drug use disorders

UNODC Trains Team of National Trainers from Kyrgyzstan within the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders

The UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia supported a training of trainers (ToT) on the 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 Kyrgyzstan which took place in person in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan on 13-17 September 2021. This training was organized within the framework of UNODC global project GLOJ71 “Treating drug dependence and

Kenya Launches National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention

June 26, 2021, Nairobi, Kenya:- As the World commemorated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA) on June 26, 2021, Kenya has added another milestone in the journey towards a nation free from alcohol and drug abuse:-The National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention were launched! Previously in Kenya, the approach to prevention has been single event activities, development and dissemination of information, education and communication (IEC) materials on myths and the negative

Participate in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs next week!!!

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is the body that is mandated to develop drug policy at the global level and is the governing body of UNODC. The Commission will take place next week, from 12 to 16 April 2021 and, because of the pandemic, all the sessions will be webcasted. Do join in following the discussions in plenary, it is a unique chance to understand the political landscape of our field of work. Here’s the

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

The Regional Mission to Central Asia of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is organizing a regional online training for national assessors experts on the use of UNODC/WHO-designed insights

The five-day regional online training on the skills of UNODC/WHO assessment experts on quality drug treatment has begun on 12 October 2020. The aim of the training is to strengthen institutional support to ensure the successful implementation of the UNODC/WHO drug treatment services in Central Asia and to promote a scientific approach to the quality of drug treatment and drug care services. Following the launch of the International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Disorders

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia Organizes Online Regional Training for Assessors on UNODC-WHO Quality Assurance Mechanisms/Tools for Drug Use Disorder Treatment

Five-day online regional refresher training for assessors on UNODC-WHO quality assurance (QA) tools for drug dependency treatment launched on 12 October 2020. The purpose of the training is to consolidate the institutional support to ensure the successful implementation of the UNODC-WHO QA mechanism of drug treatment services in Central Asia and promote the scientific understanding of quality drug use disorder treatment and care services. For the five days, the participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

UNODC Supports Central Asian Countries in Piloting Drug Use Disorder Treatment Services Quality Assurance Mechanisms/Tools

Background Four Central Asia countries piloted the UNODC Quality Assurance (QA) mechanisms in 2019 with training and technical assistance provided by UNODC in 2018-2019. The countries involved were Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The activity was conducted within the framework of the UNODC global project GLOJ71: “Treating drug dependence and its health consequences: Treatnet II” and funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Following training of experts

UNODC Training for Kenyan Policymakers on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

More than 25 Kenyan policymakers participated in a five-day UNODC policymakers online training on the nature, prevention and treatment of drug use disorders, held between 24 and 31 August 2020. The aim of this high-level training is to support Member States in their efforts to create humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services. This UNODC event was inaugurated by the CEO of National Authority for the Campaign Against

UNODC supports national partners in Kazakhstan to ensure continuity and sustainability of treatment, care and rehabilitation services during the COVIDE-19 pandemic for people who use drugs

On 25 September 2020, UNODC's Regional Mission in Central Asia and the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section of UNODC Headquarters, in collaboration with the National Centre for Mental Health Research of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan, organized a national webinar. The purpose of the webinar was to organize a stakeholder forum to share important international experiences on the continuity and sustainability of HIV treatment, prevention, care and support services for people who use drugs