Drug Demand Reduction

Availability of science-based treatment improving, says 2021 World Drug Report

Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders, according to the 2021 World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Implementing and Evaluating the UPC to Promote Capacity Building among Drug Demand Reduction Practitioners in Nigeria: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Agwogie, M. O., & Bryant, N. (2021). Implementing and evaluating the UPC to promote capacity building among drug demand reduction practitioners in Nigeria: Lessons learned and future directions. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 219–228. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0003
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There has been a growing need to improve the knowledge and skills of addiction practitioners worldwide. The development of the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) is one effort to address these needs. This paper is the first to report findings from the implementation of the Core: Introduction to the Universal Prevention Curriculum.


The aims of this study were to:

INL's Webinar Week

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) presents the third annual event on partnering with the private sector to address the world drug problem. The private sector can play a major role in preventing and combating the manufacture, diversion, sale, and misuse of drugs and precursors by mobilizing its unique resources, technologies, and expertise. Throughout webinar week, INL will showcase the important role the private sector can play

Journée Internationale contre l’abus et le trafic illicite des drogues: Des substances prohibées et stupéfiants incinérés.

Dans le cadre de la célébration de la 28ème journée internationale contre l’abus et le trafic illicite des drogues, le Ministre de la Sécurité et de la Protection Civile, le Gal de Brigade, El-Hadj Damehame YARK, a procédé le 28 juin dernier, à Lomé, à l’incinération des drogues et produits illicites saisis. Cette opération s’est déroulée en présence des membres des services techniques partenaires de lutte contre l’usage et la commercialisation des drogues et des stupéfiants, des organisations internationales et de la société civile.

Dame Carol Black's Independent Review of Drugs - Part 2


Collective Voice are delighted to welcome Dame Carol Black as the keynote speaker of our next webinar, presenting the findings from the second part of her Independent Review of Drugs.

Dame Carol's presentation will be followed by comments from Rosanna O'Connor, Interim Director, Health Improvement at Public Health England.

Dame Carol and Rosanna will then take questions.