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Pais: como prevenir o uso de drogas por seu filho

Os pais e a família, em geral, são grandes aliadas da prevenção às drogas O uso de drogas cada vez mais precoce é uma preocupação mundial, pois além dos inúmeros gastos gerados com o uso de drogas, ainda existem muitas vidas que são perdidas. Por esse motivo, faz-se necessário um olhar para a prevenção do uso, em específico a prevenção que é gerada no seio familiar. Hoje se busca pela prevenção eficaz, isto é, aquele

Promoting and Broadening the Horizons of UNODC Drug Prevention Methodologies for Working with Adolescents, Youth and Families in Uzbekistan

Every morning, Dr. Lilia Muzaffarova walks to work at the Tashkent City Narcological Dispensary. During her walk regardless of the season, Lilia admires the beauty of nature, which she loves very much, and also gazes into the faces of passers-by, some - happy, some - sad and full of worries, which makes her mind wonder how many people she can help to find harmony in their families today. Dr. Muzaffarova is the Head of the

'Just a happy hour': the silent danger of alcohol

The long-aforemost Friday and happy hour came with friends from work. Go down one, two, three, ten and then you're drunk. More days begin to repeat themselves in the same way, in order to 'forget the problems' or 'feel free from the obligations of the world'. Behold, the first signs of possible problems with alcohol and its influence on mental health begin. When we say that, we are not condemning a happy hour with friends

Promoting family and life skills through a nationwide competition in Uzbekistan

The Regional Mission in Central Asia of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan launched an online competition "Expert on the Development of Family and Life Skills." The main purpose of the competition is to disseminate best practices, as well as to improve the skills of psychologists and educators in the public education system, especially classroom leaders, in achieving psychological stability in

Promoting Family and Life Skills via Nationwide Competition in Uzbekistan

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Central Asia in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan launched online competition "Expert on Family and Life Skills Development". The main purpose of the competition is to disseminate the best practices as well as improve skills of psychologists and educators in the public education system, especially class leaders in achieving resilience in school and family through teaching

UNODC supports people suffering from mental health (including drug use) disorders through civil society training in Senegal

Mental disorders have become a global public health issue exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In Senegal, the treatment and care of people suffering from mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, faces multiple obstacles and challenges which have a profound effect on families and communities. As a result, in 2019, the Ministry of Health of Senegal put in place a network of over 30 organizations throughout the country whose objective is to assist and

European Drug Prevention Prize 2021

The Pompidou Group calls for youth projects to submit applications for the 2021 edition of the European Drug Prevention Prize. The Prevention Prize is awarded to highlight outstanding drug prevention projects that have proved successful in involving young people in their design, implementation and evaluation. Up to three projects will be awarded a Prize. During the Award Ceremony, each will receive the Prize Trophy, the Prize Diploma and €5.000 to support implementation. Prize-winners tell us

Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs

On December 15, the United States National Institute on Drug Abuse announced new data from the annual Monitoring the Future study led by researchers at the University of Michigan. On December 16, a data processing error was found. This error misrepresented the scope of the decreases in daily or near-daily vaping of nicotine, marijuana, and just flavoring. NIDA’s materials were updated on December 17 to reflect the correct data.

Training Program for Guardianship Counselors

Freemind and ISSUP Brasil are pleased to promote the Training Program for Tutelary Counselors, conceived and carried out by the Fabris Ferreira Institute and Dr. Luiz Antônio Miguel Ferreira, freemind partners. The Fabris Ferreira Institute is a law firm with a high degree of specialization in the areas of Childhood and Youth, People with Disabilities, Education and Civil, recognized by institutions of national and international scope. The Institute was created to fill a gap in

10 passos para a liberdade – Dr. Augusto Cury – Programa Freemind

“Uma pessoa madura não dá as costas para seu conflito, seja qual for, mas, aprende a transformar o caos em oportunidade criativa, bem como aprende a escrever os melhores textos da sua vida, ainda que com lágrimas, nos dias mais dramáticos da sua história.” Cury (2012) Para quem se destina este programa? • Todas as pessoas que estejam dispostas em aprender a lidar com suas emoções • Pessoas que queiram ser multiplicadoras deste programa. •

National trainer teams from Central Asia level up in the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders with support from UNODC

Online regional training for trainers (ToT) on Course 10 “Managing Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs” (30 November – 3 December 2020) of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package) launched on 30 November 2020. The main purpose of the training series is to prepare the team of national trainers who will be able to independently train professionals, working in the field of drug dependence treatment and prevention in their

LISTEN FIRST – Ouvir é o primeiro passo para a prevenção

Visão global 'Listen First’ (Ouça primeiro) é uma iniciativa para aumentar o apoio à prevenção do uso de drogas que se baseia na ciência e é, portanto, um investimento eficaz no bem-estar de crianças e jovens, suas famílias e suas comunidades. Ouvir as crianças e os jovens é o primeiro passo para ajudá-los a crescer com saúde e segurança. Listen First foi lançado em 2016 durante a Sessão Especial da Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas

WHO Launches Year-long Campaign to Help 100 Million People Quit Tobacco

The World Health Organisation has launched a year long campaign to help people quit their tobacco use. As part of the campaign “Commit to Quit" the WHO have announced a new Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and have published “More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco". The WHO describe the campaign: “Commit to Quit” will help create healthier environments that are conducive to quitting tobacco by advocating for strong tobacco cessation policies; increasing access to cessation

In Quito, Ecuador, we see how to address the comprehensive prevention of addiction

On December 2, 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Ecuador, participated in the 'First Meeting of Experts in Prevention of Integral Addiction' organized by the Metropolitan Health Secretariat, through the Comprehensive Project for The Prevention of Addiction in Quito - SIPAQ. The aim of the meeting was to generate spaces for dialogue and discussion about the socioeconomic phenomenon of drugs and other addictive behaviors. The event, of a public nature, was developed

UNODC helps protect front-line staff at HIV treatment and prevention facilities in Uzbekistan during COVID-19

As covid-19 becomes the "new reality" and the number of positive cases, although not as high as the last, we must remain vigilant, especially when it comes to those who are most vulnerable to possible negative consequences. The statement we can hear on any flight on an airplane is: "In case of danger, first put the mask on your own, then put it on the child." The purpose of this statement is that without protecting

UNODC helps to protect the frontline staff of drug treatment and HIV prevention facilities in Uzbekistan during COVID-19

As COVID-19 becomes a “new norm” and the number of positive cases is not as high as it used to be, we still need to stay alert especially when it comes to those who are the most vulnerable to the possible negative consequences. The statement that we can hear during any airplane flight is “In case of emergency, put on the mask on YOURSELF first, and then put it on your child.” The meaning of

UN Commission Reclassifies Cannabis

As part of the 63rd CND session, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) took a number of decisions leading to changes in the way cannabis is internationally regulated. One of the key decisions included its reclassification out of the Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, where it was listed alongside highly addictive opioids. The removal of marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs was approved by a 27-to-25 member states, with

O abuso de drogas e as audiências de custódia

O abuso de álcool e outras drogas e as audiências de custódia O abuso de álcool e outras drogas é um complexo e frequente problema de saúde, cujos efeitos vão além daquele que abusa dessas substâncias, alcançando o sistema de saúde, as famílias e a sociedade em geral, tanto que, no ano de 2012, o 2º Levantamento Nacional de Álcool e Drogas (II LENAD) apontou ser o álcool a droga que "contribui com cerca de

Global Drug Survey 2021

The Global Drug Survey uses an anonymous online survey to conduct the world’s biggest drug survey. The annual GDS survey runs from the middle of November each year for approximately 6 weeks. GDS partners with global media giants to act as hubs to promote their research, and then as vehicles to share their findings with the general public. Get involved today!

UNODC helps mental health workers of Kazakhstan to stay safe during COVID – 19 pandemic

Pandemics and health emergencies like the current COVID-10 outbreak, can cost many lives and pose additional risks to the global economy and overall security and stability. Ensuring continued access to health care during a pandemic, including services for people who use drugs and treatment of drug use disorders, are key not only to protect the health of populations, but also key to security and stability. Drug use disorders are frequently accompanied by somatic conditions such

UNODC and partners support the Republican Narcotics Center in the fight against COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan

Although COVID-19 usually occurs easily and most people recover quickly, coronavirus can cause very serious complications for certain categories of people, including the elderly and people with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases. Ensuring continued access to health care during a pandemic, including services for people using drugs and the treatment of drug-related disorders, is essential not only for public health, but also a key element in security and stability. Every day, Kyrgyzstan reports an

UNODC supported the UTC walkthrough training in Albania and Serbia

Collaborating with the Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) of the Colombo Plan –Chilean Office and the University of California San Diego, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) assisted the Albanian and Serbian Government with the organization of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) walkthrough training workshops. Supporting the dissemination of UTC basic series, groups of national academic experts and service providers had a chance to be presented with cutting edge science and expertise on

На передовой пандемии: COVID-19 глазами психотерапевта наркодиспансера

Пандемия, и связанные с ней ограничения, принесли перемены в жизни практически каждого жителя планеты. Однако, немногие задумываются о том, как изменилась жизнь лиц с расстройствами, вызванными употреблением наркотиков, являющихся одними из самых уязвимых и нуждающихся в постоянной помощи. С одной стороны, закрытие границ во время карантина, привело к резкому сокращению доступа к наркотическим веществам; с другой стороны, стала распространенной проблема потери дохода, к тому же, многие виды зависимости сопровождаются различными заболеваниями и слабым иммунитетом, что

At the forefront of a pandemic: COVID-19 through the eyes of psychotherapist at a drug treatment facility

The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions associated with it have changed people’s lives in almost all countries. However, very few realize how the lives of people with drug use disorders – who are among the most vulnerable and in need of ongoing care – have changed. On the one hand, the closure of borders during quarantine has led to a dramatic reduction in access to narcotic drugs. On the other hand, loss of income has

UNODC Continues to Support Capacity Building of National Trainer Teams Within the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders

A Regional three-day training for trainers (ToT) on Course 9 “Advanced Pharmacology and Substance Use Disorders” of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package) was launched via online video conference platform on 16 November 2020. The main purpose of the training was to prepare the team of national trainers who in the future will be able to independently train professionals, working in the field of drug dependence

National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is from November 22 to 28. Change Begins with Me is the theme for this year’s National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). We want to present Canadians with ways they can reassess the way they think about substance use disorders and people who use drugs. Change Begins with Me builds on our 2019 NAAW campaign, Stigma Ends with Me. We want people to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so this

Call for Team Applications, SPR Sixteenth Annual Sloboda and Bukoski SPR Cup

Significant advances in prevention science are often due to a team of individuals working closely together across many years. In recognition of the importance of the collaborative process to the field, the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) will sponsor a friendly competition amongst teams of early career researchers for the honor of bringing home the Sloboda and Bukoski SPR Cup for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Cup is named for two of the founders and