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УНП ООН оказывает поддержку национальным партнерам в обеспечении непрерывности и устойчивости услуг по лечению, уходу и реабилитации во время пандемии COVID-19 для людей, употребляющих наркотики

Ментор УНП ООН инициировал вебинар, проходивший 24 июня 2020 года в Узбекистане. Целью вебинара являлось организация форума заинтересованных специалистов для обмена важным международным опытом по обеспечению непрерывности и устойчивости услуг по лечению наркозависимости, профилактике, уходу и поддержке в связи с ВИЧ для людей, употребляющих наркотики и как осуществлять научно-обоснованную политику, обеспечивающую доступ к эффективным программам по лечению наркозависимости и ВИЧ для людей, употребляющих наркотики. Новые вызовы и растущие проблемы для лечения и ухода, предложения УНП

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

UNODC Mentor initiated webinar held on 24 June 2020 in Uzbekistan. 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 for people who use drugs and how to implement evidence-based policies that ensure access to effective drug dependence treatment and HIV programmes for people who use drugs

Discussion about Drug Abuse

Youth Against Drug Abuse Foundation Cameroon in collaboration with EK Pehel Anant Tak Foundation India and Jaishi Youth Initiative Ghana will be hosting an Instagram Live Discussion about Drug Abuse tomorrow the 26th of June to end their LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD CAMPAIGN and commemorate the World Drug Day. It will be hosted by our partner @ek.pehel.anant.tak.foundation from India. https://instagram.com/ek.pehel.anant.tak.foundation?igshid=jp34vn1acdbz Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Drug Abuse. #WorldDrugDay2020 #WDD #SayNoToDrugs #FactsForSolidarity

World Drug Day

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as 'World Drug Day', is celebrated annually on 26 June. The theme of World Drug Day 2020 is "Better Knowledge for Better Care." The field of addressing the drug problem has been 'plagued' by misinformation of many kinds. This year's theme aims at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and at fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance

UNODC Ensuring Continuum of Care for People Who Use and Inject Drugs, Including Those in Prisons During COVID-19 in Coastal Kenya

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) supports Kenyan counties in COVID-19 prevention efforts for key and most vulnerable populations. In the spirit of leaving no one behind, acknowledging the increased infection risks of people who use and inject drugs, including those in prison settings, an in an effort to be COVID-19 responsive, UNODC focused its technical and financial support to expand the range existing and new

22nd National Week of Drug Policy - June 22-26

With the theme "United for Life", event will discuss actions on prevention and combating drugs in the country The 22nd National Week of Drug Policies will be held by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, in partnership with the Ministry of Citizenship, between 22 and 26 June. With the theme Unidos Pela Vida, the event is aimed at the treatment of drug addicts and the repression of the supply of narcotics in the country

Coronavirus ou Tabagismo - Quem mata mais?

Tabagismo e Coronavírus: uma combinação fatal O tabagismo é a principal causa evitável de doença e morte não só nos Estados Unidos como também no Brasil. A perspectiva de mortalidade atual pelo uso do cigarro em países desenvolvidos e em países em desenvolvimento é de 6 milhões. De acordo com o balanço da Universidade Johns Hopkins no dia 17/06/2020, o mundo tem mais de 445.000 mortes pelo coronavírus. Então, quando analisamos os hiperbólicos números, vemos

SPYM Newsletter

The Society for the Promoting of Youth and Masses (SPYM) have released their latest newsletter. In this edition, you can read about the following successful initiaitves that SPYM have set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Provision of Nutritious Cooked Food Arrangements of Necessary Supplies for Sanitation and Hygiene Community Sensitization on Social Distancing, Proper Sanitation & Hygene Practice, Use of Masks and Cough Etiquette Building Community Resilience through SPYM's 4 C Model

Treatnet Family Therapy Feasibility Study in Vietnam

Following the successful feasibility study in Indonesia on family therapy for youths with drug use disorders, Vietnam is the second country that rolls out a similar study as a way to offer more evidence-based, effective treatment alternative for drug use disorders. The study was smoothly kicked start with a training for treatment practitioners who later provide support to youths and families with drug use disorders. Unfortunately, when the research team started with the recruitment of

Echo Online Training for Child Intervention for Living Drug-Free (CHILD) Curriculum

The Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) of the Colombo Plan in collaboration with the National Narcotics Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BNN) has successfully conducted the first online echo training for the CHILD curriculum on Course 1: Interventions for Children with Substance Use Disorders in Indonesia. This initiative is carried out to ensure that international treatment capacity building continued uninterrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The first course of the CHILD curriculum addresses the need

Habilidades de Vida e a prevenção ao consumo de substâncias psicoativas

De acordo com Botvin (2004) e Sloboda (2004) há evidências empíricas que os programas de prevenção, como o de Habilidades de Vida, baseados no conhecimento, identificação dos fatores de risco e desenvolvimento de habilidades psicossociais relacionadas às drogas apresentam maior eficácia. Um dos exemplos de utilização do modelo de habilidades de vida para a prevenção ao uso de substâncias psicoativas, com maior sucesso e tempo de aplicação é o trabalho de mais de 20 anos

O Modelo de Habilidades de Vida

Habilidades de Vida são capacidades para comportamento adaptativo positivo, que possibilitam-nos negociar eficazmente as demandas e desafios do cotidiano. Envolvem habilidades pessoais que potenciarão as relações interpessoais. A OMS sugere que programas sejam desenvolvidos para reduzir comportamentos de risco e aumentar cuidados com saúde física e mental. Adolescentes são uma população especial para estes programas, pela sua maior vulnerabilidade. O modelo de habilidades de vida consiste em favorecer o desenvolvimento de um conjunto de dez

Les aptitudes à la vie quotidienne comme forme de prévention

L’adolescence est l’une des périodes les plus importantes de la vie des gens. Cette phase du développement humain, dans laquelle l’enfant devient adulte, délimite le potentiel de croissance psychologique de l’individu. Selon la façon dont il est structuré psychologiquement, l’adolescent peut devenir un adulte réussi ou infructueux. L’adolescence se caractérise également par une période où il y a une plus grande possibilité pour les adolescents de vivre de nouvelles expériences et, précisément parce qu’elles sont

Обученные УНП ООН специалисты по лечению и уходу оказывают неоценимую поддержку людям с расстройствами, вызванными потреблением наркотиков в Бухарской области Узбекистана вовремя COVID-19

Введение карантинных мер в Бухарской области Республики Узбекистан крайне затруднило оказание услуг по лечению наркозависимости населению региона. Это отрицательно сказалось на качестве жизни людей с расстройствами, вызванными потреблением наркотиков (РВУН) и их семей, и во многих случаях привело к рецидиву РВУН у пациентов. Во избежание коллапса в данной области и предотвращения ухудшения ситуации возникла крайняя необходимость адаптации форм и методов оказания услуг по лечению наркозависимости и уходу к существующим условиям. Такой ответ был инициирован и

UNODC Mendukung Pengembangan Pelatihan Jarak Jauh pada Universal Treatment Curriculum di Indonesia

Sejak awal Juni 2020, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) bersama-sama dengan Ikatan Konselor Adiksi Indonesia (IKAI) telah melakukan diskusi dan pertemuan jarak jauh membahas pelatihan jarak jauh mengenai materi Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). Inisiatif ini didasari atas tingginya permintaan dari banyak praktisi untuk mendapatkan pelatihan meskipun di masa pandemic COVID-19 untuk tujuan mengikuti sertifikasi nasional profesi konselor adiksi. Bermula dari bulan Maret 2020, seluruh pelatihan tatap muka diharuskan untuk ditunda hingga waktu

UNODC Supports the Development of Remote Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum in Indonesia

Since the beginning of June 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the Indonesian Association of Addiction Counsellors (Ikatan Konselor Adiksi Indonesia - IKAI) has been remotely discussing the development of remote training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). This initiative is based on the high demand from practitioners to continue with capacity building initiatives to receive an official national certification for addiction counsellors, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March

Tobacco Control Research Agenda for Africa

This call for proposals is based on the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) Research Agenda developed with collaborative support from several partners, to address gaps in tobacco control research. CTCA supports innovative research that generates the critical evidence to drive tobacco control, bridge the knowledge gaps and narrow the space between Policy and implementation. The primary focus of CTCA is to support the implementation of the WHO- Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

New Horizons 2020: Call for applications

Applications are now invited for Alcohol Change UK's New Horizons grants programme for innovative and future-facing academic research on 'Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm'. The new grants programme will fund up to four research projects to explore topics connected to this theme. Applicants are strongly encouraged to propose projects that bring together different academic disciplines in order to bring new perspectives, theory and methodologies to the work. The New Horizons grants programme is open to

Врачи психиатры и психотерапевты объединились для оказания поддержки населению Казахстана

В сегодняшних условиях пандемии COVID-19 и вынужденных карантинных мер, принимаемых правительством Республики Казахстан, психологическая поддержка и помощь, самообразование в вопросах управления стрессом, а также поддерживающее общение друг с другом и консультации экспертов часто становятся необходимостью. В связи с этим Республиканский научно-практический центр психического здоровья – главный партнер глобального проекта Управления ООН по наркотикам и преступности GLOJ71 – «Лечение наркозависимости и её последствий для здоровья» - инициировал создание веб-сайта «Психологическая и психотерапевтическая поддержка населению во время

Online and Free Course: Parents in Prevention

New classes are being opened for the online course Parents in Prevention,which aims to help families, health professionals and guardians of children and adolescents to prevent drug use. It is an introductory training with a workload of 20 hours, which entitles to a certificate of completion issued by SEDS / EDESP and is offered online through a distance learning platform, via the Internet. The course is structured in video lessons and allows interaction through a

UNODC Trained Treatment and Care Professionals Providing Valuable Support to People with Drug Use Disorders in Bukhara Region of Uzbekistan during COVID-19

Introduction of the quarantine measures in Bukhara Region, Uzbekistan made it extremely difficult to provide drug dependence treatment services to the population of the region. This negatively affected the quality of life of people with drug use disorders (PWDUD) and of their families, and in many cases led to a relapse of drug use disorders in patients. In order to avoid collapse in this area and prevent worsening of the situation there was an urgent

UNODC webinar on good practices in mental health care in Ecuadorian residential centers in context of COVID-19

Measures taken to contain the COVID-19 health crisis brought additional challenges for mental health professionals to continue providing residential services in Ecuador. In this context, the framework of the menu of services signed by the Government of Ecuador and UNODC was managed to articulate and develop an exchange of good practices in a virtual way. On Thursday, May 21, 2020, for almost two hours, Spanish mental health experts presented their learnings on best practices for

UNODC Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section: Questionnaire on COVID-19 and Drug Use Disorder Treatment Services

The Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section (PTRS) of UNODC developed a questionnaire to gather insights into the current challenges and responses to COVID-19 and the continuity of drug treatment services. The questionnaire is intended for treatment service providers and it looks at the impact of the delivery of treatment services and the measures of adaptation to the COVID-19 crisis, specifically what has been done in different places that have proven useful for service continuity. PTRS

Drug Use and COVID-19 in Prisons: First Clinic Dedicated to the Treatment of People Living in Prisons with Opioid Use Disorders in Kenya

In 2018, Mombasa planned to set up a methadone programme for heroin injecting drug users living in prisons. As a follow up, UNODC worked together with the County of Mombasa and the Kenya Prison Service in 2019, to support and expand Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) service provision to the prison population. Understanding that people in prison settings who use MAT services in the public-dedicated clinic could be unnecessarily put at risk of infection, and in

Physical Activity and Substance Use Disorders and Wellbeing

Listed below are two newly published papers and previously published news articles/blogs addressing the role of exercise, physical activity and sport in managing and preventing substance use disorders and promoting wellbeing. The first new article was published in the Journal of Prescribing and Medicines Management and examined the theoretical basis for prescribing physical activity to improve the mental and physical health of people using drugs. This article also provides practical advice on how to deliver

Training on Drug Prevention in Conjunction with 23rd Session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND 2-6 March 2020 in Vienna, Austria

Mr. Kasirye Rogers attended a meeting on drug prevention in conjunction with the 23rd Sessions of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND 2-6 March, 2020 in Vienna Austria). It was organized by Drug Free America Foundation Inc., a world drug abuse prevention leader with over five divisions in drug abuse policy work. The focus of the meeting was to get an opportunity to share our concerns and views at several meetings alongside the CND, network

Mental-Health Physicians and Psychotherapists Teamed Up to Provide Support to the Population of Kazakhstan

In today’s conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary quarantine measures taken by the Government of Kazakhstan psychosocial support and assistance, as well as self-education of stress management, supportive communication with each other and expert advice often become a necessity. In this regard the Republican Scientific-practical Centre on Mental Health – a main partner of the UNODC global project GLOJ71 – “Treating drug dependence and its health consequences: Treatnet II” – initiated the establishment of

Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Substance Use Disorders in Kenya

The UNODC Kenya mentor has participated at the webinar on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and Substance Use Disorders in Kenya on Friday, 15 May 2020. Together with Hussein Manji, Public Health Consultant at UNODC ROEA, the mentor outlines UNODC's support in the COVID-19 response among the most vulnerable groups, such as people who use drugs and who are affected by substance use disorders, people living with HIV and people living in prisons. The webinar