Trimbos news

  • 28 May 2014

    Trimbos Institute Annual Report 2013

    The 2013 Annual Report of the Trimbos Institute has been published. Heads of programmes and other researchers review major developments and accomplishments in the year 2013, and they also look ahead to the future.

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  • 26 May 2014

    Trends in European drug use: Observations from the Trimbos Institute and Dutch justice ministry

    In May, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) published its European Drug Report 2014: Trends and Developments. In their commentary on the report, Margriet van Laar, head of the Trimbos Drug Monitoring programme and the Dutch Reitox Focal Point, and Marianne van Ooyen-Houben, researcher at the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice and project leader of the National Drug Monitor, have analysed the report’s findings with a view to the Dutch situation.

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  • 21 May 2014

    European conference on Social Inclusion by Maximum Participation

    How can we narrow the gap between socially vulnerable people and the labour market? That will be the prime focus of a European conference entitled Social Inclusion by Maximum Participation, to be held in The Hague on 24 and 25 September 2014.

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  • 15 May 2014

    PhD study shows effectiveness of Master Your Mood

    On 27 May, the Trimbos Institute researcher Rianne van der Zanden was awarded her doctoral degree at the VU University in Amsterdam for her research on the Dutch mental health intervention Master Your Mood (Grip Op Je Dip), the first-ever online group course designed for young people with depression.

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  • 8 May 2014

    ‘Enhance cannabis policy with experience from alcohol and tobacco control’

    The time has come to develop new international policy on cannabis, and it should draw on the experiences with alcohol and tobacco policies. This is one recommendation from a recent report by the European research project ALICE RAP. An international debate on European cannabis policy was held on 12 May at De Balie cultural centre in Amsterdam.

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  • 29 April 2014

    Online mental fitness training can improve well-being and reduce mental health symptoms

    A Dutch web-based self-help course known as has been found effective in improving the mental condition of participants, although cost-effectiveness could not yet be established. This is an outcome of recent research by the Trimbos Institute and the University of Twente.

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  • 31 March 2014

    Number of tobacco smokers remains stable, e-cigarettes on the rise

    One quarter (25%) of the Dutch population aged 15 or older were tobacco smokers in 2013, with 19% smoking daily and 6% less than daily. Smoking prevalence remained stable in 2013 as compared to the previous year, but the average number of cigarettes per day decreased.

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  • 18 March 2014

    THC exposure plays limited role in cannabis dependence

    Young adults who frequently smoke cannabis run higher risks of developing dependency if they have financial or other personal problems and use cannabis to forget their problems.

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  • 25 February 2014

    Over 500 abstracts for European Positive Psychology Conference

    More than 500 abstracts have already been submitted for the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology, to convene in Amsterdam from 1 to 4 July. Many of those researchers will give presentations during the four-day meeting.

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  • 11 February 2014

    Adolescent daily smoking rates decline

    The percentages of daily tobacco smokers among Dutch young people 10 to 19 years of age sank from 11% to 9% from 2012 to 2013. Daily smoking was still most prevalent (at 12%) amongst pupils at basic-level vocational schools (VMBO-b), as compared to 3% in university-preparatory streams (VWO).

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Latest update: 08-07-2013