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World Drug Day 2019

26 June is World Drug Day , the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The theme of this year highlights that justice and health need to work hand in hand when it comes to addressing drug problems. Effective responses to the world drug problem require inclusive and accountable institutions of criminal justice, health and social services to work together to provide integrated strategies, in line with the international drug control conventions, human rights

Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Training for the Philippine Criminal Justice System

The UNODC Mentor from Indonesia participated as a trainer at the workshop organized by Colombo Plan on The Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) for the Philippine Criminal Justice System. It was inaugurated with the generous support of the Bureau of International Narcotics Affairs (INL), US Embassy, Manila on 22 April 2019. A total of 53 participants from the Philippines Drug Enforcers Agency (PDEA), Philippines National Police (PNP) and Academy, participated in this important workshop. The training

UNODC Training on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders with more than 60 Cambodian Policymakers

More than 60 policy-makers participated at UNODC Workshop on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders for Policy Makers in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 12 to 14 June 2019. This high-level workshop was inaugurated by H.E Prof. Eng Huot, Secretary of State from Ministry of Health and was organized in coordination with WHO Representative Office for Cambodia, UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and the generous support of the Bureau

Cooperation between Ecuador and UNODC on Drug Prevention and Health

Following an assessment mission in 2017 and two policy maker training on the nature, prevention and treatment of drug use disorders in 2018, UNODC and the Ministry of Health (on behalf of the Ecuadorian government) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on drug demand reduction during the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 15, 2019. The MoU comes with a Menu of Services including 5 pillars of action: 1) Research for service planning; 2) Prevention

UNODC takes an active role in the 2019 Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference

UNODC participated at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference held in San Francisco, 28-30 May 2019. UNODC presented in total 3 posters, one on the development of fidelity checklists, in particular, to measure fidelity of the Universal Prevention Curriculum Delivery in Pakistan. A poster on Strong Families and the multisite pilot of an open sourced family skills programme which was designed for challenged and humanitarian settings was also presented. This poster included a research

EUSPR Awards

The EUSPR Awards are now open! Nominations can be made for: The Sloboda Medal for sustained contribution to the development of Prevention Science in Europe and internationally The Leading European Prevention Science Practitioner Honour- awarded for outstanding leadership of the adoption and implementation of evidence based prevention strategies, including support for further high-quality research evaluation. Deadline for submission of nominations: September 1st 5pm (GMT)

Applications open: 2019 Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Collaborative Research Seed Funding

Applications are now open for the 2019 round of UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) Collaborative Research Seed Funding. The UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE CAG aims to address the burdens imposed by neurological, mental health, and drug and alcohol disorders. It constitutes a network of internationally recognised researchers and clinicians leading in the understanding and treatment of complex clinical conditions with

UNODC Training on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders Organized jointly with SENDA in Chile

30 policy makers attended the training event in Chile which was organized from 28-30 May 2019 in coordination with the National Service for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Drug and Alcohol Consumption (SENDA) and with the support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), United States. This training workshop is specially designed for policymakers at the national and territorial levels, with key decision-making responsibilities in the health, social, justice, anti-narcotics, education

NG-CDF Conference Mombasa

The NG-CDF held a conference at Mombasa, Kenya which included a section on addiction, drug and substance abuse. Facilitating this was an interactive and informative experience. Questions on drug and substance abuse effects on the work environment and performance at tasks were discussed.

Commonwealth Youth Programme 2019

#Mauritius ’ Minister of Youth and #Sports , Stephan Toussaint, has announced that two universities in his country will offer a degree in #Commonwealth youth work starting in August. The Minister was speaking at the opening of a three-day workshop about the delivery of the #youth work degree in his country. The degree is part of the Commonwealth Higher Education Consortium for Youth Work programme: http://ow.ly/Mjlg30oOBsz #CommonwealthYouth

We are Family - Families and their Role in Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use, Crime and Violence, Including the Prevention of Recruitment into Violent Extremist Groups

The 28th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is being held from 20 - 24 May 2019. On Monday, 20 May 2019 UNODC's Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section organized a side event on We are Family: Families and their role in prevention and treatment of drugs use, crime and violence, including the prevention of recruitment into violent extremist groups, together with Government of Sweden. More than 40 delegates attended the side event that

Enhanced Knowledge of Serbian Policymakers on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

More than twenty-five (25) Serbian high-level decision makers from Ministries of Health, Education, Social Affairs and Counternarcotics are participating in the three-day workshop on creating humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services, held at the Parliamentarians Members Club in Belgrade, Serbia from 20 to 22 May 2019. The event was inaugurated by Mr Milan Pekić, Director of the Serbian Office Against Drugs and it was organized by UNODC

1st National Youth Leadership Conference for Drug Abuse Prevention in Lahore

Ehsas For Life Foundation (Regd), Lahore organized the 1st NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE at Air Force Club, Lahore on 24th April, 2019 with the collaboration of Anti-Narcotics Force Punjab & Youth Forum Pakistan (For Drug Abuse Prevention). A large number of youth from different parts of Pakistan participated in the Conference. Speaker Guests, Motivators, Heads of different Institutes including Educational Institutes were also invited and addressed the audience and guided our Youth on how to

UTC 2 & 3 Training Day 4 at new Life Rehab Center Sialkot-Pakistan

(UTC 2 & 3 Training Day 4) M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot in Collaboration with Nishan Rehab Pakistan, (A Colombo Plan (DAP) recognized Education Provider), conducted a six-days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 2 Treatment for Substance Use Disorders - The Continuum Care For Addiction Professionals & UTC 3 Common Co-Occurring Mental & Medical Disorders at New Life Rehab Center, Sialkot which is funded by President Elect ISSUP Pakistan Chapter Mr. Bashir Ahmed

UTC 2 & 3 Training Day 3 at new Life Rehab Center Sialkot-Pakistan

(UTC 2 & 3 Training Day 3) M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot in Collaboration with Nishan Rehab Pakistan, (A Colombo Plan (DAP) recognized Education Provider), conducted a six-days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 2 Treatment for Substance Use Disorders - The Continuum Care For Addiction Professionals & UTC 3 Common Co-Occurring Mental & Medical Disorders at the New Life Rehab Center, Sialkot which is funded by President Elect ISSUP Pakistan Chapter Mr. Bashir

Priorities for UNODC Work on Drug Prevention and Treatment in Southeastern Europe

The programme of work of UNODC in any region of the world is developed in a consultative process together with the concerned Member States. That is why UNODC organised a Regional Consultative Meeting on the Development of the Sub-Programme 3 “Drug use prevention and treatment of substance use disorders” held on 16-17 May 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia. The workshop brought together more than 30 experts and policy makers from the countries of Southeastern Europe

A Guide to Using the Knowledge Share

So What’s the Knowledge Share All About? ISSUP promotes effective and evidence-based practice through the exchange of knowledge on its website. ISSUP’s website features a Knowledge Share section that provides users with the latest insights from the fields of substance use prevention and treatment. The Knowledge Share forms a significant part of the organisation’s online presence. The section’s content is organised into four key areas: News: Recent news items of value to people who work

Call for Evidence on Cannabis - Royal College of Psychiatrists

About the Review The Royal College of Psychiatrists is undertaking a review to develop a College position on: cannabis use in the UK and how this relates to mental health, incorporating evidence on the biological, psychological and social effects of cannabis; the use of medicinal cannabis in relation to mental illness. About this Call for Evidence We are asking those with expertise and personal experience of medicinal cannabis and cannabis for recreational use to contribute

National Youth Conference For Drug Abuse Prevention at Kashmir, Pakistan

Ms. Shabana Ch. CEO UMEED CLINIC Mirpur Azad Jammu & Kashmir in collaboration with Youth Forum Pakistan for Drug Abuse Prevention organized a successful NATIONAL CONFERENCE THE ROLL OF YOUTH For DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION at Ramazan Marque Mirpur AJK on 4th May, 2019. Youth from different parts of the country participated in this conference. Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz, President Elect ISSUP Pakistan Chapter, Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Assistant Commissioner, Miripur AJK, Mr. Muhammad Aslam, President M

Post-Doc Scholarship - Graduate Program in Psychology, Brazil

The Graduate Program in Psychology of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) announces the opening of applications for the selection process for a scholarship of the National Program of Post-Doctorate (PNPD/CAPES) in the addiction field. The duration of the scholarship is 12 months. Job deadline: 3 June 2019 Country: Brazil Area of work: Training/Further Education Additional Info: http://www.ufjf.br/ppgpsicologia-eng/files/2019/05/EDITAL-POST-DOC-ENGLISH-2019…

Call for Applications at the International Institute for Youth Development PETRI - Sofia for 2 Positions of Fellow

• Youth Fellow interested in online community coordination and content editing for “Speak Act Change” platform • Y-PEER International Fellow interested in advocacy initiatives implementation and youth participation at the regional level 🗂 On the following link you can check documents, which include detailed information about the fellowship as well as the Application Form > https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YD5mwdNri-FEUKZnA-_ilJC0MlQQU0xr?usp=sharing 📩 All applications, including following documents should be submitted to petri [dot] bulgaria [at] gmail [dot] com no later

Elewa Ulevi at Maisha HIV/AIDS Conference 2019

At the Maisha HIV/AIDS conference 2019, we discussed how drug and substance abuse related to HIV/AIDS. Drug abuse changes our thought process and fogs judgment. We are prone to making decisions that we would not have made while sober. This could lead to bad sex related choices and consequently danger of spread of HIV/AIDS. Some drugs involve use of injections that could lead to swapping of blood and contact with the virus. We also see

UTC 2 & 3 Training Day 2 at New Life Rehab Center Sialkot-Pakistan

(UTC 2 & 3 Training Day: 2) M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot in Collaboration with Nishan Rehab Pakistan, (A Colombo Plan (DAP) recognized Education Provider), conducted Six Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 2 & 3 at New Life Rehab Center (For drug Abuse Treatment & Rehabilitation), Sialkot which is funded by President Elect ISSUP Pakistan Chapter Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz. We (Saima Asghar Director Elect ISSUP-Pakistan & Executive Director New Life Rehab

UTC 2 & 3 Training Day 1 at New Life Rehab Center Sialkot-Pakistan

(UTC 2 & 3 Training Day: 1) M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot in Collaboration with Nishan Rehab Pakistan, (A Colombo Plan (DAP) recognized Education Provider), conducted Six Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 2 & 3 at New Life Rehab Center (For drug Abuse Treatment & Rehabilitation), Sialkot which is funded by President Elect ISSUP Pakistan Chapter Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz. We (Saima Asghar Director Elect ISSUP-Pakistan & Executive Director New Life Rehab

National Youth Conference for Drug Abuse Prevention at Kashmir, Pakistan

Ms. Shabana Ch. CEO UMEED CLINIC Mirpur Azad Jammu & Kashmir in collaboration with Youth Forum Pakistan For Drug Abuse Prevention organized a successful “NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ROLE OF YOUTH FOR DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION at Ramazan Marque Mirpur AJK on 4th May, 2019. Youth from different parts of the country participated to attend this conference. Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz, President Elect ISSUP Pakistan Chapter, Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Assistant Commissioner Miripur AJK, Mr. Muhammad Aslam,

New Networks Feature - Sign up to receive weekly updates!

Networks are online defined interest groups that allow health care professionals, researchers, practitioners and others working in the drug demand reduction field to share research, events, news, success stories, resources and information relevant to the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery field in a virtual setting. How do I use them? To join a network, and contribute towards the information within the network and view your private networks you must be logged in . You

Participate in Online Study

The purpose of the study is to see whether there is a link between people’s experiences of early negative life events and alcohol use. The role of self-compassion will also be explored. Self-compassion relates to being kind to yourself, accepting that we are all human and make mistakes, being mindful of our own feelings and not judging ourselves too harshly. The survey includes a short series of online questionnaires relating to lifetime alcohol use, self-compassion