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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

La Casa Blanca publica la Estrategia Nacional de Control de Drogas 2022 que describe un camino integral a seguir para abordar la adicción y la epidemia de sobredosis

Hoy, el presidente Biden envió la Estrategia Nacional de Control de Drogas inaugural de su Administración al Congreso en un momento en que las sobredosis de drogas han cobrado un precio desgarrador, cobrándose 106,854 vidas en el período más reciente de 12 meses. La Estrategia cumple con el llamado a la acción en la Agenda de Unidad del Presidente Biden a través de un enfoque de todo el gobierno para vencer la epidemia de sobredosis

Introducción de nuevos métodos y herramientas para el diagnóstico y tratamiento de los trastornos por consumo de drogas discutidos en Kazajstán

El 15 de abril de 2022, la Oficina Regional de la UNODC para Asia Central, en colaboración con el Centro Científico y Práctico Republicano para la Salud Mental, celebró una "Mesa Redonda Nacional sobre la aplicación de nuevos métodos y herramientas de diagnóstico y tratamiento de los trastornos por consumo de drogas. Al evento, celebrado en modo híbrido (zoom en línea, fuera de línea) asistieron especialistas superiores de los Ministerios de Salud y Asuntos Internos

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

Convocatoria de Master Trainers para el Proyecto de Gestión de Atención de Casos

Breve descripción: La Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas (ES-CICAD) está buscando expresiones de interés de expertos en el campo de las alternativas al encarcelamiento y la integración social para ser capacitados como Instructores Maestros para la entrega del currículo de Gestión de Casos a nivel internacional. Una vez que se complete con éxito la Capacitación de Capacitadores, estos Capacitadores Maestros se incluirán en la lista de capacitadores

Kenia introduce impuesto sobre la publicidad del alcohol

En el presupuesto 2022/23 se ha propuesto un impuesto del 15% sobre las tarifas cobradas por las estaciones de televisión, los medios impresos, las vallas publicitarias y las estaciones de radio por los anuncios de productos alcohólicos, juegos y apuestas. Aquí puede leer el artículo de noticias, publicado por Movendi International, que describe los cambios de política que se han introducido para reducir el daño causado por el alcohol.

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

Compassion Satisfaction, Burnout, Secondary Traumatic Stress and Wellbeing among Substance Use Treatment Counselors

Abstract Objective: Present study aims to investigate the role of CS, BO, and STS in the well-being of counselors working in the field of substance use treatment facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: A sample of 200 mental health and substance use treatment counselors were recruited from different in and outpatient treatment centers and institutes. The age ranges of the entire sample were from 18 to 58 years (M = 26.85; SD = 63). They

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 capacita a un equipo de capacitadores nacionales de Asia Central dentro del Nivel Avanzado del Currículo de Tratamiento Universal para trastornos por uso de sustancias

La Oficina Regional de la UNODC para Asia Central apoyó una capacitación de capacitadores (ToT) en el Curso 13 - "Gestión de contingencias: un tratamiento basado en el refuerzo" y el "Curso 18 - "Supervisión clínica" que tuvo lugar en persona en Bishkek, Kirguistán, del 10 al 18 de marzo de 2022. Estos cursos son parte del Nivel Avanzado del Currículo de Tratamiento Universal para trastornos por uso de sustancias (paquete de capacitación UTC). La

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

Wastewater analysis and drugs — a European multi-city study 2022

The analysis of municipal wastewaters for drugs and their metabolic products to estimate community consumption is a developing field, involving scientists working in different research areas, including analytical chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, sewage engineering, spatial epidemiology and statistics, and conventional drug epidemiology. This page presents the findings from studies conducted since 2011. Data from all studies can be explored through an interactive tool, and a detailed analysis of the findings of the most recent study, in

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

Register for the 65th CND

Don't forget to register for the 65th CND! NGOs with ECOSC status can attend the 65th CND online or in person. Everyone else will be able to follow the public webcasts of the plenary. Make sure to register on time and fill out the VNGOC online form before 7th March if you want to make an oral intervention, observe the Committee of the Whole (CoW) or attend in person. Documentation and more information on the

Convocatoria de artículos: Diseños híbridos en la ciencia de la implementación

Los diseños de ensayos híbridos de efectividad e implementación se han vuelto cada vez más frecuentes en la investigación de implementación. A medida que los diseños híbridos entran en su segunda década de uso generalizado, la sección de Ciencia de la Implementación de Frontiers in Health Services lanza un tema de investigación para alimentar el discurso del campo sobre el pasado, presente y futuro de los diseños híbridos en la traducción del conocimiento. Las presentaciones

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

Concurso de vídeo Inter-GLAM

Introducción Inter-GLAM es un proyecto europeo, cofinanciado por el Programa de la DG Justicia de la Unión Europea "Iniciativas de política de drogas - Iniciativas de apoyo en el campo de la política de drogas" (JUST-2019-AG-DRUGS). El proyecto tiene como objetivo colaborar con diversas partes interesadas para elaborar sobre las perspectivas y tendencias globales que dan forma a las adicciones y los mercados de drogas, y coproducirá un capítulo de la 4ª Conferencia Europea sobre

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