Resources

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.

Federación Latinoamericana de Comunidades Terapéuticas Webinar

Created by
Federación Latinoamericana de Comunidades Terapéuticas

Abordando el futuro: Desarrollando un punto focal internacional y nacional para la reducción de la demanda de drogas

Para acceder a los webinars, sigue el link de cada expositor/a:

👉 Livia Edegger, Subdirectora, Sociedad Internacional de Profesionales del Uso de Sustancias (ISSUP) https://youtu.be/BGngDAVX6dw

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources for the AOD Sector

Created by
NCETA, NDARC and NDRI

The  National Center for Education and Training on Addiction ( NCETA), The National Drug and Alcohol Research Center (NDARC) and the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) have compiled a list of some online information and resources that may be of help to people working in the alcohol and other drug sector.

The resources are listed under:

Working with people who use drugs and who are homeless - SDF COVID-19 Webinar

Created by
SDF
Publication Date

COVID-19 and the lockdown present particular challenges for people affected by homelessness and substance use and services working with them. SDF's second free COVID-19 webinar included speakers from across Scotland describing local services responses from which other areas may learn and improve their service provision to a high risk vulnerable group.

UNODC Coronavirus Resource List

Created by
UNODC

As part of the effort to provide information and support to people who use drugs, families, and professionals working in the substance use and addiction field, UNODC has produced a series of resources to guide evidence-based practice.

Here you can access clear infographics, tips, and information on a range of subjects tailored to meet the needs of specific groups within society.

8 Tips on How to Write About Alcohol Consumption Responsibly

Created by
Journalist's Resource

The media has a major role in influencing people's drinking behaviour.

Despite clear evidence linking harmful alcohol consumption with increased risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, and violence-related injuries, we are continuously fed advertisements promoting alcohol products and glorifying alcohol consumption.