Publications

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.

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents

Published by
NIDA

Today’s youth face many risks, including drug abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Responding to these risks before they become problems can be difficult. One of the goals of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. Drug abuse has serious consequences in our homes, schools, and communities.

Drug Cultures and Policy in Germany, Central Asia and China

Published by
NOMOS
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This volume emerged from the 25th International Week at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. The contributions it contains are based on papers that examine social work in the areas of drug use and treatment, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and social work in prisons. They cover aspects of the history and international development of social work, plus drug policy and practice.

Drug Treatment, Culture and Social Policy in Central Asia and China

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Central Asia (CA) and China are key regions in terms of international efforts to tackle illicit drug trafficking and the problems related to it such as addiction. Modern and effective approaches to treating drug use disorders, according to the UN/WHO International Treatment Standards, exist in all countries but lack institutionalisation and require further expansion and harmonisation.

No place for cheap alcohol: the potential value of minimum pricing for protecting lives

Published by
WHO
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Overview 

The WHO European Region has some of the highest levels of alcohol consumption and corresponding rates of alcohol-related harm in the world. Pricing policies and taxation are among the most effective measures that policy-makers can use to address these harms, but they remain underutilized across the Region. 

Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones (RIIAD)

Published by
Centros de Integración Juvenil
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Estimadas y estimados colegas de ISSUP,

Los invitamos a consultar la  Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones (RIIAD). En esta edición encontrarán artículos como “Una mirada a la genética y epigenética en adicción a sustancias”, “Viso-construcción y memoria visual en jóvenes con dependencia a las metanfetaminas”, entre otros.

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice towards Alcohol Use and its Related Factors among Regular Users

Published by
Kashif Kamran Khana (MBA, MPhil Business Administration, MPhil Public Healh) and Amber Shahzadib (BS. Hons, MS. Gender & Women Studies, MPhil Public Health)
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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards Alcohol Use and its Related Factors among Regular Users
Kashif Kamran Khan, Amber Shahzadi
EQUIP Research & Development Consultants

Multiple disadvantage and co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions.

Published by
Making Every Adult Matter
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Substance use and mental health needs are two of the primary concerns for many people experiencing multiple disadvantage. We know that people who experience both issues at the same time (also known as “co-occurring conditions” or “dual diagnosis”) find it difficult or impossible to access the right support for their needs.

Жаңа психоактивті заттар (НПС) - Ирландия жағдайы.

Published by
Health Research Board

Бұл факт парағында Ирландияда таралуы, емделуі, өлім-жітімі және заңнамасы туралы соңғы есептерден жиналған жаңа психоактивті заттар туралы ақпарат пен статистикалық мәліметтер жинақталған.

Mapping prevention systems in the European Neighbourhood Policy area

Published by
EMCDDA

Between March and May 2021, the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project supported the mapping of national prevention systems in European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) area countries.

This briefing describes the rationale and methodology of the prevention system mapping, presenting selected findings and highlighting key challenges encountered.

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Training on UTC 01 - Sri Lanka

Published by
Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka
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At the start of may 2022 the Preventive Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board has conducted  training on Universal Treatment Curriculum, Course 01 (UTC - 01) for 32 staff members in NDDCB.

From harm to hope: A 10-year drugs plan to cut crime and save lives

Published by
UK Government
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Executive summary

The 10-year UK Government plan to combat illegal drugs sets out how we are doing more than ever to cut off the supply of drugs by criminal gangs and give people with a drug addiction a route to a productive and drug-free life. Underpinned by record investment of over £3 billion in the next three years, we will reduce drug-related crime, death, harm and overall drug use.