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Risks and Harms Associated with the Nonmedical Use of Benzodiazepines in the Unregulated Drug Supply in Canada

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Summary

Substance use risks are significantly higher for people who obtain drugs on the unregulated market as there is no quality control and drug contents are unpredictable. This lack of predictability has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic as supply chains have been disrupted by border closures and safety measures.

Forward: A guide to support the wellbeing of youth and adults impacted by a parent's drug or alcohol use

Created by
Starlings Community
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 "Forward: A Free guide to support the Wellbeing of Youth and Adults who have been Impacted by a Parent's Drug or Alcohol use." 

The newly released guide, Forward, is the first of its kind. It is intended to increase a youth's understanding of their experiences with a parent's drug or alcohol use while empowering them to use their incredible resilience to move forward with hope and healing.

Manual: increasing access to hepatitis C testing and care for people who inject drugs

Created by
EMCDDA
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This manual provides a step-by-step guide for those involved in planning and managing infectious diseases and drug services, focusing on how to identify barriers to and opportunities for improving provision of HCV testing and access to treatment for people who use drugs.

WHO Quitting Toolkit

Created by
World Health Organization (WHO)
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With professional support and quitting services, tobacco users double their chances of quitting successfully. This WHO toolkit is aimed at tobacco users and is designed to provide information, reasons to quit and resources in an easily accessible format.

UNODC Strategy 2021-2025

Created by
Roberto Canay

The mission of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to contribute to global peace and security, human rights and development by making the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism by working for and with Member States to promote justice and the rule of law and build resilient societies.

Overcoming Stigma Through Language: A Primer

Created by
CCSA

Stigma is a significant barrier to wellness and good health for people who use substances.

The goal of this primer is to facilitate conversations and increase awareness of the stigma surrounding people who use substances, their support networks, and service providers in the community.

The publication was developed in partnership with the Community Addictions Peer Support Association. 

WHO/Europe Factsheet: Policy Action Needed to Reduce Cancers Attributable to Alcohol Use

Created by
WHO
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This fact sheet provides up-to-date information and guidance on the links between alcohol and a range of cancers, including some of the most common types, such as female breast cancer and colorectal cancer, for those involved in designing and implementing policies that affect public health.

Your Guide to Integrating HCV Services into Opioid Treatment Programs - ATTC Network

Created by
Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network Coordinating Office
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The opioid epidemic has resulted in significant increases in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) among people who inject drugs, accounting for 23% of new infections. HCV is completely curable and testing and treatment are the path to cure. Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs) play a critical role in comprehensive approaches to addressing HCV and this guide is one tool to help.

Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide

Created by
SAMHSA, NIAAA

Current evidence shows that medications are underused in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, including alcohol abuse and dependence.

Although many experts in addiction believe that patients with moderate or severe alcohol-related problems should be offered medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on a routine basis, considerable resistance to the use of MAT persists.

Guidance for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for COVID-19

Created by
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

This document provides guidance to African Union Member States on key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

It contains useful guidance on MHPSS for the community, healthcare workers, caregivers of vulnerable populations and people in quarantine, isolation or treatment centres.