In this blog post and guide, Dr. Stephen Parkin shares his observations about the use of stigmatising words and phrases in academic writing, and offers a list of person-centred and pragmatic alternatives.
At the start of may 2022 the Preventive Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board has conducted training on Universal Treatment Curriculum, Course 01 (UTC - 01) for 32 staff members in NDDCB.
Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances
This document provides guidance on the clinical management of harms resulting from acute intoxication and from the harmful and dependent use of club drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS).
Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges that clinicians face when dealing with NPS and discusses how the profile of patients and their socio-demographic characteristics frame the serious public health concern that NPS pose.
In light of the recent emergence of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) on a global scale, this book provides a timely analysis of the social and economic impact of the NPS phenomenon, and of the global policy and regulatory responses to it.
The 10-year UK Government plan to combat illegal drugs sets out how we are doing more than ever to cut off the supply of drugs by criminal gangs and give people with a drug addiction a route to a productive and drug-free life. Underpinned by record investment of over £3 billion in the next three years, we will reduce drug-related crime, death, harm and overall drug use.
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Addiction Policy Forum’s (APF) Patient Experiences Journey Map was developed through the input of patients in treatment and recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). The map underscores the obstacles and positive points patients encounter across seven distinct phases, from treatment to finding long-term, stable recovery.
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 key harm-reduction interventions.
Ponemos a su disposición el número más reciente de la Revista CIJ Informa, donde encontrarán una sección dedicada a noticias internacionales. En esta ocasión, hablamos de la participación de CIJ en la presentación del Informe 2021 de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes (JIFE).
This report presents the latest clinical evidence on how cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect a developing fetus and infant.
Effective substance use disorder (SUD) treatment requires providers to understand what an individual genuinely needs to do to change substance use behaviours. An essential element in motivational SUD interventions is helping people who misuse substances raise awareness of their values and hopes for a healthy life. Using strategic conversational approaches can increase clients’ internal motivations to take actions toward wellness.
- Substance use often begins in adolescence.
- Any substance use in adolescence can have detrimental effects on the developing brain.
- Effects of substance use/misuse accumulate over time increasing societal costs and public health problems.
- Adverse childhood experiences (abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction) and social needs (e.g., food, housing) affect many youth and adolescents and oft
Assessing Perception and Knowledge regarding HIV and AIDS among High School, College and University students of South Punjab, Pakistan
Assessing Perception and Knowledge regarding HIV & AIDS among youth mostly in colleges and universities has become of extreme importance and concern. Most of the students have inadequate knowledge of high risk group for HIV infection and AIDS.
Illicit drugs are big business. They are one of the main profit-generating activities of organised crime and are estimated to represent around one-fifth of global crime proceeds.
Reducing the harm from alcohol by regulating cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotion
This comprehensive report details the full extent of the way that alcohol is being marketed across national borders – often by digital means – and often regardless of the social, economic or cultural environment in receiving countries.
The need to change our language in relation to people who use drugs has become an increasing topic of discussion, but there is still a long way to go. People who use drugs are highly diverse and their relationship with drug use takes many different forms. Current prohibitionist approaches to drug use and ‘war on drugs’ rhetoric do little to encourage language that acknowledges this diversity.
This guide is developed to facilitate the work of Peer Counsellors in training Peer Educators in substance abuse prevention. It is based on the experience from the peer to peer drug prevention programs conducted by UYDEL. This peer to peer guide provides a framework for all peers to help prevent drug abuse in areas/communities where they come from.
International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
A recent study has found that embedding specialist Addiction Nurses within general practice teams can help address alcohol problems in deprived areas.
In order to appropriately address the concerning global levels of substance Abuse Management and substance Prevention, it is vital that staffs are trained to deliver evidence-based Prevention intervention.
At the start of March 2022, the Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board conducted training on Universal Prevention Core Course for 23 staff members of the NDDCB.
Advances in Addiction & Recovery, the official publication of NAADAC, is a quarterly digital magazine focused on providing useful, innovative and timely information on trends and best practices in the profession that are beneficial for addiction professionals.
The winter 2022 issue of the magazine is now available to everyone.
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Helping the Helpers: Incidence of Drug Use among Health Care Professionals. Anaesth Pain & Intensive Care,18(4):470-471.
Substance use among Pakistani Youth - Current Situation, Preventive and Intervention Strategies, Pak J Med Res, 58 (2),44-45.
Khan, M & Aslam, N. (2020). Prevalence of Caffeine Intake among Cigarette Smokers: Directing Caffeine Use Disorder among Pakistani Population, Pak J Med Res, 59 (1), 15-21.
Background: Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug, being widely enjoyed and open handedly taken all around the world. The use of tea, coffee, soft drinks, chocolates etc is quite common without any sort of consideration to its overuse and lethal impact on health. Persistently inclusive findings suggested a direct relationship between caffeine use and cigarette smoking.
COVID 19 and Individuals with Substance Use Disorder: Challenges to the Treatment Centers in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences, 14 (2), 483.
Focusing treatments on specific settings where problems may develop is an important approach to implementing health and social responses to drug problems. As a result, the EMCDDA's Health and social solutions to drug problems: a European handbook offers a series of mini guides on the subject. The agency is releasing the first three mini guidelines in this bundle this week, which look at business, community, and recreational environments.
The EMCDDA launched a new Prevention toolkit, bringing together all of its key prevention-related materials to date. Part of the agency’s toolkit series, this new resource is aimed at anyone involved in shaping decisions, opinions and policies in Europe in the science-based prevention of substance use. The toolkit is centred around four key existing prevention resources, all brought together in a one-stop-shop for easy access:
Latest quality standard published sets out how health and care services can improve the diagnosis, assessment, and prevention of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
The quality standard highlights five key areas for improvement: