Publications

Predictors of Burden and Resilience in Family Caregivers of Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder.

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Journal of Addictions Nursing
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Background

Family caregivers are an essential resource for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). Overburdened caregivers often experience detrimental effects to their emotional and physical well-being.

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Synthetic cannabinoids in Europe – a review

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EMCDDA
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This report provides a technical review of the current body of knowledge regarding synthetic cannabinoids that are monitored by the the EU Early Warning System.

The aim of this report is to strengthen situational awareness of synthetic cannabinoids in Europe and to help stakeholders prepare for, and respond to, public health and social threats caused by such substances.

Cocaine Insights

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UNODC and EUROPOL, The illicit trade of cocaine from Latin America to Europe – from oligopolies to free-for-all?, Cocaine Insights 1, UNODC, Vienna, September 2021

The cocaine market presents a clear threat at the global level. Well-defined locations of production in South America and large consumer markets in the Americas and Europe lead to trafficking routes from a circumscribed origin to specific, even if far-flung, destinations.

Policies, delivery models, and lessons learned from integrating mental health and substance abuse services into primary health care in Ethiopia.

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FASEB BioAdvances. 2021;00:1–8. https:// doi.org/10.1096/fba.2020-00145

In Ethiopia, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represent 18.3% of premature mortality, consume 23% of the household expenditures, and cost 1.8% of the gross domestic product. Risk factors such as alcohol, khat, and cannabis use are on the rise and are correlated with a substantial portion of NCDs. Associated NCDs include depression, anxiety, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction.

Correlates of motivation for treatment among alcohol service users in Uganda

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Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities
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Introduction: Given the scarce literature on alcohol use disorders (AUD) and their treatment in developing countries, this paper aims to explore motivation levels and their correlates among alcohol service users in two residential treatment centres in Kampala, Uganda.

UN Uganda Bulletin

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Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL)

The Bulletin is published by the Uganda UN Communication and Partnership Group in collaboration with partners engaged in activities contributing to the attainment of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Baseline executive functions and receiving cognitive rehabilitation can predict treatment response in people with opioid use disorder

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Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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Background

Impaired cognitive functions, particularly executive function, predict poor treatment success in people with substance use disorders. The current study investigated the effect of receiving adjunct cognitive rehabilitation and baseline executive function (EF) measures on treatment response among people with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Factors influencing engagement and utilization of opium tincture-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder: A qualitative study in Tehran, Iran

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Drug and Alcohol Review
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Introduction

In response to a high burden of opioid use disorder (OUD), Iran established a network of opioid agonist treatment (OAT) centers beginning in 2002. To increase treatment diversity, particularly for patients who use opium as their drug of choice, opium tincture (OT)-assisted treatment was introduced to the network.

Opium tincture-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder: A systematic review

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Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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Background: Some countries have used opioid agonist medications other than methadone and buprenorphine as a strategy to increase treatment diversity. In Iran and other countries where opium use is common and culturally tolerated, opium tincture (OT) has gained growing popularity and been approved to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).

Report on the situation of Mental Health and Psychoactive Substance Use

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Comisión Nacional contra las Adicciones- Secretaría de salud
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The Report on the Situation of Mental Health and Psychoactive Substance Use compiles relevant data on substance use and mental health, with the purpose of providing interested persons and decision makers from the public, private and social sectors who join efforts to prevent and provide care in the area of mental health and addictions with reliable and objective information on the current landscape.

European Drug Report 2021

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EMCDDA
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The Trends and Developments report presents the EMCDDA’s latest analysis of the drug situation in Europe. Focusing on illicit drug use, related harms and drug supply, the report contains a comprehensive set of national data across these themes and interventions.

Here, you can view a video of the European Drug Report 2021 highlights.

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030

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UNODC

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030 outlines our mission to provide more safety to Africa’s people, government and institutions from drugs, crime, corruption, terrorism and illicit financial flows.

The UNODC Vision 2030 seeks to strengthen crime prevention, enhance justice, address organized crime, ensure a balanced response to drugs, improve the rule of law and bolster resilience.