Publications

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

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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

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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

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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.

Adiktologie Journal

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SCAN, z.s.
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Adiktologie is an international journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific reports on psychoactive substance use, behavioural addictions and related issues.

Tasmania Drug Trends 2019: Methamphetamine Use, Markets and Harms

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Bucher, E. & Bruno, R. (2018). Trends in Methamphetamine use in Tasmania. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) are ongoing illicit drug monitoring systems which have been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2000, and form part of 

Children and Young People Exposed Prenatally to Alcohol - Clinical Guidelines

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The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
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Alcohol consumption in pregnancy has the potential to cause significant fetal damage. It is estimated that approximately 3.2% of babies born in the UK are affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, though the guidance says currently few children are identified or receive support.

Guides for Clinicians Diagnosis and Management of Tobacco Dependency

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Primary Care Respiratory Society
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Tobacco use is one of the key risk factors for many chronic diseases including lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Despite this, it is common throughout the world. The Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) have developed a new guide for clinicians to support the diagnosis and management of tobacco dependency.

Atlas of Mental Health of the Americas 2017 / Atlas de salud mental de las Américas 2017

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PAHO/WHO
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The data in this report show that there has been a gradual development of mental health policies, laws, programs, and services in the Region of the Americas. However, major efforts, commitments, and resources are still needed to meet the regional objectives.

Cobertura jornalística sobre drogas: distorções e potencialidades na prevenção

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Ana Regina Noto, Emérita Sátiro Opaleye, Danilo Polverini Locatelli e Telmo Mota Ronzani
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Capítulo 11 do Livro: Ações integradas sobre drogas: prevenção, abordagens e políticas públicas. Ed. UFJF, 2013.

The content discussed highlights the influence of the media in the process of health promotion related to alcohol and other drug use.

Improving Care to Prevent Suicide among People with Serious Mental Illness

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NASEM
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On September 11–12, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss what is known, what is currently being done, and what needs to be done to identify and reduce suicide risk among people with serious mental illness in the United States.