drug treatment

Children's Rights in Drug Treatment Programmes Survey

Dianova International launched an online survey gathering information about how children's needs are being addressed in adult drug treatment programmes, and by identifying ways of promoting family-centred services respectful of the needs of children, and based on a child rights perspective. The survey is addressed to treatment professionals and available in English, Spanish and French. The deadline for submitting input is 15 June 2021.

UNODC Keeps Supporting Quality Drug Treatment Service via Continuous Capacity Building

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia supported regional training of trainers (ToT) on Course 11 “Enhancing Motivational Interviewing Skills”. This course is part of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package) for national trainers from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan which took place offline in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 24-28 May 2021. 16 members of national teams of trainers from Tajikistan (5) and Uzbekistan (11) took part in the training

Promoting and Broadening the Horizons of UNODC Drug Prevention Methodologies for Working with Adolescents, Youth and Families in Uzbekistan

Every morning, Dr. Lilia Muzaffarova walks to work at the Tashkent City Narcological Dispensary. During her walk regardless of the season, Lilia admires the beauty of nature, which she loves very much, and also gazes into the faces of passers-by, some - happy, some - sad and full of worries, which makes her mind wonder how many people she can help to find harmony in their families today. Dr. Muzaffarova is the Head of the

UNODC helps protect front-line staff at HIV treatment and prevention facilities in Uzbekistan during COVID-19

As covid-19 becomes the "new reality" and the number of positive cases, although not as high as the last, we must remain vigilant, especially when it comes to those who are most vulnerable to possible negative consequences. The statement we can hear on any flight on an airplane is: "In case of danger, first put the mask on your own, then put it on the child." The purpose of this statement is that without protecting

UNODC helps to protect the frontline staff of drug treatment and HIV prevention facilities in Uzbekistan during COVID-19

As COVID-19 becomes a “new norm” and the number of positive cases is not as high as it used to be, we still need to stay alert especially when it comes to those who are the most vulnerable to the possible negative consequences. The statement that we can hear during any airplane flight is “In case of emergency, put on the mask on YOURSELF first, and then put it on your child.” The meaning of

UNODC helps mental health workers of Kazakhstan to stay safe during COVID – 19 pandemic

Pandemics and health emergencies like the current COVID-10 outbreak, can cost many lives and pose additional risks to the global economy and overall security and stability. Ensuring continued access to health care during a pandemic, including services for people who use drugs and treatment of drug use disorders, are key not only to protect the health of populations, but also key to security and stability. Drug use disorders are frequently accompanied by somatic conditions such

UNODC and partners support the Republican Narcotics Center in the fight against COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan

Although COVID-19 usually occurs easily and most people recover quickly, coronavirus can cause very serious complications for certain categories of people, including the elderly and people with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases. Ensuring continued access to health care during a pandemic, including services for people using drugs and the treatment of drug-related disorders, is essential not only for public health, but also a key element in security and stability. Every day, Kyrgyzstan reports an

At the forefront of a pandemic: COVID-19 through the eyes of psychotherapist at a drug treatment facility

The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions associated with it have changed people’s lives in almost all countries. However, very few realize how the lives of people with drug use disorders – who are among the most vulnerable and in need of ongoing care – have changed. On the one hand, the closure of borders during quarantine has led to a dramatic reduction in access to narcotic drugs. On the other hand, loss of income has

Training on Quality Assurance Framework for DDR Services in Pakistan, 26-29 October 2020

A 04 day virtual training 26-29 October 2020 on “Quality Assurance for Drug Demand Reduction Services in Pakistan” kicked off by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support the Pakistan government in meeting global standards for drug use treatment and prevention services in Pakistan, funded by Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and supported by Ministry of Narcotics Contro (MNC), Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSR&C)