Ecolink Institute successfully completes six batches for UTC full course

The Ecolink Institute based in India and an approved training provider of the Colombo Plan has successfully completed six (6) international batches for UTC Curriculum 1-8 and initiated to ICAP Credentialing Examination. The students draw from mostly private SUD treatment centers and those practicing as mental health professionals already. Most participants are from professional backgrounds with their qualifications in Psychology, social work or recovery background. The Institute has trained more than 250 students from 20

Ecolink conducts special session on Relapse prevention

Ecolink Institute has conducted a special workshop on "Relapse prevention" on May 5 for over 40 therapists who are attached to Addiction Recovery Coach Online, a therapy wing of the Institute. Dr.Thirumagal V conducted the workshop on topics like what is Lapse and Relapse, warning signs in relapse, Triggers management, and designing a relapse prevention package . 41 participants from most parts of India and 9 other countries participated in the workshop. ARCO_India has developed

البيت الأبيض يصدر الاستراتيجية الوطنية لمكافحة المخدرات لعام 2022 التي تحدد المسار الشامل للمضي قدما في معالجة الإدمان ووباء الجرعة الزائدة

واليوم، أرسل الرئيس بايدن الاستراتيجية الوطنية الافتتاحية لمكافحة المخدرات التي وضعتها إدارته إلى الكونغرس في وقت تسببت فيه الجرعات الزائدة من المخدرات في خسائر مفجعة، حيث أودت بحياة 106,854 شخصا في فترة ال 12 شهرا الأخيرة. وتلبي الاستراتيجية الدعوة إلى العمل الواردة في أجندة الوحدة للرئيس بايدن من خلال نهج يشمل الحكومة بأكملها للتغلب على وباء الجرعة الزائدة. وتركز الاستراتيجية على محركين حاسمين للوباء: الإدمان غير المعالج والاتجار بالمخدرات. وهو يوجه الوكالات الفيدرالية إلى تحديد

Introduction of new methods and tools for drug use disorders diagnostics and treatment discussed in Kazakhstan

On April 15, 2022, the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia in collaboration with the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Mental Health held a “National Round Table Discussion on the application of new methods and tools of drug use disorders’ diagnostics and treatment. The event conducted in a hybrid(offline, online ZOOM) mode was attended by senior specialists from the Ministries of Health and Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the WHO Country Office

UNODC Training for Albanian Policymakers on the Nature, Prevention, Treatment and Care of Drug Use Disorders

UNODC organized a training for 19 Albanian policymakers on the Nature, Prevention, and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders from 12-14 April 2022 in Tirana, Albania. Participants from the Ministries of Health and Social Protection, Education, Justice and Interior took active participation during the training which was organized with the generous support from the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). This UNODC training was inaugurated by Deputy Minister from the

Introduction of new methods and tools for drug use disorders diagnostics and treatment discussed in Tajikistan

On 8 April 2022 UNODC conducted a national round table meeting on the introduction of new methods and tools for drug use disorders diagnostics and treatment in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The event brought together some 20 experts from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan (MHSPP); state agencies: Republican Clinical Drug Addiction Center under MHSPP, National Drug Addiction Monitoring and Prevention Center under MHSPP, National Center for AIDS Prevention

Call for Master Trainers for the Case Care Management Project

Brief Description: The Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) is seeking expressions of interest from experts in the field of alternatives to incarceration and social integration to be trained as Master Trainers for the delivery of the Case Care Management curriculum internationally. Upon successful completion of the Training of Trainers, these Master Trainers will be included on the Case Care Management roster of trainers and can be contacted to deliver the

كينيا تفرض ضريبة على إعلانات الكحول

تم اقتراح ضريبة بنسبة 15٪ على الرسوم التي تفرضها محطات التلفزيون ووسائل الإعلام المطبوعة واللوحات الإعلانية والمحطات الإذاعية للإعلانات عن منتجات الكحول والألعاب والمقامرة في ميزانية 2022/23. هنا يمكنك قراءة المقال الإخباري ، الذي نشرته Movendi International ، والذي يحدد التغييرات في السياسة التي تم إدخالها للحد من الضرر الناجم عن الكحول.

DAM Report of Recovery Get-Together 2022

The four drug treatment centers of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) offer support for the recovery and rehabilitation of drug users in Bangladesh and these centers have received many national awards for quality services from the Government. DAM drug treatment centers celebrate Recovery Get-Together every year to support recoveries and help integration back into society. This year DAM arranged a “Recovery Get together” program on March 26, 2022, at Ahsania Mission Drug Treatment Center, Gazipur with

National Round Table Discussion on application of new methods and tools of drug use disorders diagnostics and treatment in Uzbekistan

On 25 March 2022 the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia held a National Round Table Discussion on application of new methods and tools of drug use disorders’ diagnostics and treatment in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The meeting was attended by the officials of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan and specialists of the drug treatment system, as well as representatives of other stakeholders that are involved in the process of organizing the treatment

Compassion Satisfaction, Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Substance Use Treatment Professionals: Role of Emotional Intelligence

Abstract Objective: Present study aims to investigate the role of trait emotional intelligence in CS, BO, and STS in counselors working in the field of substance use treatment facilities. Method: A sample of 100 substance use treatment counselors was recruited from different in and outpatient treatment centers and institutes. The age ranges of entire sample was from 20 to 70 years (M = 34.00; SD = 10.43). They were assessed through Professional Quality of Life-5

الرضا عن التعاطف والإرهاق والإجهاد الرضحي الثانوي والرفاهية بين مستشاري علاج تعاطي المخدرات

تجريدي الهدف: تهدف هذه الدراسة إلى التحقيق في دور CS و BO و STS في رفاهية المستشارين العاملين في مجال مرافق علاج تعاطي المخدرات خلال جائحة COVID-19. الطريقة: تم توظيف عينة من 200 من مستشاري الصحة العقلية وعلاج تعاطي المخدرات من مختلف مراكز ومعاهد العلاج في العيادات الخارجية والخارجية. وكانت الفئات العمرية للعينة بأكملها تتراوح بين 18 و 58 سنة (M = 26.85; SD = 63). وقد تم تقييمها من خلال الجودة المهنية للحياة-5 (ProQOL-5)،

Presented papers in International Conference on Substance Use Disorders

Abstract Background: Meaning in life has been associated with positive mental health. However, previous findings are mixed regarding how the meaning in life (i.e., presence & search) is associated with mental health issues such as depression. Objective: The objective of the present research is to explore the predictive association of meaning in life (.e., presence & search with depression in people with substance use disorder (SUD). It was hypothesized that; 1)-There would be a predictive

UNODC Trains Team of National Trainers from Central Asia within the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders

The UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia supported a training of trainers (ToT) on Course 13 – “Contingency Management: A Reinforcement Based Treatment” and “Course 18 – “Clinical Supervision” which took place in person in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 10-18 March 2022. These courses are part of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package). The training was organized within the framework of UNODC global project GLOJ71 “Treating drug

Have your say: WHO holds public consultation to reduce alcohol consumption

Countries of the WHO European Region need an effective policy framework to reduce alcohol consumption levels and the associated health harms. WHO is hosting 3 consultations on the draft of the “Framework to strengthen implementation of the WHO European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol (EAPA), 2022–2025”. These consultations are with civil society, Member States and members of the public. In accordance with the regional plan for implementation of the programme budget

تحليل مياه الصرف الصحي والأدوية - دراسة أوروبية متعددة المدن 2022

إن تحليل مياه الصرف الصحي البلدية للأدوية ومنتجاتها الأيضية لتقدير الاستهلاك المجتمعي هو مجال متطور ، يشارك فيه العلماء الذين يعملون في مجالات بحثية مختلفة ، بما في ذلك الكيمياء التحليلية ، وعلم وظائف الأعضاء ، والكيمياء الحيوية ، وهندسة مياه الصرف الصحي ، وعلم الأوبئة المكانية والإحصاء ، وعلم الأوبئة الدوائي التقليدي. تعرض هذه الصفحة نتائج الدراسات التي أجريت منذ عام 2011. يمكن استكشاف البيانات من جميع الدراسات من خلال أداة تفاعلية ، ويتم

European Commission adopts measures to control two harmful new drugs amidst health concerns and surge in supply

Today, the European Commission has adopted measures to control two harmful new psychoactive substances (NPS) across the EU. The substances in question — 3-methylmethcathinone (3-MMC) and 3-chloromethcathinone (3-CMC) — are both synthetic cathinones, which have been raising concerns in Europe. The delegated act follows risk assessments conducted by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) in November 2021 (2) as part of a three-step legal procedure designed to respond to potentially threatening new drugs available on the

Training on UTC 02 by ITRAMIC Foundation Lahore

In order to endorse the evidence-based practices in the field of addiction treatment in Pakistan, ITRAMIC Foundation Lahore organized virtual training for treatment staff and professionals from 19th to 28th February 2022. The training was imparted on the following curriculum: • Curriculum 02: Treatment for Substance Use Disorder- The Continuum of Care for Addiction Practitioners The following Pakistani National Trainers facilitated the training: • Dr. Muhammad Amjad Chaudhry • Lt. Col. (R) Dr. Nadeem Ahmed

Join us at the COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS this week!

Dear friends and colleagues, The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is starting very soon! In fact, tomorrow, Monday, 14 March 2022. Once again, all sessions, as well as the side events, are to be held online due to the pandemic. The good thing about that means that, you can still follow the plenaries and the side events! That’s why we thought that you might appreciate having all the links in one place. GENERAL LINKS TO FOLLOW

Ecolink Alumnis honor Global Trainers on Intl Women's Day

Ecolink Alumnis honor global trainers as outstanding Women of the Year on Women’s day. Mangalore, India: Ecolink Alumni Association with over 200 students from 18 countries honored its Master trainers who trained over 250 addiction professionals in the most difficult Pandemic period. The award ceremony held on the International Women’s Day, March 8 honored Dr.Thirumagal V. as the “Woman of Excellence” and Ms. Aditi Ghanekar as the “Woman of Inspiration”. The chief guest of the

Final Evaluation Report of Capacity Building for Effective Implementation of UPC Core Course in NDDCB Preventive Staff, Sri Lanka

The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) Act No. 13 of 1984 is an established government agency for the solution of the drug problem in Sri Lanka. It's functions include prevention, education and training, drug treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts, scientific and sociological research in the field of substance abuse, management of private treatment centers, and management of precursor chemicals. In the field of substance abuse, drug prevention is the practice of stopping or

UTC-2 Training for Addiction Treatment Professionals of South Punjab, Pakistan.

“Training of Addiction Professionals for Pakistan Addiction Treatment Practitioners” February 22-25, 2022 (8 am to 6pm) Multan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan Description: Training Name: Training of Addiction Professionals for Pakistan Locations (Country & Regions) : Multan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan Stakeholder Name (Implementing Agency) :DAP & Nishan Rehab Pakistan Start and end date of the Training : February 22-25, 2022 Timing : 8 am to 6 pm Introduction: Nishan Rehab organized Training for Pakistan addiction

سجل في الدورة 65 من CND

لا تنس التسجيل في CND 65th! يمكن للمنظمات غير الحكومية التي تتمتع بوضع ECOSC حضور الدورة 65 للمجلس الوطني للديمقراطية عبر الإنترنت أو شخصيا. وسيتمكن الجميع من متابعة البث الشبكي العام للجلسة العامة. تأكد من التسجيل في الوقت المحدد وملء نموذج VNGOC عبر الإنترنت قبل 7 مارس إذا كنت ترغب في تقديم مداخلة شفوية أو مراقبة اللجنة الجامعة (CoW) أو الحضور شخصيا. الوثائق والمزيد من المعلومات حول CND 65th متاحة على موقع CND على الويب

Call for Papers: Hybrid Designs in Implementation Science

Hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial designs have become increasingly prevalent in implementation research. As hybrid designs enter their second decade of widespread use, the Frontiers in Health Services’ Implementation Science section launches a Research Topic to fuel the field’s discourse on the past, present, and future of hybrid designs in knowledge translation. Submissions are welcome of both Original and/or Brief Research, Review, Methods, and Perspective articles. The call addresses critical assessments of hybrid designs, innovative use of

Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum 01: Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals by ITRAMIC Foundation

In order to endorse the evidence-based practices in the field of addiction treatment in Pakistan, ITRAMIC Foundation Lahore organized virtual training for treatment staff and professionals from 22nd to 29th October 2021, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control of Pakistan. The training was imparted on the following curriculum: Curriculum 1: Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals The following Pakistani National Trainers facilitated the training: Dr. Muhammad Amjad Chaudhry Lt. Col. (R)

UPC Community-Based Prevention Implementation Systems: Training report

In order to endorse evidence-based practices in the field of prevention in Malaysia, from 15th- 22nd December, 2021, Supreme Training & Consultancy (STC), under the banner of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory programme (DAP) organized a virtual training for the UPC-9 Community-Based Prevention Implementation Systems for Malaysian and international professionals. STC Malaysia aim to assist parent organizations to develop trained professionals in Addiction Science based on UTC/UPC who can screen, assess, construct prevention plans, and

Inter-GLAM video contest

Introduction Inter-GLAM is a European project, co-funded by the European Union’s DG Justice Programme "Drugs Policy Initiatives - Supporting initiatives in the field of drugs policy” (JUST-2019-AG-DRUGS). The project aims to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to elaborate on global perspectives and trends shaping addictions and drug markets, and will co-produce a strand of the 4th European Conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies (LxAddictions22, 23-25 November 2022). Within the frame of the collaboration with LxAddictions22, Inter-GLAM

Bullying Prevention in Youth: Strategies for Prevention and Interventions

This training workshop was conducted at the Department of Psychology Federal Urdu University of Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan in collaboration with ISSUP Pakistan Chapter on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. The objective of this training workshop was to help youth develop understanding about the concept of bully and bully-victim, understand the ecological model in the context of bullying, risk factors, and consequences of Bullying including substance use in youth, and help them to develop resources