Colombo Plan

Module Zero of the Universal Curriculum

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State
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This 19-minute video introduction to the Universal Curriculum series will be introduced at the beginning of future online courses.  The slides will be included in the forthcoming manual editions of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) and Universal Recovery Curriculum (URC).  The module will also be included in future face-to-face trainings.

Drogas: pensar globalmente e agir localmente – Live Internacional

Uma pesquisa divulgada em 26 de junho de 2019 com dados novos e mais precisos revela que as consequências adversas para a saúde decorrentes do uso de drogas são mais severas e generalizadas do que se pensava anteriormente.

Globalmente, em torno de 35 milhões de pessoas sofrem de transtornos decorrentes do uso de drogas e necessitam de tratamento, de acordo com o Relatório Mundial sobre Drogas 2019.

The Emerging Role of Toxic Adulterants in Street Drugs in the US Illicit Opioid Crisis

DOI: 10.1177/0033354919887741
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This article introduces the emergence of adulterant cutting agents in street drugs in the United States and considers the synergistic effects that is compounding the opioids crisis in the U.S.  The article outlines the role of the Colombo Plan in pioneering identification of these substances around the world over the past years with support from the U.S.

ICCE Mission to Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam,

On 26 July 2016, Mr. Nguyen Trong Dam, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labor-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) met with Mr. Tay Bian How, Director of the Colombo Plan International Centre for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professional (ICCE) to discuss possible collaboration in professionalising the Vietnamese addiction workforce.

UTC 1 and 2 Training for Tanzania National Trainers SUD Professionals

ICCE conducted its first training in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 22nd February to 3rd of March 2016 at Kunduchi Beach Hotel. The 9-day training was planned to introduce the 15 participants from various professional sectors to the science of addiction, the basics of physiology and pharmacology and components of treatment. The training was funded by the US Department of State and organised in collaboration with the Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social