NEPTUNE is an approximately 470 pages long compendium with very topical subjects, that includes all the current existing, international expertise for the management of damages, that are caused by party drugs and new, psychoactive substances. It specifically targets clinicians from the field of addiction medicine, that currently have lots of difficulties, to manage the consecutive symptoms of new drugs. A quick overview, based on a systematic review of the data situation and the clinical consensus, can help you – and now it is also available in German language.
The NEPTUNE-Project was developed by the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, with support of a multidisciplinary group of experts and the funding of the Health Foundation. It was first published in 2015 and meanwhile, with the authorization of the authors, it was made accessible for the German market by SuPraT.
The Matrix Model is a multi-element package of therapeutic strategies that complement each other and they are combined, to produce an integrated outpatient treatment experience. It is a set of evidence-based practices delivered in a clinically coordinated manner as a “program.” The research reports that describe the compilation of clinical experience with the model, plus the results of a multi-site trial have all provided information on the application of the entire package of techniques. However, many of the treatment strategies within the model are derived from clinical research literature, including cognitive behavioral therapy, research on relapse prevention, motivational interviewing strategies, psycho-educational information and 12-step program involvement.
With our training offers, we actively want to contribute to the distribution of information about addiction disorders. With that we hope to shorten the time of hiding, of deceive, of frustration and damage for affected individuals, but also for people in their supportive environment. After all, addiction disorders are treatable - but of course only if a treatment will be initiated. Take the risk, inform yourself and your peers about a responsible interaction with addictive substances, as well as about potential risks and dangers. Don’t ignore it, when you meet an affected person, but help her/him, to seek an adequate treatment or therapy setting.
With MethCare, we offer you a comprehensive online database, that is free of charge and concentrates on the specific, worldwide available literature on methamphetamine (e.g. prevalence, consequential damages, therapy options, comorbidity). Due to the fact, that lots of helpers don’t have the time for an extensive literature research and a study of sources, MethCare gives you the opportunity, to include the internationally already evaluated scientific approaches and treatment approaches into your own work in German speaking regions.
Many people in Germany obtain their informations via the internet. It can be expected, that especially young people, that are uncertain and insecure about their substance use and the consequences of it, will look for answers there. On part of the addiction care, this option is used comparatively less frequent and considering the significance for prevention and harm reduction this has to be improved.
The idea of SuPraT Calling is to publish different video clips on a YouTube channel, that give short, precise and comprehensible answers to addiction-specific questions. These questions are arranged by selected experts from the field of drug abuse and they are convincing due to their competence, briefness, comprehensible language and adaption to the permanent changing needs, especially in the field of drug abuse. The videos deal with practical questions like “how do I notice if I am addicted?”, “what makes GHB so dangerous?” or “what exactly happens in a detoxification?”. The focused groups are affected people, concerned next of kin and social service personnel but especially to those who, that haven`t arrived at the help system, or they can`t reach it due to regional circumstances. The implementation by the SuPraT association, that the provides expertise, is conducted with the support of the Free State of Thuringia. A linking to specific offers from the field of addiction medicine is possible quickly and without complication.
SuPraT Calling is a modern and reliable range of information, that offers an anonymous 24/7 access for all those, that seek advice because of their addiction problems.
An evidence-based gay-specific cognitive behavioral therapy (GCBT) intervention for methamphetamine-using gay and bisexual men was adapted for use in a community-based setting, thereby moving research into practice. The 48-session, 16-week GCBT intervention was revised to 24 sessions requiring 8 weeks and renamed Getting Off:
A Behavioral Treatment Intervention for Gay and Bisexual Male Methamphetamine Users. GCBT was modified for implementation within the limited resources and capacity of community-based organizations while also retaining drug use and HIV risk reduction outcomes. Since 2007, Getting Off has been sustained with public health funding at the community site and has been adopted by multiple community-based sites.