Conférence 2021 sur la toxicomanie et la toxicomanie du DFAM

ISSUP (ISSUP)
Event Date
City/Region/State
Abuja
Country
Nigeria

La Conférence est conçue pour atteindre les objectifs suivants;

1. Entreprendre un examen holistique du trafic de drogues et de la toxicomanie dans le Nord afin de définir les enjeux, de classer les défis, d’identifier les possibilités et d’élaborer des cadres de collaboration pour accroître la participation des jeunes au processus de prévention et d’intervention en matière d’abus de drogues;

2. Cultiver la résilience, l’ingéniosité et la réactivité des jeunes dans la lutte contre la menace dans le Nord par le dialogue continu, l’éducation, le plaidoyer efficace et le réseautage;

3. Encourager l’échange d’informations et d’expériences sur la lutte contre le trafic de drogue et les questions liées à la toxicomanie entre les différentes parties prenantes du secteur de la jeunesse, la société civile, les organismes religieux et traditionnels, les écoles et le milieu universitaire

4. Élaborer une feuille de route unifiée pour un engagement efficace des jeunes dans la prévention de l’abus de drogues dans la région

Heure: Feb 18, 2021 9:00 AM in West Central Africa

Nouvelle formation du personnel au traitement assisté par médicaments

L’Ouganda a maintenant officiellement commencé sa formation sur la réduction des méfaits et a créé des cliniques de traitement médicalement assisté (MAT) dans l’une de ses unités nationales d’orientation en matière d’alcoolisme et de drogues dans les hôpitaux psychiatriques.

La formation est en cours pour le personnel nouveau et existant pour gérer cette nouvelle installation et les clients mat seront inscrits ce mois-ci.

Un grand merci à tous les efforts du Dr David Basangwa dont le rêve est devenu Patients at the Medically Assisted Treatment Clinic réalité.

Plénière 6 : Examen et réflexions - Une session de groupe

Réduction de la demande de médicaments en Afrique Conférence virtuelle ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
Afrique du Sud

La sixième session plénière de la Conférence virtuelle « Réduction de la demande de médicaments en Afrique : prévention, traitement et épidémiologie » du 16 septembre au 10 novembre 2020.

Heure: 14h00 – 16h00 SA

Inscrivez-vous ici pour la plénière 6 : Revue et réflexions : Une session de groupe

   

Coprésidents de la plénière : Commission de l’Union africaine et ISSUP Global

Une séance d’experts pour répondre aux questions et aux questions découlant des cinq plénières précédentes.

Membres du panel (TBC) :

  • République d’Afrique du Sud
  • Commission de l’Union africaine
  • ISSUP Afrique du Sud
  • ISSUP Global
  • Inl
  • Cicad
  • Colombo Plan
  • ICUDDR

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Anglais

Plénière 4 : Épidémiologie et rôle dans la réduction de la demande de médicaments

Plénière 4 - Conférence virtuelle afrique 2020
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
Afrique du Sud

La quatrième session plénière de la Conférence virtuelle « Réduction de la demande de médicaments en Afrique : prévention, traitement et épidémiologie » du 16 septembre au 10 novembre 2020.

Heure: 14h00 – 16h00 SA

Inscrivez-vous ici pour la plénière 4: Épidémiologie et son rôle dans la demande de médicaments Reduction

Président de la plénière : M. Reychad Abdool, Commission de l’Union africaine

1. Un aperçu continental de l’épidémiologie des drogues en Afrique

Présentateur:

  • Professeur Isidore Obot - Directeur, Centre de recherche et d’information sur l’abus de substances, Nigéria

2. Perspectives régionales

Présentateurs:

  • Dr Olubusayo Akinola - Agent de programme, Réduction de la demande de médicaments, Commission de la CEDEAO
  • Nadine Harker Burnhams - Chercheuse scientifique, South African Medical Research Council, SENDU/SACENDU

3. Vue d’ensemble de l’épidémiologie des médicaments en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes

Présentateurs:

  • Pernell Clarke - Spécialiste de la recherche, Observatoire interaméricain des drogues, CICAD - Caraïbes
  • Roberto Canay - Co-Président, ISSUP Argentine - Amérique latine

4. Synchronisation de la collecte mondiale de données sur l’épidémiologie des médicaments

Présentateur:

  • Chloé Carpentier - Chef, Section de la recherche sur les drogues, Direction générale de la recherche, ONUDC
  • Enrico Bisogno - Chef, Unité de développement et de diffusion des données, ONUDC

5. Séance de questions et réponses

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Anglais

Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
Afrique du Sud

The Third Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm SA 

Register Here for Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

 

Plenary Chair: Kim Johnson, ICUDDR

1. Treatment Standards

Presenter:

  • Anja Busse - Programme Officer, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC

2. Service Quality Measurements in Treatment Facilities

Presenter:

  • Professor Bronwyn Myers - Chief Specialist Scientist, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council

3. Best Practices in Treatment and UTC Training in Africa

Presenter:

  • George Murimi - Training Coordinator for Africa, Colombo Plan DAP

4. Credentialing and Certification

Presenter:

  • Becky Vaughn - Director, Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC) Colombo Plan DAP

5. Case Studies of Treatment Programmes in Latin America/Caribbean and Africa

Presenters:

  • Bawo O. James - Consultant mental health physician and a certified addiction treatment specialist, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Yuri Cutipé - Executive Director of Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Peru

6. Question & Answer Session

 

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Anglais

Plénière 2 : Prévention fondée sur des données probantes : politiques et pratiques

Réduction de la demande de médicaments en Afrique Conférence virtuelle ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
Afrique du Sud

La deuxième session plénière de la Conférence virtuelle « éduction de la demande de drogues en Afrique : prévention, traitement et épidémiologi » du 16 septembre au 10 novembre 2020.

Heure: 14h00 – 16h00 SA

Inscrivez-vous ici pour la plénière 2 : Prévention fondée sur des données probantes : politique et pratique

Président de la plénière : David Bayever, ISSUP Afrique du Sud

1. Qu’est-ce qu’une prévention fondée sur des données probantes?

Présentateur:

  • Jeff Lee - Consultant principal, ISSUP Global

2. Normes de prévention

Présentateur:

  • Giovanna Campello - Chef, Section prévention, traitement et réadaptation, ONUDC

3. Programmes de prévention axés sur les médias

Présentateur:

  • William D. Crano - Oskamp Professeur de psychologie sociale, Division des sciences comportementales et organisationnelles, Claremont Graduate University, Etats-Unis

4. Prévention de la consommation d’alcool (données sur la consommation d’alcool et les initiatives de prévention de l’environnement)

Présentateurs:

  • Maristela Monteiro - Conseillère régionale sur l’alcoolisme et la toxicomanie, Organisation panaméricaine de la santé (OPS)
  • Professeur Neo Morojele - Professeur et HOD par intérim, Département de psychologie, Université de Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
  • Professeur Nazarius Tumwesigye - Professeur agrégé et Chef de Département, Département d’épidémiologie et de biostatistique, Makerere University School of Public Health, Ouganda
  • René Adams - Gestionnaire de programme, Division de la prévention de la toxicomanie et de la réadaptation en matière de contrôle des drogues, Direction des services sociaux, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, Namibie

5. Séance de questions et réponses

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Anglais

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

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
Afrique du Sud

The First Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020. 

Time: 2:00 – 4:10 pm SA

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

 

Plenary Chair: Jeff Lee and Livia Edegger, ISSUP Global

Conference Welcome and Introduction:

  • Jeff Lee, Senior Consultant, ISSUP Global
  • Livia Edegger, Deputy Director, ISSUP Global

1. Setting the Scene

Presenters:

  • Roger Weimann - President, ISSUP SA; Director, SANCA Eastern Cape
  • Joanna Travis-Roberts - Chief Executive, ISSUP Global
  • Brian Morales - Branch Chief Counternarcotics, Office of Global Programs and Policies (INL/GPP)
  • Ambassador Adam Namm - Executive Secretary, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of the American States (OAS)
  • Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu - Deputy Minister, Republic of South Africa Department of Social Development (DSD)
  • Her Excellency Amira Elfadil - Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC) 

2. Global Perspective – A Global Overview of Drug Use

Presenter:

  • Giovanna Campello - Chief, Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Chloé Carpentier - Chief, Drug Research Section, Research Branch, UNODC

3. Continental Perspective – An Overview of Drug Use in Africa

Presenter:

  • Dr Jane Marie Ongolo - Head of Social Welfare, Vulnerable Groups and Drug Control, African Union Commission

4. African Union Plan of Action on Drug Control and Crime Prevention (2019-2023)

Presenter:

  • Dr Abel Basutu - Senior Drug Control Programme Officer, African Union Commission

5. Global Initiatives by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US State Department

Presenters:

  • William McGlynn - Senior Advisor, Office of Global Policy and Programs, Drug Demand Reduction, INL, U.S. Department of State
  • Bruno Bui - Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Global Policy and Programs, Drug Demand Reduction, INL, U.S. Department of State

6. Regional Perspective – Latin America and the Caribbean

Presenter:

  • Marya Hynes - Chief, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, CICAD

7. Summary and Invitation to Send Comments and Questions Arising from Inputs

 

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Mobile truck community sensitization to address myths around alcohol and COVID-19

Mobile truck doing community sensitisation

USE OF MOBILE TRUCK SENSITISATION

 

In early March, 2020, the world was hit by a pandemic of COID-19, which has affected the lives of millions global.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus and spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or objects that has the virus on it, and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

The government through the ministry of health adopted preventive stay home measures which limited nearly all physicalinteraction activities in the communities including the closure of bars, this created room for  alcohol consumption in homes which has resulted into alcohol related harms especially domestic violence which is being reported to be on an increase.

Information on preventive measures is wholly aired on media channels including radio, TV and social media sites most of which are not easily accessed by the communities due to lack of radios, Tv set, smart phones ,interference in signals, lack of data to visit social media this  has kept many in the dark with only access to information got through word of mouth from colleagues which some time is inaccurate, Fear and misinformation have generated dangerous myths and misconceptions that consuming high strength alcohol can kill the CIVD-19 virus. 

The use of a mobile track sensitisation approach came in handy to address gaps in information and clear myths held in the communities.

Most of the notable myths held in the community included;

• “Drinking alcohol helps kills the virus in the body, whenever one takes it his body is fully set to fight a waragi will quickly burn it out of the body” one gentle man lamented in Bibo village in Gombe division.

• ”Corona is for people living in towns, working congested people with limited air but us here in the village we can freely do what we want drink our alcohol with no limitation, government lock down is wastage of our high life’ a young person in Matugga shared.

• “Sanitizers are made from alcohol, so what is wrong with buying alcohol you drink while washing your hands?

• “A drunkard is immune to the COVID19 virus, because his body is alcohol filled with alcohol, so no need to sanitize, body is already sanitized” a lady in Sanga shared.

 During the community sensitisation drive, the team consisting of a social worker, community development officer, health personnel from Buwambo health center up-to-date and accurate information about COVID-19 especially relating to alcohol use clarified on the myths and misconceptions as they transversed the villages while also emphasizing the guidelines by the ministry of health.

The community was informed that;

• alcohol has a deleterious effect on the immune system and cannot stimulate immunity and virus resistance so it is important to avoid alcohol all together so that one does not undermine his or her immune system and health and do not risk the health of other. 

• Ensure that children and young people  don’t  have access to alcohol and do not let them see you consume alcohol –be a role model

• Discuss with children the problems associated with drinking and COVID-19 such as violations of quarantine and physical which can make the pandemic worse.

Kye point

‘Under no circumstance should you drink any type of alcohol product as a means of preventing COVID 19 infection’

These efforts were greatly appreciated by the community especially the local leaders who informed the team that many people fill the virus is far away from them and since no one has died, there is no cause for alarm but now the community has got the information and will now behave with a lot of caution.

 

 

Facts about Alcohol and COVID-19

UYDEL RESPONSE TOWARDS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE DURING THE LOCKDOWN IN UGANDA

Background:

The COVID 19 pandemic globally has had a devastating negative impact especially in low income countries like Uganda who have fragile health system and can’t manage many cases. Governments declared lockdown and everything stood at stand still for over 75 days. Children and their families depending on small informal business closed, capital eaten up and didn’t know what to happen next.

Our entire 9 Drop in centers/safe spaces were closed and over 2000 slum youth and poor children scattered and a few went home. We received distress calls from some our young people we serve daily in our drop in centers that life had become unbearable, there was a lot of hunger, and some violence was inflicted on children. It is estimated that another 3 million Ugandans are expected to fall into abject poverty as a result increasing the number to 23 million people.

Children trying to cope in the pandemic were far worse off and some taken play by the exploiters in the name of giving food (exchange for sex). There was a spike and increase of sexual exploitation and abuse of children in the informal settlement and slums. Gladly we requested for support from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) through Dr. Mary Jane Rotheram and OAK Foundation, who responded positively to this emergency to assist and help over 1500 children in Kampala city who were scattered in the city. UYDEL received USD $ 25,000 from OAK Foundation towards support for procurement and distribution of food relief and other basic necessities to young people to contribute to their welfare and also prevent infections of COVID 19 in the communities.

UYDEL Response: With support from our donors, we have put together hygiene basket composed of wash stands with buckets, soap and Dettol, with informational brochures that were distributed through our networks and with our partners in urban communities, and in support of local government leadership. We are mobilizing and supporting youth in our networks who know how to sew to make artisanal face masks that can be made available to the wider community on sale at reasonable cost.

UYDEL also tapped into the COVID 19 response fund under the EASY U25 Project to provide funds worth 96,726,000/= to cater for Foods and emergency support for vulnerable slum youth and their families under the project, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and support to Slum youth and UYDEL Staff while at the drop-in centers and Secretariat and Provide Foods and emergency support for vulnerable slum youth and their families under the project.

food donations
Food donations

In these few weeks we have seen families living in extreme poverty being hit even harder by the crisis as prices for basic food items and supplies skyrocket.  We are lobbying our networks for support and once this is realised then we plan to provide these families with additional cash subsidies to help keep food on the table. For homeless people and children this is worse. The UYDEL communication and M&E team has worked on critical messages to share as the risk for violence and exploitation of women and children - especially girls – increases significantly in times of crisis. These messages will be shared on community radio, on Whatsapp networks, by text messaging and other ways UYDEL usually communicate.

 

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Conclusion: This has so far been a successful activity since many young people have benefitted from the relief items. We still have some leftover food to reach some more young people. However, many numbers of youths are still unreached and they need food now since the lock down has been extended for another 21 days. Many will not start immediately any enterprises to improve their survival and coping.  We anticipate many parents will not be able to support their children in the immediate future and many children are likely to be enticed into sexual exploitation, homelessness ness.

The way forward goals are to reach 1,300 (900 girls and 400 males) at UYDEL training centers and 9 city youth drop in centers. Vulnerable poor hit by pandemic as a short term measure to reduce trauma, dependency, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and violence and encourage recovery and also to build resilience and social capital for full recovery and reduce trauma and sexual exploitation.

Situation Analysis of Alcohol Abuse among Youth during the COVID 19 Lockdown in Uganda

UGANDA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LINK

Alcohol Harm Prevention Project

Radio Talk Show Report

Discussion Topic: Situation analysis of Alcohol abuse among young during the COVID 19 lock down

Station: Tiger FM 102.5 frequency  located in Nansana Municipality

Date:11th June 2020; 9:00AM to 10:00AM         

Guests: Mr. Mutaawe Rogers; Senior Programme Manager & Mr. Lubega Andrew; Project Officer

Objectives:

  • To discuss the situation of alcohol abuse among young people during the COVID 19 lock down
  • To share experiences about the effects of risky behaviours among youths in Uganda.
  • To offer solutions to address the challenges of alcohol use that affect youths.
  • To share the way forward towards supporting the youths during this “new normal” in Uganda

Background information

This is a morning flagship programme conducted in the local language Luganda on Tiger FM. The radio set aside every Thursday to discuss key salient issues that concern health of people in the community hence the topic of the day.

Summary of the proceedings

The moderator asked Mr. Mutaawe to define alcohol use and abuse. In his submission, Mr. Mutaawe said that alcohol is mainly composed on methanol and is a socially acceptable in society. However, many people and especially children and young people are increasingly misusing the alcohol and are taking it daily in uncontrolled amounts which has led to addictions and dependence. Addictions are mainly a result of peer pressure, stress, family environment and poverty. He said that children as young as 14 years have been taken to Butabika for treatment which is a worrying situation for the country and that about 20% of cases in hospital have alcohol related problems.

 

Mr. Lubega on the other hand said that field work experience of UYDEL had showed that young people were increasingly getting hooked to alcohol during the lock down.  This is mainly due to lack of engagement in productive activities as many have not been working which left them idle. The availability of alcohol in bars/shops has made it very easy for young people to engage in alcohol consumption in addition to the environment, family and peer pressure. Despite the Presidential directives of closure of all bars, some people are buying a lot of alcohol and storing it in their homes which has exacerbated the problems. Alcohol is no ordinary commodity for all people to access on streets, bars, shops and other places.

 

On the issue of parental guidance, Mr. Mutaawe noted that many parents are busy working leaving little or no time for children at home. In due process children lack role models and end up belonging to bad peer groups. Likewise, some parents drink at home and also leave alcohol in refrigerators which pre disposes children to alcohol consumption at an early age. He called on the parents to be good role models to their children during these hard times.

 

Mr. Lubega also highlighted that UYDEL was implementing activities of the Alcohol Harm prevention project that include; follow up the enforcement of the alcohol bylaws; training of NGOs/CBOs in advocacy skills; sensitization meetings with local leaders in the Divisions; conduct community awareness dialogue sessions about the enforcement of the alcohol bylaws in the targeted Divisions; conduct training sessions on harms of alcohol with villagers; awareness raising through music dance and drama shows in the project areas; conduct sensitization meetings with owners of entertainment places, bars, supermarkets in targeted communities; develop and print bylaw materials such as posters, stickers for dissemination in target areas and media talk shows.

 

Mr. Mutaawe informed the listeners that UYDEL had been serving the most marginalized out of school young people for the last 25 years in Kampala and rural communities. UYDEL provides services to the most at risk populations, street children, slum youth through life skills education, counselling, vocational skills training and apprenticeship, career guidance, and psychosocial support. He observed that youths are faced with problems of poverty, alcohol and drug abuse, high teenage pregnancies, crime, vulnerabilities to trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The youths have been for long been neglected and that’s why government programmes now have tended to target them more especially the youth livelihood program. He encouraged youths to be patient and establish viable business ventures that are profitable and legal. He encouraged youths to always look out for opportunities basing on where they stay. For example he informed them to think creatively during this lock down and probably engage in new viable employment opportunities within their communities to avoid the challenges of unemployment.

  1. John Paul from Vision High school Kawempe thanked the guests for the insightful information. He noted that government gets taxes from alcohol and this makes it difficult to curb alcohol abuse. He also wondered why Police doesn’t enforce the drug law yet many youths consume these illicit substances from known places.
  2. A gentleman by the names “Small eye” from Semuto urged government to ban cheap alcohol to promote a generation free from alcohol related harm.
  3. Another caller from Kyebando stated that government is to blame for increased alcohol use because it has not help the youths   and they have lost hope.
  4. Another caller from Kikandwa wanted to know how UYDEL helps those trainees that graduate from vocational skills training.

Mr. Mutaawe said that police have the duty to arrest people who break the law by using drugs and abusing alcohol. He urged the community leaders to regularly engage the police to do their work. He also noted that government may not ban alcohol now but advocacy for alcohol regulation shall continue to ensure that the law and policy promote public health.

 

Mr. Lubega in his response urged the youths to be creative and engage in viable economic activities other than waiting for support from government. He also informed the listeners that upon completion of skills training the UYDEL trainees are linked to potential employers for internship while others are supported with startup tool kits whenever resources are available.

 

 

Way forward

Mr. Mutaawe concluded by thanking the host for inviting him to share his experiences with young people and also teaching the youths values of self-reliance and survival to address the unemployment problem. He thanked the station for the opportunity and urged the management to always create time for developmental programs. He urged the young people to stay resilient and calm as the Nation grapples with the lock down.

 

On the other hand, Mr. Lubega urged the youths to avoid alcohol use and abuse by being in presence of good peer groups, applying life skills, and engage in productive ventures. He noted that UYDEL will continue working closely with Nansana Municipality to develop alcohol bylaws to regulate alcohol sale and consumption. He called upon the business owners to always consider public health and safety as they sale alcohol. They should not sale to minors.

prevention of Alcohol related Harm during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Formation sur la prévention des drogues en conjonction avec la 23e session de la Commission des stupéfiants (CND 2-6 mars 2020 à Vienne, Autriche

M. Kasirye Rogers a assisté à une réunion sur la prévention des drogues en conjonction avec les 23 sessions de la Commission des stupéfiants (CND du 2 au 6 mars 2020 à Vienne en Autriche). Il a été organisé par Drug Free America Foundation Inc., un chef de file mondial de la prévention de l’abus de drogues avec plus de cinq divisions dans le travail de politique d’abus de drogues.

L’objectif de la réunion était d’avoir l’occasion de partager nos préoccupations et nos points de vue lors de plusieurs réunions aux côtés du CND, de réseauter avec des organisations partageant et apprennent les effets de l’abus de substances sur d’autres cultures et régions et de s’éduquer mutuellement sur les effets, les programmeurs prometteurs, les innovations et les interventions en matière de prévention, de traitement et de rétablissement.

De nombreux experts dans le domaine de la prévention de la toxicomanie ont beaucoup d’information et de connaissances. Des discussions ont également eu lieu sur la politique des drogues, les méfaits de l’abus des drogues et les réponses politiques.

La réunion de formation a créé l’occasion pour la société civile et les entités et les individus des ONG et des individus d’avoir la capacité de défendre des idées et des politiques qui étaient significatives et d’intérêt en particulier de la part du Globe.

La formation d’une semaine a permis d’assister à des événements parallèles quotidiens, à des conférences quotidiennes ou à des discussions en faisant l’un des experts mondiaux en matière de politique d’abus de substances pendant près de 2 heures par jour. Nous avons également assisté aux réunions du VNGOC. Nous encourageons d’autres ONG travaillant dans le domaine des troubles liés à la toxicomanie à s’inscrire et à devenir membres du Comité.

UGANDA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LINK PRESS RELEASE RE: Alcool et COVID-19; Deux pandémies en collision

LIEN DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA JEUNESSE OUGANDAISE

Communiqué
RE: Alcool et COVID-19; Deux pandémies entrent en collision


Introduction:
En Ouganda, nous avons constaté un pic et des niveaux sans précédent d’alcool, ce qui a entraîné une augmentation de la violence domestique et des niveaux de toxicomanie. Certains hommes passent plus de temps à boire et donc détourner de l’argent destiné à la nourriture à l’achat d’alcool.
Faits sur l’alcool par rapport à COVID 19
a) Consommer de l’alcool à haute résistance ne tue pas le virus COVID-19. Si l’adultère avec du méthanol, peut entraîner de graves conséquences sur la santé, y compris la mort.
b) L’alcool n’est pas un truc de nourriture
c) L’alcool n’est pas une marchandise essentielle
La consommation d’alcool est liée au COVID 19 de la façon suivante;
1. Il y a de fortes chances que certains bars et pubs fonctionnent illégalement, car ils aspirent actuellement à ce que les clients achètent de l’alcool malgré le fait qu’ils aient été interdits par le gouvernement de ne pas fonctionner. C’est la recette de la propagation du COVID 19 parce qu’il y a une probabilité de contact étroit avec les clients sans observer la distanciation sociale.
2. Des cas de violence domestique ont été signalés, ce qui est en partie attribuable au fait que des maris ivres ont battu leur femme pendant cette situation de crise.
3. La consommation d’alcool affaiblit le système immunitaire et augmente le risque de résultats néfastes pour la santé, ce qui rend difficile pour le corps de lutter contre les infections comme COVID 19.
4. La consommation d’alcool affecte la capacité de faire des choix ou des décisions sensées pour se protéger contre LE COVID 19.
5. Augmentation de la consommation d’alcool chez les membres de la collectivité alors qu’ils tentent de faire face au chômage, au stress et à la solitude pendant la fermeture.

Il existe d’autres façons de faire face au stress sans boire d’alcool.
Restriction de l’accès à l’alcool pendant la pandémie de COVID-19
Le gouvernement ougandais a émis une variété d’ordonnances de « séjour à la maison », presque toutes interdisant la consommation de nourriture ou d’alcool sur site et la fermeture subséquente de bars et de restaurants aux clients. Ces défis imprévus et nouveaux ont mené à de nouvelles approches de la vente d’alcool dans de nombreux domaines, y compris la livraison d’alcool par le biais d’applications de services alimentaires.

Nous avons vu des plateformes de médias sociaux qui font la promotion des publicités en ligne de l’une des grandes industries de l’alcool en Ouganda encourageant la population vivant à Kampala et Wakiso à visiter un site Web et à passer un ordre qui serait livré au mécène respectif conformément aux directives du mouvement gouvernemental. Nous condamnons ces actes dans les termes les plus forts possibles.

L’industrie de l’alcool ne devrait pas récolter de la population en particulier en ce moment où les gens devraient dépenser à bon escient le peu qu’ils ont depuis l’économie est lente maintenant. C’est le moment de promouvoir des changements de comportement sains; les gens devraient rester à la maison sobres avec leur famille pour éviter les conséquences probables de la consommation d’alcool.
Il faut rappeler à la population générale d’observer ce qui suit;


a) Les parents/tuteurs devraient être des modèles pour leurs enfants et leurs jeunes en s’assurant qu’ils n’ont pas accès à l’alcool. Les parents devraient leur parler des raisons pour lesquelles la consommation d’alcool affecte
comportements qui peuvent vous exposer davantage au virus.
b) Les gens doivent rester calmes sans alcool. La peur et l’anxiété sont courantes
Pandémie. L’alcool ne fait qu’empirer les choses. Ne buvez pas d’alcool pour faire face à votre
Émotions.
c) Les gens devraient être résilients sans alcool. La consommation d’alcool pendant l’isolement à domicile augmente
risque de violence et de blessures.
Nous faisons donc appel à;
1. Le gouvernement doit réglementer et imposer une interdiction complète de la distribution, du transport et de la vente de toute alcool et de toute autre forme sous quelque forme que ce verrou COVID 19 de 21 jours. Beaucoup de jeunes et d’hommes ont recours à boire de l’alcool dans les maisons et les centres urbains dans les grands groupes qui compromet la distanciation sociale. Il s’agit d’un facteur qui nécessite une attention urgente et opportune.
2. Le gouvernement devrait mettre sur place un autre groupe de travail pour soutenir les collectivités touchées en fournissant un soutien psychosocial et des services de counseling pour faire face, s’adapter et s’adapter à la situation actuelle.
3. Les programmes médiatiques doivent se concentrer sur la construction et la communication de l’espoir, l’adaptation à la situation actuelle, la récupération et les résultats positifs après coVID 19 lock down. Il faut consacrer moins de temps aux questions de désespoir, de chômage, de stress et de traumatisme.
4. Les messages de prévention COVID 19 devraient être complétés par la communication avec le public sur les risques de consommation d’alcool et le maintien et le renforcement des services de réadaptation en alcool et en toxicomanie.
Signé
Rogers Kasirye
Directeur exécutif
Pour plus de détails, vous pouvez visiter www.uydel.org

Mettre fin à la violence familiale et à l’abus d’alcool alors que nous protégeons nos familles contre le COVID-19

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.

Accès aux services de traitement de la toxicomanie au Nigéria : le défi de la main-d’œuvre en toxicomanie

Event Date
City/Region/State
Webinar

ISSUP ICUDDR

Présentateurs : Drs Francis et Mashika Esther

Ce webinaire mettra en lumière le niveau de consommation de drogues au Nigéria, les efforts déployés jusqu’à présent pour aborder l’accès aux services de traitement de l’abus de drogues au Nigéria et les détails d’une étude sur l’accès au traitement.

Jeudi 4 juin 2020
Heure: 11 AM BST / 6 AM EDT
Lieu: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82963854757

You Are Invited to an Interactive Dialogue: Alcohol and COVID-19: A Dangerous Mix - May 8, 2020: 2:00-3:30pm ET

What are Interactive Dialogues?

Interactive Dialogues are a series of virtual meetings hosted by USAPA in order to foster the spread of ideas and greater connection among those working in the field of alcohol policy. The Interactive Dialogues are intended to create a space where members of community alcohol and other drug coalitions, local and state public health departments, and other ATOD prevention and public health practitioners can gather and discuss timely alcohol policy issues. Sessions will include a panel of 2-3 people with expertise on the given topic. Panelists will provide short introductory comments followed by facilitation and moderation of questions and discussion by members of USAPA. There will be significant opportunity to discuss live and pre-assembled questions from the audience with the goal of taking action on these issues. 

Description of USAPA's first Interactive Dialogue

In early March, 2020, the U.S. was hit with the global pandemic of COID-19, which has affected the lives of millions of Americans. States and local governments have issued a variety of “shelter in place” and “stay at home” orders, nearly all of which ban on-premise food or alcohol consumption and the subsequent closure of bars and restaurants to patrons. These unforeseen and new challenges have led to new approaches to alcohol sales in many states, including the sale of to-go cocktails, direct shipping, and alcohol delivery through food service apps. At the corporate level, companies such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors have pledged to engage in a range of “good will” efforts including helping to financially support employees who are out of work. 

 

This interactive dialogue will discuss some of the state and national changes in alcohol availability as a result of COVID-19, and serve as a listening session for the other alcohol industry friendly measures occurring at the state and local level. Participants will hear from experts and will have ample time to share their own experiences. The key findings from this discussion will result in resources that can be shared with the broader alcohol policy and prevention field. 

Session Objectives

This first Interactive Dialogue offers an opportunity for prevention practitioners to:

 

  • Learn about and better understand the harms associated with changes in alcohol availability as a result of an unexpected pandemic, including the increasingly blurred line between on and off premises sales;
  • Share emerging changes to alcohol sales that will not only impact alcohol-related harms in the short-term, but have the potential to set dangerous precedents that will damage the three tier system long-term; and
  • Discuss ways communities can take action to prevent the harms associated with increased access to alcohol.
  • Discuss ways to ensure that temporary policies do not become permanent.
  • Consider possible data collection to make the case about alcohol related harms.

Application of Research Findings to Action

Community coalitions, public health departments, and local prevention organizations can play an important role in ensuring that the public’s health and safety is maintained and harm from alcohol is minimized, especially as the country battles other new and emerging threats. There is important work to be done at the local and state levels to bring a more balanced public health approach during the pandemic. Presenters and participants will discuss possible actions that acknowledge the financial challenges confronting local retailers encouraging the maintenance and establishment of evidence-based alcohol policy. 

Presenters

  • David Jernigan, Ph.D., Professor – Boston University School of Public Health
  • Cassandra Greisen, Director of Public Policy - National Alcohol Beverage Control Association
  • Steven Schmidt, Sr. VP of Public Policy and Communications – National Alcohol Beverage Control Association

 

Moderators

 

  • Traci Toomey, Ph.D, University of Minnesota; Co-chair USAPA Advisory Board
  • Michael Sparks, MA, SparksInitiatives; Co-chair USAPA Advisory Board

For More Information and to Register, click here.

 

Or visit the USAPA Website at https://bit.ly/2VyQqqA 

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Le concept de contrat du Smart Club : une méthode de prévention primaire fondée sur des données probantes pour les enfants d’Afrique de l’Est

Le concept de contrat du Smart Club : une méthode de prévention primaire fondée sur des données probantes pour les enfants d’Afrique de l’Est

par Lubega Andrew (UYDEL)

Le concept contractuel est un moyen ou un outil permettant aux enfants et aux adolescents de mener une vie meilleure avec les droits de la personne, une meilleure fréquentation scolaire et des résultats et de grandir sans le fardeau de l’alcool/drogues et d’autres substances.

La méthode contractuelle de SMART est basée localement et comprend des composants tels que

  • contrats individuels avec les enfants/adolescents participants
  • l’approbation écrite du tuteur
  • adhésion temporaire
  • volontairement d’être membre (ou de s’abstenir) et le droit de quitter
  • le droit de revenir (même après toute exclusion)
  • conséquence d’une rupture de contrat
  • renforcement positif, en encourageant les bons choix (avantages)

Tout le monde (dans le groupe cible) est également le bienvenu, indépendamment de la croyance, la race et le sexe.

L’objectif est d’aider les enfants et les adolescents à prendre le contrôle de leur vie, de les aider à faire des choix intelligents meilleurs et éclairés, exigeant pour leurs droits fondamentaux de l’homme, les droits de genre.

En introduisant un concept Smart Club, nous donnons aux enfants les moyens de ne jamais commencer à boire, à fumer ou à renifler des solvants ou même à essayer des stupéfiants, mais. Au lieu de cela, ils peuvent s’engager dans des activités amusantes ou éducatives, se faire de nouveaux amis et prendre conscience de leurs droits. Ils commencent à exiger l’égalité des droits, des décisions démocratiques. Certains changent de la part des absents, qui vont rarement à l’école, pour s’intéresser à l’éducation, comprendre que c’est à eux de voir comment leur vie d’adulte sera. Nous travaillons pour les faire changer les attitudes et montrer des ambitions contribuant ainsi à l’objectif durable 3 et 4.

Le concept a été introduit par Slim Liden de Smart International et le premier Smart Club en Ouganda , créé à l’école primaire Makerere COU par Uganda Youth Development Link, suivis par des clubs ultérieurs du centre Kiteezi pour l’apprentissage et le handicap par My self-Uganda et un Children And Youth Empowerment Link à Kanyanya.

Le concept de contrat est également mis en œuvre au Kenya par M. George Ochieng dans le cadre de la Fondation des enfants du bidonville et en Afrique de l’Ouest.

Membres de l’école primaire Smart Club Makerere COU

WEBINAR: Cary Hopkins Eyles sur l’auto-soin authentique pour les professionnels de la toxicomanie

Ce webinaire se concentre sur la question de l’auto-soin des professionnels de la toxicomanie et a été livré par le directeur adjoint de l’ICUDDDR, Cary Hopkins Eyles.

Beaucoup d’entre nous sont attirés par le travail dans le domaine des troubles liés à la consommation de substances en raison de notre histoire, de notre famille et de nos traits personnels, comme la compassion et l’empathie. Bien que ceux-ci puissent être de grands atouts, ils peuvent également nous nuire personnellement.

Dans ce webinaire, Cary explique comment identifier les traits sains et malsains, comment nous pouvons prendre soin de nous-mêmes, et à quoi ressemble l’auto-soin authentique.

Cary travaille dans le domaine des troubles liés à la consommation de substances depuis 18 ans. Elle est passionnée par l’aide aux professionnels dans ce domaine pour prendre soin d’eux-mêmes afin qu’ils puissent prospérer et aider ceux qui sont dans le besoin. Cary a travaillé dans le domaine des soins directs à but non lucratif aux États-Unis, a dirigé des programmes de traitement en établissement, en consultation externe et en justice pénale et a formé et encadré d’autres professionnels de la consommation d’alcool et d’autres drogues. Elle est maintenant directrice adjointe du Consortium international des universités pour la réduction de la demande de médicaments (ICUDDR) et soutient l’élaboration de programmes d’études sur la toxicomanie dans le monde entier. Elle est formatrice mondiale dans le programme de traitement universel (UTC).

Enregistré le 13 mars 2020

Cary Hopkins Eyles

NBS enquête: Fumer de la musique loin

Beaucoup de jeunes qui veulent être bons à la musique pensent que faire de la drogue va les y amener facilement mais ce n’est pas le cas, le talent est donné par Dieu et si vous l’avez, vous n’avez pas besoin d’alcool / drogues, vous avez juste besoin de travailler dur et plus dur et pousser votre musique et les gens vous apprécieront pour qui vous êtes vraiment.