In partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Project NEPTUNE has developed training modules to improve clinical practice in the management of harms resulting from the use of club drugs and novel psychoactive substances.
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The rapid emergence of a large number of New Psychoactive Substances on the global drug market poses a significant risk to public health and a challenge to drug policy. Often, little is known about the adverse health effects and social harms of NPS, which pose a considerable challenge for prevention and treatment.
A new psychoactive substance (NPS) is defined as 'a new narcotic or psychotropic drug, in pure form or in preparation, that is not controlled by the United Nations drug conventions, but which may pose a public health threat comparable to that posed by substances listed in these conventions'.
This situation is more than complicated. It’s an unprecedented crisis that needs action now. Find a therapist that supports Ukraine with free counselling below.
Drughelp is a service for people who use drugs and hope to get a better understanding of the possible harms their drug use may bring about.
An organisational culture is the collection of values, expectations, and practices that shape the overall feeling and actions among staff members. A culture of care is an environment that is created where people feel valued and supported as part of a wider organisation.
This miniguide is one of a larger set, which together comprises Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide 2021.
On Saturday, 20 November to celebrate World Children’s Day, UNODC is launching Listen First: Science of Skills.
The Society for the Study of Addiction have developed a guide for creating academic posters.
The resource contains information on:
- Tailoring your poster to your audience
- Telling a story
- Entry Criteria
The Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide 2021 was developed to support practitioners and policymakers in tackling the negative consequences of drug use.
The Society for the Study on Addiction (SSA) Pregnancy Edit is a series of articles on alcohol-related harm in pregnancy, published on the Society for the Study of Addiction website in September 2021.
Topic covered include:
Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) has updated their free program Pretest and Posttest Surveys and Fidelity Checklist for use by prevention providers to ensure their programs are being implement reliably and result in positive outcomes for participating youth.
In addition, the PPW Pretest and Posttest Surveys are available both online and in paper format.
This online course provides an overview of how community health workers (CHWs) can support their communities by providing appropriate mental health and psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this course you will learn how to:
Externalising question in relation to Addictive Thinking (Self)
- How does addictive thinking get you to use more than you intended to?
- What are some things that give addictive thinking more space?
- How does addictive thinking get you to use during times when you don’t want to?
- Does addictive thinking get you to believe that you are not in danger when in fact you are?
- Does addictive thinking
This resource has been initiated by Anthony Corballis in conjunction with Dulwich Centre Publications. You’ll find here a range of writings about addiction and ways of responding to alcohol and other drug use.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction partnered with Health Canada to produce Substance Use and the Workplace: Supporting Employers and Employees in the Trades.
This collection of resources contains links from more than 30 organisations and can be used by employers and employees to help reduce the harms of substance use for Canadians, particularly those working in construction and the trades.
Opioid overdose deaths can be prevented through timely administration of naloxone, a potent opioid antagonist drug that rapidly reverses the effects of opioid analgesics by binding to the opioid receptors in the central nervous system.
Because of its effectiveness, naloxone is used by emergency personnel worldwide.
The web resource is divided into five sections: "Substances", "Prevention", "Resources", "Practice" and "Get Help". The Resources section contains videos on HIV prevention among people who use stimulants/NPS. This section also includes thematic guidelines and technical guides publications by UNODC, WHO and UNAIDS.
People who inject drugs (PWID) are a key population for the elimination of hepatitis C in Europe, and increasing their access to HCV testing and care is a goal in European and national hepatitis C policies. Despite this, HCV testing remains low among people who inject drugs and effective approaches to promote testing as the first element of a cascade of care are particularly needed.
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 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.
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.
This website provides evidence-based information, training and resources to assist with the management of co-occurring, or comorbid, AOD and mental health conditions.
The IAS Alcohol Knowledge Centre is home to an extensive library of information – infographics, factsheets and a host of related resources – about alcohol.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has set up a topic page that includes DrugFact sheets, research reports and infographics on Substance use among women.
Here you can find videos, policy briefings and an extensive resource list that examines issues related to substance use among women.
Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
Since the adoption of the first European Drug Strategy 2000–2004, the EU clearly defines drug-related problems as primarily being a Public Health issue. This approach was also endorsed recently by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) countries through the OAS Hemispheric drug strategy 2011–15. In both cases, DDR policies are considered essential to develop a balanced approach in the field of drug policy.