Another Milestone for Kenya: Launch of the National Standard on Management of Persons with Substance Use Disorders

According to the International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders (2020), the use of psychoactive drugs or narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances without medical supervision is associated with significant health risks. Backing this up the World Drug Report 2022 indicates that around 284 million people aged 15-64 used drugs worldwide in 2022, a 26 percent increase over the previous decade. Unfortunately, this translates to an accelerated impact on public health, drug use disorders

Training on Prevention Course-1

Online, Malaysia,

Supreme Training & Consultancy Malaysia is conducting online training on Prevention Course-1 (M&S) series, "Introduction to Prevention Sciences" from 4-9 June, 2022.

For registration please contact pm [dot] stcm [at] gmail [dot] com

Congratulations to the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) Family (For Managers & Supervisors ISSUP 2022 Cohort

From 10th to 16th May 2022, the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) gave an opportunity to its members to connect, unite and share evidence-based knowledge on substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The theme of “Uniting the global community to face the challenge of addiction” was timely as the first in-person conference since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. During the conference, there were

Strategy for Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Communities

Published by
UNC, NPSC, APSI, Frontier and Adapt

Key Issues

  • Substance use often begins in adolescence.
  • Any substance use in adolescence can have detrimental effects on the developing brain.
  • Effects of substance use/misuse accumulate over time increasing societal costs and public health problems.
  • Adverse childhood experiences (abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction) and social needs (e.g., food, housing) affect many youth and adolescents and oft