Publications

Guide for Parents with Teen Children

Published by
Amor y Convicción A.C.

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

Published by
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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

Published by
Brave Lion Publishing, sold by Amazon.com Services LLC via Kindle Direct
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  • 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..

Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders

Published by
SAMHSA

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.

HIV and Substance Use

Published by
HIV info and NIH’s Office of AIDS Research

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?

World Drug Report at a glance

Published by
ISSUP Mexico
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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

Published by
ISSUP Mexico
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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.

ICJ Informs 98

Published by
Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ)
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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.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

Published by
NIDA
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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.

Recreational use of nitrous oxide — a growing concern for Europe

Published by
EMCDDA
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Summary

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:

People, Planet, or Profit: alcohol’s impact on a sustainable future

Published by
Institute of Alcohol Studies

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.

Integrated brief interventions for noncommunicable disease risk factors in primary care: the manual

Published by
WHO
Abstract

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.

Characterization of Street Dwellers in Colombia between 2017 and 2021

Published by
Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia
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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

Published by
Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de 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.

Problematic opioid use in Ireland, 2015–2019

Published by
Health Research Board

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. 

Key Findings:

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%) 

Integrating Substance Use and Mental Health Systems

Published by
CCSA

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.

Czech National Policy on Addictions and Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2022

Published by
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction
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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.

Coping with Life After Prison

Published by
American Psychological Association
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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. 

Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment Available for People Who Use Drugs

Published by
UNODC

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

Published by
UNODC
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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.

Training on UTC 01 - Sri Lanka (Second Batch of Sri Lanka)

Published by
Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka
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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.