The role of genatics in the prevention of

The role of genetics in prevention Substance use disorders can occur in families. Research suggests that genetics represents about 1-2 of a person's likelihood of developing a substance use disorder. Genes are the functional units of our DNA that drive the development and functioning of every cell in our body. Some diseases, such as sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis, are caused by a "mutation" in a single gene. But many diseases, such as cancer

Álcool: o ponto cego da saúde global

Publicado originalmente em acesso aberto em The Lancet Global Health (8:3, PE329-E330, 2020). Tradução de texto de Robert Marten, Gianna Gayle Herrera Amul, Sally Casswell. Disponível também em: As doenças não transmissíveis representam mais de 72% das mortes globais anuais e agora estão recebendo, com razão, maior atenção na agenda global de saúde. No entanto, um dos principais fatores de risco para doenças não transmissíveis continua sendo negligenciado: o álcool. Embora a indústria do

SPR Early Career Prevention Scientists Training Programme Call for Applications

Programme Description: The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) is launching a new 2-year programme to support early-career prevention scientists with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in prevention science research. Through this programme, early-career investigators will receive advanced training on establishing a prevention science research agenda through a summer institute, webinars, and monthly mentor (virtual) meetings. Scholars will be matched with an SPR mentor(s) who will guide, train, and inspire the early career investigator. In

18 National Trainers from Central Asia Trained on Advance UTC Courses 14 and 17 in Uzbekistan

24-29 February 2020 - A team of national trainers from Central Asia attended the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Regional Training of Trainers held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The training was organized by the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia within the framework of UNODC global project – “Treating drug dependence and its health consequences: Treatnet II”. 18 national trainers (ICAP 1 holders) from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were trained on the two following UTC courses: Course

Study about Knowledge and Critical Skills to Implement Evidence-Based Drug Prevention Strategies

Our partner Colombo Plan is conducting a study about knowledge and critical skills to implement evidence-based drug prevention strategies in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Colombo Plan is looking for individuals working in the drug prevention field that would be willing to answer a brief online survey about their knowledge of evidence-based prevention strategies. If you’re interested in participating, please sign up here:

The Balearic Islands Introduce Laws to Reduce Binge-Drinking Holidays

The Balearic Islands- including Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera- are highly popular tourist destinations, which is renowned for its nightlife. Unfortunately, along with the partying, there has seen a rise in anti-social behaviour linked with heavy and harmful binge drinking. To try and tackle the issue, Spain's Balearic islands have passed a bill to deter certain behaviours and practices associated with heavy alcohol consumption. Under the new regulations, alcohol is prohibited from being sold in

The Archbishop of the church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has expressed at the increasing use of narcotic drugs among students in secondary schools and higher institutions of learning

The Archbishop of the church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has expressed at the increasing use of narcotic drugs among students in secondary schools and higher institutions of learning. Launching the campaign against drugs in secondary schools at Mengo Secondary School, Ntagali observed that many youths have been destroyed by the drugs, robbing the country of their potential. He has called on teachers and heads of learning institutions to play a critical role in combating the

ICUDDR Annual Conference 2020: Call for Proposals

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) is holding its annual conference at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok Thailand, July 13-15, 2020. Conference registration will begin on March 1st. ICUDDR supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment and public health services. Toward this end, the ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education

National Youth Convention & Anti-Drug Poster/Painting Competition by Youth Forum Pakistan and ISSUP Pakistan Chapter in Lahore

The Youth Forum Pakistan (for drug use prevention) in collaboration with ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot organized the National Youth Convention on 6th February, 2020 at Al-Hamra Art Council in Lahore. The event was funded by Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz President ISSUP Pakistan and Patron-in Chief Youth Forum Pakistan. Youth from across Pakistan including all provinces of Pakistan Punjab, Baluchistan, Kaber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, Sindh, and Islamabad Capital Territory were

Estudo trata perfil dos frequentadores da Cracolândia no centro de São Paulo

No dia 03 de fevereiro de 2020 foram divulgados dados de uma pesquisa realizada pela Unidade de Pesquisas de Álcool e Drogas (UNIAD), da Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) e que mapeou o perfil dos frequentadores em 2016, 2017 e 2019. Esse levantamento foi realizado em quatro momentos diferentes: em maio de 2016, maio de 2017, junho de 2017 e em outubro de 2019. Os resultados foram obtidos através de métodos mistos. Para a

How Can We Change Drinking Behaviours among ‘Baby Boomers’?

The term ‘baby boomer’ refers to those born during 1946-1964. In the UK, they account for around 25% of the population. Studies have found that baby boomers indulge in more dangerous drinking behaviour than younger generations. For example, between 1992-2006, alcohol consumption among baby boomers (aged 45-64) increased by 85%, compared to 50% for over 65s and 24% for those aged 16-24. Similar studies report increased alcohol-related deaths and a higher prevalence of alcohol-related hospital

Read and sign the Open Letter of the "Permanent Forum for Drug Mobilization"

The Permanent Forum for Drug Mobilization was launched by the Ministry of Citizenship on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in Brasilia and called for entities and society to participate in the work of prevention and combating drugs. In addition to the federal government's commitment to investing in effective public policies in defense and assistance to drug addicts and family members, the mobilization warned of the harms of the use of narcotics. The proposal also wants to

Drug Related Deaths in Finland Increase by 25% in One Year

According to data published by Statistics Finland, the number of drug-related deaths in one year has increased by 25% in 2018. Causes of death included accidental poisonings from multiple substances, deaths caused by long-term drug use, and drugs used to commit suicide. The increase in drug-related deaths was observed in all age groups but, especially, in the 20–29 group. It was noted that in Finland, drug-related deaths are concentrated within younger age groups compared to

Invitation to Tender: Low and No Alcohol Drinks

Alcohol Change UK is commissioning a literature and policy review about low-alcohol and alcohol-free drinks. Low-alcohol and alcohol-free drinks appear to be gaining market share, attention within the drinks industry, public awareness and popularity, and political focus. There is, however, next to no evidence about the effect they have on drinkers and the population as a whole. Alcohol Change UK, therefore, wish to commission a literature and policy review to start to fill the evidence

SPR: Call for Papers for Special Issue

The Society for Prevention Research is gathering research for a forthcoming special issue of the journal Prevention Science. The title of the special edition is “Transparency, Openness, and Reproducibility: Implications for the Field of Prevention Science”. There are ongoing concerns about research waste, scientific misconduct, and lack of replication. To safeguard the credibility of the scientific enterprise, researchers and other interested stakeholders have begun to list, develop, and implement transparent, open, and reproducible workflows. This

SPR: Call for Emerging, Hot Topic Abstracts

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) welcome you to submit an “emerging, hot topic” abstract for an individual poster presentation, an organized paper symposium or a roundtable discussion/scientific dialogue at the SPR 2020 Annual Meeting. Consider submitting if your research, methodology, policy work, or new data represent an emerging, hot topic issue, and especially if it relates to the overall conference theme of “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.” The category will focus

Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol Introduced in Wales

From the 2nd of March, Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol will come into effect in Wales. The policy, which has shown positive outcomes in Scotland, aims to tackle alcohol-related harm and death. MUP is designed to reduce the amount of low cost, high strength products. Although the law enabling the Welsh Government to set a minimum unit price was passed on 9 August 2018, there have been delays to the introduction of MUP due

Smoking Greatly Increases Risk of Complications after Surgery

A joint study conducted by the World Health Organization and the University of Newcastle in Australia has found that people who quit smoking tobacco at least four weeks before they undergo surgery have a lower risk of complication and show better results six months later. The researchers found that patients were less likely to suffer from post-surgical infections and were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital for additional care. Nicotine and carbon monoxide

Meeting with Deputy Secretary Ministry of Narcotics Control in Islamabad

Meeting with Mr. Abdul Hamid Deputy Secretary Ministry of Narcotics Control Pakistan at his office on 24th January, 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan along with Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz President ISSUP Pakistan, Ms. Saima Asghar Director ISSUP Pakistan, Dr. Talat Habib Director Nishan Rehab, Mr. Muhammad Aslam President M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot and Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Director ISSUP Pakistan to discuss upcoming ISSUP Pakistan's event and activities.

“Introduction to U.S. Grants” Workshop

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 the “Introduction to U.S. Grants” Workshop was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan at the Lincoln Corner PACC Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC) 1 Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi Cantonment. U.S. Grants opportunity, proposal and program budgeting were discussed in brief. More than 50 non-governmental organizations representative participated in this workshop.

Uso Nocivo de Álcool e Outras Drogas: Desafio para a Sociedade Brasileira

O uso nocivo de álcool e outras drogas é tema que, frequentemente, a sociedade brasileira discute, mas por sua amplitude e complexidade, também, é assunto que retorna ao debate em razão da profundidade das suas causas e da severidade dos seus efeitos, além de exigir abordagem sistemática e contínua. A legislação brasileira cuida da questão das drogas, propondo ações de prevenção, tratamento e reinserção social que são exigidas dos entes federados cuja execução requer suporte

National Youth Convention & Anti-Drug Poster/Painting Competition by Youth Forum Pakistan and ISSUP Pakistan Chapter AT Lahore-Pakistan

National Youth Convention & Anti-Drug Poster/Painting Competition by Youth Forum Pakistan and ISSUP Pakistan Chapter in Lahore, Pakistan. Youth Forum Pakistan (for Drug Use Prevention) in Collaboration with ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot Organized National Youth Convention on 6th February, 2020 at Al-Hamra Art Council Lahore. The event was funded by Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz, President ISSUP Pakistan and Patron-in Chief Youth Form Pakistan. Youth from all across the Pakistan

Palestra do Dr. William Crano no 6º Congresso Internacional Freemind

No 6º Congresso Internacional Freemind, realizado de 04 a 07 de dezembro de 2019, em Águas de Lindóia/SP – Brasil, contamos com a presença do Dr. William D. Crano, que ocupa a cadeira Oskamp e é professor de psicologia na Divisão de Ciências Comportamentais e Organizacionais da Claremont Graduate University. Dr. William participou de um Painel cujo tema era “O cigarro comum e novas maneiras de se intoxicar com nicotina” e abordou a questão do

Roadmap to a Smokefree 2030

In July 2019, the UK Government set out its ambition for England to be smokefree by 2030. Government guidelines say the next steps should have been announced by 6th January 2020, but it has yet to do so. Several key charities, including ASH, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Royal College of Physicians, the British Medical Association, the British Lung Foundation, and the Royal Society for Public Health, has called on the UK government to

Pesquisadoras da UGFG desenvolvem partícula que reverte overdose por cocaína

Uma pesquisa realizada na Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) – Brasil desenvolveu uma partícula capaz de capturar a cocaína em circulação no sangue de um organismo vivo. A formulação se mostrou eficiente até mesmo em doses letais da droga, o que significa que ela consegue reverter um quadro de overdose que levaria à morte. É a primeira vez que uma partícula produzida a partir de nanotecnologia é utilizada com essa finalidade. O trabalho foi desenvolvido

Família: Fator de Risco ou Proteção?

A cidade de Água Branca, no estado do Piauí desenvolveu o Projeto “Viver bem é viver sem drogas”, em virtude de inúmeras demandas de famílias em sofrimento decorrentes desses fatores. O Núcleo de Apoio à Saúde da Família de Água Branca recebe frequentemente famílias encaminhadas pelas Estratégias Saúde da Família em intenso sofrimento devido ao uso de drogas por um ou mais membros da família. O Projeto visa atuar de forma preventiva, reforçando a qualidade