Shared by Rasha Abi Hana - Mar, 11/10/2022 - 14:00
The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board have proudly planned to conduct an International Symposium on Drug-Related Studies 2022 will be held from 1st and 2nd December 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka to facilitate the exchange of information...
Shared by Rasha Abi Hana - Mar, 16/08/2022 - 11:24
Mpanza, D.M., Govender, P. & Voce, A. Perspectives of service providers on aftercare service provision for persons with substance use disorders at a Rural District in South Africa. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 60 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00471-5
Aftercare programs for people with substance use disorders (PWSUD) are frequently challenged with a number of overlapping obstacles, including uncertain policy consequences and a lack of resources. Despite demographic variety, service providers in South Africa are obligated to offer...
The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) which is the host organization for ISSUP South Africa recently hosted another world-class, innovative conference dubbed the Addiction 2022 Practitioners Forum (APF) under the theme “Unmasking Substance Use Disorder Treatment”.
Shared by Rasha Abi Hana - Lun, 30/05/2022 - 11:38
Hirchak, K.A., Amiri, S., Kordas, G. et al. Variations in national availability of waivered buprenorphine prescribers by racial and ethnic composition of zip codes. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 41 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00457-3
Opioid overdose remains a public health crisis in diverse communities. Between 2019 and 2020, there was an almost 40% increase in drug fatalities primarily due to opioid analogues of both stimulants and opioids. Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD; e.g., buprenorphine) are...
You are invited to attend an upcoming webinar meeting aiming to discuss the role of the government agencies in the design and implementation of the HIV interventions among people who use drugs, particularly opioid substitution therapy (OST)...
Substance-Use-Disorder (SUD) professionals often find themselves immersed in their work and as a consequence may not notice the ground-breaking developments which are happening around us. As initial-contact and treatment professionals, it is important that we invest sufficiently in our knowledge and understanding of new developments and the opportunities these may present.
For this purpose, the Addiction Practitioners Forum has been created by the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA National) to close the gap between practice and theory. SANCA National has...
Shared by Rasha Abi Hana - Jue, 14/04/2022 - 10:56
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 training when scheduled. If interested, please submit your resume and relevant...
Shared by Rasha Abi Hana - Vie, 25/03/2022 - 11:41
EUSPR 2022 are pleased to announce that the 13th EUSPR Conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia on 29th and 30th September 2022, with workshops and project meetings scheduled for the pre-conference day, September 28th.
Shared by Rasha Abi Hana - Lun, 14/03/2022 - 12:08
Harker, N., Johnson, K., Erasmus, J. et al. COVID 19—impact on substance use treatment utilization and provision in South Africa. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 15 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00446-6
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected persons suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) all around the world. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in the number of SUD treatment episodes provided during the pandemic's peak, as well as SUD...
Shared by Rasha Abi Hana - Lun, 14/03/2022 - 10:52
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.
Shared by Rasha Abi Hana - Lun, 28/02/2022 - 12:10
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 hybrid designs in current trials, and...
During the months of November, December & January, ISSUP’s National Chapters came together virtually to discuss priorities, research, collaboration opportunities and our forthcoming conference and workshop next May in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The ADDICTION 2021 ONLINE CONFERENCE, conducted from July 21 to 23, 2021, was the largest centrally controlled addiction treatment effort on the African continent. Thanks to the exceptional material and conversations, as well as the technological breakthroughs demonstrated by our usage of an exciting new online platform, the conference was described as world-class, ground-breaking, and inventive.