Any resemblance to reality is mere coincidence. Holding extended dialogues with our teenage children has become a real odyssey. So how will we manage to talk about the main social threats that our children face every day? That is why the following communication guide is developed to talk about drugs and addictions from our home.
Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioural Health Services for People At Risk for or Experiencing Homelessness
This guide highlights strategies for behavioural health and housing providers to conduct outreach and engage with individuals experiencing homelessness, initiate use of behavioural health treatment as they wait to receive stable housing and retain them in their recovery efforts once housed.
A Practical DBT Workbook for Radically Eliminating Neurodivergent Disorders: How to Help You Confront Your Social Anxiety Triggers and Improve Your Interpersonal Effectiveness and Social Skills
- The 4 core skills of dialectical behavior therapy, and how they can benefit people with neurodivergent conditions (ADHD, Autistic, Dyslexia ,Dyspraxia and Tourette Syndrome etc..
Focus of this guide
People with mental illness and/or SUD are disproportionally affected by HIV. They may participate in behaviours that increase risk for contracting and transmitting HIV, such as sharing injection drug equipment or engaging in sexual behaviours that increase HIV risk. This guide addresses the co-occurrence of HIV and mental illness and/or SUD.
This summary page, developed by HIV info and NIH’s Office of AIDS Research, explores HIV and substance use.
The fact sheet addresses the following questions:
- What is the connection between HIV and substance use?
- How does substance use increase the risk of getting HIV?
- How can substance use affect a person with HIV?
- What steps should I take to protect my health?
A new publication by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes the importance of integrating HIV and mental health services and other interventions, including linkages to social protection services, for people living with HIV and other vulnerable populations.
Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, the focus on HIV prevention, treatment and care among people who use drugs has concentrated on the needs of people who inject drugs, and mainly on those who inject opioids.
In the framework of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, several activities took place, including the publication of the World Drug Report elaborated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
This article takes up some of the most important ideas of this publication for the Mexican National Chapter.
ISSUP Mexico participate at the opening of the Master in Substance Abuse Prevention led by ISSUP Argentina
The launch of the new master's degree "Problematic Consumption of Psychoactive Substances from a Social and Health Perspective" was held.
Miriam Carrillo, Director of Prevention at Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C. (CIJ, acronym in Spanish), host institution of the ISSUP Mexico National Chapter, participated in this event.
The most recent issue of CIJ Informa Magazine, a quarterly publication of Youth Integration Centers (CIJ), host institution of the ISSUP Mexico Chapter, is now available.
This report presents an analysis of the drug markets in the European Neighbourhood Policy-East region covering Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
This report focuses on children growing up in families affected by drug and alcohol dependence, as well as on the services, programmes and practices that help to protect childhood and guarantee children’s needs while, at the same time, addressing the needs of parents.
This guide, intended for parents, practitioners, and policymakers, begins with a list of 7 principles addressing the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development; these principles reflect findings on the influence of intervening early with vulnerable populations on the course of child development and on common elements of successful early childhood programs.
This poster, presented during the IX International Conference on NPS(24 to 26 Oct 2022, Panama), showcases some of the work of the EU Early Warning System on new psychoactive substances. Operated by the EMCDDA, in close cooperation with Europol and other partners, it was the first regional early-warning mechanism set up to monitor and
The purpose of this report is to examine the current situation, risks and responses to the recreational use of nitrous oxide in Europe. To support this, the report also provides a state-of-the-art review of the chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of the gas. It is intended for policymakers and practitioners.
The report is structured as follows:
Over the past 25 years, there has been a significant focus on the need to address young people’s health and behaviour as a major and necessary part of the school curriculum.
The objectives for prevention have to include effective policies and practices that aim to:
Alcohol is a discretionary, non-essential product that causes over 200 health conditions.1 The harm that alcohol causes to health, society and the economy is already well-known. However, the damage caused to the environment, sustainable development, and human rights across the lifecycle of alcoholic products has received little attention so far.
Brief interventions are recognized by WHO as an effective measure to help people quit tobacco, reduce or stop alcohol use and increase physical activity. They can also help to achieve and maintain healthy eating behaviours and manage weight for those living with overweight and obesity.
Document of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia where for the first time a consolidated national analysis of the four censuses of street dwellers is presented, contrasted with other sources of national information and national studies, taking into account the aspects indicated in the international evidence for the approach to street living and having recommendations that apply to the national and local context that strengt
Guidelines for the care of mental health and spiritual harmonies of indigenous peoples and communities in Colombia
Document of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia, of guidelines for the care of mental health and spiritual harmonies of indigenous peoples and communities within the framework of SISPI, in coordination with the national mental health policy and the comprehensive policy for the prevention and care of the consumption of psychoactive substances, Approved at Ordinary Session No.
In this report, the Health Research Board presents the results of a study that aimed to estimate the prevalence of problematic opioid use in Ireland from 2015 to 2019 using a four-source capture-recapture method.
In total, there were an estimated 19,875 problematic opioid users in Ireland in 2019
The majority of problematic opioid users were male (72.3%)
Historically, substance use and mental health systems and services have operated independently. Yet many people who access substance use services also have mental health disorders. Improving client care means ensuring people can easily access and navigate services that meet their needs, whether in substance use, mental health or both. Disconnected systems and services, in contrast, can create barriers and close doors to those seeking help.
This discussion paper aims to highlight the evidence related to mental and physical health comorbidities in drug use disorders and to promote the development of innovative, evidence-based policies and practices to treat drug use disorders and comorbid disorders.
Czech National Policy on Addictions and Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2022
The Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU (CZ PRES) takes place from 1 July to 31 December 2022 in difficult times. EU Member States are currently facing several challenges, including the impact of the health, economic, energy and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
Psychologists are playing pivotal roles in reentry programs, but more research and investment are needed to help incarcerated individuals build successful lives after leaving prison.
This article, published in the American Psychological Association’s “Monitor on Psychology”, examines the nature, benefits, and challenges of reentry into the community efforts that can reduce recidivism.
This strategic plan reflects NIDA’s commitment to advancing all aspects of addiction science - from basic to translational, clinical, and health services research - in the service of enhancing fundamental knowledge and improving people’s lives.
Substance/drug use disorders are multifactorial and biopsychosocial health disorders, associated with additional health problems, socio-economic inequalities, violence, criminal behaviour and social exclusion. In addition to the public health and developmental dimension of substance/drug use disorders, people with substance/drug use disorders are often in contact with the criminal justice system.
Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and Associated Mental Health Disorders in Prison Settings and Forensic Hospitals
This discussion paper was prepared by UNODC following various requests from the Member States for technical assistance on the treatment of drug use disorders and associated mental health disorders in prison settings.
Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka has conducted training on Universal Treatment Curriculum, Course 01 (UTC 01) for 24 staff members in National Dangerous Drugs Control Board on 23rd, 24th and 25th of August 2022.