“In particular, clinical and epidemiological reports suggest that women are more vulnerable to developing a methamphetamine use disorder. However, it is unclear what contributes to these different drug use trajectories. Here, we asked whether gender differences in response to methamphetamine exist early on, prior to the development of problematicContinue Reading To understand why the idea of an addictive personality is flawed, it’s important to first understand what psychologists mean when referring to personality. Personality is comprised of broad, measurable, stable, individual traits that predict behaviour. So by definition, engaging in excessive behaviours cannot be considered a personality trait. Though,Continue Reading

Addiction nursing is in good hands with these leaders! Great insights at today’s Addiction Nurses Symposium. ⁦@minhealthnz⁩ ⁦@nznep⁩ ⁦@DavidClarkNZ⁩ ⁦@shearer_robyn⁩ ⁦@WaikatoDHB⁩ ⁦@nzdrug⁩ — NZAddictionWorkforce (@MatuaRaki) July 29, 2019 Matua Raḵi supports the development of addiction nursing expertise and recognises the specialist knowledge and skills they bring to theContinue Reading

Publication date: 5 July 2019 These services are people-centred through promotion of lived experience and a focus on methamphetamine-related education and prevention. The peer support walk-in and Facebook page provide a safe, accessible and non-judgemental space for ‘real talk’ about methamphetamine. It places tāngata whai ora wellbeing at theContinue Reading From pulling a sickie because of a raging hangover, to staring bleary-eyed at the computer for hours on a Monday morning – employees’ drinking habits are costing New Zealand $1.65 billion a year in lost productivity. That’s the finding from a new University of Otago study – published todayContinue Reading

“It’s not about the kind of sex you have, who you have it with or even how often you have it,” explained certified sex addiction therapist Robert Weiss. “We don’t base the definition of alcoholism on the type of alcohol someone drinks. Like alcoholism, the sex addiction diagnosis is basedContinue Reading