World Drug Day : Let your voice be heard

Created by
Njoya Mathias
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 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.


Prevention of Substance Use Based on Evidence and Cultural Adaptation

Created by
CICAD Demand Reduction

This presentation gives a brief summary of the meaning of evidence-based prevention, what interventions consist of, and the scope they may have. The webinar includes a review of the learnings and outcomes that both prevention practice and research have left, as well as the barriers that are imposed for the implementation of these interventions.

Webinar: Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Context of Social Isolation

Created by
CICAD Demand Reduction

Integrated Response of the General Secretariat to the crisis of COVID-19 Situation Room on The Protection of Personnel.

To continue to promote health and well-being among OAS staff, our colleagues from the Inter-American Commission on Drug Abuse Control (CICAD) and the Center for Health and Welfare invite you to participate in the panel presentation on "Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Context of Social Isolation".

Una perspectiva de derechos humanos en la prevención del consumo de alcohol

En este seminario, el Sr. Morlachetti discutirá el papel de las normas y estandares de derechos humanos en la regulación y restricción de la comercialización de las bebidas alcoholicas. Además, irá discutir las obligaciones de los Estados Miembros en tomar medidas para prevenir la interferencia de los actores no estatales en el derecho a la salud.

Caring for Patients with Chronic Pain: Perspectives from Clinicians -Opioid Collab Listening Session

Created by
National Academy of Medicine

The Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic held a web-based listening session that focused on the perspectives and experiences of clinicians caring for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.

This is a recording of that listening session, held on March 10, 2020.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons

Created by
National Council for Behavioural Health

People who have been incarcerated are approximately 100 times more likely to die by overdose in the first two weeks after their release than the general public. Despite high rates of opioid use disorder among justice-involved individuals, evidence-based medications exist and can be successfully implemented within jails and prisons.

Alcohol, MDMA and cannabis use: Impact on the adolescent brain

Created by
The Matilda Centre


This webinar is for teachers, school staff, parents and others who are interested in understanding the effect of drugs on adolescent brain. It explores the development of adolescent brain and how this process is interrupted by the use of alcohol, MDMA and cannabis.

It provides information on harm reduction strategies that parents and teachers can implement amongst teenagers, in order to reduce harm.

Trauma and Substance Use

Created by
The Matilda Centre


This webinar provided information about the nature of trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder) and its effects. As well as discussing the link between trauma and the use of alcohol and other drugs (including methamphetamine).