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Can compassion words change the addiction discourse?

As a PhD student, I joked that my work was the best bar-conversation-starter ever: “So what do you do?” “Ah, actually,” I would smile; pause. My job was definitely one of my favorite topics. “Drug research.” “Drugs? Like, medicine?” “No, drugs-drugs. You know,” (f there was a pint nearby, I gestured towards it and raised my eyebrows) “alcohol, hash. Mainly heroin, though.” Sometimes talk of work would end there. If I was in a group,

ISSUP Staff Meeting

At the end of November the ISSUP team gathered in England for an incredibly productive staff meeting. As well as discussing the NACADA, ISSUP and African Union Conference & Workshop, which will take place in Nairobi, 10-14 December, we spent our days together planning for the future of ISSUP.
 

ISSUP Member Mr. Ahmad Shah Contesting for Vice President Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Karachi, Chapter

For Vice President Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Karachi, Pakistan Chapter. U.S. Cultural Exchanges has changed my life and I am committed to bring and create more cultural exchange opportunities for the Youth of Pakistan. People from Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Karachi, Chapter please vote for me and friends from other Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Chapters please ask your friends in Karachi Chapter to vote for me. PAKISTAN U.S. ALUMNI NETWORK ELECTIONS TIMELINES: Election campaign season

The Global Drug Survey for 2019

The Global Drug Survey for 2019 ( GDS2019) was launched on the 29th of October. The Global Drug Survey is the largest drug survey in the world and over the years has helped increase the understanding of drug trends and the real-life harms facing people who take drugs. The GDS2019 is translated into 20 languages, with partners in over 35 countries. The Global Drug Survey for 2019 is calling for people to take part now!

European Action for Employment in Recovery

A new European project has been developed to provide individuals in recovery from substance use in Scotland the opportunity to a part in a work and learning experience in another European country. The European Action for Employment in Recovery (EAER) aims to deliver positive and long-lasting effects on employability and increase the number of employment opportunities for people who have had substance use problems. This new scheme is a part of the Addiction Worker Training

A great opportunity for professional treatment and prevention of substance use.

Work in the field of substance abuse is, at the same time, a great challenge and a great opportunity to grow, help people and make a difference in the world. The scholarship program Hubert h. Humphrey, is a great opportunity for professionals in the field of prevention and treatment. The program offers ten months of academic study and related professional experiences changed in the United States. The Humphrey Fellows are selected based on your leadership

The Great Opportunity for Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals

To work in the substance abuse field, is at the same time, the big challenge and a great opportunity for growing, helping people and making a difference in the world. The Hubert h. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for treatment and prevention professionals. In Brazil, more than 170 professionals were awarded with this scholarship, 21 of them from substance abuse treatment and prevention field. The program provides ten months of non-degree academic study

Dependência Química: Quais são os tipos de tratamento

Muitas pessoas não sabem que dependência química é uma doença crônica que possui tratamento. Ela se caracteriza pelo abuso de álcool, maconha, cocaína, crack ou outras substâncias entorpecentes, lícitas ou ilícitas. Esse tipo de doença afeta todos os aspectos da vida de um indivíduo e pode ser causado por múltiplos fatores genéticos, ambientais, sociais, familiares e individuais. A facilidade de acesso às drogas aumenta a incidência desse transtorno no mundo, tornando o tratamento e prevenção

Governo amplia vagas para acolhimento de dependentes químicos

O ministro da Justiça, Torquato Jardim, anunciou em outubro mais 3.395 vagas em comunidades terapêuticas para acolher e recuperar dependentes químicos. É uma ampliação em mais de 50%. Em abril, o Ministério da Justiça já havia lançado edital prevendo outras 6 mil vagas. Com as vagas anunciadas, serão oferecidas 9.395 oportunidades. Como em cada vaga há, em média, três acolhimentos por ano, chega-se ao total de mais de 28 mil acolhimentos/ano, ultrapassando a meta prevista

Maconha: estudo mostra prejuízo cognitivo em usuários da droga em longo ou pequeno prazo

A maconha é a droga ilícita mais utilizada ao redor do mundo todo e atualmente existe muitos debates em torno de seu uso e legalização. Muitas vezes, a iniciação ao uso dessa droga começa na adolescência, período importante para o desenvolvimento neural e psicossocial das pessoas. Devido a isso, existem muitos estudos e pesquisas sobre as consequências adversas do uso da Cannabis e evidências de que seu uso prejudica funções cognitivas têm se acumulado nas

Segundo Organização Mundial da Saúde, cigarros prejudicam seriamente o meio ambiente

Não é novidade pra ninguém que fumar faz mal pra saúde, não só daqueles que fumam mas também de quem estiver ao redor. Além de causar doenças como o câncer e de viciar, o cigarro também tem um impacto negativo no meio ambiente. E esse impacto não é causado apenas pelas milhares de bitucas que são jogadas no chão. O processo de produção do cigarro não é sustentável, começando pelo desmatamento e terminando com o

Maconha é mais prejudicial para o cérebro do que álcool, diz novo estudo

A maconha traz mais prejuízos para o cérebro dos adolescentes do que o álcool, confirmou um novo estudo. O cérebro dos adolescentes é muito vulnerável e, ao contrário do álcool, o consumo regular de maconha pode causar repercussões duradouras sobre sua capacidade de pensar, sua memória, controle da situação e raciocínio. “Aumentos adicionais no uso da cannabis , mas não no consumo de álcool, mostraram efeitos adicionais simultâneos e retardados nas funções cognitivas, como raciocínio

Pesquisa explicita relação entre álcool, drogas e violência

Já é de se esperar que álcool e outras drogas levem a pessoa a um caminho de violência, porém recentemente isso foi comprovado através de uma pesquisa de um grupo da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Eles publicaram resultados de uma pesquisa a respeito da associação entre o consumo de álcool e drogas com a ocorrência de mortes violentas. O trabalho coloca em números os dados dessa relação, no caso, na

ISSUP Chile Launch

We are really excited that we can be in Chile for today's launch of our National Chapter! We look forward to working together with ISSUP Chile's host organisation La Sociedad de Neurología, Psiquiatría y Neurocirugía (SONEPSYN)

ISSUP Chile was established because it was felt there was a need for a focal point where researchers, policy makers and practitioners, working in the field of substance use and drug demand reduction in Chile, can collaborate ideas and carry forward evidence-based and ethical prevention, treatment and recovery practices. 

Research on perception of Brazilian parliamentarians on drug policy

Seeking to qualify the public debate on drug policy and guide the actions of its members, the Brazilian drug policy Platform (PBPD) conducted a survey of the federal legislative power to map the opinions and perceptions of congressmen about the current drug policy in the country. The questionnaire, delivered to members and Senators whose mandate began in 2015, not restricted to the debate of legalizing drugs, but also assessed the perception of parliamentarians on the

ISSUP Brazil Launch

ISSUP Brazil was formally launched at the 5th Freemind International Congress that took place in São Paulo, Brazil from September 19 to 22, 2018. Around 1500 national and international experts in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery participated in lectures and panel discussions.

SPR 27th Annual Meeting - Call for Papers

SPR 27th ANNUAL MEETING May 28 – May 31, 2019 Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, CA CALLS NOW AVAILABLE: Papers, NIDA International Poster Session, Preconference Workshops, and "Brown Bag" SIGs Submission Deadline for ALL Calls: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 27th Annual Meeting " Prevention Science in a Big Data World " will be held May 28 – May 31, 2019, in San Francisco, CA, at the Hyatt Regency

World Mental Health Day 2018

The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”. We all experience feeling down, upset, stressed or worried. Fortunately, these feelings tend to pass and we are able to move forward. For many however, these issues develop

Summer Advanced Certificate Program in Media Based Prevention Science-Report of Pilot Program, Part 1

The Advanced Certificate Program in Media-Based Prevention was conducted at Claremont Graduate University from July 25, 2018 to August 14, 2018. The program was designed to contribute to the skill set of a group of visiting international professionals in the field of prevention science. The program curriculum was developed to enhance the knowledge, competencies, and skills of program participants in their work as they address the substance use issues in their communities. Open the attachment