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UNODC Supports the Continuity of Services under COVID-19 in Côte d'Ivoire

To support the continuity of treatment and care services for drug use disorders, PTRS / GLOK32 through UBRAF funds, following a webinar on continued access to treatment held in June 2020, supported the Ministry of Health in Côte d'Ivoire with the provision of personal protective equipment to services and centers and the procurement of a sewing machine to manufacture reusable masks for a community-based organization to promote the safe and secure availability of treatment and

Registration opens for European Drugs Winter and Summer Schools 2021

The EMCDDA and the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) are pleased to open registration today for two upcoming joint events in 2021: the European Drugs Winter School (EDWS) and the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS). EDWS 1–12 March 2021 (online): Following the success of the EDSS in 2020, taught remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers have decided to deliver the first virtual EDWS in 2021. The theme of the event will be Responses

Training on Quality Assurance Framework for DDR Services in Pakistan, 26-29 October 2020

A 04 day virtual training 26-29 October 2020 on “Quality Assurance for Drug Demand Reduction Services in Pakistan” kicked off by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support the Pakistan government in meeting global standards for drug use treatment and prevention services in Pakistan, funded by Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and supported by Ministry of Narcotics Contro (MNC), Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSR&C)

Training on Quality Assurance Framework for DDR Services in Pakistan, 26-29 October 2020

A 04 day virtual training 26-30 October 2020 on “Quality Assurance for Drug Demand Reduction Services in Pakistan” kicked off by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support the Pakistan government in meeting global standards for drug use treatment and prevention services in Pakistan, funded by Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and supported by Ministry of Narcotics Contro (MNC), Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSR&C)

2020 Alaska Training Institute Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of the NAADAC Education and Research Foundatiom (NERF), NAADAC and the Alaska Addiction Professional Association (AAPA)are able to provide a limited number of conference scholarships to cover registration fees for those who might not otherwise be able to attend the Fifth Annual Alaska Training Institute. Scholarships only cover the registration for the two-day Fifth Annual Alaska Training Institute from November 30 - December 1, 2020. To apply for a conference

Curso Breve sobre Tabagismo para o Pediatra

Dr. João Paulo Becker Lotufo, amigo e parceiro do Freemind e ISSUP Brasil, convida você a participar do Curso Breve sobre Tabagismo para o Pediatra durante a II Jornada do Grupo de Trabalho de Álcool e Drogas da Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria. O curso conta com o apoio da Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria, Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo, Associação Médica Brasileira e Hospital Universitário da USP. Na abertura estará presente Dr. Edson Liberal da

European and central Asian Countries Lead the Way in Cost-effective Alcohol Policies

A new report published by the World Health Organisation presents the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – as leaders in implementing the most cost-effective policies to reduce alcohol intake and alcohol-attributable harm in the WHO European Region. The report highlights the quick direct action the region has taken to reduce the harm that alcohol can cause to

The Ministry of Health of Senegal Celebrates World Mental Health Day with the Support of UNODC and Partners

The Ministry of Health of Senegal and UNODC mark World Mental Health Day This year, World Mental Health Day was celebrated across the world on October 10th, 2020. It comes at a time when billions of people around the globe have been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic which has had unmeasurable negative effects on mental health. This is why, WHO, together with its partner organizations has called for a major increase in investment geared

Now Accepting Applications: LMIC Scholarship

We're seeking participation from individuals of low- and middle-income countries at this year's virtual Science of D&I Conference. We’ve made available scholarships to cover the registration fee for individuals who would benefit for participating. Scholarship for Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) individuals to attend the Virtual 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Applicants for the scholarship must come from low- and middle-income countries and who would be otherwise unable

SPR 2021 Call for NIDA International Poster Abstracts

The Program Committee of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) invites proposals for preconference workshops to be held June 1, 2021, the first day of the SPR Annual Meeting. The workshops are primarily pedagogical, with hands-on instruction and specific learning objectives. Past workshops have provided continuing education in innovative quantitative methods; assembled experts to share theoretical perspectives, research findings and real-world implementation experiences that can inform prevention programs; and presented information helpful in advocacy and/or

Aos médicos que se dedicam à prevenção e ao tratamento do uso de SPA

O consumo indevido de drogas lícitas e ilícitas é um sério problema de saúde pública que atinge de forma preocupante todos os países do mundo. Estima-se que entre os anos de 2005 e 2006, aproximadamente 200 milhões de indivíduos tenham consumido drogas ilícitas, correspondendo a quase 5% da população mundial na faixa etária entre 15 e 64 anos. Neste cenário, as drogas mais consumidas são: maconha, anfetaminas, opiáceos e cocaína. Em relação às substâncias lícitas

Amigos envolvidos com drogas influenciam nossos filhos?

Você é “Maria vai com as outras”? Minha avó dizia: “Quem se mistura com os porcos, farelo come”. E temos a tradução de Salmos I que diz: “Me diga com quem andas e te direi quem és”. Rodrigo Flaire e Claudemir dos Santos, neste vídeo, querem falar sobre isso! Uma pesquisa científica, com metodologia sobre “A influência dos amigos no consumo de drogas entre adolescentes” foi desenvolvida por 2 pesquisadores da USP – Universidade de

Professores que fazem a diferença

Todo mundo se lembra de um professor que marcou a própria vida. O que o tornou inesquecível? Por que ele ficou gravado na memória? Imagino que a maior recompensa que um professor pode receber é encontrar um ex-aluno depois de muitos anos e ouvir algo do tipo: “puxa, você fez a diferença na minha vida”. Afinal de contas, não é o objetivo do professor fazer a diferença para seus alunos? Os conteúdos dados, em sua

Региональное Представительство в Центральной Азии Управления Организации Объединенных Наций по наркотикам и преступности (УНП ООН) организует региональный онлайн-тренинг для национальных экспертов оценщиков по применению разработанных УНП ООН/ВОЗ инструме

Пятидневный региональный онлайн-тренинг по повышению квалификации экспертов-оценщиков по инструментам УНП ООН/ВОЗ по обеспечению качества лечения наркозависимости начался 12 октября 2020 года. Целью тренинга является усиление институциональной поддержки для обеспечения успешного внедрения механизма обеспечения качества услуг по лечению наркозависимости УНП ООН/ВОЗ в Центральной Азии и продвижение научного подхода к качеству услуг по лечению наркозависимости и уходу за наркозависимыми. После запуска Международных стандартов лечения расстройств, вызванных употреблением наркотиков, ВОЗ /НП ООН и утверждения резолюции 59/4 Комиссией по

UNODC Indonesia Conducted a Virtual Dissemination of the Final-Results of the Feasibility Study on Newly Developed Module called UN Treatnet Family (TF)

Cannabis is the most commonly used drug among adolescents in Indonesia and at global level. Drugs and other substance use disorders are often associated with co-morbid health disorders such as anxiety, depression and disruptive behaviour disorders in adolescents. In low- and middle-income countries, adolescents with drug and other substance use disorders and their families have little or no access to effective treatment for drug use disorders. In response, the United Nations Office on Drugs and

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia Organizes Online Regional Training for Assessors on UNODC-WHO Quality Assurance Mechanisms/Tools for Drug Use Disorder Treatment

Five-day online regional refresher training for assessors on UNODC-WHO quality assurance (QA) tools for drug dependency treatment launched on 12 October 2020. The purpose of the training is to consolidate the institutional support to ensure the successful implementation of the UNODC-WHO QA mechanism of drug treatment services in Central Asia and promote the scientific understanding of quality drug use disorder treatment and care services. For the five days, the participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

УНП ООН поддерживает страны Центральной Азии в пилотировании механизмов/инструментов обеспечения качества услуг по лечению расстройств, вызванных потреблением наркотиков

Вводная информация В 2019 году в четырех странах Центральной Азии - Казахстане, Кыргызстане, Таджикистане и Узбекистане - проводилась пилотная реализация механизмов/инструментов УНП ООН по обеспечению качества услуг по лечению расстройств, вызванных потреблением наркотиков. Мероприятие проводилось в рамках глобального проекта УНП ООН GLOJ71: «Лечение наркотической зависимости и её последствий для здоровья: Тритнет II» при финансовой поддержке Бюро Государственного департамента США по контролю за наркотиками и правоприменению (INL). После обучения специалистов по лечению расстройств, вызванных употреблением наркотиков

October 12 - Children's Day

Toys, toys and more toys. Often, say experts, in the eagerto buy the favorite gift, which over the wills and tastes of children, parents forget something that can not be bought, nor translated into numbers: presence. "We need to look at the amounts that credit card and money don't buy. Gifting is something very beautiful and everyone likes it, but it should not be a priority, much less offered as a replacement for affection and

October 10 - Mental Health Day

Mental illnesses have grown worldwide and are already among the leading causes of disability in the 21st century. Especially depression, seen as a factor at the highest risk of suicide worldwide. World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10. Mental health means being well with yourself and others, in addition to accepting life's events, controlling emotions and recognizing personal limits. However, the use of alcoholic beverages and drugs can cause harm to this well-being

UNODC Supports Central Asian Countries in Piloting Drug Use Disorder Treatment Services Quality Assurance Mechanisms/Tools

Background Four Central Asia countries piloted the UNODC Quality Assurance (QA) mechanisms in 2019 with training and technical assistance provided by UNODC in 2018-2019. The countries involved were Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The activity was conducted within the framework of the UNODC global project GLOJ71: “Treating drug dependence and its health consequences: Treatnet II” and funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Following training of experts

Os 12 passos para pais prevenirem uso de drogas na adolescência

Listas de passos com ações recomendáveis para facilitar a cessação do uso de drogas são muito utilizadas, e com sucesso, por entidades como os Alcoólicos Anônimos, Narcóticos Anônimos, entre outros. Com enfoque na prevenção, propomos uma lista de 12 medidas, que devem ser aplicadas pelos pais, para prevenir a entrada dos seus filhos adolescentes no mundo das drogas lícitas e ilícitas. São medidas baseadas nos dados atuais e na nossa experiência do atendimento de crianças

Postgraduate Research Opportunities for Students Interested in Alcohol and Other Drug Research.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of Sydney have announced new postgraduate research opportunities for students interested in alcohol and other drug research. ABOUT THE PROGRAM Since NDARC's inception, more than 80 students have successfully completed a higher degree research (HDR) program at the Centre (PhD and Masters), with a success rate of over 90%. Currently NDARC has 25 HDR candidates enrolled, including three Aboriginal students and 17 female students. NDARC students

Mudanças no uso de álcool em adultos e consequências durante a pandemia de COVID-19 nos EUA

Como os pedidos de “fiquem em casa” começaram em alguns estados dos EUA como uma estratégia de mitigação da transmissão da doença coronavírus 2019 (COVID-19), a Nielsen relatou um aumento de 54% nas vendas nacionais de álcool na semana encerrada em 21 de março de 2020, em comparação com 1 ano antes; as vendas online aumentaram 262% em relação a 2019 (1). Três semanas depois, a Organização Mundial da Saúde alertou que o uso de

The danger of electronic cigarettes indoors

Dr. João Paulo Lotufo, friend and partner of Freemind and ISSUP Brazil, in his column on USP radio, tells us about the danger of electronic cigarettes indoors and warns that young Americans are the ones who consume the most, according to studies, and do not consider this consumption harmful. But that's not true, since e-cigarette emissions are not harmless and calling them steam is purposely misleading. Although the smoky snags of the electronic cigarette are

Família é a base para a prevenção ao uso de substâncias, diz Frei Hans Stapel

Durante o 6º Congresso Internacional Freemind, realizado em dezembro de 2019 na cidade de Águas de Lindóia/SP, Frei Hans Stapel – Fundador da Fazenda da Esperança e Consultor do Conselho Pontifício para os Leigos - compartilhou com os congressistas sua experiência de vida e a importância da família na sua educação e falou um pouco também de seu trabalho na recuperação de usuários de drogas: Quanto mais idoso eu fico, mais eu vejo a importância

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

More than 25 Kenyan policymakers participated in a five-day UNODC policymakers online training on the nature, prevention and treatment of drug use disorders, held between 24 and 31 August 2020. The aim of this high-level training is to support Member States in their efforts to create humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services. This UNODC event was inaugurated by the CEO of National Authority for the Campaign Against

L’ONUDC soutient les partenaires nationaux au Kazakhstan pour assurer la continuité et la durabilité des services de traitement, de soins et de réadaptation pendant la pandémie de COVIDE-19 pour les personnes qui consomment des drogues

Le 25 septembre 2020, la Mission régionale de l’ONUDC en Asie centrale et la Section de la prévention, du traitement et de la réadaptation du Siège de l’ONUDC, en collaboration avec le Centre national de recherche en santé mentale du Ministère de la santé du Kazakhstan, ont organisé un webinaire national. L’objectif du webinaire était d’organiser un forum des parties prenantes afin de partager d’importantes expériences internationales sur la continuité et la durabilité des services

UNODC Supports National Partners in Kazakhstan in Ensuring the Continuity and Sustainability of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic for People who Use Drugs

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia and UNODC PTRS in collaboration with the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre on Mental Health of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan held national webinar on 25 September 2020. The purpose of the webinar was to create a forum for national experts to share valuable international experience on how to ensure the continuity and sustainability of drug dependence treatment, HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause lifelong harm to the fetus

When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, her baby also drinks. Alcohol is bad for the baby: the baby is too young to drink! The range of damage caused to the foetus due to alcohol consumption during pregnancy is called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Alcohol can harm the baby's brain, heart, eyes and other organs. Children with FASD may have difficulty learning, controlling how they act, and making friends. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause