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ICUDDR Course Solicitation

There is still time to submit an application to ICUDDR's course solicitation that closes on 4th December, 2020. ICUDDR and the International Society for Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) have teamed up to support a university in the development of an academic course on writing for peer review journals. This solicitation will provide support to one university from a low or middle income country with an education program in drug demand reduction, to develop an academic

Alcohol Change UK Free Webinars

Alcohol Change UK, in partnership with SMMGP and fdap, are running a series of free webinars as part of Alcohol Change UK's Safeguarding Vulnerable Drinkers' Project. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Mental Capacity - Dr Raja Mukherjee 12th November 2pm More information Lessons from Safeguarding Adult Reviews - Professor Michael Preston-Shoot 19th November 1pm More information Alcohol, Neurobiology & Mental Capacity - Dr. Stefania Bonaccorso 26th November 2pm More information Alcohol Related Brain Damage and

Stigma Online Learning

CCSA is addressing the stigma surrounding substance use through online learning. CCSA have developed an introductory learning module as the first in a planned series of modules on the topic of stigma and substance use. These modules are developed with the needs of both the general public and professional audiences in mind. The first module, The Sting of Stigma, will introduce you to the concept of stigma, and explain why it is harmful and what

UNODC together with IKAI Conducted a Remote Training on UTC 4 “Basic Counselling for Addiction Professionals” in Indonesia

UNODC Indonesia together with the Indonesian Association of Addiction Counselors (IKAI) organised a remote training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Basic Counseling for Addiction Professionals in September 2020. Since 2019, UNODC and IKAI have already an agreement on the training implementation using evidence-based materials to strengthen the capacities of the drug treatment workforce especially for those who already registered as IKAI’s member. After days of preparation, finally the first remote training on UTC Basic Counseling

Training of Trainers on UPC Course 2, Physiology and Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists

A 4 days virtual training on Universal Prevention Curriculum Course 2, “Physiology and Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists” from 02 to 05 November 2020 kicked off today by UNODC to add into pool of national master trainers on substance use prevention working in Pakistan, funded by INL and supported by Ministry of Narcotics Control Govt. of Paksitan and Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section UNODC HQ. This intervention focuses on building the capacity of professionals as trainers

Drug Addiction Free Africa Website

Drug Addiction Free Africa which is founded in Uganda, is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization that exists to promote Safe and Drug Abuse Free African Communities through collective impact models, evidence-based prevention interventions, Strategic Prevention Framework, and cultural competency to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment, and public health services in Africa. Areas of focus; education, research, community outreach, collaborations, and advocacy. Drug Addiction Free Africa leadership is happy to introduce to the world the

Online Echo Training on the Living Drug Free (Child) Curriculum in Bangladesh

Drug abuse is a tremendous menace in society with grave biological, social, financial, psychological, and security effects on the individuals, families, and the community. In the context of our country, the number of children with drug abuse is increasing day by day. To providing proper services to living drug-free the child Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has organized fifteen days long training for addiction professionals including psychologists, physiatrists, doctors, and other treatment professionals from the country’s

Lack of transparency in the disclosure of conflicts of interest in the area of alcohol, text warns

Concerned, from the scientific point of view and the formulation of public policies, with the lack of transparency in the dissemination of conflicts of interest by organizations that disseminate information in the media about alcohol use in Brazil, researchers from the City University of New York, UNIFESP and the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa published text in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. They warn that omissions

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

Brief Course on Smoking for pediatricians

Dr. João Paulo Becker Lotufo, friend and partner of Freemind and ISSUP Brazil, invitesyou to participate in the Brief Course on Smoking for pediatricians during the II Day of the Working Group of Alcohol and Drugs of the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics. The course has the support of the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics, Society of Pediatrics of São Paulo, Brazilian Medical Association and University Hospital of USP. Dr. Edson Liberal of the SBP will be

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

Physicians who are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of the use of SPA

The misuse of licit and illicit drugs is a serious public health problem that affects all countries in the world in a worrying way. It is estimated that between 2005 and 2006, approximately 200 million individuals have consumed illicit drugs, corresponding to almost 5% of the world population in the age group between 15 and 64 years. In this scenario, the most consumed drugs are: marijuana, amphetamines, opiates and cocaine. In relation to licit substances

Do friends involved in drugs influence our children?

Are you "Maria goes with the others"? My grandmother used to say, "Who mixes with pigs, bran eats." And we have the translation of Psalm I that says, "Tell me who you're hanging out with and I'll tell you who you are." Rodrigo Flaire and Claudemir dos Santos, in this video, want to talk about it! A scientific research, with methodology on "The influence of friends on drug use among adolescents" was developed by 2

Teachers who make a difference

Everyone remembers a teacher who marked his own life. What made it unforgettable? Why was it etched in the memory? I imagine the biggest reward a teacher can get is finding a former student after many years and hearing something like, "wow, you've made a difference in my life." After all, isn't it the teacher's goal to make a difference to his students? The contents given, for the most part, will be forgotten and perhaps

The Regional Mission to Central Asia of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is organizing a regional online training for national assessors experts on the use of UNODC/WHO-designed insights

The five-day regional online training on the skills of UNODC/WHO assessment experts on quality drug treatment has begun on 12 October 2020. The aim of the training is to strengthen institutional support to ensure the successful implementation of the UNODC/WHO drug treatment services in Central Asia and to promote a scientific approach to the quality of drug treatment and drug care services. Following the launch of the International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Disorders

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