Caribbean Drug Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Gang and Youth Violence Focused Institutions
The Directory of drug prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and gang and youth violence focused institutions in the English-Speaking Caribbean was compiled from the results of an agency mapping exercise conducted for the CICAD/OAS Training and Certification Program (PROCCER).
Key studies on how treatment organisations affect the implementation and effectiveness of psychosocial therapies for drug dependence.
In October 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake convened the Heroin Treatment and Prevention Task Force to address the critical problem of opioid addiction in Baltimore City. The goal of the Task Force was to study the problem of heroin addiction and to propose solutions for improving access to effective treatment and neighborhood compatibility.
Seminal and key studies on management and supervision in psychosocial therapies for problem drug use.
Tackling Alcohol-Related Anti-Social Behaviour through Civil Injunctions and Criminal Behaviour Orders: A Missed Opportunity?
A new report released by Alcohol Concern/Alcohol Research UK explores the current use and issues over legal powers available to address alcohol-related Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).
This study aimed to report on the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs and medical drugs used outside of prescription among seniors enrolled in the food pension program Hai-DF in Mexico City.
This fact sheet can be used as a guide for people seeking mental health treatment. It offers three steps to carry out before using a treatment center, as well as the five signs of a treatment center of quality, which includes reviewing the accreditation, medication, evidence-based practices, the role of families and support networks.
Análisis del fenómeno del consumo de drogas sintéticas a partir de la información surgida de la investigación y compilación de datos científicos.
The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has released their latest European Drugs report.
Covering 30 European countries the report explores drug trends, developments in prevention and treatment, public health issues, supply and drug policy.
Available in 24 languages the report is free to download from the EMCDDA website: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/edr2018
6 June 2018 – WHO's Mental Health Atlas 2017 reveals that although some countries have made progress in mental health policy-making and planning, there is a global shortage of health workers trained in mental health and a lack of investment in community-based mental health facilities.
Key studies on the impact of the practitioner in psychosocial therapies. Takes Carl Rogers’ seminal work as its starting point, explains why being genuine sometimes means breaking the ‘rules’, and why effective therapy is not just a matter of being nice. Finally guides you through the complexities which - despite its obvious importance to clients - obscure the impact of the client-worker relationship.
Este documento forma parte de las Guías Clínicas SOCIDROGALCOHOL, basadas en la evidencia científica. Es de utilidad para los profesionales que atienden a personas con problemas por consumo de heroína y otros opiáceos.
Every treatment involves direct or indirect human interaction, but this cell is about interventions in which interaction is the main ingredient, from mutual support groups through to professionally delivered psychological programmes. ‘Programmes’ is perhaps the wrong word though.
This user guide focuses on how comprehensive tobacco control programs can deliver effective health communications. Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2014 recommends mass-reach health communication interventions as powerful tools for preventing the initiation of tobacco use, promoting and facilitating cessation, and shaping social norms related to tobacco use.
Cannabis legalization for recreational use (also called “adult use”) is a reality in a growing number of US states despite continued federal prohibition and limited scientific research on the long-term and short-term health effects of cannabis use. There may be benefits to legalization, but there are also significant public health risks, including many that strongly echo those caused by tobacco and alcohol.
Time to consolidate the lessons of the online course on drug treatment's last five instalments, all on medical treatment of drug dependence. Medications most clearly mark an intervention as ‘medical’, but are never all there is to treatment.
- 91% of 16-24 year olds use the internet for social networking
- Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol
- Rates of anxiety and depression in young people have risen 70% in the past 25 years
- Social media use is linked with increased rates of anxiety, depression and poor sleep
- Cyber bullying is a growing problem with 7 in 10 young people saying th
Rewarding people dependent on illegal drugs for not using those drugs is a controversial tactic, one this report from the European Union’s drug misuse centre found patchily effective in extending retention and reducing substance use as a supplement to medication-based treatments. Read the Effectiveness Bank analysis.
Is there a young woman in your life who is pregnant and misusing or addicted to opioids? Perhaps it’s your daughter or granddaughter, your son’s girlfriend or wife, a niece or a friend. Here you’ll find information to help her have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
This research, launched at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm on 1 May 2018, warns that the alcohol treatment sector is in crisis. These services are entering into a cycle of disinvestment, staff depletion, and reduced capacity, and this is due to get worse; in 2020 ring-fenced public health funding will end, posing additional risk to the areas of highest need.
As an aspect of its general responsibility for the health of the American people, the U.S. Congress has been
concerned about the treatment of persons with alcohol problems. From time to time Congress has sought
This report, ‘Taking a New Line on Drugs’, comes at a timely moment for drugs strategy both in the UK and across the world.
Many people who misuse alcohol also have a mental health difficulty, and many people with mental health problems also misuse alcohol. Yet few get effective help from either alcohol or mental health services. National policies relating to alcohol make scant reference to mental health, while national mental health policies pay little regard to alcohol.
The report comes in the wake of the constant Commission carries out the conditions for the exercise of the human rights of girls, boys and adolescents, conditions of vulnerability and violations to the same monitoring. In this regard, the Commission has made monitoring how contexts of insecurity and violence are living in the region have an impact to children and adolescents and their rights.
This report stems from the Commission’s constant monitoring of the conditions in which children and adolescents exercise their human rights, as well as the vulnerability and violation thereof. The Commission has monitored how the region’s insecurity and violence are impacting children, adolescents, and their rights.
Key studies relating to the roles of medical interventions and treatment in medical settings in local, regional and national drug treatment systems.
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