Centro de recursos de prácticas basadas en evidencias

SAMHSA se compromete a mejorar la prevención, el tratamiento y la recuperación de los servicios de apoyo para trastornos mentales y de consumo de sustancias. Este nuevo centro de recursos de prácticas basadas en la evidencia tiene como objetivo proporcionar a las comunidades, los médicos, los encargados de formular políticas y otros en el campo la información y las herramientas que necesitan para incorporar prácticas basadas en la evidencia en sus comunidades o entornos clínicos

Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say

In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. The authors define stigma as negative attitudes toward people that are based on certain distinguishing characteristics. More than a decade of research has shown that stigma contributes significantly to negative

Call for Abstracts: Society For Research On Nicotine and Tobacco

The Annual Meeting will be held on March 2-5 2022, and is currently scheduled to take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Center in Edinburgh, Scotland. The SRNT 2022 Annual Meeting may be a hybrid (part in person, part virtual) or entirely virtual, depending on how things play out in the coming months. A final decision about the meeting format (face-to-face hybrid virtual component vs. entirely virtual) will not be made for some time. In

Further Enhancing the Implementation of Quality Standards in Drug Demand Reduction Across Europe

The EU Strategy 2021-2025 puts further emphasis on QS and evidence-based interventions. Yet, the extent and ways in which QS are implemented in daily practices of drug prevention, treatment and harm reduction in the EU varies substantially. Some countries have successfully implemented QS. The general objective of this project is to enhance implementation of QS in drug prevention, treatment and harm reduction throughout the EU, with more services, organizations and countries applying QS in daily

Dame Carol Black's Independent Review of Drugs in England

The second part of Dame Carol Black’s Independent Review of Drugs has been published. This report is the second part of a major independent review by Professor Dame Carol Black into the misuse of illegal drugs in England. The first part of the review was commissioned by the Home Office and produced the phase one report, which looked at the challenges around drug supply and demand and was published in February 2020. Dame Carol was

Kenya launches National Guidelines for Alcohol and Substance Use Prevention and Management in Basic Learning Institutions, 2021

Kenya has added another landmark in substance use prevention and management. In the midst of a pandemic and unprecedented situation, Kenya has developed and launched the National Guidelines for Alcohol and Substance Use Prevention and Management in Basic Education Institutions, 2021. The Kenya National Education Sector Strategic Plan (2018-2022) prioritises mainstreaming of crosscutting and contemporary issues and value system in education and training. One of its envisioned goal is to reduce school violence, radicalisation, extremism

Grande successo per il lancio ufficiale di ISSUP Italia.

Lunedì 28 giugno si è tenuto il lancio ufficiale del National Chapter di ISSUP-​Italy, organizzazione internazionale che riunisce i professionisti che si occupano della prevenzione, trattamento e recupero delle dipendenze da sostanze. L’evento, dal titolo “Sfide e prospettive nelle dipendenze”, condotto in lingua italiana con una traduzione simultanea in inglese, ha visto la partecipazione di circa duecento persone provenienti da 34 Paesi del mondo. Il National Chapter di ISSUP-Italy è ospitato dall'Associazione "Casa Rosetta" di

Abstract submission for the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Conference

Delegate abstracts are welcome for the SSA’s 2021 Conference. Deadlines: Oral paper abstracts – Monday 5 July 2021 Poster abstracts – Monday 9 August 2021 Judges will review posters on both days of the Conference. Posters must be accompanied by an audio or video recording by the author, and the author must be available to discuss their work at a specific time during the Conference (to be scheduled after poster submission has closed). NB: delegates

Becky Vaughn opens Vth Batch of UTC course by Ecolink Institute

Ecolink opens its Vth International Batch on UTC training Becky Vaughn, Director of the Global Center for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC), US inaugurated the Vth Batch of the Universal Treatment Curriculum on 29 June 2021 under the aegis of Ecolink Institute, India. Over 30 students from 13 countries including India, Bengladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Kenya, Botswana and Gautimala are attending the six months UTC course. Becky Vaughn

“100 program Challenge” for drug prevention by Ecolink Institute receives good response

“100 program Challenge” for drug prevention by Ecolink Institute receives global response. The students of the Ecolink Institute from 16 countries launched a campaign against drug abuse, in connection with the International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking on, 26 June. The students carried out a “100 program challenge” by bringing out various activities in social media and various locations and have reached out to thousands of people with the message against addiction. The

Journal of Prevention Science Early Career Reviewer Program: Request for Applications

The Prevention Science Early Career Reviewer Program is an effort that aims to both mentor early-career researchers in prevention science and increases the pool of possible reviewers. We invite emerging prevention scientists to apply to serve a two-year term as mentored reviewers for the journal Prevention Science. Candidates apply for the position, and as part of that application process, they identify and secure a commitment from a prevention science mentor to supervise their appointment to

Kenya Launches National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention

June 26, 2021, Nairobi, Kenya:- As the World commemorated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA) on June 26, 2021, Kenya has added another milestone in the journey towards a nation free from alcohol and drug abuse:-The National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention were launched! Previously in Kenya, the approach to prevention has been single event activities, development and dissemination of information, education and communication (IEC) materials on myths and the negative

Convocatoria de Capacitadores Globales

La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (ONUDD), la Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas (CICAD) y la Sociedad Internacional de Profesionales del Abuso de Sustancias (ISSUP) anuncian la formación de un grupo de Capacitadores Globales, con el apoyo de la Oficina Internacional de Narcóticos y Aplicación de la Ley (INL) del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos. Curso: 9 agosto - 1 octubre 2021 Incluye

1st Uganda Childrens' Summit-Report

There has been a tremendous increase in the access to internet by children during the COVID 19 Lockdown which has increased exposure of children to drugs, crime and violence among children since children are not in schools. Exposure of children to explicit images, photographs, writings, videos, films and other materials has been noted to be on the rise. Early onsets on tobacco and alcohol are tightly connected to alcohol abuse and addiction, narcotics testing and

Call for Abstracts: International Society of Addiction Medicine 2021 Conference

Abstracts on all aspects of addiction are welcome. In 2021, we especially encourage abstracts that focus on exploring global solutions to international problems in the field of addiction medicine, including: Drug, alcohol and non-pharmacological addiction-related policies Inequalities and vulnerabilities Addiction mechanisms Multiple morbidities Recovery and harm reduction Interface and care principles Novel treatments and other interventions Digitalisation Abstracts should present new scientific research, best practices and evidence-based addiction treatment, care and interventions. The committee favours

Convocatoria de ponencias: El impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19 en el consumo de nicotina y tabaco

Nicotine &Tobacco Research tiene la intención de publicar un número con temas sobre la pandemia de COVID-19 y el consumo de nicotina y tabaco. Las editoras invitadas serán Jessica Barrington-Trimis, Melissa Harrell, Elias Klemperer y Anuja Majmundar. La pandemia del coronavirus COVID-19 ha cambiado drásticamente el mundo tal y como lo conocemos. Desde cierres de escuelas y trabajos hasta despidos y despidos, hasta políticas de distanciamiento social y aislamiento social obligatorias, casi todas las vidas

Save the dates: Horizon Europe info-days take place between 28 June and 9 July 2021

The European Commission announces today the first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, to take place online from 28 June to 9 July 2021. Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. The 10-day event will give the opportunity to prospective applicants, and other stakeholders of EU research and innovation, to receive information and ask questions about the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of

Call for Speakers: Commemorating the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and launching the World Drug Report

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will hold a hybrid event commemorating the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and launching the 2021 World Drug Report. The event will take place in a hybrid format on June 25th, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm CEST (Vienna). The VNGOC has been invited to nominate three civil society participants, who will have the opportunity to make a brief intervention (max. 2 min) during the

Opportunity to Speak at the Civil Society Webinars on the World Drug Report

The VNGOC together with the UNODC Civil Society Unit will be holding two webinars to present and discuss the World Drug Report 2021, which will be launched on 25th June. VNGOC are looking for civil society speakers wishing to present at these webinars, on how they use the data compiled in the World Drug Report each year and how these data impact their work. The first webinar will be held on 13th July 2021 and

Encuesta sobre los derechos del niño en los programas de tratamiento de drogas

Dianova International lanzó una encuesta en línea que recopila información sobre cómo se están abordando las necesidades de los niños en los programas de tratamiento de drogas para adultos, y mediante la identificación de formas de promover servicios centrados en la familia que sean respetuosos de las necesidades de los niños y se basen en una perspectiva de los derechos del niño. La encuesta está dirigida aprofesionales del tratamiento y disponibles en inglés, español y

Online Echo Training on Motivational Interviewing for Children with Substance Use Disorders

Young children are now living in drug-life circumstances and are actively engaged in drug-using behavior. Recent data show that incidence and prevalence rates of substance use and substance use disorders among young children are increasing across a range of socio-economic strata. The World Health Organization reports that up to 90 percent of children living in street-life circumstances worldwide use some kind of substance. In Bangladesh, the population of children living in street-life circumstances is growing

Drug Treatment and Management Training in Prison Inaugurated

Drug use has been identified as one of the ominous problems that the society faces now-a-days. Every drug dependent person has different and complex difficulties to go through in the process of recovering from such harmful behavior. Person-centered treatment strategy is thus essential for each drug dependent patient. The crucial part of the treatment not only requires the involvement of the patients, but also the involvement of their families and the community. As part of

Call for Substance Use Prevention Research Partners

We are looking for partners who are interested in receiving training and free Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program materials to implement evaluation studies. These could involve in-person, online or video implementation of any of our one-session programs for youth or young adults aimed at preventing alcohol, e-cigarettes, marijuana or opioid use while promoting protective wellness behaviors including physical activity, healthy nutrition, sleep and stress control. PPW programs can be implemented to young people individually or

Servicios de salud mental asistidos por tecnología

Comenzamos una serie de seminarios web sobre varios temas, incluida la salud mental y el trastorno por uso de sustancias. El objetivo de este seminario web fue ayudar a los participantes a aprender sobre los aspectos básicos de la tecnología asistida utilizada en los servicios de salud mental. Además, su objetivo fue ayudar a los participantes a comprender la dinámica interpersonal en el asesoramiento asistido por tecnología este seminario web.

Convocatoria de ponencias: Nuevas tendencias de drogas y otras tendencias de comportamiento durante el distanciamiento social para la pandemia de COVID-19

Este número especial explora las nuevas tendencias de drogas y comportamiento durante la Pandemia de Covid-19. Acogemos con beneplácito las contribuciones multidisciplinarias destinadas a mejorar la comprensión de cómo el "distanciamiento físico" y otros cambios radicales en nuestros estilos de vida podrían conducir al consumo de nuevas drogas emergentes y otros comportamientos de riesgo. Los temas de investigación potenciales incluyen, entre otros: Uso, efectos, mercados de nuevas sustancias psicoactivas (NPS) y drogas que mejoran la

Opportunity to Publish a Scientific Article on New Psychoactive Substances!

UNODC is proud to be the co-editor of Special Issue “New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic” of the Journal “Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health” and cordially invites you to submit abstracts for consideration. You will find all information regarding this new Special Issue on this link:, as well as in the attached flyer. The important thing to note is that everything will be open access and