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.
This report presents the current status of alcohol consumption, alcohol-attributable harms and the implementation of alcohol control policies in the WHO European Region, using available data from 2010, 2016 and 2019.
The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance on implementing HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and hepatitis B (HBV) programmes for people who use stimulant drugs and who are at risk of contracting these viruses.
It aims to:
PETRUŽELKA, B., BARTÁK, M., LAŠTOVKOVÁ, J.
The West African Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (WENDU) Report (2018 -2019) is the second regional report on illicit drug trafficking and the extent of drug use in West Africa.
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.
The UNODC Regional Program Office for Eastern Europe (Kiev, Ukraine), in collaboration with the Humanitarian Action Fund (St. Petersburg, Russia), issues recommendations on web outreach for people who use drugs (PWUD), including people who use new psychoactive substances (NPS).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Overdose is the leading cause of avoidable death among people who inject drugs.
Worldwide, about 500 000 deaths are attributable to drug use. More than 70% of these deaths are related to opioids, with more than 30% of those deaths caused by overdose.
This information page, put together by the World Health Organisation, provides key facts on opioid overdose.
The page includes:
Baseline executive functions and receiving cognitive rehabilitation can predict treatment response in people with opioid use disorder
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
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.
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).
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.
Click here to read the current issue.
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.
Supporting Women to Access Appropriate Treatment (SWAAT) is a National Drugs Strategy Strand 2 Strategic Health Initiative which aims to build community capacity to support women to access treatment and recovery from drug and alcohol use across the Tallaght and Ballyfermot LDATF areas.
This publication provides an overview of current knowledge and the latest developments in the field of drug use and prison in Europe.
The Drink Wise, Age Well programme was delivered over five years from 2015 to 2020 in five intervention areas across the UK.
The project had 4 objectives:
This report provides a technical review of the current body of knowledge regarding new benzodiazepines that are monitored by the EU Early Warning System.
The aims of this report are to strengthen situational awareness of new benzodiazepines in Europe and to help stakeholders prepare for and respond to public health and social threats caused by such substances.
Technical guidance and modules on community-based mental health services: promoting people-centred and rights-based approaches: summary
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.
Source: U.S.A. National Academy of Medicine
Stigma of Addiction Summit Innovation Abstract Compendium
Nos complace informarles que se acaba de publicar el número más reciente de la Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones (RIIAD), mismo que puede ser consultado en la siguiente dirección:
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.