VNGOC Civil society participation in INCB thematic hearing on illicit financial flows through drug trafficking – impact on development and security

Call for Application The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) will host a civil society hearing for the INCB board members on the margins of this years INCB board meeting. The hearing will be on the topic of "illicit financial flows through drug trafficking – impact on development and security" and will take place online on May 19th from 12.30pm to 2.30pm CEST, Vienna local time. 10-12 NGOs will have the possibility to present their work

UNODC strengthened workforce capacity on community-based social services for youth at risk and their families in Turkmenistan

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia together with the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), hosted a training for practitioners on "Treatnet Family" for youth with drug use disorders including those in contact or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system. The event was held in a hybrid format in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 12-16 April 2021 and 27 local service providers working with youth and their families from drug treatment centres, juvenile

NAADAC Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care Series

Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part I: History of Specialized Treatment for LGTBQ+ Clients Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 12:00-2:00pm ET Earn 2 CEs Register Now Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part II: LGBTQ Youth, Community & Alcohol Misuse Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET Earn 1.5 CEs Register Now Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part III: Working with LGBTQ2S+ Native American Clients Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET Earn 1.5 CEs Register

UNODC Indonesia supports the establishment of ISSUP Indonesia’s Chapter

In line with ISSUP’s global network in the field of prevention and treatment and its importance of promoting evidence based and ethical substance use prevention and treatment locally, Indonesia planned to officially establish its national ISSUP chapter. This initiative was supported by a group of representatives from the government, civil society, academia and international organisations in Indonesia who are committed to the establishment and its process until the ISSUP Indonesia’s chapter is officially launched. A

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM) in Scotland

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM, also known as ‘Planet Youth’) is a community-based approach aiming to prevent young people’s substance use through reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. A new team, based in Dundee, Scotland, aim to review the scientific evidence, including that gained first-hand, for YiIM’s applicability to Dundee, gain an in-depth understanding of how the model could be implemented/adapted locally, and make recommendations. Here, you can find information and resources about

Society for the Study of Addiction Launches Early Career Research Network

The new SSA Early Career Research Network launches on 19 May, providing a series of (initially online) events designed to support PhD students and post-doc academics through the early stages of their addiction research careers. Run by people in the early stages of their own research, this new ECR network will cover topics on grant writing, applying for fellowships, writing articles, getting published, and how to navigate the often confusing, and occasionally stressful, initial stages

Brasil participa da 64ª Sessão da Comissão de Narcóticos e Drogas (CND) que aconteceu em Viena

Aconteceu em Viena, Áustria, de 12 a 16 de abril de 2021, a 64ª Sessão da Comissão de Narcóticos e Drogas (CND) das Nações Unidas. A CND se reúne anualmente e é o principal órgão de formulação de políticas de drogas no sistema das Nações Unidas (ONU), responsável por monitorar a situação mundial das drogas, desenvolver estratégias baseadas em evidências para o seu controle e recomendar medidas para enfrentar esse problema mundial. A Comissão de

Lo que la OPS hace El proyecto para el desarrollo e implementación de una propuesta para el “Abordaje Integral de la Concurrencia entre Trastornos por Uso de Sustancias y otros Trastornos Mentales y de la Conducta, en países de América Latina”

Lo que la OPS hace El proyecto para el desarrollo e implementación de una propuesta para el “Abordaje Integral de la Concurrencia entre Trastornos por Uso de Sustancias y otros Trastornos Mentales y de la Conducta, en países de América Latina”, se enmarca en los acuerdos desarrollados en materia de salud pública, entre la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS), el Gobierno de España y el Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría (Centro Colaborador OMS), para fortalecer


CREACIÓN DE CAPACIDAD PARA PROFESIONALES DE LA PREVENCIÓN DEL USO DEL SOL La Shelter Youth and Community Network (The Shelter NGO), proveedora de capacitación para el Programa de Asesoramiento sobre Drogas del Plan Colombo (DAP, por sus hijos), llevó a cabo su primera capacitación sobre el Curso Universal de Prevención curricular-básico para profesionales de la prevención y aspirantes a la prevención en Lagos, Nigeria, integrado por participantes de dos naciones (Nigeria y Ghana) La formación

Call for Presentations- NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals invites you to submit a proposal to present a virtual poster at its 2021 Annual Conference, which will be held virtually from October 28-30, 2021. NAADAC members and non-members are invited to submit poster presentation proposals for display at the virtual 2021 Annual Conference. NAADAC encourages experienced trainers, young investigators, researchers, and addiction and co-occurring professionals from diverse organizations and disciplines to submit. NAADAC and its partners are calling

Surge in Overdose Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over 87,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses over a 12 month period ending in September 2020. Without question, there is a link between the increased numbers of people dying from drug overdoses and the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear, stress, job loss, enforced restrictions and closure to vital support services are some of the factors researchers are exploring when examining the impact COVID-19 has had on drug overdoses. This New York Times article provides an overview

Publishing Addiction Science

ICUDDR are pleased to announce that they are now opening applications for the second group of ICUDDR/ISAJE Learning Collaborative participants. ICUDDR and ISAJE began hosts this Learning Collaborative using the Publishing Addiction Science materials developed by ISAJE. The sessions are facilitated by journal editors Richard Pates, Journal of Substance Use, Ann Mitchell, Journal of Addictions Nursing, and Christine Vourakis, Journal of Addictions Nursing. The collaborative features ten 90-minute sessions beginning Tuesday, May 18th at 9:00

Developing University-based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs

ICUDDR has announced they will be hosting an implementation course entitled “Developing University-based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs” for our members in Africa. The purpose of the course is to equip academic staff with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to develop sustainable DDR academic programs that meet local needs and align with university and regulatory bodies goals and objectives. This course is still in development, and facilitation will begin Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Sessions

Reducción de daños debido al alcohol: historias de éxito de 3 países

La Región Europea tiene el mayor nivel de consumo de alcohol del mundo. Para reducir estos daños, la OMS/Europa ha identificado tres estrategias de intervención asequibles, factibles y rentables: aumentar los impuestos especiales sobre las bebidas alcohólicas introducir y hacer cumplir prohibiciones o restricciones claras a la exposición a la publicidad del alcohol promulgar y hacer cumplir las restricciones a la disponibilidad física de alcohol al por menor. Aquí se puede leer sobre los resultados

Innovative contest scaling up UNODC- developed prevention programme in Uzbekistan announced its winners

The Nationwide Competition “Expert on the Development of Life and Family Skills” was organized online in January-April 2021 by the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan jointly with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in three stages via @psyforum telegram channel. The competition was aimed at disseminating best practices, as well as improving the skills of psychologists and teachers in the public education system in achieving psychological resilience in

Society for the Study of Addiction to take on research update role

From 1 May 2021 Drug and Alcohol Findings expects to end its core research update service, many aspects of which will instead become available from the Society for the Study of Addiction ( - our co-funder and long-time supporter, and a charity with an unrivalled history and standing in the sector. To follow progress on these changes be sure to SUBSCRIBE FREE OF CHARGE TO THE SOCIETY’S WEBSITE USER MAILING LIST at With our

23-25 February 2021: UNODC supported a national consultation in Côte d'Ivoire to develop integrated national approaches and guidelines for the treatment of comorbid drug use and other medical conditions

Under the supervision of the Interministerial Committee on Drug Control and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, nearly 20 representatives of national programmes to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and mental health, as well as representatives of various treatment centres, as well as people with drug use disorders, worked for three days to launch the development of integrated national guidelines for the treatment of drug use and other concurrent medical conditions. The guidelines are

Instagram não coíbe divulgação de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF)

Mesmo proibido, é possível driblar as leis e promover o uso de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF) no Instagram, uma rede social com alto grau de engajamento de jovens Sofisticadas estratégias de marketing têm sido utilizadas para atrair o público jovem para o consumo de produtos fumígenos e promover a aceitação social do tabagismo. No Brasil, a venda e publicidade de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF) é proibida desde 2009, mas foram detectadas iniciativas para

UNODC realiza en Ecuador jornada de capacitación sobre trastornos por uso de sustancias con perspectiva de género

Quito, 16 de marzo de 2021.- La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC, por sus siglas en inglés), a través del Proyecto Global de Atención para la Drogodependencia y Tratamiento - con el respaldo del Ministerio de Salud Pública del Ecuador - desarrolló una jornada de capacitación sobre el tratamiento para mujeres, adolescentes y niñas con trastornos por uso de sustancias y el manejo de trastornos por uso de

5 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol and Cancer

Rethink your alcohol consumption to decrease your risk of cancer. Most of us are familiar with the link between some lifestyle behaviors and cancer - such as smoking or sedentary lifestyle. But some people may be surprised by the fact that alcohol consumption is also a risk factor for cancer and that these combined lifestyle factors contribute to up to 40% of cancers. Given that 26.4% of the total Brazilian population consumes alcohol, it is

Participate in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs next week!!!

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is the body that is mandated to develop drug policy at the global level and is the governing body of UNODC. The Commission will take place next week, from 12 to 16 April 2021 and, because of the pandemic, all the sessions will be webcasted. Do join in following the discussions in plenary, it is a unique chance to understand the political landscape of our field of work. Here’s the

Consumo de alcohol entre los estudiantes nigerianos

Según la OrganizaciónMundial de la Salud, Nigeria ocupa el segundo lugar en la lista de países africanos por consumo excesivo de alcohol episódico. A pesar de las cifras preocupantes, el panorama es menos claro al analizar poblaciones particulares, como los estudiantes universitarios. En un artículo, publicado en la conversación,investigadores de la Universidad del Noroeste discuten los resultados de sus últimas investigaciones, que analizan la prevalencia del consumo de alcohol entre los estudiantes y cómo esto


It is a pleasure to inform you that the III INTERNATIONAL WORK CONFERENCE ON PREVENTION (III JIPRE) is approaching, under the slogan “Challenges of digitalization in prevention”. These conferences will be held ONLINE during the month of May 2021, organized by the PAIDI Group "Innovation in Care and Social Determinants in Health" of the Nursing Department of the Faculty of Physiotherapy and Podiatry Nursing, of the University of Seville and PRECUICOM. This year we have


Estimados/as Congresistas Es un placer informaros de que se acercan las III JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES DE TRABAJO SOBRE PREVENCIÓN (III JIPRE), bajo el lema “Retos de la digitalización en prevención”. Dichas jornadas se celebrará ONLINE durante el mes de mayo de 2021, organizadas por el Grupo PAIDI “Innovación en Cuidados y Determinantes Sociales en Salud” del Departamento de Enfermería de la Facultad de Enfermería Fisioterapia y Podología, de la Universidad de Sevilla y PRECUICOM. Este año

Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders

NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people. A new study shows that in the time after first trying cannabis or first misusing prescription drugs, the percentages of young people who develop the corresponding substance use disorder are higher among adolescents (ages 12-17) than young adults (ages 18-25). In addition, 30% of young adults develop a heroin use disorder and 25% develop a methamphetamine

UTC Training for Addiction Professionals in Mexico Time Zones

Ecolink Institute, India organizes its 4th International Training programme on Universal Treatment Curriculum on Substance Use Disorder for 5 April 2021 on every Monday and Friday from 6-8 AM on Mexican Time and 6.30 to 8.30 PM on Indian Time. This training is mainly for the Mexican practitioners in SUD and organized in collaboration with the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme. The Los Altos is the local host of the event. Registrations are going on

UNODC Presents the Concept of the Survey of Kazakhstan’s High-Risk Drug Use

4 March 2021, Online Consultation on initiation of the Survey in Kazakhstan on High-Risk Drug Use took place via Zoom Teleconference Platform. More than 25 representatives of governmental, non-governmental stakeholders in the Republic of Kazakhstan and international organizations, including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Republican Mental Health Centre, Kazakh National Centre of Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, Law Enforcement Academy of the General Prosecutor’s Office, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, Global Fund to fight AIDS

Becas para la Red Internacional de Intervención Breve para el Alcohol y otras Drogas

INEBRIA ofrece la posibilidad de solicitar becas para asistir virtualmente o presencialmente a la conferencia INEBRIA 2021 para profesionales con verdadero interés en ampliar la detección de alcohol e intervenciones breves en sus países. ¿Quién es el público objetivo? Profesionales de carrera temprana que trabajan en el campo de breves intervenciones para el alcohol y otras sustancias– de organizaciones académicas, clínicas, públicas y del sector civil. Criterios de elegibilidad para los solicitantes: Usted tiene que

E-book: "Parents in Prevention" - volume 1

An E-book to support people to keep children and adolescents safe and free from problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs. In an increasingly fast-paced and dynamic world, more and more people suffer pressures, stress and influence from the environment in which they live, many of these influences are real threats to people's well-being. Therefore, we see children and adolescents increasingly vulnerable and susceptible to adopting risky behaviors, including the use of