2021 Edition

Press releases 2021

  • Le Prix WADD « Honorary Member » a été décerné aux Prs Marc AURIACOMBE de Bordeaux et Maurice DEMATTEIS de Grenoble
  • Le Prix ALBATROS/WADD « Digital & Addictions » en hommage au Pr Michel REYNAUD avec le soutien institutionnel du Groupe VYV et Addict’aide a été remis à Marc AURIACOMBE de Bordeaux: « Effectiveness and acceptance of a smartphone-based virtual agent screening (KANOPEE app) for alcohol and tobacco problems and associated risk factors during COVID-19 pandemic in the general population»
    AIM – To determine if a smartphone application (KANOPEE) using an embodied conversational agent could identify risk factors for problems with alcohol/tobacco use in the context of the current COVID-19 epidemic; to assess adherence and to evaluate trust and acceptance of the application.
    RESULTS – Between April 22 to October 26, 2020; 1588 French participants completed the KANOPEE interview and 318 answered the acceptance and trust scales. 42% of tobacco users and 27% of alcohol users reported problem use since the pandemic. Positive screening with CDS-5 and CAGE, and craving were associated to experiencing problems (p<.0001). Lockdown periods influenced alcohol (p<.0005) but not tobacco use (p>.05). 88% users reported KANOPEE was easy to use and 82% found Jane to be trustworthy and credible.
  • Le Prix ALBATROS/WADD « Prévention & Addictions » avec le soutien institutionnel d’Addictions France a été remis à Laurent MICHEL de Paris « Implementation of a community-based psychiatric intervention among people who inject drugs in the City of Haiphong, Vietnam: the DRIVE-Mind project »
    RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS – 233 PWID were enrolled in the cohort; 90% were male, mean age 44 (±8.8), 71% were still injecting heroin, 46% were smoking methamphetamine, and 41% were HIV positive. At cohort initiation, 82% were diagnosed with depression, 48% with a psychotic disorder and 45% with a suicide risk; 42% had been treated with methadone. During the 12 month follow-up, 12 died, 197 came back at M6 visit (85%) and 170 at the M12 visit (73%). At M12 visit, 154 (90%) were clinically improved, 9 (5%) had stable symptoms and 7 (4%) worsened (Clinical Global Impression Scale). Their Quality of Life (EQ-5D-5L) was significantly improved between M0 and M12 visits (p<0.001). 72/73 (99%) and 90/96 (94%) were on ART, and 66/69 (96%) and 86/96 (90%) had VL <1000 copies/mL at M12 follow up (viral load data missing for 4) and baseline respectively. Implementing a community-based psychiatric intervention is feasible and appeared successful in terms of psychiatric, Quality of Life and HIV-related outcomes.
  • Prix ALBATROS/WADD « Recherche originale » avec le soutien institutionnel de LUNDBECK a été remis à Nadine HAMIEH de Paris « Physical exertion at work and addictive behaviors: tobacco, cannabis, alcohol, sugar and fat consumption: longitudinal analyses in the CONSTANCES cohort»
    RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS – High physical exertion was associated with tobacco use, i.e.: increased odd of relapse in for-mer smokers (OR:1.13, 95% confidence Interval (CI):1.02-1.24), and increased number of cigarettes per day in current smokers (OR:1.54, 95%CI:1.33-1.78) with dose-dependent relationships (P for trend<0.001). It was also associated with increased odd of can- nabis use at least once per month compared to no use in the past year (OR:1.31, 95%CI:1.03-1.66) and with increased odds of sugar and fat consumption (OR:1.06, 95%CI:1.01-1.11 and OR:1.13, 95%CI:1.07-1.18, for third and fourth quartiles compared to the first, respectively). As a conclusion, the associations between physical exertion at work and subsequent tobacco and cannabis use and sugar and fat consumption should be taken into account for information and prevention strategies.
  • Prix ALBATROS/WADD « Cancers & Addictions » avec le soutien institutionnel de ROCHE a été remis à Aviane AUGUSTE de Pointe-à-Pitre en Guadeloupe « First epidemiological cohort on tobacco and alcohol abuse in Guadeloupe (TOBASCO Study): Opportunity for new and relevant strategies for Cancer prevention in the French West Indies»
    RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS – These new data will complement the existing data on the territory for a more comprehensive view for tobacco and alcohol prevention. This study will notably help improve linkage to treatment for persons at high-risk of substance abuse and/or dependence. We will provide levers for the health authorities to inform interventions to strengthen capacity for tobacco and alcohol prevention in Guadeloupe.


Amandine LUQUIENS – Nîmes · Marie GRALL-BRONNEC – Nantes · Olivier COTTENCIN – Lille · Patrick BENDIMERAD – La Rochelle · Philippe NUBUKPO – Limoges



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