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.
One-Session Alcohol, Vaping & Marijuana Use Prevention: Intro to Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar
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.
Learn how using marijuana during adolescence can impact health including affecting the brain, mental health, and increasing risk for addiction and other harms.
On May 12, 2020, ISSUP Argentina, in collaboration with ISSUP Global, organized a webinar on children and adolescents with consumption in times of pandemic.
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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.
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.
The Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Youth 7-Day Goal Challenge is a free, quick and easy tool to help youth plan and initiate behavior change aimed at avoiding substance use and increasing protective wellness behaviors.
El 11 de mayo de 2020, ISSUP Argentina en colaboración con ISSUP global organizó un webinar sobre 'Familias, convivencias con situaciones de consumo en tiempos de pandemia'.
On May 7th, 2020, ISSUP Mexico in collaboration with CICAD and ISSUP Global organized an online Introduction to the Universal Prevention and Treatment Curriculum (UPC/UTC). 122 prevention and treatment directors working for Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ) and members of ISSUP Mexico participated in the session.
On May 7, 2020, ISSUP Chile, in collaboration with ISSUP Global, organized a webinar on 'Our Occupations in Pandemic Times'.
Telehealth refers to the provision of personalised health care over a distance. It includes consultation by phone, instant messaging, video, text message, or web-based services.
Telehealth consists of three main elements:
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.
View Video: https://youtu.be/sPlnNFvfXyA
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.
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.
Social Work is rich, stimulating, and one of the few careers which enables you to stand up for social injustice.
The field of social work spans across multiple career options, depending on the type of social work degree you pursue and your personal career goals and interests.
El 30 de abril de 2020, el ISSUP Chile en colaboración con ISSUP global organizó un webinar sobre 'El sistema de tratamiento en Chile: Situación actual y los desafíos futuros'.
El 28 de abril de 2020, el capítulo chileno de ISSUP en colaboración con ISSUP global organizó un webinar sobre 'Prevención - El sistema SENDA basado en la evidencia'.
ISSUP Expert Days Event: Supporting the Families of Substance Users - An Interview with Vivienne Evans OBE
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
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.
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.
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.
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.