Instagram não coíbe divulgação de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF)

Mesmo proibido, é possível driblar as leis e promover o uso de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF) no Instagram, uma rede social com alto grau de engajamento de jovens Sofisticadas estratégias de marketing têm sido utilizadas para atrair o público jovem para o consumo de produtos fumígenos e promover a aceitação social do tabagismo. No Brasil, a venda e publicidade de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF) é proibida desde 2009, mas foram detectadas iniciativas para

UNODC conducts gender-sensitive substance use disorder training day in Ecuador

Quito, 16 March 2021.- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), through the Global Drug And Treatment Care Project - with the support of Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health - developed a training day on treatment for women, adolescents and girls with substance use disorders and the management of substance use disorders during pregnancy. Over three days (16, 17 and 18 March) more than 25 health professionals (psychologists, doctors and psychiatrists) working in

5 coisas que você precisa saber sobre o álcool e o câncer

Repense seu consumo de álcool para diminuir o risco de câncer. A maioria de nós está familiarizada com a ligação entre alguns comportamentos de estilo de vida e câncer - como fumar ou sedentarismo. Mas algumas pessoas podem se surpreender com o fato de que o consumo de álcool também é um fator de risco para o câncer e que esses fatores de estilo de vida combinados contribuem para até 40% dos cânceres. Dado que

Participate in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs next week!!!

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is the body that is mandated to develop drug policy at the global level and is the governing body of UNODC. The Commission will take place next week, from 12 to 16 April 2021 and, because of the pandemic, all the sessions will be webcasted. Do join in following the discussions in plenary, it is a unique chance to understand the political landscape of our field of work. Here’s the

Alcohol Use Among Nigerian Students

According to the World Health Organisation, Nigeria ranks second on the list of African countries for heavy episodic drinking. Despite concerning figures, the picture is less clear when analysing particular populations, such as university student. In an article, published in the conversation, researchers from North-West University discuss findings from their latest research, which analyses the prevalence of alcohol use was among students and how this differed by gender, age and geographical location.

Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders

NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people. A new study shows that in the time after first trying cannabis or first misusing prescription drugs, the percentages of young people who develop the corresponding substance use disorder are higher among adolescents (ages 12-17) than young adults (ages 18-25). In addition, 30% of young adults develop a heroin use disorder and 25% develop a methamphetamine

UTC Training for Addiction Professionals in Mexico Time Zones

Ecolink Institute, India organizes its 4th International Training programme on Universal Treatment Curriculum on Substance Use Disorder for 5 April 2021 on every Monday and Friday from 6-8 AM on Mexican Time and 6.30 to 8.30 PM on Indian Time. This training is mainly for the Mexican practitioners in SUD and organized in collaboration with the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme. The Los Altos is the local host of the event. Registrations are going on

UNODC Presents the Concept of the Survey of Kazakhstan’s High-Risk Drug Use

4 March 2021, Online Consultation on initiation of the Survey in Kazakhstan on High-Risk Drug Use took place via Zoom Teleconference Platform. More than 25 representatives of governmental, non-governmental stakeholders in the Republic of Kazakhstan and international organizations, including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Republican Mental Health Centre, Kazakh National Centre of Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, Law Enforcement Academy of the General Prosecutor’s Office, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, Global Fund to fight AIDS

Scholarships for the International Network on Brief Intervention for Alcohol and Other Drugs

INEBRIA offers the possibility to apply for scholarships to attend virtually or in-person to the INEBRIA 2021 conference for professionals with genuine interest in expanding alcohol screening and brief interventions in their countries. Who is the target audience? Early-career professionals working in the field of brief interventions for alcohol and other substances– from academic, clinical, public and civil sector organisations. Eligibility criteria for applicants: You have to be an early career stage professional working in

E-book: "Parents in Prevention" - volume 1

An E-book to support people to keep children and adolescents safe and free from problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs. In an increasingly fast-paced and dynamic world, more and more people suffer pressures, stress and influence from the environment in which they live, many of these influences are real threats to people's well-being. Therefore, we see children and adolescents increasingly vulnerable and susceptible to adopting risky behaviors, including the use of

Even at a distance, Alcoholics Anonymous is a key help

Alcoholics Anonymous: distance meetings attract hundreds of people Even with the restrictions caused by the pandemic, Alcoholics Anonymous were able to adapt to the circumstances and did not interrupt their basic service: helping alcoholics who wish to stop drinking. Since March 23, 2020, the Alcoholics Anonymous website – AA – offers daily virtual meetings, which have so far had more than 21,000 individual participations. During this period, just over 500 people with problems in their

International Association for the Study of Pain

"Reviews of preclinical research and clinical safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabinoids for pain relief have identified important research gaps. Due to the lack of high-quality clinical evidence, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) does not currently endorse current use of cannabis and cannabinoids for pain relief. International Association for the Study of Pain recognises the pressing need for preclinical and clinical studies to fill the research gap, and for education

Mapeamento dos programas de prevenção ao uso de drogas aplicados no Brasil

Um questionário para mapeamento dos programas de prevenção ao uso de drogas que têm sido implantados no Brasil foi elaborado numa parceria entre o Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD), a Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) e a Secretaria Nacional de Cuidados e Prevenção às Drogas (SENAPRED) do Ministério da Cidadania do Governo Federal, e é dirigido a gestores responsáveis por intervenções preventivas ao uso de drogas, que desejem divulgar seu trabalho


CONFERENCE 5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference 42nd Annual SALIS Conference April 27 – 29, 2021 (Virtual) Information Professionals: Building Back Better in the Post Pandemic World The current pandemic has shaken up the world and revealed many cracks in our systems, including how information is valued, accessed, and used. It is a time for information professionals to reassess our work in continuing to advocate for the value of the role we play in preserving knowledge

Call for Applications Promoting Access to the 64th CND Online

Deadline for Applications: 28th March at 23.45 CET From 12-16 April 2021, for the first time ever, the main session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs – including its Plenary, Committee of the Whole, side events, etc – will be accessed online for the vast majority of participants, including NGOs. As outlined in a recent VNGOC statement (, it is crucial that civil society participation remains high and meaningful – and the move to

بحث الإنترنت الأوروبي حول استخدام المواد | edEOS

والغرض من هذه الممارسات هو جمع البيانات العلمية عن تعاطي المواد المخدرة حصراً لدى الأشخاص الذين تزيد أعمارهم عن 18 سنة والذين جربوا/استخدموا مواد في الأشهر الـ 12 الأخيرة. البحث على الانترنت، التي صممها EMCDDA، ويتم في وقت واحد في 31 بلدا. يتم تنفيذ ذراعها اليونانية وتنسيقها من قبل البنك المركزي الأوروبي / EPIPSY. ويشمل البحث استكمال استبيان عن تواتر وطرق الاستخدام، والوصول إلى المواد، وكذلك لطلبات العلاج وأثر فترة COVID19 على الاستخدام. وهو مجهول

India/Nagaland: ‘Culture of acceptance responsible for substance abuse’

By Menuse-O Max Khieya, first published in the Eastern Mirror Nagaland on Sunday, March 14, 2021 Sechü-Zubza, March 14 (EMN): The additional deputy commissioner of Kohima, N Bhavani Sri, has expressed concern over the widespread abuse of substances such as alcohol and drugs due to the ‘culture of acceptance’ and called upon to devise a “role models” to stop the menace in the society. Sri was speaking at a seminar on substance abuse and treatment

Canadian Bill Tabled to Relax Drug Possession Penalties

Legislation in Canada introduced Bill C22, which would ease penalties for drug crimes such as possession and replace mandatory minimum penalties. The Canadian government stated drug crimes disproportionately harm black and indigenous offenders across the country. The bill, which parliament must still pass, proposes scrapping mandatory minimum jail sentences for non-violent drug crimes and allowing judges to order house arrest or mandatory counseling. The bill also encourages authorities to help individuals get treatment for addiction

New programme in Togo to strengthen management of substance use disorders

Togo's Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Access to Care has set up a national psychoactive drug addiction programme (PNAPP) that will help improve access to care for people with substance use problems. This program will work with national institutions to reduce the demand for drugs to disseminate good practices in the prevention and treatment of psychoactive substance addiction. ISSUP-TOGO welcomes this progress and will contribute to the success of the mission of this

UNODC and partners discuss situation with New Psychoactive Substances in Kyrgyzstan

New psychoactive substances (NPS) are spreading at an unprecedented rate and are becoming a serious health threat and a real problem in drug policy in Central Asian countries. Little is known about the negative impact of NPS on human health and the harm they cause to society, and this significantly complicates prevention and treatment. To effectively counter this new problem, it is necessary to ensure constant monitoring of the drug situation, exchange of information and

Alunos, álcool e outras drogas: o que fazer?

“Hoje em dia, dar aulas para adolescentes e jovens é praticamente um ato de heroísmo. Quando eles não estão nos desafiando, estão dormindo na sala. Parece que fazem questão de se exibir ainda mais, quando chegam alterados pelo consumo de droga ou álcool. Tanto faz se fazem parte da camada menos ou mais favorecida da população, ou se estudam na rede particular ou pública, ou ainda, se estão no Ensino Regular ou na EJA. A

Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Professorship Scheme

The ‘SSA Addictions Professorship’ scheme aims to support individuals who are already senior academics with established expertise and who wish to move to become part of UK academic growth in addictions research, but who would face potential barriers in making this change without SSA-led support. Through this new four-year fellowship, they will have special support to make a career change; for example to help an already recognised overseas senior addictions ‘star’ to move to the

National Release of 'Listen First' in Slovenia

‘Listen First’ and ‘The Science of Care’ materials have been translated into Slovenian and are being released nationally in Slovenia by the Institute for Research and Development (UTRIP) through its ‘Prevention Platform’ programme, which is supported by the Ministry of Health. The materials will be broadcast by all nationally and locally relevant TV stations and featured in many newspapers in 2021, as well as on social media. Based on the demand from health and social

ISSUP Kenya - Kenya National Youth Service UTC Cycle II Training

ISSUP Kenya conducted a UTC Substance Use Disorders, Cycle II training for the Kenya National Youth Service(NYS), at the NYS centre Yatta 8-12 February 2021. The Director-General NYS, Madam Matilda Sakwa, EBS officially opened the training. The target group were company commanders from all NYS centres in the country. Present were ISSUP Kenya President Evans Oloo, ISSUP Kenya Executive members Dr Richard Gakunju, Ms. Matilda Mghoi, Ms Susan Ruturi and Head of Treatment & Rehabilitation

ISSUP Kenya Executive Committee Meeting

On Saturday 27th February 2021 the Executive Committee meeting of ISSUP Kenya took place. There were good discussions and more information will be forthcoming from the committee about the way forward for our organisation. In the meantime members are encouraged to continue sharing about various activities both professional and personal. Present at the meeting was the President, Evans Oloo, Vice-President Susan Gitau, incoming secretary Jackie Anundo , ISSUP Kenya trustee Richard Gakunju, membership sub-committee chair

Álcool na pandemia: usar ou não usar?

O álcool é ao mesmo tempo: um imunodepressor e um desinfetante poderoso, quando aplicado em superfícies. Como o coronavírus atingiu níveis de pandemia e desinformação e mitos sobre "remédios preventivos" estão se espalhando nas redes sociais, é absolutamente crucial para as pessoas e a saúde pública que os mitos sejam desmascarados e os fatos promovidos - para que as pessoas tenham acesso a informações precisas. Nesta postagem oportuna do blog da Movendi International, Maik investiga

18 de Fevereiro – Dia Nacional de Combate ao Alcoolismo

Não deixe o álcool acabar com o seu prazer de viver 18 de Fevereiro – Dia Nacional de Combate ao Alcoolismo Dados do último Levantamento Nacional de Álcool e outras Drogas (II Lenad), realizado pela UNIFESP, de São Paulo, revelam a preocupante dimensão do problema na população brasileira: cerca de 12 milhões dos adultos disseram consumir bebidas alcoólicas uma vez por semana ou mais. O estudo, de 2013, também mostrou que 8% das pessoas admitiram

Call for Participants- UK Based Addiction Professionals

An invitation to participate: The impact of stigma towards people with substance use issues: perspectives of professionals working in addiction services. The aim of the study is to explore the stigma which surrounds substance use from the perspective of addiction professionals who work directly with people with substance use issues in the UK. Interviews will be conducted by phone or video call and will last around 30 minutes to an hour. To take part you

Brazilian researchers present a study that brings trends of intimate partner violence in Brazil

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important public health problem. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the overall lifetime prevalence of IPV among women who have already had a partner is about 30%, ranging from 20 to 40% for different regions of the world. Compared to men victimized by IPV, women are more likely to have serious injuries. Important: more than 1 in 10 homicides are perpetrated by an intimate partner, and more than