Publications

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

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NIDA
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This guide, intended for parents, practitioners, and policymakers, begins with a list of 7 principles addressing the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development; these principles reflect findings on the influence of intervening early with vulnerable populations on the course of child development and on common elements of successful early childhood programs.

Recreational use of nitrous oxide — a growing concern for Europe

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EMCDDA
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Summary

The purpose of this report is to examine the current situation, risks and responses to the recreational use of nitrous oxide in Europe. To support this, the report also provides a state-of-the-art review of the chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of the gas. It is intended for policymakers and practitioners.

The report is structured as follows:

People, Planet, or Profit: alcohol’s impact on a sustainable future

Published by
Institute of Alcohol Studies

Alcohol is a discretionary, non-essential product that causes over 200 health conditions.1 The harm that alcohol causes to health, society and the economy is already well-known. However, the damage caused to the environment, sustainable development, and human rights across the lifecycle of alcoholic products has received little attention so far.

Integrated brief interventions for noncommunicable disease risk factors in primary care: the manual

Published by
WHO
Abstract

Brief interventions are recognized by WHO as an effective measure to help people quit tobacco, reduce or stop alcohol use and increase physical activity. They can also help to achieve and maintain healthy eating behaviours and manage weight for those living with overweight and obesity.

Caracterización de personas Habitantes de la Calle en Colombia entre 2017 y 2021

Published by
Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia
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Documento del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia donde se presenta por primera vez un análisis de orden nacional consolidado de los cuatro censos de habitantes de la calle, contrastados con otras fuentes de información nacional y estudios nacionales, teniendo en cuenta los aspectos señalados en la evidencia internacional para el abordaje de la habitanza en calle y disponiendo de recomendaciones que apliquen al contexto naciona

Lineamiento para el cuidado de la salud mental y las armonías espirituales de los pueblos y comunidades indígenas en Colombia

Published by
Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia

Documento del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia, de lineamiento para el cuidado de la salud mental y las armonías espirituales de los pueblos y comunidades indígenas en el marco del SISPI, en articulación con la política nacional de salud mental y la política integral para la prevención y atención del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas, Aprobado en la Sesión Ordinaria N° 34 de la Subcomisión de Salud de la Mesa Permanente de

Problematic opioid use in Ireland, 2015–2019

Published by
Health Research Board

In this report, the Health Research Board presents the results of a study that aimed to estimate the prevalence of problematic opioid use in Ireland from 2015 to 2019 using a four-source capture-recapture method. 

Key Findings:

In total, there were an estimated 19,875 problematic opioid users in Ireland in 2019

The majority of problematic opioid users were male (72.3%) 

Integrating Substance Use and Mental Health Systems

Published by
CCSA

Historically, substance use and mental health systems and services have operated independently. Yet many people who access substance use services also have mental health disorders. Improving client care means ensuring people can easily access and navigate services that meet their needs, whether in substance use, mental health or both. Disconnected systems and services, in contrast, can create barriers and close doors to those seeking help.

Czech National Policy on Addictions and Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2022

Published by
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction
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The Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU (CZ PRES) takes place from 1 July to 31 December 2022 in difficult times. EU Member States are currently facing several challenges, including the impact of the health, economic, energy and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Coping with Life After Prison

Published by
American Psychological Association
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Psychologists are playing pivotal roles in reentry programs, but more research and investment are needed to help incarcerated individuals build successful lives after leaving prison.

This article, published in the American Psychological Association’s “Monitor on Psychology”, examines the nature, benefits, and challenges of reentry into the community efforts that can reduce recidivism. 

Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment Available for People Who Use Drugs

Published by
UNODC

Substance/drug use disorders are multifactorial and biopsychosocial health disorders, associated with additional health problems, socio-economic inequalities, violence, criminal behaviour and social exclusion. In addition to the public health and developmental dimension of substance/drug use disorders, people with substance/drug use disorders are often in contact with the criminal justice system.

Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and Associated Mental Health Disorders in Prison Settings and Forensic Hospitals

Published by
UNODC
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This discussion paper was prepared by UNODC following various requests from the Member States for technical assistance on the treatment of drug use disorders and associated mental health disorders in prison settings.

Training on UTC 01 - Sri Lanka (Second Batch of Sri Lanka)

Published by
Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka
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Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka has conducted training on Universal Treatment Curriculum, Course 01 (UTC 01) for 24 staff members in National Dangerous Drugs Control Board on 23rd, 24th and 25th of August 2022.

Mental ill health and substance misuse: Dual Diagnosis

Published by
Northern Ireland Assembly

This paper has been compiled in response to an MLA request on the complex issue of ‘dual diagnosis’ in the context of service provision. Specifically, the paper provides the following:

  •  An overview of dual diagnosis.
  • Estimated prevalence rates.

  • The impact of dual diagnosis on people’s lives.

  • Types of services available and challenges in terms of accessibility.

Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE): Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work)

Published by
Oxford University Press

Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE) is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy program designed for patients who have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a co-occurring alcohol or drug use disorder. COPE represents an integration of two evidence-based treatments: Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD and Relapse Prevention for substance use disorders.

Mise à jour des lignes directrices canadiennes sur la consommation d’alcool à faible risque : Rapport final pour consultation publique

Published by
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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Les Lignes directrices canadiennes sur la consommation d’alcool à faible risque ont été publiées à l’origine par l’ACSC en novembre 2011 et sont le résultat des travaux d’experts en recherche sur l’alcool au Canada.  Depuis lors, de nouvelles recherches substantielles sur l’association entre la consommation d’alcool et les dommages physiques, mentaux et sociaux ont été achevées. De nombreux pays ont mis à jour leurs orientations sur l

Prévention de la consommation de drogues chez les enfants et les adolescents

Published by
NIDA

Les jeunes d’aujourd’hui font face à de nombreux risques, notamment l’abus de drogues, la violence et le VIH/sida. Il peut être difficile de réagir à ces risques avant qu’ils ne deviennent des problèmes. L’un des objectifs du National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) est d’aider le public à comprendre les causes de l’abus de drogues et à prévenir son apparition.

Cultures et politiques en matière de drogues en Allemagne, en Asie centrale et en Chine

Published by
NOMOS
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Ce volume est issu de la 25e Semaine internationale à l’Université des sciences appliquées de Francfort. Les contributions qu’il contient sont basées sur des articles qui examinent le travail social dans les domaines de la consommation et du traitement des drogues, du VIH/sida et d’autres maladies infectieuses, et du travail social dans les prisons.

Pas de place pour l’alcool bon marché: la valeur potentielle d’un prix minimum pour protéger des vies

Published by
WHO
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Aperçu 

La Région européenne de l’OMS affiche certains des niveaux de consommation d’alcool les plus élevés et des taux correspondants de dommages liés à l’alcool dans le monde. Les politiques de tarification et la fiscalité sont parmi les mesures les plus efficaces que les décideurs peuvent utiliser pour remédier à ces préjudices, mais elles restent sous-utilisées dans toute la Région.