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

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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

Peer to Peer User Guide-Drug and Alcohol Peer to Peer Prevention Program

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This guide is developed to facilitate the work of Peer Counsellors in training Peer Educators in substance abuse prevention. It is based on the experience from the peer to peer drug prevention programs conducted by UYDEL. This peer to peer guide provides a framework for all peers to help prevent drug abuse in areas/communities where they come from.

Training on Universal Prevention Core Course (UPC - Core Course) for Prevention Professionals

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Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka
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In order to appropriately address the concerning global levels of substance Abuse Management and substance Prevention, it is vital that staffs are trained to deliver evidence-based Prevention intervention.

At the start of March 2022, the Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board conducted training on Universal Prevention Core Course for 23 staff members of the NDDCB.