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Your search for Substance Misuse yielded 10 result(s).

Video: Substance Abuse Disorder

Author(s): Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC)
Date: February 3, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This animated video explains what to do if you or someone you know needs help with substance abuse problems. It defines terms including substance abuse disorder, withdrawal, and overdose. It explains how to get help, that getting better can take a long time, and that needing help is normal.

Video: Abusing Alcohol and Drugs

Author(s): Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC)
Date: December 16, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This animated video, created by Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC), explains how to identify substance abuse, potential reasons for abusing substances, and possible consequences of this behavior. 

Guide: Immigrant and Refugee Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 20, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse
This e-book includes 10 chapters that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on immigrant and refugee families’ challenges and resilience across multiple domains, including economic, political, health, and human rights. Click the links below to access each chapter. Within each chapter, subsections can be navigated via the Contents menu at left.   Introduction Chapter 1. Immigration and …

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Guide: Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: July 1, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Higher Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Substance Misuse
This guide was created for parents and teens who are new to the U.S. and for the service providers working with them. The teen years are a time when children learn important lessons and skills that will help them as they develop into adults. This is also a time when parents’ and teens’ relationships can …

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Tool or Template: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Date: April 19, 2015
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This World Health Organization (WHO)-approved assessment of 10 questions is the most frequently used alcohol screening instrument in the world. Created Professor John B. Saunders, it can be administered orally or as a written self-assessment and it has been translated into 50 languages. Related Tools: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) manual contains exercises …

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Guide: Improving Cultural Competence: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 59

Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Date: August 11, 2014
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This guide, developed by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), covers the role of culture in substance use services and mental health. It helps professional care providers understand cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations. Screening and assessment instruments are included.

Archived Webinar: Substance Abuse and the Torture Survivor Experience

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: March 4, 2014
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This webinar describes the varying degrees of trauma that refugees and torture survivors have experienced and the subsequent substance usage in response to emotional turmoil.

Archived Webinar: Refugees and Substance Use in the Karen Community

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: April 12, 2013
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This webinar explores how varied immigrant and refugee communities understand substance use and trauma. The role of the helper (service provider) is also explored, with implications for adjusting our practice to better align with familiar cultural practices of different groups. Specific reference is made to the Karen community.

Tip Sheet: Substance Abuse or Dependence

Author(s): Health Information Translations
Date: August 28, 2012
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This fact sheet contains information on drug, alcohol, or substance dependence/misuse, signs of substance abuse, and a list of hotlines.

Tool or Template: The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) and Feedback Card

Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Date: April 22, 2004
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This test is designed to be conducted as an interview and includes questions on usage of the primary substance categories with follow-up questions based on patient responses. Additionally, it includes a response card, a feedback report card, and an informational card for patients. It is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, …

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