Studying Tobacco users Of Pakistan (STOP) Factsheet

Project Goals and Objectives:

The STOP survey has a long-term aim to provide objective, regular and timely information on tobacco users of Pakistan to help key policy decisions. Its specific objectives for 2019/2020 are to assess the:

  1. Proportion of cigarette smokers who use illicit
  2. Nicotine dependence and motivation to quit among
  3. Triggers to, the methods used in, and the success of quit
  4. Attitude of smokers towards tobacco control policies and cessation aides (including the willingness to pay) e.g. counselling, medication, e-cigarettes.

This survey is being in the 10 most populous cities of Pakistan with a target population of 40,956,323 smokers

View the STOP Survey Fact Sheet here.

Saima Asghar

"𝑨𝒍'𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒌𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝑭𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏"
(𝑨𝒍'𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒌𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝑴𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉 𝑪𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒄) in Collaboration with "𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒖𝒎 𝑷𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏 (For Drug Use Prevention)" and  "𝑰𝑺𝑺𝑼𝑷, 𝑷𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒕𝒆𝒓" is going to arrange A Live Awareness Session on "Drug Use Prevention" in "Balochi" Language. Via Facebook.

Saima Asghar

Awareness Session on Drug Use Prevention was arranged by ISSUP Pakistan, Pak Youth Welfare Council, Youth Forum Pakistan (For Drug Use Prevention) and Anti Anti-Narcotics Force Punjab on Dated 16th November, 2020 at Government Girls High School Shalimar Town Organized by ISSUP Pakistan, Pak Youth

Saima Asghar

Awareness Raising Seminar on Substance use Prevention was Organized by ISSUP Pakistan, Pak Youth Welfare Council, Youth Forum Pakistan and Anti Anti-Narcotics Force Punjab on Dated 16th November, 2020 at Government Post Graduate College for Women Pakistan at Lahore-Pakistan.

Saima Asghar

"𝑨𝒍'𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒌𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝑭𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏"
(𝑨𝒍'𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒌𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝑴𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉 𝑪𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒄) in collaboration with  ISSUP Pakistan and "𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒖𝒎 𝑷𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏's Team Sukkur has arranged the live awareness session through Facebook on Dated, 7th November,  2020 Saturday at 04:00 PM.

Saima Asghar

Following are the minutes of the meeting!

A online Meeting was held on Dated 7th November, 2020 via Zoom link and

began at 2 pm and ended at 3:10 pm.

Saima Asghar

Live Awareness Session, Stuttering In Children

Training of Trainers on UPC Course 2, Physiology and Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists

A 4 days virtual training on Universal Prevention Curriculum Course 2, “Physiology and Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists” from 02 to 05 November 2020 kicked off today by UNODC to add into pool of national master trainers on substance use prevention working in Pakistan, funded by INL and supported by Ministry of Narcotics Control Govt. of Paksitan and Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section UNODC HQ.

This intervention focuses on building the capacity of professionals as trainers from health, education, law enforcement and civil society organizations on substance use prevention.

Saima Asghar

On Dated 23rd October, 2020 Dr. Ali Sabri President Pak Youth Council, Member ISSUP and Advisor Youth Forum Pakistan (For Drug Use Prevention) Conducted

Saima Asghar

Baluchistan Youth Convention was Organized by Kuchlak Welfare Society and Youth Forum Pakistan (For Drug Use Prevention), in Collaboration with ISSUP Pakistan and Anti-Narcotics Force Baluchistan on Dated 14th October, 2020 at Noori Naseer Cultural Complex, Quetta-Baluchistan.

Saima Asghar

Free Medical and Mental Health Camp was organized by ISSUP Pakistan, Youth Forum Pakistan’s team Sukkur & Youth Forum Pakistan’s Team Karachi and Al-Shakoor Mental Health Clinic (Al-Shakoor Foundation) with the collaboration of Saqib Rose Academy, Mental Health & Education Center, BMDRC,

Sana Ullah Rathore

Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director ISSUP Pakistan Chapter/Chairman, Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH) Gujranwala Pakistan had a meeting with Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Senior Adviser, Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme. During the meeting Mr.

Sana Ullah Rathore

Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director ISSUP Pakistan Chapter/CEO Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH) Gujranwala Pakistan had meeting with Brigadier Rashid Minhas, Force Commander, Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Punjab, Pakistan. During the meeting Mr.

Séminaire sur le rôle de la jeunesse dans la prévention de la toxicomanie à Sialkot - Pakistan

Un séminaire sur le rôle des jeunes dans la prévention de la consommation d’alcool ou d’autres drogues a été organisé par l’équipe Sialkot du Forum de la jeunesse du Pakistan en collaboration avec l’ISSUP Pakistan au New Life Rehab Center le 20 juin.

La directrice de la section de l’ISSUP au Pakistan, Mme Saima Asghar, a donné le coup d’envoi du séminaire en offrant un accueil chaleureux à tous les membres de l’équipe et à l’auditoire et a partagé son point de vue sur la prévention de l’abus de drogues. Par la suite, M. Aslam, président de la Fondation M.A Jinnah et membre du conseil consultatif du Forum de la jeunesse au Pakistan, a partagé son point de vue sur le sujet de l’événement.

Ensuite, à partir de la Présidente de l’équipe de Sialkot Mme Iqra Tahir, le Secrétaire général M. Saqlain, la Secrétaire à l’Information Mme Khinsha et le directeur de l’événement Muhadisa et Ali Hussain, membre exécutif ont apporté leurs paroles et leur dévouement à travailler au nom de l’équipe qui, à l’avenir, comment ce problème peut être résolu et d’autres processus réalisables seraient conduits à atteindre les objectifs de l’ISSUP Pakistan & Youth Forum Pakistan Abuse Prevention. Partager les points de vue et recevoir les commentaires de l’auditoire l’événement a pris fin avec l’engagement futur et le dévouement et après que les boucliers honorifiques ont également été distribués parmi les membres actifs de l’ISSUP Pakistan.

SÉMINAIRE SUR LE RÔLE DES JEUNES DANS LA PRÉVENTION DE LA TOXICOMANIE À SIALKOT-PAKISTAN

Commemoration of 26th June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by ISSUP Pakistan, Youth Forum Pakistan, M A Jinnah Foundation & New Life Rehab.

Commemoration of 26th June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by ISSUP Pakistan, Youth Forum Pakistan (For Substance Use Prevention), in Colleberation with M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot, New Life Rehab, Sialkot-Pakistan and Anti Narcotics Force, Punjab Organizes a organised a seminar on 26th June, 2020 at New Life Rehab, Sialkot. There were discussions about the impact of Better Knowledge for Better Care in the services for people suffering from Substance Use Disorders.
Social distancing and other SOPs strictly followed for prevention of  COVID-19 during the seminar. Speakers included Ms. Saima Asgahr Director ISSUP Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Aslam President M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot,  Dr.Hussain Zia and Ms. Iqra Tahir Clinical Psychologist.

Commemoration of 26th June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by ISSUP Pakistan, Youth Forum Pakistan, M A Jinnah Foundation & New Life Rehab.

26th June International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, 2020

To commemorate 26th June International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, 2020 ISSUP Pakistan and Youth Forum Pakistan (For Substance Use Prevention) arranged a zoom meeting with ISSUP Members and Youth Forum Pakistan’s Team Sialkot which was hosted by Mr. Muhammad Aslam Member President M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd) and recorded and video messages for youth and the general public to create awareness about substance use disorders.

26th June International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, 2020

Motivational Interviewing Course: Assisting Patients in Making Sustainable Positive Lifestyle Changes

We invite you to register for this free webinar-based training course on Motivational Interviewing (MI). The three week long series is presented by Igor Koutsenok, MD, MS, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry.

Igor Koutsenok ISSUP Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an essential, client-centered, counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. We are absolutely thrilled to bring you this skills-building opportunity presented by a recognized expert in the field of MI.

The course consists of four sessions to be held during June 2020 (see course descriptions and session dates below).

We highly encourage registration for all sessions.

Course Description

This is a training in evidence-based clinical methods of motivational interviewing (MI). After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building therapeutic relationships in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.     

Course Objectives

The goal is to provide knowledge and practical skill training for various practitioners on effective ways to enhance motivation of patients with substance use disorders that require significant behavioral changes to initiate and sustain positive and healthy behavioral choices. Skill building, and experiential training will be emphasized throughout the course by exercises to develop a therapeutic alliance with patients, assess patient needs, level of engagement in treatment process, structure treatment sessions, select appropriate interventions, and assist patient in maintaining motivation for a sustainable behavioral change.

Participants will learn the basic and advanced skills in motivational interviewing and strategies for engaging patients in collaborative relationship in treatment process and assist them in achieving sustainable positive behavioral changes. The course will:

  1. Help participants to acquire a systemic perspective of motivational interviewing and other motivational enhancement strategies;
  2. Build necessary clinical skills and attitudes to implement new strategies in working with ambivalent patients.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, every participant will be able to:

  1. Describe all the aspects of the spirit of MI
  2. Explain the differences between MI and other counselling strategies
  3. Demonstrate the ability to respond to clients with reflective listening statements
  4. Identify change talk within client speech
  5. Generate open questions designed to elicit change talk
  6. Generate MI-consistent responses to client resistant statements
  7. Differentiate commitment language from other forms of change talk
  8. Provide and empathetic summary statements collecting change talk

Course Content, Dates & Registration

Session 1: Thursday June 4th 2020

Motivational Interviewing: Basic Understanding

After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building a therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.  

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction: Motivation and behavioral change in addiction medicine
  • Review of the concepts of Ambivalence, Stages of change, the righting reflex, limits of persuasion.
  • Spirit of MI
  • Expressing empathy
  • Roadblocks to communication
  • Four Processes in MI

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar Recording 

Slide Deck

Session 2: Thursday June 11th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI - OARS

This session will focus on Fundamental Skills in MI (OARS), providing practical exercises to help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Participants will learn strategies for engaging patients in a collaborative relationship in the treatment process and assist them in achieving sustainable positive behavioral changes. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building a therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.    

Learning outcomes:

  • Open and closed ended questions
  • Affirmations
  • Summaries
  • Rowing with OARS

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording

Session 3: Thursday June 18th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI Continued

This third session will continue to focus on MI fundamentals, with a focus on more advanced skills and the integration of MI with other strategies and treatment modalities. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes.       

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognition and responding to change talk and sustain talk
  • Forming reflections
  • Levels of reflections
  • Recognizing readiness
  • Initial and intermediate planning
  • Integration with other skills and strategies

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording 

Session 4: Friday June 19th 2020

The fourth and final session will continue to build on MI Fundamentals covered in Session 3, increasing your knowledge of advanced MI skills.

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording 

We look forward to you joining us for these virtual sessions! Please contact info [at] issup [dot] net if you have any questions.

About Professor Koutsenok

Dr. Igor Koutsenok is а Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Director of the Center for Addiction Research, Training and Application, Director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR International Addiction Technology Transfer Center-Ukraine, and a co-director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR South East Asia Addiction Technology Transfer Center. He is also a Vice-President of the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction.

In 1983 he graduated as a medical doctor from the National Medical University in Kiev, (Ukraine). In 1986, he completed his psychiatry residency training and received degree as psychiatrist from the Medical University in Sofia (Bulgaria). In 1993-1996 he received a degree in addiction psychiatry at the University of London, Department of Addictive Behavior and Psychological Medicine at St. Georges Hospital Medical School. In 1996, he was recruited by the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and since then he serves as faculty member of the Department. In 2013-2016 he served as Chief of Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Office in Vienna.

Over the last 25 years Dr. Koutsenok led the design and implementation of multiple training and technical assistance programs for mental health and addiction treatment practitioners, primary health care and social work practitioners, criminal justice professionals in the United States and around the world. He is also directing the UCSD Summer Clinical Institute - the second longest running Summer Institute in the United States (over 40 years). Dr. Koutsenok is also a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). 

For many years, Dr. Koutsenok taught general and addiction psychiatry to medical students, psychiatry residents, psychology trainees, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and policy makers around the world. He is a recipient of numerous national and international awards. He has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific publications, one monograph, and contributed to 4 book. Dr. Koutsenok has been invited as a presenter and trainer to hundreds of conferences and workshops in the USA and more than 40 countries around the world. He is a proud father of three.

Séminaire de sensibilisation pour le gouvernement Faqir Muhammad Collage, Gujranwala Organisé par Mian Afzal Trust Hospital Gujranwala Pakistan

Un séminaire de sensibilisation, organisé pour les étudiants du Département du travail social, Le gouvernement Faqir Muhammad Faqir (FMF) College, Gujranwala par Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH), a eu lieu dans la salle de conférence MATH.

Un grand nombre d’étudiants et de membres du corps professoral du FMF College ont participé à l’événement.

Mme Shahid Zaheer, psychologue MATH informée des services de traitement et de réadaptation de MATH.

Plus tard, M. Muhammad Javed a dit qu’il est possible pour les étudiants de choisir le domaine de réadaptation en tant que transporteur.

M. Sana Ullah Rathore, directeur de MATH, accueille les étudiants et le corps professoral. Il a également décrit les effets sociaux et biologiques de la toxicomanie. Il a également dit que les jeunes devraient participer à des activités saines plutôt que de se livrer à la drogue dans la toxicomanie. Il remercie également les fautifs qui ont rendu visite à MATH avec des étudiants en travail social afin qu’ils puissent voir le travail social pratique dans le domaine. Plus tard, les étudiants ont eu une installation gérée de MATH.