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Training report on UTC 1 and 2 organised by foundation for changing lives against substance abuse

Summary The training on Universal Treatment Curriculum 1 & 2 organized by Foundation for Changing Lives Against Substance Abuse (FOCLASA) took place between 14th - 19th November, 2022 at Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Twenty-seven (27) people registered and started the training on the first day but due to the strict rules applied for successful participation and completion of the course 1 & 2, the training ended up with twenty-two people who successfully completed the course

ISSUP India Chapter webinar on "Impact of Behavioral Addiction on Mental Health".

We are pleased to have Dr Yatan for our next webinar on "Impact of Behavioral Addiction on Mental Health". 🥳🎉 The webinar is free to join for Alumni and non Alumni members. 💯 Register here: https://www.ecolinkinstitute.com/webinar The webinar is Organized by ECOLINK UTC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION in collaboration with ISSUP INDIA. If you wish to volunteer to join the executive committee kindly DM me. 🙌🏼

Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme- Deadline for Applications 30th of November

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme is the jewel in the crown for Knowledge•Action•Change (K•A•C). Launched in 2018, the Programme has had an unprecedented global impact with Scholars on six continents completing a wide range of successful projects. The aims of the programme are: ✓ to increase research and practice capacity in tobacco harm reduction; ✓ to expand the evidence-base for new technologies and products which contribute to reducing smoking and improving both individual and

Brasil na vice-presidência do Grupo de Peritos sobre Redução da Demanda de Drogas da OEA/CICAD

Brasil foi eleito para assumir a vice-presidência do Grupo de Peritos sobre Redução da Demanda de Drogas junto à Organização dos Estados Americanos (OEA) nos anos 2022-2023. A decisão ocorreu na última terça-feira (08.11), durante o 72º período ordinário de sessões da entidade, em Washington D.C. (Estados Unidos). A delegação brasileira será chefiada por representante da Secretaria Nacional de Cuidados e Prevenção às Drogas – SENAPRED – a ser informado oportunamente. Atualmente, a SENAPRED tem

Prevenção ocupacional baseada em evidências - Palestra Dr. Roberto Canay

O uso de drogas lícitas e ilícitas traz risco à vida das pessoas e provoca perdas de milhões de dólares na economia de diversos países todos os anos. Os acidentes de trabalho tornam-se mais prováveis, o trabalhador já não é tão produtivo como antes e seu desempenho não mantém a mesma regularidade. Aumentam as faltas, os atrasos e eventuais acidentes e indenizações prejudicam a sustentabilidade das empresas, além de onerá-las com o aumento dos gastos

ADDICTUS 2022, 4° Forum Nazionale sulle Dipendenze Patologiche

ADDICTUS 2022 IV° FORUM NAZIONALE SULLE DIPENDENZE PATOLOGICHE Centro Congressi di Riva del Garda (TN) 2 - 4 dicembre 2022 Responsabili scientifici: Fabio Lugoboni, Anna Franceschini, Stefano Canali VENERDI’ 2.12.22 Disturbi del neurosviluppo (DNS) e Dipendenze patologiche: un problema trascurato. Ore 9 – 9,30 Iscrizione 9,30: Saluti e presentazione della giornata Sessione mattutina ECM Moderano: Giuseppe Imperadore & Leonardo Zoccante 9,45: Epidemiologia dei disturbi del neurosviluppo: trend e differenze di genere. Flavio Boscaini 10,15: DNS

Substance use in Gender Dysphoria (Transgenders) and their Mental Health

An event at a NGO in Lahore was organized to address the mental health and substance use among those living with gender dysphoria. They have complex challenges that vary from bullying, harassment, prejudice, discrimination in support and assistance for a satisfying life experience as minority. Health must not be compromised but have equal rights for everyone. Unfortunately transgender in Pakistan are seen on streets for beggary and go through painful traumatic distress. Due to the

UNODC launched a Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme on the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Advanced Courses 9-15 in Pakistan

Ensuring continued learning and offering opportunities to substance use dependence treatment professionals to learn advanced and evidence-based treatment techniques and strategies is one of the important missions of UNODC. In this regard, UNODC Pakistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Narcotics Control and with the generous support from Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State, has initiated a training of trainers’ (ToT) programme on the Advanced Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC)

UNODC Trains Team of National Trainers from Central Asia on UTC 16 and UTC 19

The UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia supported a training of trainers (ToT) on “Course 16 – Advanced Clinical Skills “ and “Course 19 – “Enhancing Group Facilitation Skills” which took place in person in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 24-29 October 2022. These courses are part of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package). “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the persons living with substance use disorders adversely. To

Registration opens for European Drugs Winter and Summer Schools 2023

The EMCDDA and the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) are delighted to open registration today for two upcoming joint events in 2023: the European Drugs Winter School (EDWS) and the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS) (1)(2). EDWS: 13–24 February 2023 (online): This year, the theme will be ‘Displaced populations and drug- related issues’, with one full day dedicated to this topic. The two-week course will feature live lunchtime lectures with experts and practitioners, followed by

World Mental Health Day Celebrations Organized for 2022

On September 30, 2022, during International Recovery Month, the Grace International Rehabilitation Center for Psychiatry and Addiction Lahore organized a one-day workshop for professionals to enhance skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Delusions. The guest, Muhammad Aslam, a recognized cognitive therapist with years of experience working in the Fountain House and Recovery Clinic by Dr. Ahsan ul Haq Chisti gave a lecture and training for 4-6 hours. The celebrations extended to

New Training for Medical Providers: Integrating Addiction Medicine With Treatment Courts

NADCP is partnering with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to offer a new training for medical providers working with participants in drug treatment courts. This training will help medical providers learn how to successfully integrate appropriate addiction treatment and medication for patients involved in treatment courts and the legal system. Not a medical provider yourself? We encourage you to forward this announcement to the providers treating your participants! This free, six-hour live course

WiRED lança o módulo Parar de Beber pela Saúde

WiRED International lança uma ferramenta nova e importante para todos os membros da comunidade O que é dependência de álcool? Como é medido o consumo de álcool? Existe uma definição para “beber moderado”? Para responder a essas e muitas outras perguntas, a WiRED International acabou de concluir o módulo Quitting Alcohol for Health, que explica: Dependência de álcool Consequências do consumo de álcool Fatores que afetam o consumo de álcool (por exemplo, idade, sexo, histórico

Fake News e o Aconselhamento Breve

O Brasil e o mundo vivem uma epidemia de notícias falsas, ou Fake News, sobre vários assuntos, mas em especial, sobre as drogas. E esse número de Fake News vem aumentando, ano a ano. E porque isso é tão importante no caso das drogas? Porque a informação do jovem vem por aí: pela internet, pelas redes sociais, pelo ‘boca a boca’... Quando o assunto é cigarro, se vê pouca fake News, pois já é um

International Recovery Month Celebrated

Director General of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) Mr Abdul Wahab Bhuya has said that family and society's negative attitude towards substance users hinders the process of treatment and rehabilitation. He said this while addressing the celebration of International Recovery Month of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) as the chief guest at DAM auditorium, Dhanmondi, Dhaka on 27 September 2022. He also said, celebrating this month is to inspire the recovery community not to feel alone

International Recovery Month Celebrated

Director General of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) Mr Abdul Wahab Bhuya has said that family and society's negative attitude towards substance users hinders the process of treatment and rehabilitation. He said this while addressing the celebration of International Recovery Month of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) as the chief guest at DAM auditorium, Dhanmondi, Dhaka on 27 September 2022. He also said, celebrating this month is to inspire the recovery community not to feel alone

L’ONUDC fourni de la Naloxone au Centre d’Accompagnement et de Soins en Addictologie pour réduire les décès liés aux opioïdes en Côte d’Ivoire

En réponse à la session extraordinaire de l'Assemblée générale de 2016 sur le problème mondial de la drogue et à la résolution 55/7 de la Commission des stupéfiants sur la « Promotion de mesures visant à prévenir les surdoses de drogues, en particulier les surdoses d'opioïdes », ainsi que sur la base des Normes Internationales de 2014 sur les Gestion des surdoses d'opioïdes, l'initiative «UNODC-WHO Stop Overdose Safely (S-O-S)» a été lancée. Les premiers intervenants

50 Pakistani substance use disorder treatment professionals successfully completed the UNODC Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) course 1-2 as part of the UNODC training programme on the UTC Basic Courses 1-8

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Narcotics Control, Ministry of National Health Services Regulation & Coordination and with support from Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State, successfully conducted a training on the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Basic courses on Modules1-2 for 50 substance use treatment professionals from Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Upon request from Islamabad Health Care Commission (IHRA) the UTC

Ecolink Institute starts advanced course on MI & CBT

Ecolink Institute of Well-being, an approved training provider of the Colombo Plan started the advanced course on Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for addiction professionals on 12 September 2022. Over 30 participants from 10 countries are attending the course, which is instructed by Ms. Aditi Ghanekar, Dr.Yatan Pall Singh, Mr. Francis Moothedan, and Susmita Bannerjee, all certified global trainers. Dr.Yatan Pal Singh from All India Medical Sciences, New Delhi gave his opening

Report on Treatnet Training

Report on Treatnet Training organised by Bayelsa State Drug Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation Committee (BADAPARC) in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for counselors in secondary and tertiary schools in Bayelsa State. Summary The Treatnet training was organized by Bayelsa State Drug Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation Committee (BADAPARC) in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency((NDLEA) for Guidance counselors in secondary and tertiary institutions in Bayelsa state. The training took place

Cigarro Eletrônico na Nigéria e iniciativas recentes

Cigarro Eletrônico na Nigéria e iniciativas recentes - Palestra de Dr. Bolanle Adeyemi (Bola Ola) Dr. Bolanle Adeyemi, conhecido por Bola Ola, é Professor de Psiquiatria com especializações em Dependências, Saúde Mental Infantil e Adolescente. Além de ser Treinador Global do UNODC em Redução da Demanda de Drogas, ele é o Coordenador Nacional na Nigéria para o Consórcio Internacional de Universidades em Redução da Demanda de Drogas. Sua experiência abrange, além da educação médica, ciências

Álcool e outras drogas – Fazendo a escolha certa: a perspectiva de uma sobrevivente - Palestra de Alex Otte

O Estado de São Paulo registrou entre janeiro de 2019 e julho de 2021, 12.470 acidentes e 892 óbitos de motoristas com suspeita de embriaguez ao volante. Deste total, 378 mortes (42,3%), quase metade, ocorreram aos finais de semana no período noturno. O levantamento foi realizado pelo Infosiga, sistema do Governo do Estado gerenciado pelo programa Respeito à Vida e Detran.SP. Somente os jovens entre 18 e 24 anos representam 18% das vítimas fatais. Na

Training of trainers (TOT) on mental health for prison staffs

Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Bangladesh Prison Directorate jointly organized a four-day long ToT on mental health for prison officials from 22-25 August 2022, in the meeting room of Dhaka Central Jail. A total of 21 participants participated in the training. The ToT was organized with the technical assistance from the 'Rule of Law' programme, GIZ Bangladesh and funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the British Government's Foreign

PTSD Consultation Program: Lecture Series

On the third Wednesday of each month, the PTSD Consultation Program hosts a webinar on a topic relevant to treating PTSD. Topics are selected based on questions providers are bringing to the PTSD Consultation Program and invite an expert in that area to present the lecture. The target audience includes mental health professionals or other health professionals interested in topics related to treating Veterans with PTSD. Those who pre-register and participate in the live lectures

Prevenção do uso de substâncias durante a gestação - Palestra da Dra. Renata Azevedo

O consumo de drogas no Brasil é um verdadeiro problema de saúde pública. Quando usado de forma problemática, pode provocar ou aumentar crises familiares e violência. O uso ou a dependência de substâncias psicoativas por gestantes é bastante preocupante, uma vez que a gestação é um período de transformações significativas no corpo da mulher e no seu estado psicoemocional. Além dos problemas que provoca à gestante usuária, o bebê também sofre prejuízos, uma vez que