substance use

  • Dr. Daniel Shaw

    Dr. Daniel Shaw

    Dr. Daniel Shaw is the Director of the Center for Parents and Children and the Pitt Parents and Children Laboratory. He also serves as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, with joint appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, the School of Education, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Center for Social and Urban Research.

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  • Sean Esteban McCabe

    Is age of onset and duration of stimulant therapy for ADHD associated with cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription stimulant misuse?

    Open Access paper from the JCPP – This study aimed to assess whether age of onset and duration of stimulant therapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are associated with cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription stimulant misuse during adolescence. Sean Esteban McCabe (pic) et al.

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    Addiction & Substance Use – Ask The Expert (recording)

    For this session for teachers and education professionals we welcomed Dr. Paolo Deluca to share his knowledge and insights into addiction and substance use amongst young people.

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  • Dr. Séverine Lannoy

    Suicidal Ideation During Adolescence: Genetic Liability & Negative Life Events

    In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Séverine Lannoy about her recent JCPP paper ‘Suicidal ideation during adolescence: The roles of aggregate genetic liability for suicide attempts and negative life events in the past year’, published in the JCPP Special Issue 2022.

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  • Dr. Blandine French

    Managing Impulsive and Risky Behaviour – Episode 6 ‘ADHD, A Young Person’s Guide’

    (TRIGGER WARNING: Please be aware that this podcast discusses self-harm, substance abuse, sexual consent, and behaviours that can be described as impulsive or risky.)

    Hosted by Dr. Blandine French, this podcast series focuses on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and is designed to help young people and their families. This episode focuses on managing impulsive and risky behaviour, and Blandine is joined by Ruth Pearse, from Parenting Special Children. This podcast also features clips from two young adults, Emily and Alex, who share their lived experiences of ADHD, and managing impulsive and risky behaviour.

    We are delighted to produce this podcast series in partnership with Clinical Partners, the UK’s largest private mental health partnership.

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  • Dr. Jillian Halladay

    Youth Substance Use and Co-occurring Mental Health Concerns

    In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Jillian Halladay, winner of ACAMH’s Research Trainee of the Year 2021 Award, about her research into the co-occurrence of substance use in youth in general and in acute clinical settings.

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  • Do brain function abnormalities lead to substance use, or vice versa?

    New research has, for the first time, investigated the direction of links between brain function and substance use throughout adolescence. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon and colleagues studied 167 adolescents who were assessed annually for four years from 13-14 years old.

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  • Can population registry data predict which children with ADHD are at risk of later substance use disorders?

    The first study to examine the potential of machine learning in early prediction of later substance use disorders (SUDs) in youth with ADHD has been published in the Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology.

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  • Gender-specific pathways mediate the risk of substance use in adolescents with ADHD

    Data suggest that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to start smoking tobacco and/or marijuana earlier in childhood than unaffected children, and then escalate use during adolescence. Now, a study by researchers at the University of Minnesota has examined the mediating pathways underlying this association between childhood ADHD and later substance-abuse problems.

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  • Associate Professor Ian Hamilton

    In Conversation…Addiction and Substance Use with Ian Hamilton

    Ian Hamilton and Jo Carlowe discuss mental health problems and substance use co-occurring, the lack of data on young people’s substance use and risk factors and pathways to support.

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