All - 2011 - 2010

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  • 10/08/2011 - Evaluation of a modified contingency management intervention for consistent attendance in therapeutic workplace participants
    In a therapeutic workplace business, drug abuse patients are hired as data entry operators and paid to perform data entry work contingent upon documented drug abstinence. Reliable attendance has been difficult to maintain despite the opportunity for operators to earn a living wage, 6 h per day, 5 days per week. A within-subject reversal design experiment evaluated a contingency management intervention that allowed for flexibility regarding when operators could arrive to work, yet maintained a contingency for reliable workplace attendance. Results from a within-subject reversal design experiment demonstrated the contingency management intervention to be effective in increasing the frequency of completed work shifts in four of five operators. Repeated measures ANOVA and Tukey’s post-hoc tests of grouped data showed that the contingency management intervention significantly (P < 0.05) increased the mean percent of days that operators completed work shifts (5% baseline; 63% contingency management; 7% baseline). This study demonstrates an effective procedure for maintaining attendance in therapeutic workplace participants.
  • 07/08/2011 - Treatment of substance use disorders
    Substance use disorders and their sequelae touch virtually all aspects of our everyday life. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, along with many other national, state and local institutions, is committed to seeking ways to turn this "intractable problem" of substance use disorders into one with answers and cures. This first book in the Academy's Key Readings in Addiction Psychiatry compendia aims to overcome the fatalistic view that substance abusers cannot be helped by providing a look at the most up-to-date reviews in treatment of substance abuse. Focusing on the readings on the "Big Four" - alcohol (and benzodiazepines), opiates, cocaine and nicotine, this volume is a grounding in the treatment of addiction that will leave the reader well-armed to explore treatment of the many other abused agents, including cannabis, amphetamines, barbiturates, and club drugs such as MDMA.
  • 08/03/2011 - National Report - Drugs in Poland 2009
    „POLAND” - New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues. The report was prepared by National Bureau for Drug Prevention.
  • 07/09/2010 - Drug free workplace kit
    The purpose of this Drug-Free Workplace Kit is to provide public and private workplaces, from small to large and from local to global, with credible, authoritative, evidence-based information, resources, and tools for producing and maintaining drug-free workplace policies and programs. The Kit was assembled by the Division of Workplace Programs (DWP), in the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (often simply SAMHSA elsewhere in the Kit), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • 07/09/2010 - Good practice guidance on managing alcohol misuse in the workplace
    This resource discusses the development of alcohol policies for workplaces; looks at literature regarding alcohol in the workplace and professional advice; evaluates the effectiveness of interventions in helping influence alcohol consumption and reduce alcohol-related problems; investigates a European comparative study on preventative and supportive measures for problem drinkers in the working environment and describes a best practice example of a workplace alcohol policy.
  • 07/09/2010 - WHO Framework for alcohol policy in the WHO European Region
    A framework for alcohol policy is a long-term strategy for the Region. It creates an overarching frame for existing WHO instruments and documents as well as addressing recent developments, new challenges and further research needs. The framework is also consistent with other major health policy formulations, including the Health for All policy framework, WHO’s general programme of work, the Millennium Development Goals and the Regional Office’s country strategy. The framework links ways, means and ends of an effective alcohol policy.
  • 07/09/2010 - Reducing Alcohol-related harm in the workplace – A feasibility study of screening and brief interventions for hazardous drinkers
    The negative impact of hazardous and harmful drinking on health and well-being for individuals and at a societal level has been well documented, and there is convincing evidence of the cost-effectiveness of brief interventions in primary care (Kaner et al. 2007, Fleming et al.2002). Less attention has been focused on the workplace as an arena for brief alcohol interventions. Recent policy has highlighted the importance of Occupational Health Services in providing screening and interventions on a range of lifestyle issues (World Health Organization 2006, Scottish Executive 2003; Department of Health 2003). However, our literature search identified only two reports of lifestyle screening of the workforce in the UK that included alcohol use (Hanlon et al. 1995, 1998 and Addley 2001) and no empirical studies of brief interventions in UK occupational settings were found.
  • 07/09/2010 - Alcohol and the Workplace
    This issue of ICAP Reports examines three industries in which beverage alcohol plays a special role, either because of its salience, or because of its potential impact. These three industries are the transportation industry, the beverage alcohol industry, and the hospitality industry. The report examines how the issue of alcohol and the workplace has been addressed in each and the approaches that have been used to ensure the safety both of employees and of others who may be affected.
  • 07/09/2010 - Alcohol and the workplace – A European comparative study on preventative and supportive measures for problem drinkers in their working environment
    The aim of this study was defined as follows: The realisation of a European comparative study on alcohol related problems in the workplace, in which existing best practices in companies will be identified and analysed, will enable the development of a European strategy to encourage a better dissemination of information, as well as raise awareness of the problem among employees and companies in Europe. It will also provide guidelines and tools for the adoption of preventive and supportive measures by companies for employees with alcohol problems, who would otherwise risk losing their jobs and, as a consequence, risk social exclusion. Furthermore the study will seek to identify methodologies that will encourage the dialogue and exchange of experiences between European companies. This bottom-up approach will contribute to the design of social policies to reduce unemployment and social exclusion at a European level.
  • 07/09/2010 - Alcohol and the workplace in the EU – An exploration
    Early 2005, Quest for Quality (Q4Q) and The Amsterdam Group (TAG) discussed the possibilities of a substantial project regarding Alcohol and the workplace. It was considered to create a Toolkit on how to create effective interventions in the workplace to reduce alcohol related harm. Such a Toolkit should have been based on existing expertise and put together in collaboration with those who have extensive experience with developing such policies and interventions. Finally, we had the idea that such a Toolkit would be placed on the internet and thus be accessible for all those who wish to develop an alcohol policy within their company. However, because of different matters, we had to decide to carry out a much more modest project, which entailed a basic exploration regarding alcohol and the workplace in the 25 countries of the European Union. Having said that, the ‘intelligence’ work done, still provided a good picture of what is happening in the field of alcohol and the workplace in the European Union.

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