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HIV/HCV prevalence and risk behavior among NPS users are a growing public health burden

On April 27, 2021, UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia held a training seminar for specialists of the republican and regional levels responsible for drug dependence treatment and HIV prevention services in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The main goal of the national training was to increase the capacity of government and non-government organizations that implement HIV and HCV prevention programs to provide effective evidence-based services for people who use new psychoactive substances (NPS) and stimulants

Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders. This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice

Convocatoria de Capacitadores Globales

La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (ONUDD), la Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas (CICAD) y la Sociedad Internacional de Profesionales del Abuso de Sustancias (ISSUP) anuncian la formación de un grupo de Capacitadores Globales, con el apoyo de la Oficina Internacional de Narcóticos y Aplicación de la Ley (INL) del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos. Curso: 9 agosto - 1 octubre 2021 Incluye

1st Uganda Childrens' Summit-Report

There has been a tremendous increase in the access to internet by children during the COVID 19 Lockdown which has increased exposure of children to drugs, crime and violence among children since children are not in schools. Exposure of children to explicit images, photographs, writings, videos, films and other materials has been noted to be on the rise. Early onsets on tobacco and alcohol are tightly connected to alcohol abuse and addiction, narcotics testing and

Call for Abstracts: International Society of Addiction Medicine 2021 Conference

Abstracts on all aspects of addiction are welcome. In 2021, we especially encourage abstracts that focus on exploring global solutions to international problems in the field of addiction medicine, including: Drug, alcohol and non-pharmacological addiction-related policies Inequalities and vulnerabilities Addiction mechanisms Multiple morbidities Recovery and harm reduction Interface and care principles Novel treatments and other interventions Digitalisation Abstracts should present new scientific research, best practices and evidence-based addiction treatment, care and interventions. The committee favours

Call for Papers: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Nicotine and Tobacco Use

Nicotine & Tobacco Research intends to publish a themed issue on the COVID-19 pandemic and nicotine and tobacco use. The guest editors will be Jessica Barrington-Trimis, Melissa Harrell, Elias Klemperer, and Anuja Majmundar. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the world as we know it. From school and work closures to layoffs and furloughs to mandated social distancing and social isolation policies, nearly every life has been substantively impacted by COVID-19. The short and

Save the dates: Horizon Europe info-days take place between 28 June and 9 July 2021

The European Commission announces today the first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, to take place online from 28 June to 9 July 2021. Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. The 10-day event will give the opportunity to prospective applicants, and other stakeholders of EU research and innovation, to receive information and ask questions about the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of

Call for Speakers: Commemorating the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and launching the World Drug Report

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will hold a hybrid event commemorating the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and launching the 2021 World Drug Report. The event will take place in a hybrid format on June 25th, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm CEST (Vienna). The VNGOC has been invited to nominate three civil society participants, who will have the opportunity to make a brief intervention (max. 2 min) during the

Opportunity to Speak at the Civil Society Webinars on the World Drug Report

The VNGOC together with the UNODC Civil Society Unit will be holding two webinars to present and discuss the World Drug Report 2021, which will be launched on 25th June. VNGOC are looking for civil society speakers wishing to present at these webinars, on how they use the data compiled in the World Drug Report each year and how these data impact their work. The first webinar will be held on 13th July 2021 and

Children's Rights in Drug Treatment Programmes Survey

Dianova International launched an online survey gathering information about how children's needs are being addressed in adult drug treatment programmes, and by identifying ways of promoting family-centred services respectful of the needs of children, and based on a child rights perspective. The survey is addressed to treatment professionals and available in English, Spanish and French. The deadline for submitting input is 15 June 2021.

Online Echo Training on Motivational Interviewing for Children with Substance Use Disorders

Young children are now living in drug-life circumstances and are actively engaged in drug-using behavior. Recent data show that incidence and prevalence rates of substance use and substance use disorders among young children are increasing across a range of socio-economic strata. The World Health Organization reports that up to 90 percent of children living in street-life circumstances worldwide use some kind of substance. In Bangladesh, the population of children living in street-life circumstances is growing

Drug Treatment and Management Training in Prison Inaugurated

Drug use has been identified as one of the ominous problems that the society faces now-a-days. Every drug dependent person has different and complex difficulties to go through in the process of recovering from such harmful behavior. Person-centered treatment strategy is thus essential for each drug dependent patient. The crucial part of the treatment not only requires the involvement of the patients, but also the involvement of their families and the community. As part of

Call for Substance Use Prevention Research Partners

We are looking for partners who are interested in receiving training and free Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program materials to implement evaluation studies. These could involve in-person, online or video implementation of any of our one-session programs for youth or young adults aimed at preventing alcohol, e-cigarettes, marijuana or opioid use while promoting protective wellness behaviors including physical activity, healthy nutrition, sleep and stress control. PPW programs can be implemented to young people individually or

Call for Papers: New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Special Issue explores new drug and behavioural trends during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We welcome multidisciplinary contributions aimed at enhancing the understanding of how “physical distancing” and other radical changes in our lifestyles might lead to the consumption of new emerging drugs and other risky behaviours. Potential Research Topic include, but are not limited to: Use, effects, markets of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPED). Use/abuse of anti-anxiety/sedative drugs, both

Opportunity to Publish a Scientific Article on New Psychoactive Substances!

UNODC is proud to be the co-editor of Special Issue “New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic” of the Journal “Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health” and cordially invites you to submit abstracts for consideration. You will find all information regarding this new Special Issue on this link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/emerging-trends-in-drugs-addictions-and-health/call-for-papers/new-drug, as well as in the attached flyer. The important thing to note is that everything will be open access and

Call for Papers: International Responses to Prevention Intervention Research during Human Ecosystems Disruptions

The journal Prevention Science invites manuscripts for a special issue on “International Responses to Prevention Intervention Research during Human Ecosystem Disruptions”. In this special issue of Prevention Science, SPR welcome manuscripts that advance prevention science as it links contextual and epidemiological data to improve responses to HED. Also, this call of papers seeks to provide insights into best practices for approaching future pandemics, natural disasters, and socio/economic crises affecting populations’ health. The ultimate goal of

VNGOC Civil society participation in INCB thematic hearing on illicit financial flows through drug trafficking – impact on development and security

Call for Application The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) will host a civil society hearing for the INCB board members on the margins of this years INCB board meeting. The hearing will be on the topic of "illicit financial flows through drug trafficking – impact on development and security" and will take place online on May 19th from 12.30pm to 2.30pm CEST, Vienna local time. 10-12 NGOs will have the possibility to present their work

UNODC strengthened workforce capacity on community-based social services for youth at risk and their families in Turkmenistan

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia together with the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), hosted a training for practitioners on "Treatnet Family" for youth with drug use disorders including those in contact or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system. The event was held in a hybrid format in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 12-16 April 2021 and 27 local service providers working with youth and their families from drug treatment centres, juvenile

Sourcing ‘what works’ evidence from 1 May

KEY MESSAGES 1. From 1 May 2021 there has been a change in how you can remain updated on UK-relevant research evaluating interventions to treat or prevent substance use problems and on the meaning and practice implications of the evidence base. 2. Drug and Alcohol Findings will no longer routinely issue updates. Supported by Findings’ co-owner Natalie Davies, this function will instead be provided free of charge by the Society for the Study of Addiction

NAADAC Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care Series

Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part I: History of Specialized Treatment for LGTBQ+ Clients Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 12:00-2:00pm ET Earn 2 CEs Register Now Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part II: LGBTQ Youth, Community & Alcohol Misuse Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET Earn 1.5 CEs Register Now Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part III: Working with LGBTQ2S+ Native American Clients Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET Earn 1.5 CEs Register

UNODC Indonesia supports the establishment of ISSUP Indonesia’s Chapter

In line with ISSUP’s global network in the field of prevention and treatment and its importance of promoting evidence based and ethical substance use prevention and treatment locally, Indonesia planned to officially establish its national ISSUP chapter. This initiative was supported by a group of representatives from the government, civil society, academia and international organisations in Indonesia who are committed to the establishment and its process until the ISSUP Indonesia’s chapter is officially launched. A

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM) in Scotland

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM, also known as ‘Planet Youth’) is a community-based approach aiming to prevent young people’s substance use through reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. A new team, based in Dundee, Scotland, aim to review the scientific evidence, including that gained first-hand, for YiIM’s applicability to Dundee, gain an in-depth understanding of how the model could be implemented/adapted locally, and make recommendations. Here, you can find information and resources about

Society for the Study of Addiction Launches Early Career Research Network

The new SSA Early Career Research Network launches on 19 May, providing a series of (initially online) events designed to support PhD students and post-doc academics through the early stages of their addiction research careers. Run by people in the early stages of their own research, this new ECR network will cover topics on grant writing, applying for fellowships, writing articles, getting published, and how to navigate the often confusing, and occasionally stressful, initial stages

Ring us, FICT: "Well the delegation to anti-drug policies to Minister Dadone. Start collaborative work starting from the centrality of the person and not of the substance"

Luciano Squillaci, FICT President: "We express satisfaction for several reasons: because the delegation to anti-drug policies has finally been assigned after years of emptiness, because it has been assigned to a Ministry and because it is a Ministry that also deals with youth policies. We take it as a signal of attention to the world of addiction and to the younger generation. "My hope, as president of the Italian Federation of Therapeutic Communities – is

Brasil participa da 64ª Sessão da Comissão de Narcóticos e Drogas (CND) que aconteceu em Viena

Aconteceu em Viena, Áustria, de 12 a 16 de abril de 2021, a 64ª Sessão da Comissão de Narcóticos e Drogas (CND) das Nações Unidas. A CND se reúne anualmente e é o principal órgão de formulação de políticas de drogas no sistema das Nações Unidas (ONU), responsável por monitorar a situação mundial das drogas, desenvolver estratégias baseadas em evidências para o seu controle e recomendar medidas para enfrentar esse problema mundial. A Comissão de

What PAHO Does The Project for the Development and Implementation of a Proposal for the "Comprehensive Approach to Concurrency Between Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental and Behavioral Disorders, in Latin American countries"

What PAHO does The project for the development and implementation of a proposal for the "Comprehensive Approach to Concurrency Between Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental and Behavioral Disorders, in Latin American countries", it is part of the agreements developed on public health, between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the Government of Spain and the National Institute of Psychiatry (WHO Collaborating Center), to strengthen the public health approach in addressing problems related to the

CAPACITY BUILDING BY THE SHELTER NGO ( APRIL 5-10, 2021)

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUNSTANCE USE PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS The Shelter Youth and Community Network (The Shelter NGO), approved Training Provider for the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) conducted her maiden training on the Universal Prevention Curriculum-Core Course for prevention practitioners and aspiring prevention in Lagos, Nigeria comprising participants from two nations (Nigeria and Ghana) The six-day training of practitioners on the Universal Prevention Curriculum of the Colombo Plan DAP facilitated by two trainers Maria Ilugbuhi