New App for Practitioners to Improve Knowledge of the Clinical Harms of Non-medical Prescription Drug Use.
ATOMIC is a free, evidence-based, mobile-learning application aimed at clinicians and other practitioners who want to improve their knowledge of the acute and chronic clinical harms of non-medical prescription drug use. ATOMIC is a response to increasing public health concern regarding the harms of non-medical prescription drug use.
This Primer is an introduction to Demand Reduction and Primary Prevention, aimed at policy makers and educators in the AOD space. It is written in accessible language to invite the investigator to better reflect on basic principles of best-practice for best health outcomes for our communities.
Stigma is one of the biggest barriers people face when seeking care for substance use disorders. Designed for members of the law enforcement community, this webinar explored the relationship between substance use, the brain and mental health, and how stigma can be a barrier to accessing and receiving care.
Panelists also discussed the impact stigma has on people who use substances, their families and communities.
Since the early 2000s, adolescent drinking in Australia and in many high income countries has fallen dramatically. For example, among 14-17 year old Australians, the rate of risky drinking has fallen from 30% in 2001 to 9% in 2019. This seminar summarised a program of work looking to understand these trends, addressing the potential causes of these declines, the implications for adult drinking and harm and next steps for research.
Presented by Associate Professor Lexine Stapinski (the Matilda Centre) this webinar will lead to:
1. An understanding of typical patterns and issues relevant to the management of anxiety and alcohol use disorder comorbidity;
2. Introduction to an integrated cognitive behaviour therapy program that improves outcomes by concurrently addressing anxiety, alcohol use and the connections between them;
This toolkit has been produced by Adfam and family members affected by the co-occurring conditions of substance use disorders and mental ill-health. It is designed for practitioners who support those caring for a loved one who is having difficulties with their mental health and substance use.
World No Tobacco Day takes place each year at the end of May. To link with the worldwide campaign, ISSUP is hosting a series of online events throughout May that investigate the topic of tobacco use. This reading list highlights additional ISSUP Knowledge Share resources and research on the subject.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have a health topic page dedicated to tobacco use.
The page includes:
- up to date data on smoking, tobacco control country profiles
- factsheet, infographics and maps
- the latest news, events and publications
The page also describes the WHO MPOWER tobacco control measures.
Jayvee Aquino, Ma Veronica Felipe, Marie Isabel Melgar discuss the modifications they made to use the UTC for online training for faculty and students in Philippines.
Watch the video of the research presentation “Understanding drinking transitions during lockdown: social inequalities, alcohol and the COVID-19 pandemic” by Dr Emily Nicholls (University of York), delivered at the SHAAP/SARN 'Alcohol Occasionals' webinar held over Zoom on 28 April 2021.
This website provides evidence-based information, training and resources to assist with the management of co-occurring, or comorbid, AOD and mental health conditions.
This infographic shows the different types of medications prescribed for opioid overdose, withdrawal, and addiction.
Medications for opioid addiction, overdose, and withdrawal work in various ways.
Building on the UNODC Global Initiative on Youth Crime Prevention through Sport and its Line Up Live Up programme, the UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, and relevant research on the contribution of sport to healthy youth development and wellbeing, skills and learning, this event aims to discuss the evidence on sport as a tool for substance use prevention and present promising case studies.
Side event during the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) organized jointly by the UNODC Civil Society Unit and VNGOC.
The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) together with the UNODC Civil Society Unit (CSU) held a webinar on 17th March 2021 discussing UNODC guidance on treatment and harm reduction.
ISSUP Chile invites you to participate in a webinar on quality standards in drug treatment and how to incorporate them into treatment services in Chile
The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (Chile time)