Ireland Governemnt Scholarship 2021

Ireland_Government_Scholarship 2021 is now open for international students. Masters, PhD, Post Doc by Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship and Ministry of Education. Details: 60 Scholarships will be Provided and the Scholarships will Cover full Duration of the Program. Deadline: 29th October 2020 #Opportunitiescorner #IrelandScholarship #StudyinIreland

Màster en Addiccions- Universitat de les Illes Balears

Universitat de les Illes Balears Les addicions esdevenen un greu problema social que requereix una resposta en l'àmbit formatiu i especialitzat. Amb aquest màster canalitzam els fruits de la investigació científica entorn del camp de les drogodependències. Es tracta d'un màster que recopila les aportacions del Currículum Universal de Prevenció (UPC) i del Currículum Universal de Tratament (UTC) i que aporta una visió multidisciplinària, recorrent visions procedents de la farmacologia, el dret penal, aspectes ètiques

World Drug Report Survey 2020

UNODC has launched a new survey to collect feedback on the World Drug Report. The objective of this survey is to maintain the relevance of the World Drug Report by understanding how it is used and the extent to which it fulfils the needs and expectations of its readers. The deadline for submission is the 21st of September.

Brazilian experts speak out about the poisoning cases and deaths from diethylene glycol present in Brazilian craft beers

Dr. Zila M. Sanchez, Camila L. Oliveira, Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira and Dr. Raul Caetano had a Letter to the Editor published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, where they talk about cases of poisoning and deaths from diethylene glycol present in Brazilian craft beers. Read the letter in full: Dear editor: Since December 30, 2019, Brazil has had several cases of intoxication due to beer intake (State Department of Health, 2020a), the

Webinar: The risks of marijuana use and emerging tobacco products in adolescence

The risks of marijuana use and emerging tobacco products during adolescence will be the subject of the next webinar of the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM). Next Friday, August 28, the eveof The National Day to Combat Smoking, the event will be held through the CFM YouTube channel, promoting an online debate. The meeting will target doctors and lawyers. Organized by the Cfm's Lawful and Ilic drug control commission, the webinar will also discuss the

Uso de cannabis aumenta a incidência de psicose?

Será que a legalização e comercialização do uso de cannabis aumentam a incidência e prevalência de psicose? Há uma tendência mundial política de liberalização e comercialização da cannabis. Uruguai legalizou a cannabis recreativa em 2013, assim como o Canadá em 2018, assim como 10 estados dos EUA. Outros países descriminalizaram o medicamento. Na Holanda, a cannabis pode ser comprada em cafés designados, e em Portugal, a polícia encaminha aqueles que regularmente usam cannabis para aconselhamento

Putting a touch of Eternity into our lives

Father Haroldo Rahm lived and died at the age of 100 opening doors or building bridges to save lives. He was freemind's great inspiration and spiritual mentor. He left a legacy of living and written works that made him immortal. In his book "Every Day - 365 - Drugs - Prevention - Solutions" tells us about putting a touch of eternity in our life. "There are moments, in the succession of hours and days, when

COVID-19- Alcohol and Tobacco Policies in Africa

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the world, governments made crucial decisions in order to reduce the strain on health services experiencing extreme pressure. One way that some governments chose to reduce this pressure, was to introduce measures to control alcohol-related harm. Below are some of the ways the governments in Africa attempted to control levels of alcohol consumption during lockdown periods. Kenya On the 27th of July, in response to a surge in coronavirus

Drogas colocam em risco toda a coletividade

Avolumam-se discussões sobre a descriminalização da posse de drogas para consumo pessoal, inclusive com recurso extraordinário ainda pendente de julgamento na Excelsa Corte acerca deste tema (RExt. 635.659). No entanto, é assustador ver um membro do Ministério Público defender abertamente em artigo publicado em site jurídico, não a liberação da droga para uso próprio, com o que, aliás, não concordo, mas que o comércio ou mesmo a entrega gratuita de drogas, entre parte maiores e

Parent participation and prevention at school

In another video of the channel Prevent Always, Rodrigo Flaire and Claudemir dos Santos end the series that deals with life skills, talking about the importance of parents' participation for prevention in school,about how parents can prevent risky behaviors by simply participating more actively in the school life of their children. But have you ever heard of Life Skills? Do you know how they can help us? The term "Skills for Life" has its origin

New Training of Staff in Medication Assisted Treatment

Uganda Has now officially started training in harm reduction and has created Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Clinics in one of its National referral Mental Hospital Alcohol and Drug Unit. The training is ongoing for new and existing staff to run this new facility and MAT clients will be enrolled this coming month. A special thanks to all the efforts of Dr David Basangwa whose dream this is has now become a reality.

The Presentations on the World Drug Report 2020 to the Civil Society Organizations in Russian

On 29 July 2020, UNODC Civil Society Team and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC), in collaboration with UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (UNODC ROCA), jointly organized a web seminar on the World Drug Report 2020 for Central Asia. Dr. Borikhan Shaumarov, UNODC Mentor, UNODC ROCA assisted preparation of this webinar and presentation in Russian. The webinar was opened with remarks from Ms. Baktygul Sarybaeva, the representative of VNGOC and Ms. Viktorja Nesterovaite

The Sale of Alcohol in South Africa During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

On the 12th of July, in a bid to reduce the volume of trauma patients so hospitals have more beds open to treat COVID-19 patients, President Cyril Ramaphosa reintroduced the alcohol ban. South Africa originally introduced a ban on all alcohol sales on 27 March. However, as lockdown restrictions were reviewed the ban was lifted. According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, however, since the sale and distribution of alcohol was reintroduced in June, hospitals have experienced

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021 is now open. The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2020 is a Fully Funded Scholarship. The Swiss government excellence scholarships for foreign students is open to more than 180 Countries to Study Masters Degree and Ph.D. Degree from highly prestigious Switzerland Universities. The Swiss Government Scholarships is a very prestigious scholarship.

Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) 2020 Programme Implementation in Pakistan

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Narcotics Control (MNC) and support from Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (INL) is in the process of expanding UPC training program in Pakistan. At the initial stage UNODC will provide booster sessions to the already trained 11 national trainers on UPC Courses 1, 5 and 8. These Booster Sessions will help

International Youth Day 2020

In 1999, the 12th of August was declared International Youth Day. Since then, the day has been dedicated to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. 2020 Theme: Youth Engagement for Global Action The commemoration of IYD 2020 will take the form of a podcast-style discussion led by youth for youth. Creative elements, such as spoken word artists, will also be utilized to break

Washington State University PhD in Prevention Science

In 2012, Washington State University became the first to offer a PhD in Prevention Science. The curriculum is designed to ensure that students both (a) receive broad, interdisciplinary training in the area of prevention science; and (b) develop specialized expertise through the selection of relevant electives, research, and outreach activities. Are you considering applying to our Prevention Science PhD program? If so, please join the Virtual Open House on Thursday, August 13 from noon-1pm PST

EUSPR Early Careers Forum

The EUSPR Early Careers Forum offers early-career members of the EUSPR a dedicated platform for professional exchange and mutual support. Members of the Early Careers Forum include: researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who entered the prevention field within the last 8 years; current students of a prevention-related discipline at Masters or doctoral level; as well as senior colleagues interested to support early-career activities. The Early Career Forum undertakes a number of activities during the EUSPR’s annual

Early Career Researcher training-Matilda Centre

The Matilda Centre offers a training program for Early Career Researcher's focused on the prevention, early intervention, treatment, and epidemiology of mental health and substance use disorders. The aim is to provide postdoctoral researchers with world-class training in the prevention, treatment and epidemiology of mental and substance use disorders. Our early-career researcher (ECR) training program provides the foundations upon which members can build their own successful programs of research. Working alongside internationally recognised leaders in

Drink in moderation. A non-preventive message

Drink in moderation. A healthy, well-meaning and responsible advice, transmitted by the alcoholic beverage industry in all its advertisements, aimed at preventing the problems of excessive alcohol consumption. Right? I'm not so sure. The first time I stopped to reflect on this was in my master's research in which most 15-year-old students agreed with the statement "it's okay for someone my age to drink as long as they know when to stop". I wondered where

“The Impact of New Normal Era on Drug Addiction: What needs to be prepared?”

“The Impact of New Normal Era on Drug Addiction: What needs to be prepared?” Contributor: Anzany Tania Dwi Putri, Oral Medicine Specialist, Indonesian National Narcotics Board Rehabilitation Centre The emergence of COVID-19 since December 2019 has dramatically created a huge global crisis that severely hits many areas related to human’s daily lives. Several adjustments on how to ‘live along’ with this virus during this time, called ‘new normal era’, are urgently needed, including for people

Dealing with Feelings and Preventing Drug Use

*By Claudemir dos Santos and Rodrigo Flaire In another video of Prevent Always, Rodrigo Flaire – State Coordinator of Drug Policies of São Paulo – and Claudemir dos Santos – Technical Director of Prevention of COED-SP, talk about how to deal with our feelings and our emotions and how this is related to the theme of prevention of drug use. Knowing how to deal with emotions One of the main life skills, according to the

Alcohol and Immunity: Drinking can affect the body's defense

Abuse of alcoholic beverages can weaken the immune system and leave the body more exposed to diseases. Staying healthy and adopting habits that strengthen immunity are recommendations of health professionals since the beginning of the pandemic of the new coronavirus - being important measures for the body to be better prepared if it comes into contact with the virus. In this context, alcohol abuse becomes a relevant point of attention. According to several studies, excessive

Marijuana: what the doctor needs to know

Marijuana is the most widely consumed illicit substance worldwide, with an estimated 192 million individuals reporting its use in the last 12 months in 2018, according to the 2020 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODCP). An article by Dr. Sergio Nicastri, a psychiatrist in the clinical staff of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein sought to summarize some relevant issues related to marijuana and its consumption. Important points to

World Hepatitis Day 2020

World Hepatitis Day is commemorated each year on 28 July to enhance awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems, including liver cancer. There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D and E. Together, hepatitis B and C are the most common cause of deaths, with 1.3 million lives lost each year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viral hepatitis continues to claim

New Webinar Series: Implications of COVID-19 on Public Health in Canada

The pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on public health across Canada, including substance use and access to healthcare services and supports. Over the coming months, CCSA and CCDUS will be putting together a new webinar series that will explore the implications of COVID-19 on public health, highlighting work in the area of substance use and COVID-19 across sectors in Canada. The series will feature a range of perspectives from leading experts in the fields of

Students with disabilities and the Pandemic

Students with disabilities, almost forgotten in times of pandemic, need to be included in order to guarantee their right to education. The pandemic collapsed our routine daily life and opened up the inequality that exists in society, and, consequently, of the educational system. The inequality of access to information and technology, as well as that of opportunities were presented in the educational agenda. All who have a connection with education were affected - teachers, students

Society for the Study of Addiction Qualitative Methods Series

In a new series to promote interest in, and understanding of, qualitative addiction research, SSA will upload one video every week from the recent qualitative methods conference. This series will provide a useful resource for qualitative addictions researchers, and will feature interviews and lectures from four leading UK-based researchers. Find out more here.