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'Just a happy hour': the silent danger of alcohol

The long-aforemost Friday and happy hour came with friends from work. Go down one, two, three, ten and then you're drunk. More days begin to repeat themselves in the same way, in order to 'forget the problems' or 'feel free from the obligations of the world'. Behold, the first signs of possible problems with alcohol and its influence on mental health begin. When we say that, we are not condemning a happy hour with friends

Promoting family and life skills through a nationwide competition in Uzbekistan

The Regional Mission in Central Asia of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan launched an online competition "Expert on the Development of Family and Life Skills." The main purpose of the competition is to disseminate best practices, as well as to improve the skills of psychologists and educators in the public education system, especially classroom leaders, in achieving psychological stability in

Promouvoir les compétences familiales et de vie quotidienne par le biais d’un concours national en Ouzbékistan

Le Bureau régional de l’Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) pour l’Asie centrale, en coopération avec le Ministère de l’éducation publique de la République d’Ouzbékistan, a lancé un concours en ligne « Expert on Family and Life Skills Development ». L’objectif principal du concours est de diffuser les meilleures pratiques ainsi que d’améliorer les compétences des psychologues et des éducateurs dans le système d’éducation publique, en particulier les chefs de

UNODC supports people suffering from mental health (including drug use) disorders through civil society training in Senegal

Mental disorders have become a global public health issue exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In Senegal, the treatment and care of people suffering from mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, faces multiple obstacles and challenges which have a profound effect on families and communities. As a result, in 2019, the Ministry of Health of Senegal put in place a network of over 30 organizations throughout the country whose objective is to assist and

European Drug Prevention Prize 2021

The Pompidou Group calls for youth projects to submit applications for the 2021 edition of the European Drug Prevention Prize. The Prevention Prize is awarded to highlight outstanding drug prevention projects that have proved successful in involving young people in their design, implementation and evaluation. Up to three projects will be awarded a Prize. During the Award Ceremony, each will receive the Prize Trophy, the Prize Diploma and €5.000 to support implementation. Prize-winners tell us

Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs

On December 15, the United States National Institute on Drug Abuse announced new data from the annual Monitoring the Future study led by researchers at the University of Michigan. On December 16, a data processing error was found. This error misrepresented the scope of the decreases in daily or near-daily vaping of nicotine, marijuana, and just flavoring. NIDA’s materials were updated on December 17 to reflect the correct data.

Training Program for Guardianship Counselors

Freemind and ISSUP Brasil are pleased to promote the Training Program for Tutelary Counselors, conceived and carried out by the Fabris Ferreira Institute and Dr. Luiz Antônio Miguel Ferreira, freemind partners. The Fabris Ferreira Institute is a law firm with a high degree of specialization in the areas of Childhood and Youth, People with Disabilities, Education and Civil, recognized by institutions of national and international scope. The Institute was created to fill a gap in

10 passos para a liberdade – Dr. Augusto Cury – Programa Freemind

“Uma pessoa madura não dá as costas para seu conflito, seja qual for, mas, aprende a transformar o caos em oportunidade criativa, bem como aprende a escrever os melhores textos da sua vida, ainda que com lágrimas, nos dias mais dramáticos da sua história.” Cury (2012) Para quem se destina este programa? • Todas as pessoas que estejam dispostas em aprender a lidar com suas emoções • Pessoas que queiram ser multiplicadoras deste programa. •

National trainer teams from Central Asia level up in the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders with support from UNODC

Online regional training for trainers (ToT) on Course 10 “Managing Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs” (30 November – 3 December 2020) of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package) launched on 30 November 2020. The main purpose of the training series is to prepare the team of national trainers who will be able to independently train professionals, working in the field of drug dependence treatment and prevention in their

LISTEN FIRST – Ouvir é o primeiro passo para a prevenção

Visão global 'Listen First’ (Ouça primeiro) é uma iniciativa para aumentar o apoio à prevenção do uso de drogas que se baseia na ciência e é, portanto, um investimento eficaz no bem-estar de crianças e jovens, suas famílias e suas comunidades. Ouvir as crianças e os jovens é o primeiro passo para ajudá-los a crescer com saúde e segurança. Listen First foi lançado em 2016 durante a Sessão Especial da Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas

L’OMS lance une campagne d’un an pour aider 100 millions de personnes à cesser de fumer

L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé a lancé une campagne d’un an pour aider les gens à cesser de fumer. Dans le cadre de la campagne « Engagez-vous à cesser de fumer », l’OMS a annoncé un nouveau défi pour cesser de fumer sur WhatsApp et a publié « Plus de 100 raisons d’arrêter de fumer». L’OMS décrit la campagne : « S’engager à cesser de fumer » contribuera à créer des environnements plus sains propices

In Quito, Ecuador, we see how to address the comprehensive prevention of addiction

On December 2, 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Ecuador, participated in the 'First Meeting of Experts in Prevention of Integral Addiction' organized by the Metropolitan Health Secretariat, through the Comprehensive Project for The Prevention of Addiction in Quito - SIPAQ. The aim of the meeting was to generate spaces for dialogue and discussion about the socioeconomic phenomenon of drugs and other addictive behaviors. The event, of a public nature, was developed

L’ONUDC aide à protéger le personnel de première ligne dans les installations de traitement et de prévention du VIH en Ouzbékistan pendant le COVID-19

Comme covid-19 devient la « nouvelle réalité » et le nombre de cas positifs, bien que pas aussi élevé que le dernier, nous devons rester vigilants, en particulier quand il s’agit de ceux qui sont les plus vulnérables à d’éventuelles conséquences négatives. La déclaration que nous pouvons entendre sur n’importe quel vol dans un avion est la suivante: « En cas de danger, d’abord mettre le masque sur votre propre, puis le mettre sur l’enfant

L’ONUDC aide à protéger le personnel de première ligne des installations de traitement de la toxicomanie et de prévention du VIH en Ouzbékistan pendant le COVID-19

Comme covid-19 devient une « nouvelle norme » et le nombre de cas positifs n’est plus aussi élevé qu’avant, nous devons rester vigilants, surtout quand il s’agit de ceux qui sont les plus vulnérables aux conséquences négatives possibles. La déclaration que nous pouvons entendre pendant n’importe quel vol d’avion est « En cas d’urgence, mettez le masque sur vous-même d’abord, puis le mettre sur votre enfant. » Le sens de cette instruction est que sans

UN Commission Reclassifies Cannabis

As part of the 63rd CND session, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) took a number of decisions leading to changes in the way cannabis is internationally regulated. One of the key decisions included its reclassification out of the Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, where it was listed alongside highly addictive opioids. The removal of marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs was approved by a 27-to-25 member states, with

O abuso de drogas e as audiências de custódia

O abuso de álcool e outras drogas e as audiências de custódia O abuso de álcool e outras drogas é um complexo e frequente problema de saúde, cujos efeitos vão além daquele que abusa dessas substâncias, alcançando o sistema de saúde, as famílias e a sociedade em geral, tanto que, no ano de 2012, o 2º Levantamento Nacional de Álcool e Drogas (II LENAD) apontou ser o álcool a droga que "contribui com cerca de

Enquête mondiale sur les médicaments 2021

La Global Drug Survey utilise une enquête anonyme en ligne pour mener la plus grande enquête sur les médicaments au monde. L’enquête annuelle du GDS se déroule à partir de la mi-novembre de chaque année pendant environ 6 semaines. GDS s’associe à des géants mondiaux des médias pour agir comme des plaques tournantes pour promouvoir leurs recherches, puis comme des véhicules pour partager leurs découvertes avec le grand public. Impliquez-vous dès aujourd’hui!

UNODC helps mental health workers of Kazakhstan to stay safe during COVID – 19 pandemic

Pandemics and health emergencies like the current COVID-10 outbreak, can cost many lives and pose additional risks to the global economy and overall security and stability. Ensuring continued access to health care during a pandemic, including services for people who use drugs and treatment of drug use disorders, are key not only to protect the health of populations, but also key to security and stability. Drug use disorders are frequently accompanied by somatic conditions such

L’ONUDC et ses partenaires soutiennent le Centre républicain des stupéfiants dans la lutte contre le COVID-19 au Kirghizistan

Bien que le COVID-19 se produise habituellement facilement et que la plupart des gens se rétablissent rapidement, le coronavirus peut causer des complications très graves pour certaines catégories de personnes, y compris les personnes âgées et les personnes dont le système immunitaire est affaibli ou les maladies chroniques. Il est essentiel non seulement d’assurer un accès continu aux soins de santé pendant une pandémie, y compris des services pour les personnes qui utilisent des drogues

UNODC supported the UTC walkthrough training in Albania and Serbia

Collaborating with the Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) of the Colombo Plan –Chilean Office and the University of California San Diego, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) assisted the Albanian and Serbian Government with the organization of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) walkthrough training workshops. Supporting the dissemination of UTC basic series, groups of national academic experts and service providers had a chance to be presented with cutting edge science and expertise on

На передовой пандемии: COVID-19 глазами психотерапевта наркодиспансера

Пандемия, и связанные с ней ограничения, принесли перемены в жизни практически каждого жителя планеты. Однако, немногие задумываются о том, как изменилась жизнь лиц с расстройствами, вызванными употреблением наркотиков, являющихся одними из самых уязвимых и нуждающихся в постоянной помощи. С одной стороны, закрытие границ во время карантина, привело к резкому сокращению доступа к наркотическим веществам; с другой стороны, стала распространенной проблема потери дохода, к тому же, многие виды зависимости сопровождаются различными заболеваниями и слабым иммунитетом, что

At the forefront of a pandemic: COVID-19 through the eyes of psychotherapist at a drug treatment facility

The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions associated with it have changed people’s lives in almost all countries. However, very few realize how the lives of people with drug use disorders – who are among the most vulnerable and in need of ongoing care – have changed. On the one hand, the closure of borders during quarantine has led to a dramatic reduction in access to narcotic drugs. On the other hand, loss of income has

UNODC Continues to Support Capacity Building of National Trainer Teams Within the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders

A Regional three-day training for trainers (ToT) on Course 9 “Advanced Pharmacology and Substance Use Disorders” of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package) was launched via online video conference platform on 16 November 2020. The main purpose of the training was to prepare the team of national trainers who in the future will be able to independently train professionals, working in the field of drug dependence

National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is from November 22 to 28. Change Begins with Me is the theme for this year’s National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). We want to present Canadians with ways they can reassess the way they think about substance use disorders and people who use drugs. Change Begins with Me builds on our 2019 NAAW campaign, Stigma Ends with Me. We want people to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so this

Call for Team Applications, SPR Sixteenth Annual Sloboda and Bukoski SPR Cup

Significant advances in prevention science are often due to a team of individuals working closely together across many years. In recognition of the importance of the collaborative process to the field, the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) will sponsor a friendly competition amongst teams of early career researchers for the honor of bringing home the Sloboda and Bukoski SPR Cup for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Cup is named for two of the founders and

Semaine de sensibilisation sur les méfaits liés à l’alcool

La 8e Semaine de sensibilisation aux méfaits liés à l’alcool aura lieu du 16 au 20 novembre. Le thème de cette année est : Alcool & Cancer L’objectif de la Semaine de sensibilisation aux méfaits liés à l’alcool est de sensibiliser les décideurs politiques de l’UE aux méfaits causés par l’alcool, de sensibiliser le public à la nécessité de s’attaquer aux méfaits liés à l’alcool en Europe et de souligner la nécessité d’y remédier par

L’ONUDC écoute la première campagne

« Écoutez d’abord » est une initiative visant à accroître le soutien à la prévention de la consommation de drogues qui est fondée sur la science et qui est donc un investissement efficace dans le bien-être des enfants et des jeunes, de leurs familles et de leurs communautés. L’écoute des enfants et des jeunes est la première étape pour les aider à grandir en santé et en sécurité. Listen First a été lancé en 2016