The Drugs Wheel can be used as a training tool and as a game for use in training or 1:1 sessions. There are free versions of each to download on this site, as well as a range of other resources. When using the Drugs Wheel, please bear in mind the following:
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This resource presents five concepts critical to understanding adverse childhood experiences and their impact on brain development and health.
The concepts are part of the Brain Story and include:
- brain architecture
- serve-and-return interactions
- toxic stress,
- air traffic control (executive function)
This resource is intended for commercial printing.
Project Goals and Objectives:
The STOP survey has a long-term aim to provide objective, regular and timely information on tobacco users of Pakistan to help key policy decisions. Its specific objectives for 2019/2020 are to assess the:
The holidays may be especially tough this year for a lot of people during the pandemic. Many people in recovery may have a setback and use substances increasing their risk for self-harm. Reach out and #BeThe1To to help someone in emotional pain. We can all take action and make an impact on someone’s life.
The fight against COVID-19 continues throughout the U.S., increasing stress and anguish among vulnerable populations struggling with substance use. Among those vulnerable populations, pregnant women present major concerns as they face an increase in adversity during the wake of the global pandemic.
This factsheet reviews the special problems relating to the detection and treatment of older people with a history of substance misuse and those who are still using substances.
The fact sheet includes a selection of case studies, example questions to ask during assessments, and an overview of treatment options.
There is extensive work being carried in Africa out by the DDR partners.
This map highlights what kind of work is taking place in the different areas of the continent.
The term vicarious trauma (Perlman & Saakvitne, 1995), sometimes also called compassion fatigue, is the latest term that describes the phenomenon generally associated with the “cost of caring” for others (Figley, 1982). Other terms used for compassion fatigue are:
secondary traumatic stress (Stemm, 1995, 1997)
secondary victimization (Figley, 1982)
!!!!LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!
In view of the celebration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which is also called World Drug Day, coming up on June, 26th.
Celebrating under the theme "Better knowledge for better care" YADAF is given you an opportunity to voice out your message about Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Drug overdoses have dramatically increased over the last two decades, and deaths from overdose have increased sharply since 2013. In 2016, more than 63,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. Of those overdose deaths, around 2 in 3 have involved a prescription or illicit opioid.
Basic Level Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC)
This report and
Alcohol has a negative impact on our immune systems ability to function, leading to greater susceptibility to certain diseases.
It is particularly important that, during this pandemic, we protect our immune system in order to give ourselves the best chance at overcoming the virus if we happen to catch it.
COVID-19 is a global health crisis that is increasing the workload of healthcare professionals around the world.
In order to support practitioners during these critical circumstances, it is essential that everyone is informed about other health risks and hazards so that they can stay safe and healthy.
Suggestions about Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation of People with Drug Use Disorder in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC continues to focus on delivering vital assistance to those in need, including to people who use drugs and with drug use disorders, who are in prison and who have HIV/Hepatitis C.
UNODC has released a statement entitled
Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All people have the right to health, even in countries under lockdown or where a state of emergency has been declared.
People who use drugs can be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to underlying health issues, stigma, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities, including a lack of access to housing and health care.
Free youth smoking prevention posters from FDA Tobacco for order or download in English or Spanish.
The life cycle of a cigarette takes a heavy toll on the environment from growing the tobacco plant to the disposal of butts and packaging.
Tobacco threatens health, economies and development.
Find out more through the following infographics:
UNODC has compiled a selection of educational materials and flyers that provide information on drug dependence treatment and care.
The resource has been translated into several languages and covers topics including:
Canadian alcohol intake increases during holidays, parties and vacations.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addictions has created a calendar of social media graphics to remind young people that if they’re planning to drink, moderation can help reduce harms from alcohol.
Drinking alcohol is a risk factor contributing to seven types of cancer.
The more alcohol you drink, the greater the risk of developing cancer.
Driving under the influence of any drug that acts on the brain can impair one's motor skills, reaction time, and judgment, making drugged driving a serious public health and safety concern.
It is important that people wishing to access treatment for substance use disorder are informed about the quality of care they will receive.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has released the revised Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines Communication Toolkit to promote healthy attitude towards alcohol consumption. The guidelines, which are particularly geared towards adults between the ages 25 and 65, are a key component of the National Alcoh