco

A ‘heathen’ looks at the 12 steps

Canadian Bob K recently celebrated 28 of years of AA recovery as an out-of-the-closet atheist the entire time. He shares his interpretation of the 12 steps of recovery.

1st national clinical guidelines on substance use disorders among older canadians

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health launched 4 sets of Clinical Guidelines on Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults.

20 January 2020

The invisible wounds of the family scapegoat

If you find yourself as the ‘family scapegoat’, you might suffer life challenges and mental health symptoms, including relationship issues, addiction, codependency and even trauma symptoms, impostor syndrome, generalized anxiety, depression – you are trapped in the role of ‘identified

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