UNODC Coronavirus Resource List

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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

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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. 

3 Steps for Providing Prevention Plus Wellness Programs

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3 Steps for Providing Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Video

Description: Three easy steps are described for implementing any of the single-session evidence-based and evidence-informed substance use Prevention Plus Wellness programs that promote protective wellness behaviors among youth and young adults.  8 minutes long.

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Adfam's Covid-19 Top Tips

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The current global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus is resulting in unprecedented changes to peoples lives. Many of these changes will put an additional strain on the families of those with substance use problems, and already challenging circumstances may become even more difficult. 

Parenting under COVID-19

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Families across the globe are adapting to changes due to (COVID-19).

While isolation can represent an opportunity for families to spend time together, many caregivers will be experiencing conflicting feelings and priorities, as well as practical challenges.

Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio)

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What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications. 

Webinar grabado: Recomendaciones de cuidado para las personas usuarias de drogas frente a la pandemia de COVID-19

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Prevención en consumos problemáticos desde el modelo participativo

El 22 de abril de 2020, el capítulo argentino de ISSUP en colaboración con ISSUP global organizó webinar en el que se abordaron las dificultades y desafíos a los que nos vemos enfrentados quienes trabajamos en prevención y asistencia en el campo de los consumos problemáticos. 

Second ISAM Webinar on COVID-19 and SUD: Recording & Materials

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The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) recognises the heightened challenges the pandemic will pose for people struggling with Substance Use Disorders. In order to address the issue, they are holding a series of webinars with partners from different parts of the world, discussing challenges and solutions regarding the current pandemic from the addiction medicine perspective.

NAADAC COVID-19 Resource List

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Health care professionals around the world are fighting tirelessly to reduce the harm that is being caused by COVID-19.

Several public health organisations are creating and updating resources so that people can be updated on the changing situation and can use the knowledge to inform and adjust their practice.