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Dutch Youth Health Care: From smoke free houses to smoke free parents

While YHC professionals often discuss with parents ways of preventing second hand smoke exposure to children (by smoking outside), they less often discuss ways parents could quit smoking altogether. This illustrates the ongoing shift in focus from preventing second hand smoke exposure to motivating parents to quit smoking, researchers at the Trimbos Institute conclude.

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European Drug Report 2018 published

In the ‘European Drug Report, Trends and Developments 2018,’ published today, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) shows an increase in cocaine availability in the European drug market, a worrying sign of increased opioid deaths, and indications for increased drug production in Europe.

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Wilma Boevink addresses European Parliament about use of experiential expertise

Today in the European Parliament in Brussels, colleague Wilma Boevink will present the position of the Trimbos Institute on the use of experience-based expertise in mental health. The ‘Empowerment of patients affected by mental health conditions and their self-management of care and treatment’ meeting is organized by the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental Health, Well-being and Brain Disorders.

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Theme report on depression: national statistics and knowledge gaps

Depression has a big impact: for the person involved, for those close to him, and for society. This is what the Trimbos Institute and the National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) state in their report ‘Focus on Depression: the Condition, Prevention, and Care.’ State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) presented this report to the House of Representatives. The report provides an overview of national statistics and knowledge gaps relating to depression.

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New app Maxx motivates people to reduce alcohol consumption

People who want to reduce or quit their alcohol consumption independently can now use the Maxx app. Maxx is a free app that provides positive, practical support in times when it may be difficult to drink less alcohol or none at all. Development of the app was financed by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).

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