UNODC Training for LAO PDR Policymakers on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

More than 27 Laotian policymakers from the Narcotic Control and Supervision Bureau, Vientiane Narcotic Control and Supervision Bureau, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Security, Civil Society Organisations, treatment centres and other entities, participated in a three-day workshop on creating humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services. This training was held from 17 – 19 June 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR and was co-chaired by Lao National Commission

Prevention in Practice National Conference

Melbourne, Australia,

The 2019 National Prevention in Practice Conference will deliver local and international speakers sharing their expertise in strengthening the capacity of community-led action on alcohol and other drugs.

Explore various models of prevention and discover practical examples of successful strategies that have mobilised communities.

UNODC Training on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders with more than 60 Cambodian Policymakers

More than 60 policy-makers participated at UNODC Workshop on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders for Policy Makers in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 12 to 14 June 2019. This high-level workshop was inaugurated by H.E Prof. Eng Huot, Secretary of State from Ministry of Health and was organized in coordination with WHO Representative Office for Cambodia, UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and the generous support of the Bureau


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ADIKTOLOGIE is an international journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific reports on psychoactive substance use, other behavioural addictions and related issues.

Alcohol Use and Breast Cancer Risk

Chambers, Sophia E., Ellen R. Copson, Peter F. Dutey‐Magni, Caspian Priest, Annie S. Anderson, and Julia MA Sinclair. "Alcohol use and breast cancer risk: A qualitative study of women’s perspectives to inform the development of a preventative intervention in breast clinics." European journal of cancer care (2019): e13075.
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There is strong evidence to suggest there is a link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, with there being a 5%–9% increased risk per 10g ethanol per day. Despite the clear associations between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, public awareness of this issue is low.

UNODC takes an active role in the 2019 Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference

UNODC participated at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference held in San Francisco, 28-30 May 2019. UNODC presented in total 3 posters, one on the development of fidelity checklists, in particular, to measure fidelity of the Universal Prevention Curriculum Delivery in Pakistan. A poster on Strong Families and the multisite pilot of an open sourced family skills programme which was designed for challenged and humanitarian settings was also presented. This poster included a research

EUSPR Awards

The EUSPR Awards are now open! Nominations can be made for: The Sloboda Medal for sustained contribution to the development of Prevention Science in Europe and internationally The Leading European Prevention Science Practitioner Honour- awarded for outstanding leadership of the adoption and implementation of evidence based prevention strategies, including support for further high-quality research evaluation. Deadline for submission of nominations: September 1st 5pm (GMT)

UNODC Training on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders Organized jointly with SENDA in Chile

30 policy makers attended the training event in Chile which was organized from 28-30 May 2019 in coordination with the National Service for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Drug and Alcohol Consumption (SENDA) and with the support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), United States. This training workshop is specially designed for policymakers at the national and territorial levels, with key decision-making responsibilities in the health, social, justice, anti-narcotics, education

We are Family - Families and their Role in Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use, Crime and Violence, Including the Prevention of Recruitment into Violent Extremist Groups

The 28th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is being held from 20 - 24 May 2019. On Monday, 20 May 2019 UNODC's Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section organized a side event on We are Family: Families and their role in prevention and treatment of drugs use, crime and violence, including the prevention of recruitment into violent extremist groups, together with Government of Sweden. More than 40 delegates attended the side event that