“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.

International Collaborative Prevention Research Award

The International Collaborative Prevention Research Award recognizes contributions to the field of prevention science in the area of international collaboration. This year, the award winners were Matej Košir and Sanela Talić,from the Research and Development Institute "Utrip" in Borovnica, Slovenia. In 2006, Košir and Talić established the non-governmental Utrip Instituteto conduct research and develop, implement, monitor and evaluate projects and programs in the field of at-risk behavior for young people, addiction prevention, health promotion, healthy

UNODC Indonesia bersama dengan Kementerian Sosial dan Badan Narkotika Nasional resmi meluncurkan Panduan untuk Rehabilitasi NAPZA disaat pandemi COVID-19 di Indonesia

Pada hari Jumat, tanggal 10 Juli tahun 2020 di Jakarta, Panduan untuk Rehabilitasi NAPZA disaat pandemi COVID-19 secara resmi diluncurkan bersama-sama dengan Baoak Juliari P. Batubara selaku Menteri Sosial dan Bapak Heru Winarko selaku Kepala Badan Narkotika Nasional dan Bapak Collie Brown selaku Country Manager UNODC untuk Indonesia. Di saat peluncuran ini, diawali dengan pengenalan panduan melalui seminar daring dengan diikuti lebih dari 260 peserta dari beragam instansi dan latar belakang. Kemudian sebagai peluncuran secara

UNODC Indonesia, Ministry of Social Affairs and National Narcotics Board Jointly launched the Official Guideline for Drug Treatment during COVID-19 in Indonesia

On 10th July 2020 in Jakarta, the National Guideline for Drug Dependence Treatment during COVID-19 pandemic was officially launched together with His Excellency Mr. Juliari P. Batubara, Minister of Social Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Heru Winarko, Chief of National Narcotics Board, and Mr. Collie Brown, UNODC Country Manager for Indonesia. At the beginning of launch event, the guideline was introduced through a web seminar with attendance of over 260 participants from various agencies. Then, continued

UNODC Indonesia, Ministry of Social Affairs and National Narcotics Board Jointly launched the Official Guideline for Drug Treatment during COVID-19 in Indonesia

On 10th July 2020 in Jakarta, the National Guideline for Drug Dependence Treatment during COVID-19 pandemic was officially launched together with His Excellency Mr. Juliari P. Batubara, Minister of Social Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Heru Winarko, Chief of National Narcotics Board, and Mr. Collie Brown, UNODC Country Manager for Indonesia. At the beginning of launch event, the guideline was introduced through a web seminar with attendance of over 260 participants from various agencies. Then, continued

Discussion on Drug Abuse and Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Announcement!!! Announcement!!! Youth Against Drug Abuse Foundation (YADAF) International In collaboration with SAIARD Council of World Youth Forum bring to you a Discussion about how drug abuse contribute to the increase rate of GBV. Find out more by joining this discussion to discover what our experience guest in GBV, Drug Abuse and Psychology have to share. Date: Saturday 25th July, 2020 Venue: Zoom App and Facebook LIVE Time: 14:00 GMT 3:00 pm WAT 7:30 pm

Study on the Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Use Situation and Services for People who Use Drugs in Central Asia

UNODC Mentor in collaboration with colleagues from Coordination and Analysis Unit of the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia conducted a rapid assessment in four countries of Central Asia. The main goal of the brief research was to study the impact of restrictive measures imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic on the situation with drug use and provision of drug dependence treatment and services to reduce the negative health and social consequences as well as assist


O Conselho Nacional de Políticas sobre Drogas (CONAD) realizou reunião extraordinária, na 2ª feira, dia 06 de julho de 2020, aprovando importantes pontos de pauta, que fortalecerão a Política sobre Drogas no Brasil. Em um dos pontos avaliados, o CONAD rechaçou todas as seis recomendações da Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS), feitas à Comissão de Narcóticos da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), para a flexibilização e redução do controle internacional sobre a cannabis e substâncias

Journal of Prevention Science Early Career Reviewer Program: Request for Applications

Overview: The Prevention Science Early Career Reviewer Program is an effort which aims to both mentor early-career researchers in prevention science and increase the pool of possible reviewers. We invite emerging prevention scientists to apply to serve a two-year term as mentored reviewers for the journal Prevention Science. Candidates apply for the position, and as part of that application process, they identify and secure a commitment from a prevention science mentor to supervise their appointment

Research Project Grant

Funding Opportunity Title Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents Funding Opportunity Description The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research to test the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions to prevent initiation and/or escalation of ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) use among adolescents research on the impact of tobacco control policies, including ENDS-specific policies, on adolescent ENDS use behavior. Of priority is research that is theoretically based and

OAS-CICAD and SENAPRED conclude International Cooperation Agreement

Last year, the Federal Government published the Decree establishing the New National Drug Policy, which seeks to provide more effectiveness in coping with drugs, in the prevention of the use of these substances and in the recovery of drug addicts. The actions carried out by the Federal Government, based on the guidelines of the New National Drug Policy, have been based on scientific evidence, focusing on best practices. In this scenario, then, the Federal Government

UNODC Webinar: Drug Treatment, Care & Recovery for People, Families & Communities in the COVID-19 Crisis in Southeast Asia

UNODC Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), in collaboration with the WHO, International Experts from Australia and Italy, the Colombo Plan, UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP) and field offices in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam), organized UNODC web seminar entitled “Drug Dependence Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation Support for People, Families, and Communities affected by Drug Use Disorders in the COVID19 Crisis in Southeast Asia” on 12

SP guarantees virtual treatment by SUS to smokers during the PANDEMIC OF COVID-19

Since May 31, World No Tobacco Day, the São Paulo State Department of Health has reinforced, with the SUS, the virtual care campaign for those who want to quit smoking during the Covid-19 pandemic. Online care has been active since April with the aim of reducing covid-19 transmission while caring for the smoking patient who wants to give up addiction. All units linked to the program were instructed to make use of virtual technology. In

UNODC Strategic Vision for Africa 2020-2030

On entering the Decade of Action 2030, UNODC recognizes the need to increase efforts in Africa. UNODC proposes adopting a ‘business unusual’ approach in order to support Africa towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and priority goals of the African Union Agenda 2063. UNODC pledges to work with Africa to better address a significant number of issues critical for Africa’s stability, safety, security and health and to leave no one behind. As communicated by Executive

Call for Speakers: Webinars on the World Drug Report 2020

The VNGOC together with the UNODC Civil Society Team will be holding a series of webinars to present and discuss the World Drug Report 2020, which was launched on 26th June. We are looking for civil society speakers wishing to present at these webinars, on how they use the data compiled in the World Drug Report each year and how these data impact their work. The series will include one webinar in each of the

Relatório Mundial sobre Drogas 2020

Consumo global de drogas aumenta, enquanto COVID-19 impacta mercados, aponta Relatório Mundial sobre Drogas 2020, divulgado no dia 25 de junho de 2020 pelo Escritório das Nações Unidas sobre Drogas e Crime (UNODC). O Relatório mostra que cerca de 269 milhões de pessoas usaram drogas no mundo em 2018 – aumento de 30% em comparação com 2009. Além disso, mais de 35 milhões de pessoas sofrem de transtornos associados ao uso de drogas. O Relatório

UNODC and Ivory Coast treatment and care professionals, in Webinar for continuity of services under COVID-19

On 04 June 2020, UNODC - PTRS with the support of ISSUP and in coordination with the Interministerial Committee on Drug Fighting (CILAD) and the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Côte d'Ivoire, successfully supported an experiment exchange webinar on continuity of treatment and care services for people with drug-related disorders under COVID-19. The purpose of this webinar is to prepare centres, services and community organization working with people who use drugs and drug

UNODC Webinar on Continuity of Services for Drug Use Disorders during COVID19 in Senegal

In partnership with UNODC Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation section and the ‘Comite Interministeriel de Lutte Contre la drogue (CILD)” of Senegal, UNODC hosted a webinar training on ways to ensure a continuum of care and services to people who use drugs during the COVID19 pandemic. Twenty three officials from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, CILD and various community based and civil society organizations in Senegal participated in a two hour long conversation during

УНП ООН оказывает поддержку национальным партнерам в обеспечении непрерывности и устойчивости услуг по лечению, уходу и реабилитации во время пандемии COVID-19 для людей, употребляющих наркотики

Ментор УНП ООН инициировал вебинар, проходивший 24 июня 2020 года в Узбекистане. Целью вебинара являлось организация форума заинтересованных специалистов для обмена важным международным опытом по обеспечению непрерывности и устойчивости услуг по лечению наркозависимости, профилактике, уходу и поддержке в связи с ВИЧ для людей, употребляющих наркотики и как осуществлять научно-обоснованную политику, обеспечивающую доступ к эффективным программам по лечению наркозависимости и ВИЧ для людей, употребляющих наркотики. Новые вызовы и растущие проблемы для лечения и ухода, предложения УНП

UNODC Supports National Partners in Ensuring the Continuity and Sustainability of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic for People who Use Drugs

UNODC Mentor initiated webinar held on 24 June 2020 in Uzbekistan. The purpose of the webinar was to create a forum for national experts to share valuable international experience on how to ensure the continuity and sustainability of drug dependence treatment, HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for people who use drugs and how to implement evidence-based policies that ensure access to effective drug dependence treatment and HIV programmes for people who use drugs

Discussion about Drug Abuse

Youth Against Drug Abuse Foundation Cameroon in collaboration with EK Pehel Anant Tak Foundation India and Jaishi Youth Initiative Ghana will be hosting an Instagram Live Discussion about Drug Abuse tomorrow the 26th of June to end their LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD CAMPAIGN and commemorate the World Drug Day. It will be hosted by our partner from India. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Drug Abuse. #WorldDrugDay2020 #WDD #SayNoToDrugs #FactsForSolidarity

World Drug Day

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as 'World Drug Day', is celebrated annually on 26 June. The theme of World Drug Day 2020 is "Better Knowledge for Better Care." The field of addressing the drug problem has been 'plagued' by misinformation of many kinds. This year's theme aims at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and at fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance

UNODC Ensuring Continuum of Care for People Who Use and Inject Drugs, Including Those in Prisons During COVID-19 in Coastal Kenya

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) supports Kenyan counties in COVID-19 prevention efforts for key and most vulnerable populations. In the spirit of leaving no one behind, acknowledging the increased infection risks of people who use and inject drugs, including those in prison settings, an in an effort to be COVID-19 responsive, UNODC focused its technical and financial support to expand the range existing and new