Looking for fresh ideas for 2020 lesson planning? You can find more than 90 free, standards-based activities and lesson plans on drugs with NIDA’s Lesson Plan and Activity Finder.
From its beginnings in 2009, the CND Blog has aimed to ensure transparency and provide live records of the discussions taking place at UN drug policy fora.
In line with these efforts, the CND Blog has launched an exciting new tool: a series of maps that visually represent country positions on key drug policy issues.
The 2019 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) Annual Research Symposium was held on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at the John Niland Scientia Conference and Events Centre, UNSW Sydney.
NDARC have put together a selection of videos and slides of the work that was presented at the event.
IOGT International has released an upgraded and revised resource to present state-of-the-art evidence about how alcohol affects sustainable development.
Consequences of Tobacco Use (Gutka)
By Haider Ali
Tobacco is frequently being used in two ways. Some people use smoke tobacco by using cigarette/ hukka, whereas some chew tobacco (gutka). Both methods of using tobacco are harmful for health.
Drug Demand Reduction
By Grainne Kenny
Myths About Drug Abuse
By Haider Ali
People adhered to different myths regarding drug abuse problems. Some myths are culture or tradition related, some are deemed as demand of the situation and some of them are adhered according to own interest. More or less, all kinds of drugs have been associated with different kinds of myth. These myths are as follows;
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful events or situations that happen during childhood and/or adolescence.
Evidence suggests strong links between ACEs and a wide range of health and social problems across the lifespan.
Emotional Contagion. Have you ever been in a bad mood and all of a sudden it seems like everyone around you is in a bad mood, too? Do you feel that your emotions and mood can be “caught” by others? Psychology says emotional contagion is the one responsible for how moods and emotions can affect others. Let this emotional contagion guide help you find out how “contagious” you are!
When I talk with people, I hear various degrees of what MI calls “change talk.”
As described here, the types of change talk include:
1) PRECONTEMPLATION STAGE
“It isn’t that we cannot see the solution. It’s that we cannot see the problem.”
The “stages of change” or “transtheoretical” model is a way of describing the process by which people overcome addiction. The stages of change can be applied to a range of other behaviors that people want to change, but have difficulty doing so, but it is most well-recognized for its success in treating people with addictions.
In psychotherapy, a dual relationship occurs when a therapist has a second, significantly different relationship with their client in addition to the traditional client-therapist bond. For example, a therapist may find that the person seeking treatment happens to be their neighbor.
Addiction therapy is often a personal and complex thing, which relies on interaction, bonding, and communication between counselors and their patients. This often happens because many of the people choosing to become addiction counselors were once addicted or dependent themselves, and chose to focus their energy on helping others to recover.
More often than not, the answer is: no.
The Importance of Therapeutic Relationships
A therapeutic relationship is an effective way to promote positive change in people. It involves building trust in order to encourage openness and honesty. This leads to better understanding. Those people who are undergoing any type of therapy will want this type of interaction with their therapist.
School is one of the key environments to discuss with young people the impact of substance use, and deliver evidenced prevention interventions .
It is vital that the messages that are passed on to young people are appropriate and delivered in a meaningful way.
Do you want the substance use professionals in your area to receive the International Certified Addiction Professional (ICAP) credential?
This webinar discusses how you can host testing for the ICAP certificates at your University.
Alcohol taxation and pricing policies have several public health, economic and social benefits as they have the capacity to:
Both the WHO and UNODC strive to address the complex issues presented by drug use and dependence.
The vision: The effective and humane treatment for all people with drug use disorders. Nothing less than would be expected for any other disease.
Every substance use prevention specialist should read this free booklet written by Joe Neigel and published by the Washington State Care Authority.
Prevention Tools is an excellent prevention resource that, as the title indicates, highlights both what works and what doesn’t in the prevention of substance use among youth.
Presented by: Northeast Telehealth Resource Center Presenters: Don Hilty, MD, USC Keck School of Medicine and Kaweah Delta Medical Center Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, University of Vermont College of Medicine and University of Vermont Medical Center Telepsychiatry is a well-established, evidence-based tool to increase access to quality mental health services.
Looking for faith-based substance use prevention or wellness programs for youth?
In God’s Image (IGI) is a fully scripted program designed to give teachers, youth leaders, mentors, parents and service providers a quick and easy to use tool to promote spiritually and physically active, healthy and substance use-free lifestyles among adolescents.
In partnership with the National Governors’ Association and Milbank Memorial Fund, the Center for Evidence-based Policy has created CLOUD: Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers.