September 2020

Substance Use and Mental Health: Challenges, Opportunities and First Lessons During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Location: Webinar

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on substance use? What is the link between this and mental health? What has been happening on the front lines? What needs to be done?

 To hear the answers to these questions and more, register for the upcoming webinar on Tuesday 1st September, 14:00-14:45 

Speakers include:

  • Professor Alexander Baldacchino, St Andrews University Medical School and International Society of Addiction Medicine

  • Vladimir Poznyak, World Health Organisation

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WEBINAR | Relapse Prevention: A Step Towards Sustained Recovery

Location: India, India

The webinar hosted by ISSUP India on "Relapse Prevention: A Step Towards a Sustained Recovery" will be conducted on Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 at 1600 hours
On September 1st 2020, ISSUP India would like to invite you to attend a Webinar on 'Relapse Prevention: A Step Towards Sustained Recovery'.
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The Impact of Disaster on Recovery: The Perfect Storm

Location: Webinar

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Description

While natural and human-made disasters continue to plague humankind, the impact of disasters on people in recovery is a largely unexplored territory. In consideration of the fact that disruption of the person's life can put them at risk for relapse, the astute therapist knows that these unexpected events can cause significant distress to the client and possibly have a negative impact on their recovery.

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Submitted on Sunday 5th January 2020 - 15:02
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4th Annual Recovery Capital Virtual Conference of Canada

Location: Online, Canada

Mental health and addiction Conference “Building Recovery Capital in Canada Virtual Conference” will feature expert speakers presenting on prevention, treatment, workplace wellness, and more.

In response to COVID-19, the in-person 5 city Recovery Capital Conference will take place as a virtual event on a production stage streamed as a virtual conference instead to respect physical distancing protocol.

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Addiction Group Meeting

Location: Santiago, Chile

Addiction Group Meeting
Use of mesenmatic stem cells and their derivatives as a new therapeutic alternative in the treatment of alcoholism.
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Unite Global Summit

Location: Online

The UNITE Global Summit: Virtual 2020 aims to commit, inspire, and empower policymakers towards the achievement of the UN SDGs over the next decade, while building a roadmap on clear policy actions to eliminate the threat posed by communicable diseases. This alignment of a common vision will culminate in the signing of UNITE’s 2020 Declaration.

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WEBINAR | ISSUP India - Therapeutic Communities and Its Applications

Location: India, India

ISSUP India Therapeutic Communities Webinar Flyer
ISSUP India is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on Therapeutic Communities and Its Applications. The webinar is scheduled to be present on Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | duration 1 hour 30 minutes | (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi.
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Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research

Location: Michigan

CADCA is proud to present this instalment of its Research Into Action webinar series on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 2 pm EST featuring Dr Cheryl King discussing her recent article, “Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research”, which was published in Current Opinion in Psychology in 2018.

Dr King will discuss her and her colleagues’ article’s findings regarding best practices in adolescent suicide prevention. The article highlights research regarding two strategies: creating protective environments and identifying and supporting youth at risk for suicide.

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SUAB presents: An Audience with Dr Rebecca Askew - Drug Policy Voices

Location: Manchester

Drug Policy Voices project: Using values to frame debates about drug policy and opportunities for reform.

About this Event

Drug policy is firmly on the global political agenda, over the past decade we have seen changes to cannabis policy worldwide, an increase in drug-related deaths, the establishment of drug checking services at festivals and debates about the introduction of safe consumption facilities. Those with personal experience of consuming substances are often left out of the debate. 

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Men and Alcohol: Final Report Launch

Location: Edinburgh

SHAAP and IAS are delighted to announce that we will be launching the final report of our Men & Alcohol seminar series on 9th September from 2-4 pm BST

These events have provided an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critical topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention has been to stimulate thinking, challenge attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities.

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(Webinar) Advancing the Use of “Core Components” Approaches: Suggestions for Researchers Publishing Evaluation Results

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

AIR ISSUP
This webinar will identify categories of data important to collect and report on that would advance core components approaches. It will also engage audience members in a discussion about how best to incentivize researchers, journal editors and others to make more complete and detailed information available to identify, test, and scale up core components of effective programs.
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Webinar: Drug use among adolescents during pandemics: an understanding of family relationships

Location: Santiago, Chile

ISSUP Chile Eduardo Nicholls

ISSUP Chile invites you to participate in a webinar on "Drug Use in Adolescents in Pandemic Times: An Understanding of the Relational Family" to be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Chile time)

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Updated Substance Use PPW Program Online Webinar, Training Slides & Protocols

Location: St. Augustine, United States

Updated Online Strategies for Providing Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

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Problem Solving Group: Teaching in a Virtual Environment

Location: Online

ICUDDR is pleased to offer a Problem Solving Group centred around online learning! Join us as we discuss issues of teaching in a virtual environment. In this group, we will offer some techniques, ideas, and assistance in online learning but even more importantly, we will listen to concerns you have and will model the sessions around your questions and needs! Join us for our first session on Sept 14th at 10 AM EDT / 3 PM BST. Our first topic will be Engaging Students Online - Communication and Interaction.  

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European Conference on FASD (EUFASD) 2020

Location: Arendal, Norway

The EUFASD conference will take place from 14th to 16th September 2020.

The first Regional Competence Center for children with prenatal alcohol/drug exposure in the Nordic countries is proud to host this exciting cutting-edge conference for the first time in Norway.

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Centre for Behaviour Change Conference 2020

Location: Online

This year CBC 2020 will run entirely on the Whova online conference platform, delivering a  unique and fully interactive virtual conference experience.

#cbconf2020 promises to be an exciting and engaging event, combining the all the features that make our in-person conference the go-to event for scientists and industry professions in the digital health and behaviour change sector, along with unique features made possible by the digital platform!

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Drug Demand Reduction in Africa - Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology

Location: Africa

With support from ISSUP Global, ISSUP South Africa is excited to announce its first Virtual Conference on Drug Demand Reduction in Africa - Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology, which will be convened online through a series of six plenary sessions beginning September 16, 2020, through to November 10, 2020.

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Fostering Couple Recovery: Tools for Counsellors and Therapists

Location: Webinar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 3-5:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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A relational approach to addiction treatment is the missing component in most contemporary addiction models, even though this default assumption conflicts with most empirical evidence. Long-standing and well-established research has consistently supported couple and family approaches for treating addictive disorders.

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Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
The First Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.
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Treatment and Care of People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System: Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment - Impact of COVID-19 in Africa and the Americas

Location: Washington, D.C.

ISSUP UNODC CICAD African Union
This webinar targets substantive experts and policy makers working in the field of Justice and Health.
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Submitted on Monday 14th September 2020 - 15:32
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Global drug market shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic

Location: Randwick

NDARC Webinar

How have illegal drug markets adapted to the emergence of COVID-19 and social/mobility restrictions imposed across many nations?

The emergence of COVID-19 has prompted an unprecedented global health emergency. Government responses have included social and mobility restrictions (e.g. lockdowns), designed to halt the spread of this highly infectious disease. Markets for illegal drugs have typically been resilient and actors within these networks are known to adapt to new challenges.

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SRNT-E Online Conference 2020

Location: Europe

The SRNT-E board has decided to set up an online conference taking place on 17-18th Sept 2020. We remain committed to providing the opportunity to both senior and early-career researchers to share their research in the field of nicotine and tobacco. We welcome recent studies on COVID-19 and smoking/vaping.  Please continue using the current submission system to submit abstracts/symposia for the online conference.

Themes: 

I. Clinical 

II. Epidemiology 

III. Public health 

IV. Basic Science/Pre Clinical

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MARC webinar series: Impacts of COVID on substance use & mental health

Location: Melbourne

About this Event

We are excited to announce the second of our MARC interdisciplinary webinars where you will hear from Prof Paul Dietze, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, and Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Pearce, General Practice, who will be discussing the impacts of COVID on substance use and mental health. Our discussant for the webinar will be Dr Shalini Arunogiri, Deputy Clinical Director of Turning Point’s Treatment Service, Monash University.

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One-Session Alcohol, Vaping, Marijuana & Opioid Use Prevention: Intro to Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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The South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre: Journey, Impact and Lessons

Location: South Africa, South Africa

The South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre:  Journey, Impact and Lessons

The South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) is funded by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA), and forms part of the group of international ATTC’s, an extension of the US-based domestic ATTC network.

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Webinar on the new NGO Marketplace and civil society engagement at the CND

Location: Vienna

The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) together with the UNODC Civil Society Team are inviting you to a joint webinar presenting the NGO Marketplace and giving guidance on how to engage effectively at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). The webinar will include a tour through the new features of the NGO Marketplace, information on this years CND intersessional meetings and guidance on how to best apply for speaking opportunities.

Flyer and agenda: https://bit.ly/2FfuvRg

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GTNF 2020

Location: Global

GTNF 2020 VIRTUAL: Bringing the global conversation to you

The world’s leading annual forum discussing the future of the tobacco and nicotine industries is going virtual this September for the first time in its 13-year history. Take part in four days of stimulating debates on shaping the industries’ futures with delegates from all over the world.

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ISSUP Lebanon Launch and Webinar: UNODC and WHO - International Standards on Drug Use Prevention

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

ISSUP Lebanon UNODC WHO
As part of their launch, ISSUP Lebanon wish to invite you to attend a webinar on the 'International Standards on Drug use Prevention' on September 21st 2020.
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Training of health and social action professionals on the UTC programme from 21 to 29 September 2020

Location: Lomé, Togo

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European Drug Report 2020 Launch

Location: Lisbon

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting drug use, supply and services? What are the health costs of drug use in Europe today? What do the latest data tell us about drug production and trafficking trends? Be the first to know when the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) launches its European Drug Report 2020: Trends and Developments in a live online media event on 22 September.

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Webinar on the new NGO Marketplace and civil society engagement at the CND

Location: Vienna

The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) together with the UNODC Civil Society Team are inviting you to a joint webinar presenting the NGO Marketplace and giving guidance on how to engage effectively at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). The webinar will include a tour through the new features of the NGO Marketplace, information on this years CND intersessional meetings and guidance on how to best apply for speaking opportunities. Flyer and agenda: https://bit.ly/2FfuvRg

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Discerning Risks and Effects of Alcohol in the Midst of Adolescent Development

Location: Online

The NIAAA Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture will take place as a virtual event on Septermber 22, 2020. This year's presenter is Dr. Sandra A. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research and distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). 

The title of her presentation is "Discerning Risks and Effects of Alcohol in the Midst of Adolescent Development.” 

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One-Session SPORT & InShape Alcohol/Drug Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Wednesday 16th September 2020 - 18:39
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Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
The Second Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.
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One-Session Vaping (E-Cigarette) & Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Webinar: New Challenges in Treatment Addictions: Experience of Ukraine and Kazakhstan

Location: Kyiv / Nur-Sultan

ISSUP
On Wednesday 23rd September, ISSUP Ukraine and ISSUP Kazakhstan would like to invite you to attend their upcoming Webinar on "New Challenges in Treatment Addictions: Experience of Ukraine and Kazakhstan".
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Best Practices for Co-occurring Disorders Treatment: Intake, Screening, and Assessment

Location: Webinar

Presented by: Great Lakes, Northeast & Caribbean, and Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs)

Routine screening and assessment for mental health and substance use is essential for identifying the full range of behavioural health issues affecting each client. This webinar will explore best practices for screening, including recommended and validated screening tools as well as policies and procedures that will support routine, systematic, and comprehensive clinical assessment

Time: Sep 23, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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National Media Conference on the Role of Media for Drug Free Society by ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and Ehsas For Life/NGO, in Collaboration with Youth Forum Pakistan & Anti-Narcotics Force, Punjab on 23rd September, 2020 at Faletti's Hotel, Lahore-Pakistan.

Location: Lahore,Punjab, Pakistan

Media has today become the voice of our society. Media is the reflection of our society and it depicts what and how society works. It also helps in entertaining the public, educate and make people aware of the current happenings. There is a variety of media platform that has stimulated the thoughts of the young generation and other sections of our society, more eloquently. Over the past three decades, peoples have been heavily influenced by the power of media and it's ability to shape society.

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Submitted on Saturday 12th September 2020 - 17:22
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NAADAC 2020 Annual Conference

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

NAADAC ISSUP

NAADAC invites you to attend the virtual 2020 Annual Conference: Learn, Connect, Succeedfrom September 24 - 26, 2020 right from your home or office!

This year's conference will feature trainings in these five subject tracks:

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IOTOD 2020 Virtual Conference

Location: London

Virtual Summit 2020
Date: 24th and 25th September 2020

The Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (IOTOD) team are delighted to announce that IOTOD 2020 is going virtual. In light of ongoing restrictions to travel and public gatherings and our commitment to the safety of our delegates, exhibitors and staff, this year’s conference will be delivered online.

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Bi-Monthly Webinar: ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Bi-Monthly ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series Flyer
ISSUP Nigeria would like to invite you to attend the second session of their Knowledge Update Series on September 24th 2020. This sessions topic is 'From Treatment to Relapse: Stages of Relapse'.
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International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs (INEBRIA)

Location: Goa, India

The 17th INEBRIA conference will take place in Goa, India, on September 24-25, 2020 under the title “Setting new directions for brief interventions”. The conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners, implementers, academics, policy-makers, and various other actors to influence the agenda for alcohol-use interventions. The ultimate goal is to change the way we conceptualise addictions care, particularly in low resource settings.

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La Unidad de Reducción de la Demanda de la Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas (CICAD) y La Facultad de Psicología (UNAM)

Location: Mexico

Realizan una invitación a participar en la 10a. Sesión Clínica: Atención telepsicológica a madre de adolescente que consume cannabis. 

Fecha: Viernes 25 de septiembre de 2020.

Hora: 10:00 am - 11:30 am (Tiempo de la Ciudad de México).

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''One Day Training Workshop on Counselling Skills'' (Motivational Interviewing , Self-Disclosure) by Youth Forum Pakistan, Doctors Rehab Clinic Intl. with Collaboration ISSUP Pakistan and Nishan Rehab at Islamabad on 27th September, 2020.

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Free Learning Opportunity!

''ONE DAY TRAINING WORKSHOP ON COUNSELLING SKILLS'' (Motivational Interviewing , Self-Disclosure) is going to be Conduct by Dr. Rehab Clinic International and Youth Form Pakistan in Collaboration with ISSUP Pakistan, Nishan Rehab Islamabad and Subhan Medical Center Trust on 27th September, 2020 at Doctors Rehab Clinic Intl. Banigala Islamabad-Pakistan.

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2020 Guam Virtual Conference on Substance use Disorders

Location: Pacific, Guam

2020 Guam Virtual Conference on Substance use Disorders ISSUP

Guam’s 2020 Virtual Conference on Substance use Disorders. Hosted by the Pacific Southwest ATTC for Guam.

Earn up to 8.0 CEs while presentations in the following featured tracks: 

  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Wellness
  • Special Populations
  • Recovery


 

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UTC 1: Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals

Location: Zoom Platform, Philippines

Good Morning, 

We would like to invite you for our upcoming UTC 1 Training from September 28,29 and October 1 and 2 via Zoom Platform. 

For Inquiries,

Gerard Michael C Gonzales

Email: gerardm [dot] gonzales [at] yahoo [dot] com

Mobile: 0966-331-5546

 

 

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The Implications of COVID-19 for Substance Use and Mental Health – A Public Health Perspective

Location: Canada

In this CCSA panel discussion webinar, experts will provide federal, provincial and local perspectives on the response to substance use and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will explore the implications of the pandemic response on substance use and mental health, as well as the response measures that were taken, lessons learned and recommendations as pandemic restrictions across Canada begin to lift.

Date: September 28, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST 

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International Recovery Day

Location: Globally

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Training Youth to Implement the SPORT Alcohol/Drug Prevention Plus Wellness Program to Peers: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Friday 18th September 2020 - 18:44
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