Brazil

Massive open online course for Brazilian healthcare providers working with substance use disorders: Curriculum design

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Monteiro, E.P., Gomide, H.P. & Remor, E. Massive open online course for Brazilian healthcare providers working with substance use disorders: curriculum design. BMC Med Educ 20, 240 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02162-w
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Interpersonal and technical skills are required for the care of people living with substance use disorders. Considering the applicability and usability of online courses as continuing professional education initiatives, this study aimed to describe the content design process of an introductory-level healthcare-centered Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

UNODC realiza treinamento sobre uso de substâncias psicoativas para formuladores de políticas

O Escritório das Nações Unidas sobre Drogas e Crime (UNODC), deu início na segunda-feira (21), à capacitação sobre natureza, prevenção e tratamento de transtornos relacionados ao uso de drogas, em uma reunião fechada para autoridades, em Brasília. O encontro se estenderá até o dia 24 de outubro e reunirá representantes do governo federal envolvidos na prevenção, no tratamento, na reinserção social e no combate ao tráfico. Até a próxima quinta-feira, representantes dos Estados e do

Pesquisa revela poder de compra de bebidas alcoólicas por adolescentes no município de Santos, São Paulo, Brasil.

This research was supervised by the Federal University of São Paulo - UNIFESP, through the Alcohol and Drug Research Unit - UNIAD with the support of the Paulista Association for the Development of Medicine (SPDM) in partnership with the Municipality of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil. According to the survey, more than half (55.5%) of the commercial establishments in Santos sell alcoholic beverages to persons under 18 years of age. The survey took place 7/27/2016 and

Bullying Involvement and Substance Use among Brazilian Students

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Woolley N, Macinko J. Bullying involvement and substance use among Brazilian adolescent students. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e95. https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2018.95
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Objective: Although bullying involvement has been associated with adolescent substance use, most of this evidence comes from high-income countries. Little is known about substance use among perpetrator-victims in low- and middle-income countries. This study explores the association between types of bullying involvement and adolescent substance use in Brazil.

Cigarette Flavors, Package Shape, and Cigarette Brand Perceptions

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Islam F, Thrasher JF, Szklo A, Figueiredo VC, Perez C, White CM, et al. Cigarette flavors, package shape, and cigarette brand perceptions: an experiment among young Brazilian women. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e5. https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2018.5
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Objective: In 2012, a new Brazilian regulation prohibited the use of flavor additives in tobacco products. To better understand the potential impact of this regulation, this study examines how flavor descriptors on cigarette packaging influence brand perceptions among young Brazilian women.

Trends in Mortality Rates Where Alcohol Was a Necessary Cause of Death in Brazil, 2000–2013

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Machado IE, Monteiro MG, Monteiro RA, Lana FCF, Gawryszewski VP, Malta DC. Trends in mortality rates where alcohol was a necessary cause of death in Brazil, 2000–2013. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e9. doi: 10.26633/RPSP.2018.9

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[ABSTRACT]. Objective: To analyze trends in mortality due to diseases and conditions fully attributable to alcohol in Brazil. Methods: This was an ecological time-series study.

Crack Cocaine Users Views Regarding Treatment with Contingency Management in Brazil

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Miguel et al. (2018). Crack cocaine users views regarding treatment with contingency management in Brazil. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 13:7 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-018-0144-7
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Contingency management (CM) has recently shown efficacy in promoting abstinence and retention in treatment among crack cocaine users in Brazil. However, partially because of unawareness and resistance among health care providers, CM has not been widely employed.