drug use

The Readiness Ruler as a Measure of Readiness to Change Poly-Drug Use in Drug Abusers

Citation
Hesse, Morten. “The Readiness Ruler as a measure of readiness to change poly-drug use in drug abusers.” Harm reduction journal vol. 3 3. 25 Jan. 2006, doi:10.1186/1477-7517-3-3

Abstract

Readiness to change is a crucial issue in the treatment of substance use disorders. Experiences with methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has shown that continuous drug and alcohol use with all its consequences characterize most MMT programs.

National Drugs Forum 2019

Dublin, Ireland,

The Health Research Board and the Department of Health will host the 2nd annual National Drugs Forum in Croke Park on 5th of November.

The theme of the forum is Inclusion Health: Responding to the complex health needs of people who use drugs. 

Drug Policy, Diplomacy and Public Health

Geneva, Switzerland,

The 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem set the tone for the drug policy reform debate but moving forward, many fear that this tone will be lost. In this 3-day course, we will explore questions such as:

Nordic Reform Conference

Oslo, Norway,

Join us in Oslo on 20 – 21 of September 2019 to learn what can be done to minimise the harms caused by both drug use and current drug policies.

The Association for Safer Drug Policies has invited some of the world's leading voices in drug policy reform to share their prevention strategies with the Nordic drug policy community.

European Society for Social Drug Research

Riga, Latvia,

The ESSD was founded in 1990 as an association of European social scientists working on drug issues. Its principal aim is to promote social science approaches (especially qualitative research) to drug research, with special reference to the situation in Europe.

World Drug Report 2019

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UNODC
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The World Drug Report aims at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and contributing towards fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.

Priorities for UNODC Work on Drug Prevention and Treatment in Southeastern Europe

The programme of work of UNODC in any region of the world is developed in a consultative process together with the concerned Member States. That is why UNODC organised a Regional Consultative Meeting on the Development of the Sub-Programme 3 “Drug use prevention and treatment of substance use disorders” held on 16-17 May 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia. The workshop brought together more than 30 experts and policy makers from the countries of Southeastern Europe