Américas

Impact of Pandemic on Addiction Treatment Centers in Latin America

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Impacto de la Pandemia en Centros de Tratamiento de Adicciones de América Latina
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Preliminary report of the study "Overall impact of the pandemic in the Addiction Treatment Centers of Latin America", which aims to explain the overall impact of pandemic and isolation measures in treatment centers, identify changes in demand for treatment and consumption profiles identified by institutions and, finally, systematize the main measures taken by institutions to address this context.

Mental Health in the Americas: An Overview of the Treatment Gap

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Kohn R, Ali A, Puac-Polanco V, Figueroa C, López-Soto V, Morgan K, et al. Mental health in the Americas: an overview of the treatment gap. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e165. https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2018.165
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[ABSTRACT]. Objective. To understand the mental health treatment gap in the Region of the Americas by examining the prevalence of mental health disorders, use of mental health services, and the global burden of disease. Methods. Data from community-based surveys of mental disorders in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and the United States were utilized.

Atlas of Mental Health of the Americas 2017 / Atlas de salud mental de las Américas 2017

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PAHO/WHO
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The data in this report show that there has been a gradual development of mental health policies, laws, programs, and services in the Region of the Americas. However, major efforts, commitments, and resources are still needed to meet the regional objectives.

Report on Drug Use in the Americas 2019, Executive Summary

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Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID)
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Drug use continues to represent a significant problem in the Americas, and one that challenges policy makers at the highest levels. The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (known by its Spanish language acronym, CICAD), of the Organization of American States (OAS), serves as the preeminent Western Hemisphere forum for policy discussion and hemispheric cooperation on drugs.

UTC Refresher Course and ICCE Certification Exam

Campinas, Brazil,

The ISSUP meeting in Campinas was a great success! We had the opportunity to strengthen our knowledge and skills with the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC).

Derecho a la salud y tabaquismo en las Américas

Una audiencia histórica. Por primera vez, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), en el marco del 157 Periodo de Sesiones, concedió una audiencia temática sobre tabaquismo ante el pedido de la Fundación Interamericana del Corazón Argentina (FIC Argentina), Action On Smoking & Health (ASH) y O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. El título de la Audiencia es Derecho a la Salud y Tabaquismo en las