March 2021

European Drugs Winter School 2021

Location: Europe

The EMCDDA and the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) are offering two upcoming events in 2021: the European Drugs Winter School (EDWS) and the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS).

The EDWS will take place as a virtual event from 1–12 March 2021 and will explore the theme of 'Responses to, and preparedness for, health-related threats (COVID-19 lessons learned)'. 

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Webinar: "Medication Options for Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders: Optimistic Update and New Research"

Location: Maryland, United States

Register now at https://thenationalcouncil-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-W5Zn4sRTb6FgD0_PxM5Yw
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, starting at 01:00 PM (Washington, DC time)

Overdose deaths associated with illicit stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine) have surged in the past eight years, according to a recent study by the National Institutes for Health (NIH).

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Submitted on Tuesday 16th February 2021 - 20:17
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Delivering Medication Assisted Treatment for Addictions via Telehealth

Location: Online

This seminar marks the launch of a consultation process funded by the Drug Deaths Task Force (DDTF), Scottish Government and Corra Foundation on best practice approaches on delivering Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder via Telehealth. In keeping with the landscape of substance use in Scotland contributing to drug-related deaths, the main focus will be on the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder for example with methadone or buprenorphine.

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Submitted on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 - 14:29
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Residential Rehab and Detox - Mapping a way forward for Tier 4

Location: Online, United Kingdom

This webinar will discuss the challenges facing Tier 4, and ask how the system needs to change to improve access to these vital services.

About this Event

Through presentations and panel discussions, this webinar will discuss:

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Submitted on Thursday 11th February 2021 - 09:58
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Webinar 'Who's Doing What?: The Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use'

Location: USA, United States

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5017510673728957453

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12pm-1pm ET (Washington, DC time, corresponding to 11CT/10MT/9PT)

 

A webinar produced in partnership with the ATTC Network Coordinating Office and AMERSA

 

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Submitted on Monday 22nd February 2021 - 16:52
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Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry (BBC) Annual Meeting: Translational Research in Addiction

Location: Online

This three-day virtual conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists.

The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for networking among different disciplines and in so doing promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology.

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Weekend Course on UTC Curriculum 1 & 2 from March 6, 2021

Location: Mangalore, India (Onine Live sessions)

Online Course on Science of Addition, Treatment and Recovery, UTC 1 & 2

Online course on "Science of Substance Use Disorder, Treatment and Recovery", as per the Universal Treatment Curriculum by the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme, starting from 6 March 2021, every Saturday from 9 am to 1.30 pm (Indian Standard Time) with 40 minutes break. This course is designed for practitioners in SUD and mental Health sector as a weekend course. Those completing Curriculum 1 & 2 will also get opportunity to complete the entire 8 curriculums and write ICAP exam for international credentials.

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Submitted on Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 08:04
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"Recovery Support Services" Training Workshop

Location: Kualalumpur, Malaysia

Recovery Support Services Training

Serene Retreat is organizing "Recovery Support Services " training workshop starting from 8TH March to 12TH March 2021. This training course gives you an opportunity to be able to sit for the Recovery Coach Credentialing Examination (RC).

To register kindly click the link https://forms.gle/v87Lo3NMg2ZMcvXj9

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Submitted on Saturday 23rd January 2021 - 09:03
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Webinar | Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders: A Focus on Females Across the Life Course

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

ISSUP Lebanon would like to invite you to attend their upcoming Webinar with Dr. Hendrée Jones on the topic of treatment and prevention of substance use disorders among females across the life span.
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Submitted on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 - 18:32
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International Standards of Drug Use Prevention

Location: Online

The Vienna NGO Committee, UNODC Prevention Treatment Rehabilitation Section and UNODC Civil Society Unit (CSU) are hosting:

Webinar for Civil Society: Q&A on the International Standards of Drug Use Prevention

10 March at 1 PM CET.

In English with interpretation in French and Russian.

 

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Submitted on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - 09:36
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Online Prevention Plus Wellness Programs & Training: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the advantages of online  Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs and training.
  2. Review the options for online vs. in-person PPW programs and training.
  3. Compare online PPW programs with video PPW programs.
  4. Examine how to implement and evaluate online PPW programs.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6d_LEa3PRJyrtDVhdkIcNw

Length: 60 minutes 

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Submitted on Saturday 6th March 2021 - 17:48
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Addressing the Intersection of Substance Use and Suicide: Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

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 On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 2 PM to 3:30 PM, ET (Washington, DC time), the University of Cincinnati and NORC at the University of Chicago will host the free webinar 'Addressing the Intersection of Substance Use and Suicide: Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment.'
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Submitted on Friday 5th March 2021 - 14:06
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One-Session Youth Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Saturday 6th March 2021 - 17:49
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Webinar: 'Why We Must Embrace Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Criminal Justice System'

Location: Vermont, United States

Register now: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wXzwDVwAS-i-K8e3_dEeVQ
Thursday, March 11, 2021, Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST (Washington, DC time)

 

Webinar hosted by David S. Prescott,
Editor of Safer Society Press

Guest Speakers: Heather Ellis Cucolo & Michael L. Perlin

 

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Submitted on Monday 8th March 2021 - 20:28
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Reporting of Substance: A discussion on developing media guidelines

Location: Online

AdfamScottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and Scottish Recovery Consortium invite you to a discussion event for journalists, broadcasters, editors, press photographers and anyone with a role in developing or sharing media content

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Submitted on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 - 14:26
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ISAM-NIG Seminars: "In-Love with Addiction Neuroscience" -Prof Marc Potenza

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

ISAM NIG ISSUP Addiction

We are delighted to inform you that the 8th talk from the "In-love with Addiction Neuroscience" talk series is taking place on Thursday, March 11th, 2021,

10:30 am - 12 pm  (ET) by Prof Marc Potenza (Yale School of Medicine, USA) and hosted by Prof Yasmin Hurd (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)  Local Time Converter 

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Submitted on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 - 12:58
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ISSUP Greece Launch Event

Location: Athens, Greece

ISSUP Greece would like to invite you to attend their upcoming launch event on March 12th 2021. This Webinar will introduce the new National Chapter in Greece in regards to what ISSUP has to offer worldwide and in Greece in particular.
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Submitted on Thursday 25th February 2021 - 13:50
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Updated HIV Clinical and Service Delivery Recommendations

Location: Online

In late 2020, WHO developed new clinical and service delivery recommendations on key topic areas outlined in the agenda below. To launch and discuss these recommendations, WHO will host a webinar with a brief question and answer session, open to all participants.

Provisional agenda

Director’s Welcome - Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infection Programmes

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Submitted on Monday 15th March 2021 - 12:42
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SPORT (Alcohol & Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness Online Program Implementer Webinar: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

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Submitted on Friday 12th March 2021 - 21:16
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UNODC's Demand Reduction Standards Part 2 - Treatment & Harm Reduction

Location: Online

The VNGOC together with the UNODC Civil Society Unit will be holding a two-part series of webinars to present the International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, the International Standards on the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and the Technical Guide for Countries to set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for

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Submitted on Monday 15th March 2021 - 16:21
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Webinar | Why Harmful Drinkers Reject Change: Coping and Cognition in Maintaining Heavy Drinking

Location: London, United Kingdom

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The Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at Middlesex University (the host organisation for ISSUP UK) are delighted to be hosting our next webinar on Wednesday 17 March 2021, at 13:00-14:00 hours UK time.
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Submitted on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - 08:45
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James Morris: Why harmful drinkers reject change: coping and cognition in maintaining heavy drinking

Location: London, United Kingdom

Join DARC and James Morris, LSBU, for a talk on Why harmful drinkers reject change: coping and cognition in maintaining heavy drinking.
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Submitted on Wednesday 24th February 2021 - 11:18
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SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness Video Program: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Friday 12th March 2021 - 21:14
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Collaborative Perspectives On Addiction Annual Meeting

Location: Online

The Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) annual conference is sponsored by Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The meeting provides scientific programing on cutting-edge research and clinical advances across the addiction field.

Attendees at all levels, will have the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with experts in the field while attending a variety of educational and practical sessions.

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Submitted on Saturday 2nd January 2021 - 21:07
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Webinar: 'Adolescent Social Isolation and Loneliness'

Location: Washington DC, United States

Being socially disconnected or perceiving the absence of companionship and support can have a large effect on health and mortality risk for adolescents. This presentation will explore factors that lead to social isolation and loneliness; will determine how both physical and emotional health can be influenced; and will discuss ways to improve social integration and support in order to improve outcomes and life satisfaction for adolescents.

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Submitted on Friday 12th March 2021 - 04:48
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The Developing Brain with Dr Ruben Baler

Location: Online

Mentor Foundation USA is hosting the webinar The Developing Brain with Dr Ruben Baler

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Submitted on Sunday 14th March 2021 - 11:00
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Nouveau cycle de formation UTC du 22 au 30 Mars 2021

Location: Lomé

ISSUP-Togo en collaboration avec le Comité National Anti-Drogue et avec l’appui de la Commission de la CEDEAO  poursuit la formation sur le programme UTC avec les curricula 3 et 4 respectivement  « Les co-morbidités mentales et médicales ; une vue d’ensemble pour les Professionnels de l’addiction » et  « Compétences de base en counseling pour les professionnels de l’addiction ».

Cette formation réunira une vingtaine de professionnels de la santé, de l’action sociale et des organisations de la société civile.

Les mesures barrières sont strictement respectées.

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Submitted on Monday 15th March 2021 - 09:21
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Webinar: "Delivering Community-Based Supports for Alcohol Use Disorder During COVID-19"

Location: Canada

Register now: https://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/19767_3824949/386565//page1.html

March 22, 2021, 12:00p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST (Washington, DC time)

 

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Reducing Substance Use Stigma: The Role of First Responders

Location: Online

Stigma is one of the biggest barriers people face when seeking and receiving care for substance use disorders. Direct service workers, including the law enforcement community, are often the first to respond to crisis situations with people experiencing substance-related harms, and they can play a major role in overcoming that stigma.

This webinar, targeted at members of the law enforcement community, will focus on reducing stigma by increasing awareness and understanding of substance use and its relationship to mental health.

Discussion topics include:

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Submitted on Thursday 4th March 2021 - 17:50
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Nouveau cycle de formation UTC du 22 au 30 Mars 2021

Location: Lomé

ISSUP-Togo en collaboration avec le Comité National Anti-Drogue et avec l’appui de la Commission de la CEDEAO  poursuit la formation sur le programme UTC avec les curricula 3 et 4 respectivement  « Les co-morbidités mentales et médicales ; une vue d’ensemble pour les Professionnels de l’addiction » et  « Compétences de base en counseling pour les professionnels de l’addiction ».

Cette formation réunira une vingtaine de professionnels de la santé, de l’action sociale et des organisations de la société civile.

Les mesures barrières sont strictement respectées.

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Submitted on Monday 15th March 2021 - 09:24
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What Works in Reducing Alcohol Harm in Older Adults? Lessons from Drink Wise, Age Well.

Location: Online

About this Event

Dr Sarah Wadd

Director Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team (SMART), Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team (SMART), University of Bedfordshire.

About Sarah:

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Submitted on Monday 18th January 2021 - 15:56
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Addiction and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Nora Volkow

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Register now: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nr3lH1aRRjKAkiN85GpLKw

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET (Washington, DC time)

 

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Submitted on Monday 8th March 2021 - 20:38
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The Role of Public Organisations in Providing Assistance to Users of Psychoactive Substances: The Experience of Ukraine

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

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ISSUP Ukraine are excited to invite you to attend their upcoming Webinar on the role of public organizations in providing assistance to users of psychoactive substances, specifically focusing on the experience of Ukraine for the last 10 years.
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Submitted on Thursday 18th March 2021 - 10:07
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EU HCV Elimination Policy Summit

Location: Online

Despite the progress that has been made in recent years, HCV remains a major public health problem in Europe. In the European Union (EU) more people die each year from HCV than from HIV/AIDS. 

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Submitted on Thursday 11th March 2021 - 16:50
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Integrating Alcohol, Marijuana, E-Cigarette & Opioid Use Prevention with Wellness: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

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Submitted on Saturday 20th March 2021 - 16:45
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EU Drugs Agenda 2021 – 2025

Location: Europe

The Drug Policy Network South East Europe and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) invite you to participate in the webinar that will provide information on the new European Union drug strategy.

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Submitted on Friday 19th March 2021 - 12:32
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Starting the Conversation – Substance Use Disorders and Intimate Partner Violence

Location: Washington DC, United States

Register now: https://umsystem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HrsigrniS1SD7f6A1EROoA

Thursday, March 25, 2021 01:00 PM (EST, Washington, DC time)

 

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Submitted on Thursday 18th March 2021 - 01:53
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How Prevention & Health Providers & Youth Benefit from Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

Location: St. Augustine/Florida, United States

Objectives:

  1. View what prevention and health professionals find helpful from participating in Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) free webinars and online training.
  2. Explore youth health behavior outcomes from participating in PPW programs.
  3. Examine how prevention providers are using and benefiting from PPW programs across the country and abroad.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lsfT73DqRymHfv94tM2cOQ

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Submitted on Saturday 20th March 2021 - 16:46
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Bi-Monthly Webinar: ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series (Fifth Session)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

ISSUP Nigeria are excited to invite you to their Fifth Knowledge Update Series Webinar on the topic of 'Recovery in Substance Use Disorders: The Family as a Resource'.
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Submitted on Wednesday 10th March 2021 - 10:38
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Managing Drug & Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference

Location: Online

The 25th Managing Drug and Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference will take place digitally on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 March 2021.

This conference will be recorded live and the sessions will be available for delegates to access freely for six months from the conference date.
 

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Submitted on Wednesday 24th February 2021 - 21:46
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COVID-19 and Drugs in the European Neighbourhood: Lessons Learned from Ukraine and Georgia

Location: Europe

This webinar is part of the series of webinars that the EMCDDA has been organising over the past year around the theme of COVID-19. The purpose of the webinars is to help those working in the drugs field understand how drug users, and those supporting them, are coping with the pandemic and to share knowledge and experience. The webinars give a voice to key professionals working in the drugs field and allow for a panel discussion on emerging challenges. The sessions, chaired by EMCDDA staff members, are open to EMCDDA employees, the Reitox network and professionals working in the domain.

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Submitted on Thursday 18th March 2021 - 18:05
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First Monthly Membership Meeting: A Forum on Women's Conquests & Challenges in a VUCA World

Location: Manila, Philippines

Monthly Membership Meeting Flyer
ISSUP Philippines invites you to attend their First Monthly Membership Meeting featuring a Forum on Women's Conquests & Challenges in a VUCA World. The theme will be 'We make change work for the women'.
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Submitted on Wednesday 17th March 2021 - 11:25
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Drawing from Life: Alcohol in the time of COVID-19

Location: Online

Alcohol is a leading risk factor for death and disability worldwide. Drinking too much alcohol leads to health and social problems. During the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol use has increased, particularly affecting those with long-term health conditions. Though most people drink within low-risk levels, about a quarter of drinkers are thought to consume alcohol in ways that are harmful or hazardous to their health, and often experience physical and psychological harm.

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Submitted on Sunday 14th March 2021 - 11:04
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UTC Training for Addiction Professionals in Mexico Time Zones

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Online training of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Mexico

Our 4th Batch of Universal Treatment Curriculum for Addiction Professionals is scheduled from 29 March 2021. The classes are from 6-8 AM (Mexican Time) and the course will be conducted on Monday and Friday. Ecolink Institute, India is the approved Training Provider for the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme. Ecolink is a pioneering Institute who implemented UTC course through online live sessions successfully and has over 140  students from various countries.

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Submitted on Thursday 11th March 2021 - 11:12
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Substance Use Screening Tools for Adolescents

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3049623451182418446

Mon, Mar 29, 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT (Washington, DC time)

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Submitted on Thursday 18th March 2021 - 04:04
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Alcohol-Related Violence and Deprivation

Location: Online

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) warmly invite you to join us online on Tuesday 30 March from 12:30-14:00 BST for our third SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021.

Dr Carly Lightowlers and Lucy Bryant will present their complementary research and we will then open to Q+A and wider discussion.

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Submitted on Thursday 11th March 2021 - 16:42
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Webinar | Addictive Behaviors: Prevention and Treatment during COVID-19 Pandemic

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

ISSUP Lebanon Webinar flyer
On March 31st, ISSUP Lebanon would like to invite you to attend their upcoming Webinar on the topic of Prevention and Treatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Submitted on Monday 1st March 2021 - 10:55
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