Brasil, 22 de outubro de 2019 Os efeitos do consumo de drogas pelos pais, no desenvolvimento das crianças, dependem muito da intensidade e do tempo de consumo. Porém, sempre são prejudiciais, tanto as legais, quanto as ilegais. No que diz respeito às drogas legais, seu consumo deve ser suspenso, inclusive, se possível, antes da gravidez. A xantina, café, mate, etc, consumidas em qualquer quantidade, acarretariam menor peso ao bebê e maiores riscos de parto prematuro
A pre conference training workshop on "Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment" was conducted at the Department of Psychology, RIPHAH International University, Lahore. Training goals of the workshop were: To increase knowledge of substance abuse problems, screening and assessment concepts and techniques, to develop skills to use screening tools, and to develop skills to deliver brief interventions.
A recent study, conducted by the Guardian and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has revealed that Facebook has marked hundreds of thousands of children as “interested in” adverts about gambling and alcohol. Facebook gains information from monitoring viewing activity and then advertisers distribute target messages to the groups of people who have been flagged as interested in the topic. However, Facebook denies allowing advertisers from alcohol companies to market products to young people. In a statement
Recreational drug use in Kenya is common among men, women, and youth from both rural and urban environments. Heroin is the primary drug taken by injection in Kenya and it is linked with increased rates of HIV transmission. Recent research has shown that women who inject drugs in Kenya are more likely than men to contract HIV. In order to understand the trends amongst heroin use amongst women in Kenya, a team of researchers have
Harmful alcohol consumption remains a critical public health concern in Uganda. Despite efforts by the government to introduce policies that will improve the situation, alcohol companies are finding new ways to advertise and sell their products. Most recently, this has been in the form of low-cost alcohol sachets. In a blog post written for IOGT, the Executive Director of Hope and Beyond David Kalema discusses the current situation of alcohol consumption in Uganda. The report
Uma pesquisa realizada pela Faculdade Auburn University, dos Estados Unidos, apontou que mães que fumam maconha podem ter bebês com sérios danos na memória, com consequências capazes de se estender até à adolescência. Os cientistas fizeram experimentos com roedoras que estavam grávidas, aplicando tetrahidrocanabinol (THC), um componente presente na maconha. Com isso, eles descobriram que essa substância pode ser transferida do sangue da mãe para o feto, afetando o desenvolvimento da criança. No hipocampo —
The African Union Commission and the Government of Mauritius are hosting a meeting of experts on drug treatment and prevention from throughout the continent. Key topics include review of the AU’s Plan of Action on Drug Control and Crime Prevention (2019-2023), the Pan- African Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (PAENDU), and sharing best practices.
30 policymakers from the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, the National Narcotics Board (BNN), the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, the Ministry of Interior, and other entities participated in a three-day workshop on creating humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services. This training, being held from 14 – 16 October 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia was organized by UNODC Headquarters together with the UNODC Programme
Bhutan is recognised for its development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, which places the well-being of people above gross domestic product. However, over the last few years, the number of patients with mental disorder seeking help from the health care system has grown significantly throughout the country. Growing drug- and alcohol-related mental health problems are having a clear impact on Bhutan. Policy makers and other professionals claim Bhutan is not progressing at the same speed
GISA Organises National Training of Trainers on UPC School Based Track in Nigeria Between July 9 and 18th 2019, Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA) in collaboration with the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), United States organized national training of trainers on the School Based Track of the Universal Prevention Curriculum in Lagos State, Nigeria. The training commenced with an opening ceremony witnessed by
U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Paul W. Jones visited Karachi You can also see my interaction highlight with the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Paul W. Jones during our meeting #AmbJones recently visited Karachi to reaffirm America’s commitment to develop Pakistan. #AmbJones met with senior government officials, civil society leaders and representatives of Pak-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN). Check out the video to see the highlights of the visit. #USAMBinKarachi #AmbJones #KarachiConsulate #USPAK #USinPAK
It is recognised that harmful alcohol consumption is more common amongst those who have served in the UK armed forces. However this is not just an issue for the individual who has served in the army. In a recent study conducted by researchers at Kings College London, they found that alcohol is also an increased problem amongst female spouses and partners of military personnel. The researchers found that female spouses and partners of military personnel
The health ministry of India has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes. The ministry is concerned the use of e-cigarettes will become an "epidemic" among children and young adults and therefore banning the products is in public interest. Health officials are proposing jail terms of up to three years, with a penalty of up to 500,000 rupees, for repeat offenders who violate the new rules, according to a draft of
In terms of global alcohol consumption, Russia has been consistently considered one of the countries with the highest track record of heavy drinking. However, recent figure have found Russian alcohol consumption has decreased by 43% from 2003 to 2016, according to a report published by the WHO. Some explanations as to this positive downward trend include the introduction advertising restrictions, increased taxes on alcohol, a ban on alcohol sales between certain hours, and banned street
This conference focuses on the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for any nurse who cares for persons with substance use, abuse, and addictions. Providing patient-centred care through prevention, screening, treatment and recovery services is best brought about when interdisciplinary teams work together to accomplish effective and successful patient care outcomes. Interdisciplinary collaboration utilizes the Institute Of Medicine’s core competencies of evidence-based practice, informatics, and quality assurance to promote positive lifestyle changes. Attendees will increase their
5 members of the Pakistan U.S. Alumni group participated in the “Prevention of Violence against Women Living in Drug Affected Families” Adv. Zia Awan - IVLP Rana Asif Habib - IVLP Kiran Mushtaq - IVLP Dr Salman Baig - Hubert Humphrey Fellow & Farheen Naveed - IVLP & Humphrey #PUAN #IVLP #LiftUp #HHHF
Every September the Recovery Month Campaign aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Over the years, Recovery Month has promoted and supported new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the strong and proud recovery community, and dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. The SAMHSA Recovery Month 2019 theme is Join the Voices for
The Karachi chapter of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) celebrated Alumni Reunion Consul General Robert Silberstein congratulated the exchange participants and said, “you serve as cultural ambassadors of #Pakistan. Your efforts help deepen #America’s friendship with Pakistan’s wonderfully diverse people. I congratulate you on your accomplishments and urge you to use education networks and connections you have developed in the United States to continue innovating.” Established in 2008, PUAN has a membership of over 29000 alumni
Himachal Pradesh is trying hard to keep the younger generation away from the deadly trap of lowgrade heroin, popularly known as 'Chitta', and other forms of synthetic drugs. Traditionally, cannabis has always been grown in Parvati Valley area of the state, but it was meant for personal use and had a level of social acceptance, until some people tool it up as a commercial venture. However, now the hill state is seeing the advance of
The Get Connected drug use prevention programme for 12-14 year old school children started in Mauritius in January 2019. This skills-based programme is inspired and adapted from the European Union Unplugged Programme. It is in line with the UNODC International Standards on Drug Use Prevention and implemented with the support of UNODC. The start was preceded by the sensitization of top leadership of the Ministry of Education, Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research (MoEHRTESR)
US President Donald Trump has designated India among the over 20 major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries. In a memorandum to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday, Trump said that a country’s presence on the list is not necessarily a reflection of its government’s counter-narcotic efforts or level of cooperation with the US.
In 2018, the country’s two biggest cities, New Delhi and Mumbai, consumed 38.2 tonnes and 32.4 tonnes of marijuana, respectively—among the highest in the world, according to a study by the German data firm ABCD. While Delhi ranked third in the list of 120 cities by consumption of weed, behind New York and Karachi, Mumbai ranked sixth.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for the Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) D43 program for institutional research training programs in low-and middle-income countries. Applications may be for collaborations between institutions in the U.S and an eligible LMIC or may involve just LMIC institutions if there is a previous track record of externally funded research and/or research training programs by the lead LMIC institution. This
This year's conference theme, Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science, challenges prevention scientists to explicitly recognize the central role that geographical concepts such as location, distance, distribution, connectivity, place, neighbourhood, and activity space (routine locations of individuals) have on health outcomes. This call for papers seeks to stimulate creative spatial thinking to advance prevention science by further integrating place into existing behavioural theories, testing new theories and research designs, using technologies such as
The International Program and the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host the 13th Annual NIDA International SPR Poster Session at the SPR 28th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, May 26–May 29, 2020. Posters should highlight drug and/or alcohol use prevention research, including research on drug/alcohol-related HIV/AIDS prevention. We seek variation in study designs, focus (e.g., formative work, outcome, implementation science), populations, and data types