Publications

Five-Year Global Plan of Action to Combat Emerging Synthetic Drug Threats

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State
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To deter and disrupt production and trafficking of illicit synthetic drugs into the United States, the Department of State has developed a new strategy that will attack this new business model of illicit international drug supply chains at all points to increase the cost, risk, and difficulties associated with producing, trafficking, and misusing these drugs.

Manual para el Monitoreo y la Evaluación Científica de los Tribunales de Tratamiento de Drogas en las Américas

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CICAD
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Los Tribunales de Tratamiento de Drogas (TTD) surgieron como una alternativa al encarcelamiento diseñado para abordar este problema. Los TTD enfatizan el tratamiento comunitario intensivo de consumo de sustancias y la supervisión judicial de individuos acusados por delitos relacionados con drogas.

Alcohol and Older People

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The Swedish Society of Medicine, Swedish Society of Nursing and IOGT-NTO
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The Swedish Society of Medicine, the Swedish Society of Nursing and IOGT-NTO have come together to produce a report on the elderly’s increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol which, may increase the risk of disease and accidents, even at relatively low consumption levels.

La prevención en manos de los jóvenes: Herramientas pedagógicas en prevención del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas y mitigación de su impacto, para líderes de organizaciones juveniles

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Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social y la Oficina de Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito en Colombia – UNODC
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El Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social entrega a los jóvenes este documento de prevención y mitigación del impacto del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas (SPA), para que sean los mismos jóvenes quienes den las respuestas adecuadas a este fenómeno del consumo de SPA, aprovechando la contundencia de la imagen, la confianza de la cercanía estética, el reconocimiento del segmento etario, la eficacia de la similitud verbal, la jerga y la lingüí

Marco técnico de acción para orientar las acciones de reducción del consumo de drogas en el Sistema Penitenciario y Carcelario

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Ministerio Justicia y del Derecho, Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC
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El documento de marco técnico de acción para orientar las acciones de reducción del consumo de drogas en el Sistema Penitenciario y Carcelario fue elaborado con la asesoría de la Corporación Viviendo, en el marco del Proyecto “Apoyo Institucional al Sistema Penal Colombiano”, DCIALA/2010/022-249, suscrito entre el Ministerio de Justicia y del Derecho y la Unión Europea, con la participación del Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario INP

Reducción del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas en el ámbito universitario

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Ministerio Justicia y del Derecho, Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC)
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El Ministerio Justicia y del Derecho, en asocio con la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC), viene liderando el desarrollo de herramientas prácticas que contribuyan a mejorar el quehacer preventivo y de mitigación en ámbitos en los que se encuentran las poblaciones de mayor vulnerabilidad al consumo de sustancias psicoactivas en Colombia.

Families First

Published by
Alcohol Family Alliance
Alcohol and Families Alliance believe current policy does not sufficiently protect family members. The aim of AHA is to reduce the harms experienced by children and families affected by alcohol use.

Prevalence of Undiagnosed PTSD among In-Patients in an SUD Treatment Centre

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Journal of biomedical research and clincal practice
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Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common co-ocuring disorder among patients with substance use disorders. Treatment of PTSD improves SUD treatment outcome. Many studies show that a large number of patients with co-morbid PTSD do not get diagnosed, talk less of getting treatment for PTSD. We administered the PTSD check list (civilian version) to patients on admission in June 2017 after obtaining informed consent.

Psychoactive Substance Dependence in Females: A Three Year Review

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Nigerian Journal of medicine
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Psychoactive substance use was regarded as a male affair in the past. However, recent findings show an increasing number of females are getting involved. We conducted a three year retrospective review of patients admitted to the Centre for Addiction treatment in Vom, plateau state, Nigeria.

The Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & YOCFAN Drug Demand Reduction Activities in Educational Institutions

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Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & Youth Council for Anti-Narcotics (YOCFAN)
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Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & YOCFAN have published their latest progress report outlining the work that has been carried out as part of their prevention programme in Lahore Punjab.

As well as providing the key figures and progress indicators for the months' activity, the report gives an overview of special achievements, challenges and aims for the future.

Alcopops

Published by
Alcohol Justice
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Alcopops are highly sweetened pre-mixed spirit-based drinks which are specially designed and marketed for adolescents and young adults.

Volatile Substance Abuse

Published by
The Conversation
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Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA) is the practice of inhaling volatile substances, which are often common household products, like glues, gases and aerosols in order to get high. 

Glues, gases and aerosols contain volatile substances which are depressants. This means they slow down your brain and body’s responses and produce a similar effect to being drunk.